New Jersey diocese elects William ‘Chip’ Stokes as 12th bishop

first_imgNew Jersey diocese elects William ‘Chip’ Stokes as 12th bishop Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Elections, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 [Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Rev. Canon William ‘Chip’ H. Stokes, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida, has been elected as 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.Stokes, 56, was elected May 4 out of a field of nine nominees. He was elected on the fifth ballot by the election convention meeting at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton.“I am humbled beyond expression and deeply honored to have been elected as the 12th bishop of New Jersey,” he said. “I am grateful to the people of the diocese for their confidence, support and prayers. I am grateful above all to God in Christ who has called me and walked with me throughout my journey.”Stokes said the Diocese of New Jersey is a part of “the deep history” of the Episcopal Church. “It is an overwhelming thing to be brought into that history through this election,” he said. “The diocese is made up of a rich and wonderful variety of people. The diversity of the diocese is one of its great strengths and beauties. The people of the diocese understand well the very real challenges that face the church today. My experience of the clergy and lay people of the diocese is that that they are faithful, hopeful and up to any challenges as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us ‘right onward.’ I look forward to getting to know them and to journeying with them hand in hand as we all respond to God’s call to us to love and serve one another, the communities in which we are placed and the wider church and world.”The other nominees were:The Rev. David Anderson, 56, rector of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut;The Rev. Joan Beilstein, 52, rector of Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, Maryland;The Rev. Canon Dr. Francisco Pozo, 56, vicar, Christ Church, Trenton;The Very Rev. René John, 52, dean, Trinity Cathedral, Trenton;The Rev. Canon Donald J. Muller, 60, rector, St. Peter’s Church, Medford;The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, 43, rector of St. James’ Church in Baltimore, Maryland;The Rev. Canon Melissa M. Skelton, 62, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Seattle, Washington; and canon for congregational development and leadership of the Diocese of Olympia; andThe Rev. Martha Sylvia Ovalle Vásquez, 60, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Walnut Creek, California.Under the canons (III.11.4) of the Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to the bishop-elect’s ordination as bishop within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.Pending a successful consent process, the ordination is scheduled for Nov. 2 at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton.Stokes will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Edward Councell who has served as the diocese’s 11th bishop since 2003.Biographical information about Bishop-elect Stokes is available here.View bishop-elect Stoke’s self-introduction video to the people of New Jersey here. Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. 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UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov might not fight again after facing Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

first_img Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is not sure whether he will fight again after going against Tony Ferguson at the main event of UFC 249. The Dagestani Eagle has been hinting at his retirement for quite some time now. It seems that Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to hang up his gloves after fighting ‘El Cucuy’ on April 18, 2020 in New York. A few days back, the UFC champion even advised Cristiano Ronaldo to retire from football at the right time. He feels that people are going to take over (him and Ronaldo) them if they don’t leave at the right time. LIVE TV Last Updated: 18th December, 2019 17:18 IST UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Might Not Fight Again After Facing Tony Ferguson At UFC 249 Khabib Nurmagomedov is really considering his retirement and he might not fight after he is done with Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Read on for more information. FOLLOW US Also Read | Tony Ferguson Fires Warning Shots At Khabib Nurmagomedov, Says The Champion Is ‘nervous’Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Mystery Behind The UFC Star Not Revealing Much About His Wife First Published: 18th December, 2019 17:18 IST Raj Sarkar center_img Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Baffled By Tony Ferguson Ahead Of Much-awaited UFC 249 BoutUFC: Khabib  Nurmagomedov might retire after UFC 249After 28 straight victories, Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to defend his lightweight title for the third time against Tony Ferguson. In his previous two fights, Khabib choked out Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as he successfully retained his lightweight strap at UFC 229 and UFC 242 respectively. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming opponent is currently on a 12-fight winning streak and a lot of veterans claim that Tony Ferguson is going to be the hardest test of Khabib’s career.Khabib Nurmagomedov is confident that he will outclass Tony Ferguson. However, he is unsure about taking his MMA career forward after that. While speaking with RT sport, Khabib said, “I don’t want to think about the future, I still have to live to April, I still have to fight, I need to win. So, I don’t like to look too far ahead. Now we have an opponent, Tony Ferguson, a very serious opponent. And I think it’s necessary to have this fight then we’ll sit down and think about what’s next.”When asked about his plans after UFC 249, the undefeated lightweight champion claimed, “We will consider whether there’s any point in fighting any more. There will always be a reason to fight, money. But will we need it? We’ll think about it.”Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Philosophically Advises Cristiano Ronaldo Over Retirement Plans SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written Bylast_img read more

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