Episcopal Appointment (80278-SU-¶408)
Amend ¶408 as follows:
...special session of the jurisdictional or central conference as provided in ¶ 519.2. When a bishop is elected under the provisions of this paragraph, the years remaining in the quadrennium within which the election occurs shall count as a full quadrennium for purposes of assignment.
The Discipline does not clearly define “quadrennium” for episcopal assignment of a bishop elected under the provisions in ¶ 408. To clarify how such assignments for less than the usual quadrennium are counted, we recommend this amendment to clarify what constitutes a quadrennium when interim election of a bishop occurs.