In early July, the Standing Committee of the Diocese received the Petitions of two priests who sought to be included on the slate of candidates for Bishop of Southern Virginia. After appropriate background and reference checks, the Standing Committee approved the Petitions of the following individuals: The Rev. Harold J. Cobb, Jr.; The Rev. J. Derek Harbin. Click here to meet these candidates. Their names will appear on the slate of candidates for the election which takes place on September 21, and they will be included in the walkabouts to take place in early September. As soon as possible, the www.svabishopsearch.org website will be updated.