Committee on the Episcopacy
The Louisiana Conference Committee on Episcopacy’s work has been to support and be in general conversation with Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey regarding her leadership in the Louisiana Conference. In this fourth year of her second quadrennium in the episcopal role, we have continued to be a part of the South Central Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy’s process of assessment and discernment of leadership needs and resources across the Jurisdiction. To fully align our work and direction with our identified mission, vision, and core values, continues to stretch our assumptions and take us well out of our comfort zones, but certainly is closer to the heart of our call and purpose.
Bishop Harvey had been elected president-designate of the Council of Bishops. Her term of office will begin May 2020. Due to the unusual circumstances of dealing with the Covid 19 virus General Conference has been rescheduled for 2021. The CCoE has been in conversation with Bishop Harvey concerning her future assignment in Louisiana or another conference since she has served the Louisiana Conference for eight years/two quadrennium. Again due to the precautions being taken as a result of the Covid 19 virus we remain flexible pertaining to the upcoming Louisiana Conference Annual meeting and the South Central Jurisdictional Conference meeting.
As Bishop Harvey strives to minister to the people of the Louisiana Conference the CCoE continues to support her during this difficult, unusual time in the history of the world.
Carolyn A. Dove, Chair