Bishops in the Charismatic Episcopal Church are not ‘elected’. Instead, the council finds selects the Bishop whom God has called. His call must be affirmed by the council and the Patriarch. These men are called to hear God for the entire Charismatic Episcopal Church of North America and do not simply represent their Cathedral or Diocese.
The Patriarch, Archbishop Craig Bates
Archbishop Craig Bates, Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church