James Scott Mayer is ordained new bishop of Episcopal Diocese for Lubbock area

In the presence of Almighty God, in the borrowed sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway Ave., and turned out in their Sunday best on a Saturday, a near-capacity crowd of Episcopal clergy and laity welcomed the Rev. James Scott Mayer as the new Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas late Saturday morning.

Mayer is a 1992 graduate of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, and a 1977 graduate of Texas Tech.

On Nov. 22, 2008, he was elected by a constitutional majority of electors inside the sanctuary of St. Paul’s-on-the-Plains Episcopal Church, 1510 Ave. X.

The first ballot earned him 34 of the 47 clergy votes, but only 65 of the 141 votes cast by the lay electorate – six shy of the necessary majority. The results of the second ballot weren’t even close: 38 votes from the clergy order, and 90 from the lay.

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