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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.



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

Term Expires 209th Convention (2025)
The Rev. Debra Bennett
Ms. Dianne Audrick Smith

Term Expires 2010th Convention (2026)
The Rev. June Hardy Dorsey
Ms. Halley Marsh


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


2021-22 Meeting Schedule (tentative)

December 20, 2021
January 18, 2022
February 21, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 19, 2022
May 16, 2022
June 20, 2022
July 18, 2022 (if needed)
August 15, 2022 (if needed)
September 19, 2022
October 17, 2022
November 19, 2022 (at close of Convention)


Policy for Requesting Consent to Alienate or Encumber Church Property

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