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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.

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Members of the Standing Committee

Term Expires 203rd Convention (2019)

  • The Rev. Gayle Catinella
  • Mr. Dennis Coughlin

Term Expires 204th Convention (2020)

  • The Rev. Christopher McCann
  • Mr. Greg Daniels

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


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

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

December 18, 2018

January 22, 2018

February 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

April 16, 2018

May 21, 2018

June 18, 2018

July 16, 2018 (if needed)

August 20, 2018 (if needed)

September 17, 2018

October 15, 2018

November 10, 2018 (at close of Convention)