The four nominees who stood for the election of the Bishop of Pittsburgh offered the following to Bishop-elect McConnell and the diocese:

“I have relished every moment I've spent with the wonderful Christians in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as with my fellow-candidates. All my good wishes and blessings to all of them, and especially to Bishop-elect Dorsey McConnell. I'll be watching and praying over the months and years to come as wonderful things continue to happen in southwestern Pennsylvania.”
— The Rev. Canon Michael Ambler

“It’s been an honor and a privilege for me to be among the list of five nominated for election to serve as the eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. I wish to extend hearty congratulations to Dorsey McConnell. As I have always had a special heart for the people here in this diocese, I also wish to extend a hand of support as we welcome a new bishop into a new era.”
— The Rev. Canon Scott Quinn

“The Diocese of Pittsburgh is poised to move forward with Bishop-elect McConnell. I am confident he will be supported by the strong leadership that has developed in recent years and by a diocese ready to begin the next chapter of its history. It was an honor to be a part of this discernment process and I extend my congratulations to Bishop-elect McConnell.”
— The Rev. Stan Runnels

“With thanksgiving for the work of the Holy Spirit, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Dorsey McConnell, called to be the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. My prayers and love are with the bishop-elect, his family, and the people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh as you begin holy work together in a new chapter of your life. It has been a privilege of the deepest order to walk with you in this process of discernment. I rejoice with you today, and I wish you God’s richest blessings.”
— The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley

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