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Business & Elections

Nominations for Election

The following positions will be elected at diocesan convention:

Bishop Provisional
A provisional bishop is a bishop – either retired or concurrently holding another episcopal post – who serves as the bishop of a particular diocese during a vacancy for an agreed period of time or until a new bishop is elected and consecrated. In consultation with the Presiding Bishop, the Standing Committee nominates one candidate to the Diocesan Convention, who votes yes or no.

Diocesan Council (1 Lay, 1 Clergy)
The Council serves as the governing authority of the diocese and administers the secular affairs including the budget, managing resources, creation of task forces, and more. There are six members serving three year terms.

Standing Committee (1 Lay, 1 Clergy)
The Standing Committee serves as the council of advice to the bishop and assumes the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese when there is a bishop vacancy in addition to other duties. The six members also serve on Diocesan Council and serve three year terms.

Trustee (2 persons)
The Trustees have oversight and make investment decisions concerning funds belonging to the diocese and some individual congregations. The eight members serve four year terms.

Provincial Synod Representative (2 Lay, 1 Clergy)
Those elected will represent the diocese at 2018’s Provincial Synod, a triennial gathering of Province V of the Episcopal Church, a regional governance structure. The convention will elect three total from the current Deputies to General Convention.

Click here to access the elections book.


A Guide to Resolutions

Our Resolutions Committee has put together a great resource on drafting, submitting, and discussing resolutions:

Submitted Resolutions & Canonical Amendments

The following resolutions and canonical amendments will be discussed and voted on at convention:


The Diocesan Budget was approved by the Diocesan Council at their meeting on October 6th. The Convention will receive a financial report and budget review from the diocesan treasurer.

Reports to Convention

Each year, various ministries and committees of the diocese present a report to the Convention.

NEW! Newcomer Orientation

If you are new to the diocese, new to being a delegate, or just want a refresher, you are invited to join us at 4:00 on Friday for a brief newcomer orientation. We will touch on all of the basics of being a voting member of convention, including Roberts Rules of Order and how to discuss resolutions on the floor.