Listening Sessions

Important to every bishop search process are organized meetings of lay and clergy from the across the diocese to gather views of the strengths and challenges of the diocese as well as a sense of what experience, abilities, and characteristics of the diocese’s next bishop are most important.  Most typically a handful of regional meetings (often by diocesan deanery) are held.

The Diocese of Montana Bishop Nominating Committee decided that the parishes of our diocese are too geographically dispersed for regional meetings to yield a sufficient sampling of the voice of the diocese.  Instead, the committee visited each parish. Linked below is a summary of the results of these listening sessions, held between April and June 2018.

If you would like additional information about the parish listening sessions or the specific results of your parish session(s), please contact the Nominating Committee at [email protected]

LISTENING SESSION SUMMARY