That's one of the questions asked of us at the Conference Table meeting this past weekend. With Jurisdictional Conference less than a year away, the reality of episcopal musical chairs looms.
While Bishop Mary Ann made it clear to us that she'd like to spend her last four years "in purple" with us, the decision lies in the hands of a jurisdictional committee that will work behind closed doors with profiles and strong arms.
It was nice to be asked what I was looking for in a Bishop. In my day dream, the Bishop would be more like Hiro Nakamura on Heroes, about to bend the space-time continuum. But realistically, I want a Bishop who is willing to lead, even when it is not popular, someone willing to listen, longs for justice and wholeness, reaches out to young people, can inspire us to do the difficult work we do. It is asking a lot of anyone, and that makes me respect those called to that top office even more!
So, what would you want in a Bishop, if given a chance to respond?