Bishop Jay had successful open-heart surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia to correct atrialfibrillation that resulted in chronic arrhythmia for the past three years. He was moved from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to a Coronary Step-Down Unit on Saturday afternoon and expects to be discharged this afternoon (Monday, April 11). His convalescence will continue at home for about 3 weeks.
Bishop Jay asked me to convey to all of you his thanks for the prayers and support of Carolyn and him during his surgery. Although Bishop Jay will convalesce at home for the next three weeks, Maggie and I will be in the office to continue the day-to-day work of the Office of Federal Ministries. Bishop Jay is looking forward to seeing all of you who will attend the Annual Federal Chaplains’ Conference at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, Virginia, May 2-6.