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The Standing Committee is the Bishop’s counterpart and advisory body providing a check and balance on the Bishop’s authority and also giving the Bishop the benefit of its council.
  • Made up of four priests and four laypersons;
  • Nominations welcome from throughout the diocese;
  • Self-nomination is permitted;
  • Elected by the Diocesan Annual Convention in a concurrent vote by orders;
  • Two-year terms, with a limit of three consecutive terms.

The Standing Committee becomes the Ecclesiastical Authority in the absence or incapacitation of the Bishop. It also has final approval of applications for candidacy and ordinations, consents to episcopal elections, and property sales of diocesan or parochial properties.

Standing Committee Members

Lay Members

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Dr. Jeremy Chesman

Standing Committee Member
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Ms. Marsha Patterson

Standing Committee Member
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Ms. Alexandra Connors

Standing Committee Secretary & Standing Committee Lay Nominee
Eric Rhodes

Mr. Eric Rhodes

Standing Committee Member & Standing Committee Lay Nominee

Clergy Members

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The Rev. Larry Ehren

Standing Committee Member
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The Rev. Ted Estes

Standing Committee Member
JohnSpicer

The Rev. John Spicer

President of the Standing Committee
Brittany Sparrow Savage

The Rev. Brittany Sparrow Savage

Standing Committee Member & Standing Committee Clergy Nominee