Introduction from Interim Bishop Donald McCoid
When Presiding Bishop Eaton was present with our Metropolitan New York Synod on February 15, she offered resource persons to support our synod’s assessment of where we are and what directions we might consider.
The following initial statement is shared as information about what has transpired as well as what is planned. It is important to note that two important documents have been shared, including a report from Rabbi Friedman in 1991 and an audit of the synod that was requested in 2008. These reports give background of concerns within the synod. Many of these concerns continue to exist.
Rather than interviewing a select number of synodical persons, a wider opportunity for input from synodical members is proposed. In the four quadrants of our synod, there will be Town Hall meetings. A format and process for participants has been shared by our consultants. There will be an opportunity for participants to offer comments that will include concerns, recommendations, as well as input on what is needed with a new bishop.
More information on the Town Hall meetings will be shared during the Summer and the meetings will be in the Fall. The resource persons offered by Bishop Eaton will continue to support our assessing and addressing the direction for our synod.