Bishop Search Prayer

Gracious God, we are grateful for all that you are and for all you have done through the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.
We ask you no draw us closer to you and to each other as we engage in the search for our new bishop.
Grant us discerning hearts which will fully trust in the guidance of your Holy Spirit.
Bless the people of this diocese with your power and purpose and bless this holy week we do in your name to your glory.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Search Timeline Update

In recent weeks, the Nominating Committee and the Standing Committee have been prayerfully considering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Bishop Search process.

Given the extraordinary circumstances, the Standing Committee has made the decision, with the Nominating Committee’s recommendation, to shift the Bishop Search process by 60-90 days. The Nominating Committee will continue to do their work during this time, however, the Diocesan Profile, which was scheduled for release on July 1, 2020, is now scheduled to be released September 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020. The Standing Committee is very grateful for the work and discernment of the Nominating Committee during this difficult time. We’ll keep you informed in the coming months as events unfold and the schedule of the search process becomes more clear.

Meet the Nominating Committee for the Bishop's Search Process

The Nomination Committee was elected at the convocation held at the ECCU on January 11.

Front Row, from Left to Right: The Rev. Kathalin Walker, St. David’s, Page, AZ | Mary McEntire, St. Luke’s, Park City, UT | Rhonda Dossett, St. Paul’s, Salt Lake, UT

Back Row, from Left to Right: Mike Mitchell, St. James, Midvale, UT | Atem Aleu, All Saints Salt Lake, UT | Rick Stevenson, St. Stephen’s, West Valley, UT The Rev. Christopher Szarke, St. James, Midvale, UT | The Very Rev. Tyler Doherty, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake, UT | The Rev. Michael Carney, St. Elizabeth’s, Whiterocks, UT | William Downes, St. Mark’s Cathedral Salt Lake, UT

Bishop Transition Committee Announced

The Standing Committee would like to thank all that applied and is pleased to announce the members of the Bishop Transition Committee. Russ Pack, Chair St Paul’s, SLC Kelly Brown St Mark’s Cathedral Canon Rev. Terri Heyduk Canon…

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What is a Bishop?

As the Diocese of Utah undergoes the process of seeking and electing our 12th Bishop of Utah (election scheduled for the Diocesan Convention in the spring of 2021), some members of the diocese may wonder, “What is a Bishop?” The full service for…

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Churches and Ministries

Churches and Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Utah


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The Episcopal Church in Utah

Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle formally started the Episcopal Church in Utah with his arrival in Salt Lake City on July 2, 1867. The Church became known for its social justice ministry with the creation of Utah’s first school system for children of all religions. Bishop Tuttle also started St. Mark’s Hospital to serve the thousands of miners who had no other health care options. He tirelessly traveled by stage and horseback to establish churches from Montana to Arizona.

Today, The Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi continues the heritage of his predecessor, Bishop Tuttle addressing contemporary social justice issues such as immigration, LGBT, gun violence, poverty and other issues. Bishop Hayashi also shepherds 22 congregations, many of them the original churches established by Bishop Tuttle.