Standing Committee

The Standing Committee serves as the Bishop’s Council of Advice, and in the absence of the Bishop, is empowered to assume ecclesiastical authority within the diocese should there be no Bishop Coadjutor or Bishop Suffragan. All petitions to sell or encumber property must be approved by the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee may, from time to time, exercise a role in disciplinary proceedings related to ordained persons under the provisions of Title IV of the national Canons. The Standing Committee consents to the ordination of deacons and priests in the diocese and also consents to the election of bishops in the several dioceses of The Episcopal Church. Whenever the election of a Bishop is required in this diocese, the Standing Committee establishes the process for the nomination and election of such Bishop. There are 4 clerical and 4 lay members of the Standing Committee. Meetings are held on the third Monday morning of each month except during July and August.

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Members of the Standing Committee

Term Expires 201st Convention (2017)

Term Expires 202nd Convention (2018)

Term Expires 203rd Convention (2019)

Term Expires 204th Convention (2020)


  • Ms. Eva Cole, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Bishop

2016 Meeting Schedule

December 21, 2015

January 11, 2016

February 15, 2016

March 22, 2016

April 18, 2016

May 16, 2016

June 20, 2016

July 18, 2016 (if needed)

August 15, 2016 (if needed)

September 19, 2016

October 17, 2016

November 12, 2016