Well, it's not surprising, given the restrictive standing rules for the election of the Stated Clerk, that Rev. Gradye Parsons, the nominee of the Nominating Committee, won the election for Stated Clerk on the first ballot. My preferred candidate, Rev. Casey Jones, came in a distant second.
On the one hand, I regret Casey didn't win, because I think he would have been a wonderful leader for the church. On the other hand, selfishly, I'm happy he's not leaving us for Louisville.
May God bless and guide Rev. Parsons in his new responsibility.