The Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee, charged by Diocesan Convention and the Standing Committee to seek nominees for a successor to Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno upon his retirement in 2018, held its first meeting Feb. 10 and began to organize its work.

Preparing a profile of the diocese and reviewing input received during Diocesan Convention’s December 2014 workshop on the Bishop’s Address were initial tasks taken up by the committee, according to its chair, the Rev. Canon Julian Bull, head of Campbell Hall Episcopal school in North Hollywood.

Bull added that the committee will maintain its own internal communication systems while providing regular reports to the wider diocese, to be provided through the diocesan Community Relations Office and posted via diocesan media.

The committee has announced its membership as follows: James Alexander (St. Andrew’s, Ojai), the Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton (Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Echo Park), the Rev. Jimmy Bartz (Thad’s, Santa Monica), the Rev. Susan Bek (St. Paul’s, Ventura), Kathleen Dapper (St. Mary’s, Laguna Beach), Margaret Drust (St. James’, South Pasadena), the Rev. Robert Edwards (St. Margaret’s, San Juan Capistrano), Shawn Evelyn (St. Philip’s, Los Angeles), the Rev. Nancy Frausto (Trinity, Los Angeles), Hank Gatlin (St. Francis, Palos Verdes Estates), Canon Annette Graw (St. Bede’s, Los Angeles), Peter Huang (St. James, South Pasadena), William Hawkins (St. Mark’s, Van Nuys), Steve James (St. Clement’s, San Clemente), the Rev. Aidan Koh (St. James’ School, Los Angeles); the Very Rev. Canon Mark Kowalewski (St. John’s Pro-Cathedral, Los Angeles), Julie Dean Larsen (Faith, Laguna Niguel), the Ven. Joanne Leslie (Archdeacon of the Diocese), Canon Bruce Linsenmeyer (St. Mark’s, Altadena), the Rev. Abel Lopez (Messiah, Santa Ana), the Very Rev. Melissa McCarthy (Epiphany, Oak Park), the Rev. Lester Mackenzie (St. Matthew’s, Pacific Palisades), the Rev. Joseph Oloimooja (Christ the Good Shepherd, Los Angeles), the Rev. Jorge Pallares (St. Simon’s, San Fernando, and St. Luke’s, La Crescenta), Frank Ramirez (All Saints, Pasadena), the Hon. Patti Jo McKay Ramsey (Christ the Good Shepherd, Los Angeles), the Rev. Elizabeth Rechter (St. Mary’s, Laguna Beach), the Rev. Nathan Rugh (St. Augustine’s, Santa Monica), Carlos Ruvalcaba (St. Athanasius, Los Angeles), the Very Rev. Canon John Saville (St. John’s, Corona), Ann Seitz (Immanuel, El Monte), Joyce Swaving (St. George’s, Laguna Hills), Canon John Thies (St. James, Los Angeles), the Rev. Canon Richard Van Horn (St. Mary’s, Los Angeles), Ravi Verma (All Saints, Pasadena), the Rev. Ada Wong-Nagata (Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel), and the Rev. Keith Yamamoto (St. Mark’s, Upland).

Inquiries may be addressed to Bull via email,