Bishop Coadjutor Candidates

The Rev. Canon S. Abbott Bailey


Interim Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Virginia

Richmond, VA






The Rev. Canon Patrick A. Collins 


Split ministry: Vicar of All Faith Chapel in Tunis Mills, Maryland; Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Easton.

Easton, MD





The Rev. Matthew D. Cowden 


Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels

South Bend, Indiana

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Details about the Search Process

For more information, please visit The site will be updated to include additional information about each candidate and the process forward.

Diocesan Tour, Election and Consecration Dates

Please make plans to meet each candidate in person during the Diocesan Tour, set for August 24-27. Each session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tour Dates and Locations
Tuesday, August 24
St. Matthew’s, Charleston.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25
St. Matthew’s, Wheeling.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 26
Trinity, Martinsburg.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 25
St. Stephen’s, Beckley.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Election of Coadjutor

September 25, 2021
Annual Convention


March 12, 2022
Consecration of Coadjutor