COLUMBIA - The Women's Leadership Team
(WLT) of the South Central Jurisdiction announced their endorsement of Rev. Lynn Ann Dyke
for the Episcopacy.
After prayer and consideration, Lynn
is accepting their endorsement and plans to run for bishop.
"I am honored that the WLT sought fit to acknowledge my gifts for the broader church," said Lynn Dyke, Ozarks district superintendent.
is the second Missourian in the episcopal election.
joins Rev. Bob Farr, who was endorsed overwhelmingly by the delegation during its first gathering on Saturday, August 29 in Columbia.
"I welcome Lynn
as a candidate and am happy to have her
join the process.
Farr went further during the delegation's conference call on Sat., Jan. 9, making a motion of support: "the Missouri delegation supports the candidacy of our colleague Lynn Dyke
for election as bishop.
Farr and Dyke
join an approximate field of 10 clergy candidates for the South Central Jurisdictional Conference episcopal elections in July 2016 in Wichita, Kansas.
"I'm not entirely surprised that others are affirming what we, in Missouri, already know about Lynn Dyke," said Bishop Robert Schnase.
"The Missouri annual conference
abounds in excellent leadership, and I wish both Bob and Lynn
the best as they represent Missouri to throughout the Jurisdiction."