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The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.


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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.



Term Expires 208th Convention (2024)

  • Ms. Anne Coen (Central East Mission Area Representative)
  • Ms. Nancy Geiger
  • The Rev. Sally Goodall
  • The Rev. Peter Nielsen (Northeast Mission Area Representative)
  • Mr. Jeff Tennant
  • The Rev. Matt Wahlgren

Term Expires 209th Convention (2025)

  • The Rev. Jeff Baker (Southeast Mission Area Representative)
  • The Rev. Brian Bechtel
  • Mr. Lance Grahn
  • The Rev. Rachel Harrison
  • Ms. Rebecca Montague
  • Ms. Karen Rockwell (Summit Mission Area Representative)
  • Mr. Steven Simpkins (North Central Mission Area Representative)

Term Expires 210th Convention (2026)

  • The Rev. Leah Romanelli DeJesus
  • The Rev. Rachel Kessler (South Central Mission Area Representative)
  • Ms. Amelinda Norton
  • Ms. Antoinette Ponzo
  • Mr. Rich Preston (West Mission Area Representative)
  • The Rev. David Radzik
  • Luke Taylor (Cuyahoga Mission Area Representative) 


  • The Rt. Rev. Anne B. Jolly, Bishop of Ohio
  • Mr. Tom Austin, Treasurer
  • Ms. Susan Quill, ECW President
  • Ms. James Freshwater, Special Youth Representative


  • The Rev. Canon Jessie Gutgsell Dodson, Canon to the Ordinary
  • Ms. Eva Cole, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule (pending)

December 1-2, 2023
January, 2024
February, 2024
March, 2024
April, 2024
May, 2024
June, 2024
July, 2024
August, 2024
September, 2024
October, 2024

Diocesan Council Minutes

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

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