Nominations are open for officers to be elected at Diocesan Convention Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, and the bishops and canon to the ordinary invite church members to consider standing for one of the available offices.
“Governance in The Episcopal Church is all about collegiality, collaboration, and community discernment,” Bishop John Harvey Taylor said. “You offer a precious gift to God by putting your name forward to serve on these deliberative bodies and put your experience, insights, and creativity to work for the benefit of our whole diocesan family.”
Candidates must be nominated by a member of the clergy or an elected lay delegate, and must send in a nomination form (here) and a photo, brief biography and a statement of reasons for running for office, or vision for the office. Instructions for submitting this information are here. Nominations should be submitted as soon as possible. Nominations also may be submitted (with a completed nomination form) at the convention.
Offices open for nomination are:
Canterbury college chaplaincy programs
Corporation of the Diocese
Commission on Ministry
Diocesan Investment Trust
HFS (Holy Family Services) Adoption and Foster Care
Secretary of Convention
One clergy and one lay member will be elected, each for a four-year term.