On October 22, an announcement was made by the Diocese that the Standing Committee had approved The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook as a candidate for election as Bishop. This was followed by a petition period in which other candidates could be submitted for consideration and approval by the Standing Committee.
On December 27, the Standing Committee announced that two petition candidates had been approved. They are The Rev. Dr. Roy E. Hoffman and The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Tinnon.
As part of the process for electing the fifth Bishop of San Diego, the three candidates will be at St. Margaret’s on Monday, January 14, 2019. We invite you to attend this very special evening which will begin at 7 p.m.
You will have the opportunity to meet the candidates, to hear them speak and to ask questions. In the meantime, we are providing brief biographies of each candidate (listed alphabetically) with links to their full biographies, resumes and responses to the essay questions that were given to each candidate, with the hope that you will take some time to get to know them before you meet them.
The Rev. Dr. Roy E. Hoffman is chaplain-in-residence at St. Peter’s, Del Mar and command chaplain at the San Diego Naval Base. He is a member of the diocesan task force on compassionate care for victims of clergy sexual misconduct and a certified trainer in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. A native of Washington DC, he is also a Cherokee citizen and father to one daughter, Ruby.
The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook is the canon for church growth and development in the Diocese of Oklahoma. She helps congregations grow in numbers, evangelism, and outreach to the community. She also served in Arizona where she was the church planter and rector of Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale. She wrote God Gave the Growth: Church Planting in the Episcopal Church . She is one of the founders and leaders of the Acts 8 Movement , a group of church leaders whose mission is to proclaim resurrection in the Episcopal Church. She was ordained in 2003.
The Rev. Dr. Michael S. Tinnon is currently the interim priest at St. David’s, San Diego-Clairemont. He has served for over 25 years in the US Army chaplain corps and Air Force providing spiritual care and guidance to military members and their families. He is a published children’s author, father of three, and grandfather of three.
This will be the only walkabout held in the Coachella Valley. St. Margaret’s also hosted a walkabout in 2004 when the diocese last elected a bishop.
The Bishop Electing Convention will take place on Saturday, February 2, at St. Bartholomew’s in Poway.
The new Bishop will be ordained and consecrated on Saturday, June 15, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego.
The author gratefully acknowledges the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego for providing biographical content and links for this news story.