The Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, retired bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Los Angeles, is the candidate for the next provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. The diocese includes St. John's Episcopal Church in Lodi.
Delegates to a special diocese convention, scheduled for March 5 in Fresno, will vote on whether or not to elect Talton to replace Bishop Jerry Lamb, who is retiring.