The Diocese of the Virgin Islands has elected a Bishop Provisional. During the First Special Meeting of the 65 th Diocesan Convention, held virtually on Saturday, March 5th, clergy and lay delegates overwhelmingly elected The Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase to the position. The former Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia has agreed to serve for six months initially with a provision for extension. He is expected to begin his first official visit on April 6th , accompanied by his wife, Kelly Jones Benhase, and will spend two weeks out of every month in the diocese while being available virtually the remainder of the time. Bp. Benhase has pledged to make every effort to visit all fourteen of the congregations in the diocese, which are spread over five islands in two different countries.
The Diocese of the Virgin Islands has been without a Bishop since May 2021 when The Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs retired as Bishop Diocesan.
Your prayers are requested for the Diocese and its newly-elected Bishop Provisional.