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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 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

Term Expires 2011th Convention (2027)
The Rev. Seth Wymer
Ms. Kristen Busa


Ms. Eva Cole, Executive Assistant to the Bishop


2023-24 Meeting Schedule (pending)

December 1-2, 2023
January, 2024
February , 2024
March, 2024
April, 2024
May , 2024
June, 2024
July, 2024 (if needed)
August, 2024 (if needed)
September, 2024
November 19, 2024 (at close of Convention)


Policy for Requesting Consent to Alienate or Encumber Church Property

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