Call for Nominations

Open Positions

The following three-year positions are now open for nominations. Please consider completing a nomination form for yourself or ask someone you believe would be a good candidate for serving your church.

You can download the form from DropBox using the link at the bottom of the page or use the online form below. Click here to go directly to them.

Descriptions

STANDING COMMITTEE – 1 CLERGY & 1 LAY (both are three-year terms)

The Standing Committee has responsibilities outlined by our national Canons. The committee is a council of advice for the bishop, and provides consent for the sale of land, the encumbrance of church property, the ordination of persons to the diaconate or priesthood in this diocese, and the election and consecration of bishops in the Episcopal Church. It also makes determinations regarding the discipline of clergy in this diocese. They meet once a month if there is business to conduct.

COMMISSION ON MINISTRY – 1 CLERGY & 1 LAY (both are three-year terms)

The Commission on Ministry assists the bishop in determining the present and future needs for all ministries in the diocese. It assists the bishop in matters pertaining to the enlistment and selection of persons for Holy Orders and in the guidance of all postulants and candidates. The Commission meets on a Saturday in the fall, an overnight in January, an overnight in the spring, and at other times as necessary.

DISCIPLINARY BOARD – 1 CLERGY & 1 LAY (both are three-year terms)

The board meets once a year or unless activated. The annual meeting is for the election of positions and for training, so if called upon, will be ready for action. The time commitment could be considerable if the court is activated.

WAYCROSS BOARD – 4 CLERGY or LAY (Three positions are for three years; one position is for two years)

The board provides oversight for the mission of Waycross, which is: “To serve all who seek fellowship, respite, reflection, and growth by providing Christian hospitality and enriching programs.” The board meets at least four times a year at Waycross for 6 to 8 hours. Members have other duties as well, including involvement in development.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Members are appointed by each deanery at the fall deanery meetings.

  • Southeast Deanery, one clergy for a three-year term
  • Midcentral Deanery, one lay for a three-year term
  • Northcentral Deanery, one clergy for a three-year term
  • Northeast Deanery, one clergy for a three-year term

The Executive Council carries out the mandates of Diocesan Convention and has responsibility for the administrative and programmatic life of the diocese in partnership with the Bishop. Their role includes setting budget priorities, and encouragement and support of program and resources for mission and ministry. They meet at least three or four times per year as a whole and may do some of their work by email and on a list serve and as subcommittees when needed.

Forms

Nomination Form on DropBox

Online Form


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