The nominating synod was held on Saturday, August 7. After eight ballots and about 10 hours of voting, we appeared deadlocked on the last nominee and a motion was made to stop the nominating process. This motion passed so we will be going forward with three nominees instead of four.
These are the final three nominees chosen:
- The Rev. Matthew A Gunter (Chicago)
- Rev. E. Mark Stevenson (Louisiana)
- Rev. Daniel Martins (Northern Indiana)
A grid with the raw vote tally for all the ballots by order can be found here. The next step is the Walk About for the three nominees scheduled for August 31-September 2. The closest Walk About site for us is in Alton. The electing synod is Saturday, September 18 at the Cathedral in Springfield.