Standing Committee
The Standing Committee is canonically responsible for the search process.  The Nominating Committee reports to the Standing Committee, as does the Transition Committee.  At the time of Bishop Brookhart’s retirement (November 1, 2018), the Standing Committee retains the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese.  The Standing Committee intends to call a Bishop to assist the Diocese during the interim between Bishop Brookhart’s retirement and the consecration of our 10th Bishop Diocesan.

The Rev. Donna Gleaves, St. Peter’s, Helena (President)
The Rev. Terri Grotzinger, Holy Spirit, Missoula
Rick Harden, St. Peter’s, Helena
Mary Messina, St. James, Lewistown
Pru Randall, Holy Spirit, Missoula
The Rev. Greg Smith, St. James, Bozeman


Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee, appointed by the Standing Committee, guides the diocese through the search process. In its charge, the Standing Committee directs the Nominating Committee to 1) work within a timeline and budget, 2) conduct parish listening sessions, 3) communicate regularly, 4) construct a diocesan profile that captures our expectations, hopes, and challenges, 5) screens and vets candidates, and 6) present a diverse slate of 4-6 candidates for consideration by the Standing Committee. Contact the Nominating Committee at [email protected]

Laura Catlin, St. James, Bozeman
Mary Cavalier, St. Andrew’s, Livingston
The Rev. Stephen Day, Emmanuel, Miles City
The Rev. Steve DeHart, St. James, Dillon
The Rev. Theresa Kelley, Pintler Cluster, Butte, (Vice Chair)
Keith Kuhn, Holy Spirit, Missoula (Chair)
Nancy McManus, St. Luke’s, Billings
The Rev. Carolyn Rosen, St. Luke’s, Billings
Hope Stockwell, St. Peter’s, Helena
Gretchen Swift, Incarnation, Great Falls
The Rev. Steven Yurosko, St. Andrew’s, Polson


Transition Committee
The Transition Committee, appointed by the Standing Committee, handles the various components of the transition associated with the search. This ranges from planning the celebration of Bishop Brookhart’s ministry in the fall of 2018 to welcoming the new Bishop in 2019.

The Rev. Rick Johnson, St. Peter’s, Helena
Darien Scott, St. Peter’s Helena
Gary Swartz, Holy Spirit, Missoula
Holly Swartz, Holy Spirit, Missoula
Vicki Van Rennselear, St. James, Bozeman