The Standing Committee and Bishop-elect Paula Clark, in consultation with the Presiding Bishop’s Office, have rescheduled the bishop-elect’s ordination, consecration and seating for June 12. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will attend in person and serve as the chief consecrator.
The consecration, originally scheduled for April 24, was postponed after Bishop-elect Clark underwent surgery on April 15 to remove an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in her brain. The surgery at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village was a success, and her doctors continue to be pleased with the pace of her recovery.
“We are grateful to everyone who has kept our bishop-elect and our diocese in their prayers in recent days, and delighted to announce that this new date for our joyful occasion will allow the presiding bishop to be with us,” said the Rev. Anne B Jolly, president of the Standing Committee.
More information about the event, including COVID-19 protocols, will be available in the coming weeks.
photo: Bishop-elect Clark and Presiding Bishop Curry at the Washington National Cathedral in 2016, courtesy of the Rev. Kim Turner Baker (right)