Bishop Search

Cliff Cernek

If you are interested in serving on the Search/Nominating or Transition Committee looking for the 11th Bishop for The Diocese of Newark, please fill out an application at: 

and plan to attend your district meeting as follows:


District 1 - April 27 at 7:30pm at St. Luke’s Philipsburg

District 2 - April 29 at 9:30am at St. John’s Boonton

District 3 - April 23 at 5:00pm at St. Gregory’s in Parsippany

District 4 - April 26 at 7:30pm at St. George’s Maplewood

District 5 - April 25 at 7:30pm at St. James Upper Montclair

District 6 - April 26 at 7:00pm at Trinity in Bayonne 

District 7 - April 20 at 7:30pm at Grace Nutley

District 8 - April 23 at 3:00pm at Christ Church Teaneck

District 9 - April 30 at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s Montvale

District 10 - April 27 at St. Alban’s Oakland


Each District will elect two nominees from their District, one lay person and one clergy person, whose names will be submitted to the Standing Committee for consideration for appointment to the Search/Nominating Committee or the Transition Committee. Applications are open to all members of the diocese. If you have not done so already, please inform your congregation that members interested in being considered for nomination from their District should go to the Diocesan website and complete the online application they will find under the “Bishop Search” tab. Committee descriptions and expectations are also found under that tab. Completed applications will be automatically forwarded to the Standing Committee and the Standing Committee will share District applicant responses with each District in advance of the scheduled District meetings.  The purpose of the application and nomination process is to invite a wide and diverse applicant pool that reflects the makeup of our diocese.


The Standing Committee