Standing Committee 

The Standing Committee is made up of three lay and three clergy from the diocese elected for staggered three-year terms. Primary duties are to be a council of advice to the bishop, undertake canonically mandated actions in the ordination process, and review and approve/disapprove any sale or encumbrance of church property in the diocese. Also canonically mandated to review all bishops’ elections and consent. The Standing Committee acts as the Ecclesiastical Authority of the diocese in the absence of a bishop diocesan.

Members

The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, president

The Rev. Ellen Cook (2022)
Jim Allsop, Vice President (2022)
Barry Feist (2023)
Elizabeth Barker (2024)
The Rev. David Kendall-Sperry, Secretary (2024)

Staff

The Rev. Canon John Johanssen, staff liaison
Kristi Reynolds, Bishop’s Executive Assistant

News and Updates from the Standing Committee
From the Standing Committee: Bishop Nominating Committee Application Now Open 690 966 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Bishop Nominating Committee Application Now Open

August 9, 2022 Greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Standing Committee is now engaged in the next task of the search process for the…

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From the Standing Committee: Bishop Search Begins, Timeline Announced 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Bishop Search Begins, Timeline Announced

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We greet you in love, and we are so grateful for your…

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“We Want to Get It Right”: An Update on the Bishop Transition 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

“We Want to Get It Right”: An Update on the Bishop Transition

In the Episcopal Church today, what used to be considered “normal” bishop transitions are becoming decidedly less common, as dioceses decide to take the kind of extended interim between diocesan…

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Update from the Standing Committee, March 29, 2022 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

Update from the Standing Committee, March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022 Commemoration of John Keble Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It has been too long…

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Standing Committee nominates Bishop Wayne Smith as Provisional Bishop candidate 750 440 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee nominates Bishop Wayne Smith as Provisional Bishop candidate

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In our last communication, we shared summaries of the data and perspectives…

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Standing Committee shares next steps in transition 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee shares next steps in transition

Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. As we said in our last communication to the diocese, the Standing…

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Standing Committee reaches out to clergy 1440 906 Episcopalians in Connection

Standing Committee reaches out to clergy

April 13, 2021 Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us over…

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Update from the Standing Committee 150 150 Episcopalians in Connection

Update from the Standing Committee

March 22, 2021 Commemoration of James De Koven Dear friends in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It has been a…

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