(Modesto Bee) Episcopal bishop aims to strengthen diocese of San Joaquin

Q: What made you come out of retirement to come here?A: I had only been retired for six months when the presiding bishop asked me to consider having my name go forward. There are only certain bishops who can serve as provisional bishops. You have to be either retired or a bishop of another diocese. It’s pretty difficult to find. And I was living in Pasadena, which was relatively close. There was a need here, so I did allow my name to go forward. I was elected at a special convention on March 5.

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3 comments on “(Modesto Bee) Episcopal bishop aims to strengthen diocese of San Joaquin

  1. A Senior Priest says:

    Chester is a good man. I have the greatest compassion for anyone taking on the Potemkin DSJ. He’s a pastor at heart, not a pit bull, which will be a positive change.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    Hmm……not to be disrespectful, but I wonder if Bishop Talton plans on seeking [i]another[/i] $500,000 loan from TEC to keep his ‘diocese’ functioning? If he does, then their debt to 815 will be $1.5 million. They’re barely afloat now, and unless Schori & Co. have written that previous debt off, that $1.5 million will have to be repaid. How will they do that?

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    And ‘Potemkin DSJ?’ Hah!