[The Living Church] 24 Oct 2008--The Rt. Rev. David C. Jones, Bishop Suffragan of Virginia, has accepted an invitation to serve as a “consulting bishop” for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh as it seeks to reorganize following the vote by the majority of clergy and lay deputies at diocesan convention to leave the denomination. The new position is effective immediately.
In a similar development, the Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, Bishop of Northwest Texas from 1980 to 1997, confirmed that he has participated in preliminary discussions about serving as the provisional bishop of Fort Worth in the event that the majority of delegates to the annual convention on Nov. 15 votes to leave The Episcopal Church. No formal offer to serve in that capacity had been made yet, he said.