Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Elects George Sumner as their Next Bishop

The Rev. Canon George Sumner was chosen bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas after 77 votes from clergy and 107 votes from laity on the fourth ballot during a Special Convention on May 16, 2015 held at the Episcopal School of Dallas.

Sumner, age 60, is currently the Principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada, and was one of four nominees on the ballot for the diocese’ 7th bishop.

“I am humbled and grateful to God for my election,” Sumner said. “It will be a great privilege to share in the ministry Christ has given us all together in the Diocese of Dallas. I would like to express my appreciation for my fellow candidates and the remarkable transition team. I ask for your prayers and help in the days to come.”

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2 comments on “Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Elects George Sumner as their Next Bishop

  1. William Witt says:

    This is wonderful news for Dallas, although perhaps not so much for Wycliffe College, who will have to find a new Dean President. I have no doubt they’ll find a worthy successor. Congratulations, Bishop-elect George! And to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas . . . You have chosen wisely.

  2. Tory says:

    I’m reading this from Poland but my holler of gratitude can be heard in VA. Dallas has made a wise decision and from all I know of Dr Sumner, they have a godly and learned man to lead them in this most challenging of seasons in the church’s life.

    Good for you Dallas!