Thursday, September 3, 2009
A bishop from a neighboring diocese has been nominated to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, while the search for a permanent bishop can continue. The diocese's standing committee chose the Right Reverend Kenneth Price, who is currently the assisting bishop of Southern Ohio to be recommended to the transitional title. Reverend James Simons, the president of the standing committee, says if approved at the annual convention October 17, Price would have full ecclesiastical authority, and would also have responsibilities as chief pastor and overseer of diocesan administration and finances. Simons says while Price could be considered for the permanent bishop position, his age is not in his favor as he is close to retiring.