Diocese of Rhode Island chooses five to stand for bishop…

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Kurt Dunkle, 50, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Orange Park, Florida (Diocese of Florida);* the Rev. Cathy George, 55, currently on a writing sabbatical; former priest-in-charge, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts (Diocese of Massachusetts);* the Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely, 51, dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of Arizona);* the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, 52, rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Pennsylvania); and* the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, 45, rector, Church of the Epiphany, Rumford, Rhode Island (Diocese of Rhode Island).A Nominee Profiles booklet features the nominees’ autobiographies and their answers to four essay questions posed by the Search and Nomination Committee. All the nominees will visit the diocese May 11-12, including an all-day public event on May 12, at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, where they will make remarks and answer questions from lay and clergy attendees, according to a press release.Announcement of the slate opened a petition nomination process that closes at 5 p.m. EDT on March 25. Additional information about that process is on the Petition Candidates Resource page of the bishop search website. The process replaces the former custom of allowing nominations from the floor during the electing convention, which the diocesan canons no longer allow.The person elected will succeed Bishop Geralyn Wolf, 64, who has been the diocesan bishop since February 1996.The election will take place June 2, at St. Paul’s Church in Pawtucket. Because the election will occur close in time to the77th meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in July, Episcopal Church canons provide (in Canon III.11.3)  for the required consents to be sought from the bishops and deputies at convention.Subject to obtaining that consent, the bishop-elect will be ordained as bishop of Rhode Island at a ceremony on Nov. 17, at St. George’s School in Middletown.“The committee members and I spent 2 and a half days in discernment with these priests, and I am very excited about what each of them would bring to the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island,” said Lora MacFall, committee chair, in the press release. She called that time “the final step in a nine-month process that was centered in prayer and respectful listening and conversation.” Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. 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Rising TV talent Nate Burleson poised to become next sports, entertainment ‘crossover’ star

first_imgThink Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompson of Fox Sports or Robin Roberts of ABC. This small but exclusive group could be joined by another up and comer: Nate Burleson of CBS Sports and NFL Network.MORE: Wanted: A Romo-like defensive mind on NFL telecastsOnly two months ago, the 37-year old Burleson was a ubiquitous TV presence during Super Bowl week. On Super Bowl Sunday, he co-starred on “The Super Bowl Today” pregame show with James Brown, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason. All week from Atlanta, he co-hosted his popular “Good Morning Football” morning show on NFL Network with Kay Adams, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt. The offseason typically means a dry spell for NFL analysts like Burleson. Right? Wrong.Instead, the former wide receiver/kick returner appeared last week as a “special correspondent” on the entertainment show “Extra.” Sporting a two-tone jacket and ripped jeans, the stylish Burleson  interviewed actor/comedian Tracy Morgan about his TBS show, “The Last O.G.”During their sitdown, Morgan told Burleson how “Us” director Jordan Peele helped him recover from the horrific 2014 car crash that killed his friend James McNair.McCARTHY: ESPN looks to save millions by slowing growth in talent salariesSaid Morgan: “That man was a part of my healing process, a big part of the healing process after I got hit by that truck. My youngest son turned me on to ‘Key & Peele’ and I watched it every day and I wanted to meet him — that’s how it connected.””So laughter was healing for you during that process?” asked Burleson.”It’s healing for all of us,” Morgan answered.It’s been a meteoric TV rise for the Calgary, Alberta native. Only five years ago, Burleson was pondering his next move after playing 11 years in the NFL for the Lions, Vikings and Seahawks. Now he’s co-starring on two of the biggest NFL studio shows. Mark Lepselter, the MAXX agent who represents Burleson, told Sporting News he believes he has the “appetite, the ability and the gravitas to do whatever he wants in the sports and entertainment broadcasting world.”One of the smartest things the NFL does for ex-players is hold an annual “broadcast boot camp” for players looking to move from the playing field to the media.While still playing for the Lions, Burleson attended the camp and landed local TV/radio gigs. When the locker room leader was cut by the Lions in 2014, he was ready for life after football.FROM MONOPOLY TO MONOTONYInside ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ mid-life crisisHis big break came when NFL Network tabbed him for the debut of “Good Morning Football” in August 2016. Like other former players/coaches turned TV analysts, Burleson was reluctant to rip his former teammates and pro athletes.”When I first got to the NFL Network, I was just like every other player protecting brand, protecting the fraternity,” Burleson recalled to Jimmy Traina on the Sports Illustrated Media podcast. “I was always complimenting guys and I never wanted to step on people’s feelings.”I remember, one of my mentors was like, ‘Say something.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean? I am saying something. I was clever. I’m clever, I make people laugh, I smile.” He was like, ‘You did that in the locker room, but say something, man. You know the game. Take a risk and criticize these players. They’ll respect you more when they see you.’ I was like, ‘Damn, this feels so awkward.'”It literally was a cringeworthy feeling when I had to criticize a guy, even when I knew the player was in the wrong, like he dropped the ball or said something stupid.”As the only ex-NFL player on the show, Burleson quickly stood out. TV big shots took notice.MORE: ESPN could MegaCast ‘MNF’ the way it does college footballWithin a year, Burleson landed a national broadcast role on CBS’s “The NFL Today,” the granddaddy of all football pregame shows. Burleson is decades younger than the show’s other stars. He injected a youthful vibe to a show’s graying cast.More importantly, he added a just-off-the-field insider’s knowledge of today’s pass-happy NFL. It was the same quality that helped make Tony Romo an instant hit in the CBS broadcast booth with Jim Nantz.Talking NFL football five mornings a week with the league’s top stars, coaches and GM’s has turned Burleson into a walking encyclopedia.”I think he’s got a lot of credibility having retired fairly recently from the game,” CBS Sports boss Sean McManus  said in an interview with NJ.com . “His credibility and his perspective on the league and its players is first rate. His presentation is smooth yet he can be very passionate about what he’s talking about and he feels strongly about his opinions. The fact that he lives and breathes NFL football seven days a week gives him a really solid perspective and a really good foundation of knowledge that he presents to an audience.” Burleson has a long-term contract with NFL Network to continue hosting “Good Morning Football,” sources told SN. But his initial deal with CBS expires after the 2019 season, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.That means Burleson could become a sought-after free agent at the same time as Romo. Romo’s reps are seeking a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid sports TV analyst in history at an annual salary of $10 million or more. Like Romo, CBS is interested in extending Burleson’s contract, sources said. Like Romo, Burleson will have to think twice before leaving a network that’s put him in his best light. CBS declined to comment. Every once in while a sports TV personality “crosses over,” as they say, into the world of entertainment.They have the talent, the style, the chops to relate with Hollywood stars as seamlessly as they do pro football or basketball players. They’re as comfortable on a red carpet as they are on a sideline. As dual threats, they get more opportunities. On Super Sunday, some critics like Marchand thought Burleson was the “star” of CBS’s pregame show. His performance on TV’s biggest stage indicated he’s ready to host entertainment shows. The best example is Strahan, the Super Bowl-winning former Giants star who hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “The $100,000 Pyramid,” while retaining his sports gig on “Fox NFL Sunday.”Don’t be surprised if “Extra” is just the first step into entertainment media for Burleson.“I’ve said for some time now that I truly really believe Nate is going to cross over into the lifestyle/entertainment-hosting world in a significant way,” Lepselter said. “We’re in the process of that happening. It’s something we‘re going about in a methodical way. We’ve had some high level meetings in LA and New York. I will leave it at that.”last_img read more