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Diocesan Council

The Diocesan Council is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the diocesan program and budget. Between diocesan Conventions, the Council functions much like the “vestry” of the diocese, establishing policies and programs for congregational management in the form of business policies and practices. The Council screens and acts on all requests for capital funding and grants. The Diocesan Council is also responsible for the initiation and development of new work between sessions of the Annual Convention. Council members may be asked to serve on an additional diocesan commission or committee. Meetings of Council are held on the third Thursday afternoon seven times each year.

For a full description, please choose this link: Position Descriptions

Members of Diocesan Council


Term Expires 204th Convention (2020)

  • Ms. Rose Ann Brennan (Cuyahoa Mission Area Representative)
  • The Rev. Bridget Coffey (West Mission Area Representative)
  • The Rev. John Drymon
  • The Rev. Mike Floyd
  • Mr. Doug Skladan
  • Ms. Ute Vilfroy
  • Open (South Central Mission Area Representative)

Term Expires 205th Convention (2021)

  • The Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh
  • Mr. Hugh Grefe
  • The Rev. Lisa O'Rear (Northeast Mission Area Representative)
  • Ms. Dianne Audrick Smith
  • The Rev. Sharon Williams
  • Open (Central East Mission Area Representative)

Term Expires 206th Convention (2022)

  • The Rev. Rose Anne Lonswy
  • Mr. James Hockey
  • Mr. Lee Kauffman ( North Central Mission Area Representative)
  • The Rev. Rose Greg Stark
  • Mr. Michael Wells
  • Dr. Raymond W. Cox, III (Summit Mission Area Representative)
  • Open (Southeast Mission Area Representative)


  • The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., Bishop of Ohio
  • Mr. Tom Austin, Treasurer
  • Ms. Barbara Jones, ECW President


  • Mr. William A. Powel, III, Canon to the Ordinary
  • Ms. Eva Cole, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Bishop

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

December 13-14, 2019

January 16, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

May 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

September 17, 2020

October 15, 2020

Diocesan Council Minutes

The approved minutes from Diocesan Council meetings are available for review by contacting Eva Cole in the Office of the Bishop.