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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.

Members of the Standing Committee


Term Expires 205th Convention (2021)
  • The Rev. Vanessa E. B. Clark
  • Mr. Richard Preston

Term Expires 206th Convention (2022)

  • Ms. Jenna Bing
  • The Rev. Charlotte Reed

Term Expires 207th Convention (2023)

  • Ms. Pam O'Halloran
  • The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert

Term Expires 208th Convention (2024)

  • The Rev. Alex Martin
  • Mr. Dave McCallops


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

2020-21 Meeting Schedule (tentative)

December 21, 2020

January 19, 2021

February 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

April 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

July 19, 2021 (if needed)

August 16, 2021 (if needed)

September 20, 2021

October 18, 2021

November 13, 2021 (at close of Convention)


Policy for Requesting Consent to Alienate or Encumber Church Property