Jan Oller

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Describe the church work or community service activities you have participated in that prepared you for the work of the committee?

I was a Deputy at General Convention, 2015, and a Volunteer for General Convention, 2012. That experience will help me “hit the ground running” for General Convention, 2018. I also served on the Canons Committee for GC 2015 which was helpful when proposals to changes in the Canons came before the House of Deputies. Currently I serve as Chair of the Diocesan Constitution & Canons Committee so am familiar with both Diocesan and National Canons.

General Convention is about more than legislative work, though, and here my past life experience in the Diocese of Los Angeles, the Diocese of Texas and the Diocese of Mississippi have introduced me to people throughout the wider church. These relationships can be helpful when negotiating issues pertinent to the wide church.

Being Rector of a parish, with responsibilities for much of the day-to-day operations of the parish as well as worship, has gifted me with skills and talents that can be useful when considering the impact of proposals that come before General Convention.

What do you feel you can contribute by your service?

General Convention is about more than legislative work, though that is extremely important to General Convention. My past life experience in the Diocese of Los Angeles, the Diocese of Texas, and the Diocese of Mississippi have introduced me to people throughout the wider church. These relationships can be helpful when negotiating issues pertinent to the wide church.

My experience as a lawyer also can be helpful when reading and interpreting matters that the House of Deputies is asked to consider.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Deputy. Having well qualified, interested and experienced people serve as Deputies is a tribute to the Diocese of Indianapolis. I hope you will elect me to represent this Diocese.

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