The Election of the 27th PB of our beloved church was extraordinary. The election took place on the first ballot, a first in recent history. There was a great spirit before, during and after the election. The House of Bishops spoke very strongly and decidedly about their will. I believe we knew what we wanted and ultimately who we wanted. Bishop Michael is an evangelist, who preaches Jesus’ love , acceptance, and acceptance of all God’s children. His Diocese of North Carolina is an example of his work of ministry. He is going to be very good for our church.