Nominations for Elections at the 2018 Diocesan Convention

On November 16, the 181st Convention of the Diocese of Indianapolis will elect people to the leadership positions listed below. To stand for election to these positions, nominees must fill out the nomination form online and attach a photograph. All nominations must be submitted by November 1. (Changed from September 17)

Standing Committee
The Standing Committee has responsibilities outlined by the canons of the Episcopal Church.  The group is a council of advice for the bishop, and must provide consent for the sale of land, the encumberment of church property, the ordination of persons to the diaconate or priesthood by this diocese, and for the election and consecration of bishops in the Episcopal Church.  This group must also make determinations regarding the discipline of clergy in this diocese.  The committee meets once a month if there is business to conduct.

  • One clergy person will be elected to serve a three-year term.
  • One lay person will be elected to serve a three-year term.

Commission on Ministry
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.

  • One clergy person will be elected to serve a three-year term.
  • One lay person will be elected to serve a three-year term.

Disciplinary Board
The Disciplinary Board (court) meets once per year, by canon, or unless activated.  The annual meeting is for election of positions and for training in order to be ready for action if called upon.  The time commitment could be considerable if the court is activated.

  • One clergy person will be elected to serve a three-year term.

Waycross Board
The board of directors 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 about six to eight hours. Members have a variety of other duties as well, including involvement in development.

  • Two people, lay or clergy, will be elected to serve a three-year term.

Executive Council
Members of Executive Council are appointed by deaneries. The Executive Council carries out the mandates of the Diocesan Convention and has responsibility for the administrative and programmatic life of the diocese in partnership with the bishop.  Leadership roles include setting budget priorities and encouragement and support of program and resources for mission and ministry.  This group meets at least three or four times per year as a whole and may do some work by email and as subcommittees when needed:

  • One lay person from the Southeast Deanery will be appointed to serve a three-year term.
  • One clergy person from the Northwest Deanery will be appointed to serve a three-year term.
  • One clergy person from the North Central Deanery will be appointed to serve a two-year term to fill a vacancy.
  • One lay person from the North Central Deanery will be appointed to serve a three-year term.
  • One clergy person from the Northeast Deanery will be appointed to serve a two-year term to fill a vacancy.
  • One lay person from the South Central Deanery will be appointed to serve a one-year term to fill a vacancy.
  • One clergy person from the South Central Deanery will be appointed to serve a three-year term.
  • One clergy person from the Southwest Deanery will be appointed to serve a three-year term.
  • One clergy person from the Mid Central Deanery will be appointed to serve a one-year term to fill a vacancy.

Find the nomination form online. All nominations must be submitted by November 1. (Changed from September 17)