The 51st Synod of the Diocese of the Eastern United States (DEUS) met in Orlando, Florida, the week of July 15-19, 2019, and was a resounding success.  In an historic moment for the DEUS, the Rt. Rev. Chandler Holder Jones, was elected as Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese on the morning of July 18. Bishop Jones was elected Bishop Suffragan in 2010, while continuing to serve as Rector of St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Dunwoody, Georgia.  Once again with the election of a Bishop in the DEUS, a spirit of solidarity prevailed as prayers and good wishes for the election process were answered.  Great camaraderie was shown by all present during the entire synod and the election.  During the Synod Eucharist, Bishop Grundorf, Ordinary of the DEUS, gave a special blessing to Bishop Jones as he embarks on this new challenge in ministry. The 51st Synod was hosted by St. Alban’s Cathedral, Oviedo, Florida, where the Very Rev. Ralph Waterhouse is Dean. The synod coordinator for this year was Mrs. Nancy Loyd, a member of St. Alban’s.
(l-r) Bishop Walter Grundorf, Bishop Jones, Father James Johnson, Archdeacon Erich Zwingert