Nomination FAQ

Nomination FAQ

Nomination FAQ 750 400 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

Deadline for nominations is September 29.

Direct any questions to nominations chair Nadya Richardson at

2016 offices for nomination

(click each office for more information)

[toggler title=”Budget Committee” ]Three year term; Elect 1 lay, Class of ‘19

Budget Committee members are responsible for preparing and reviewing the annual operating budget of the diocese. Primary work occurs in the spring, with collection and review of budget requests.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Diocesan Council” ]Three year term; Elect 2 clergy and 3 lay, Class of ‘19/Elect 1 lay to fill unexpired term, Class of ’17

As the convention-between-convention, members of Diocesan Council play a critical role in the governance of the diocese. Members review the budget and mission share review requests, follow implementation of convention resolutions and work with the bishop on ministry and mission decisions in the diocese. Diocesan Council meets six times per year (or as called) typically at the Procter Center.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Episcopal Community Services Foundation board” ]

Three year term; Elect 3 clergy or lay, Class of ‘19

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is a self-governing, self-supporting foundation for local ministry across the diocese. Through education and grant programs designed for congregational based outreach ministry, ECSF encourages, supports and creates opportunities for Episcopalians to help other Episcopalians serve God and neighbor. The ECSF Board meets 4-6 times per year, usually at Procter Center.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Standing Committee” ]

Three year term; Elect 1 clergy and 1 lay, Class of ’19

The Standing Committee serves as the bishop’s council of advice. It shares responsibility for the ordination process, is consulted for consent for the election and consecration of new bishops in the church and reviews requests from congregations to encumber their property. This group also carries out a mutual ministry review with the bishop. The committee meets monthly, primarily at Diocesan House or the Procter Center.[/toggler]

[toggler title=”Trustee of the Church Foundation” ]

Five year term; Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ’21

Trustees of the Church Foundation are responsible for administering loans and funds for church buildings as well as some oversight over diocesan-owned properties. Trustees meet quarterly, with the location rotating around the diocese.


[toggler title=”Trustee of the Diocese” ]

Five year term; Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ’21

The Trustees of the diocese (also known as the Procter trustees) is the group responsible for management of diocesan and certain other investments and property owned by the diocese; and for serving as the board of advisors to the bishop on administration of the William Cooper Procter Fund. Trustees meet quarterly, typically in Cincinnati.


[toggler title=”Diocesan Disciplinary Board” ]

Elect 3 clergy and 2 lay

The Disciplinary Board is called to carry out the duties described in Title IV.5.1 of the Episcopal Church. They convene only when needed.


[toggler title=”Procter Board of Directors” ]

Three year term; Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ’19

Procter Center’s Board of Directors is accountable to the bishop for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the center in coordination with the center’s three stakeholders; i.e., the Church Foundation, the Trustees of the Diocese & Diocesan Council.


[toggler title=”Deputies to the 79th General Convention” ]

The 79th General Convention will be held July 5-13, 2018, in Austin, Texas

Elect 4 clergy + 4 clergy alternates

Elect 4 lay + 4 lay alternates

Diocesan conventions elect deputies as members of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church’s triennial General Convention. The General Convention sets the mission priorities, budget and policies of the Episcopal Church for the next three years. It approves changes to the Church’s Constitution and Canons, and broadly defines the standards of worship.

Deputies and bishops cannot be instructed to vote one way or another by their diocese. They agree to come to Convention with an open heart so that they can prayerfully listen to others and be led by the Holy Spirit. And, they cannot refuse to vote on an issue.