Over 400 people gathered at three locations on consecutive days around Niagara Diocese to meet the priests who have offered themselves as candidates in the March 3rd election, when a Coadjutor Bishop will be chosen.
Each evening followed a similar agenda, with each candidate describing their personal story and ministry experiences, as well as explaining their leadership styles, philosophy of ministry and future challenges or opportunities of the church.
After the formal presentations, individuals dialogued with the candidates during an informal reception.
The synod youth delegates spent several hours with the candidates at a separate get together.
The gatherings were held in St. Catharines, Hamilton and Guelph.