January 26, 2019
Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center
11057 Camp Weed Place Live Oak, FL 32060

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

2019 Diocesan Convention

The Diocesan Nominating Committee for the 176th Annual Diocesan Convention has been formed to present a slate of nominees for Diocesan Convention (January 26, 2019) to fill the expired or uncompleted terms of the individuals now serving.

 

Positions to be elected at our 2019 Diocesan Convention are as follows:

Diocesan Council: 1 Clergy - (3 year term)
 

2 Lay - (1 Lay for a 3 year term from River Region, 1 Lay for a 3 year term from Apalachee Region)

Disciplinary Board: 1 Clergy, 1 Lay - (3 year terms)

Standing Committee:

Sewanee Board of Trustees:

1 Clergy, 1 Lay - (3 year terms)

1 Lay - (3 year term)

Nominations will close on December, 2018

Note:  No person in the process for ordination will be allowed to be a nominee for a Diocesan or General Convention Office. The process begins with the initial meeting with the Bishop and ends with ordination. Transitional Deacons are considered in process.
Clergy Age 72 and over must get approval from Bishop Howard before standing for election.

Diocesan Council

Diocesan Council acts as a vestry would between Diocesan conventions. They conduct the business of the Diocese as needed.

To stand for election for Diocesan Council clerical nominees must be canonically resident in the Diocese of Florida. Deacons must meet with the Diocesan Bishop and obtain his approval before having their names placed in nomination for a Diocesan or General Convention office.

Lay nominees must be adult communicants(18 or older) in good standing (see definition below). Each Lay nominee must be a member of a parish/mission that is located within the region being elected.  For this election the lay positions are elected from the River and Apalachee Regions.
Note: Florida Statues Chapter 617 would consider Diocesan Council the equivalent of a Board of Directors which requires members to be 18 years of age or older.

Diocesan Council meets quarterly, usually on Saturdays. Meetings are held at Camp Weed, the Diocesan office, or by conference call. The term is for three years.
A member shall not be elected to the Diocesan Council for more than two successive terms.   There are 2 clergy and 5 lay(1 lay from each of the five regions)  elected positions on Diocesan Council.

Per Canon 10 of the Diocesan Canons, the Diocesan Council shall be an executive body representative of the Church in this Diocese with power and authority to implement and carry into effect the policies and programs adopted by the Diocesan Convention and to act for the Convention between meetings thereof. The Council shall have overall responsibility for the Diocesan program and finances, and it shall provide for the efficient management of the business of the Diocese. It shall be an agency to relieve the Bishop of the Diocese insofar as practicable from the necessity of the detailed management of the business affairs of the Diocese. 

 

Current Diocesan Council:

Name

 

Parish

 

Region

Term Ends

 

 

 

 

The Rev. Jerry Smith

Holy Comforter, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2019

Courtney Carter

Emmanuel, Welaka

River

2019

Melanie Martin

St. Michael and All Angels, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2019

Jack Tull

Christ Church (Serenata Beach)

First Coast East

  2020

Hank Wilson

St. Mark’s, Jacksonville

First Coast West

2021

Jim Salter

Holy Trinity, Gainesville

Santa Fe

2021

The Rev. Hugh Chapman

St. Michael & All Angels, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2021

The bolded positions are being rotated off and are up for nominations.
 Lay members are elected by the diocesan convention by region.

 Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board serve and gather at the call from the Bishop or from the General Council for the Diocese in the case of a trial for a priest or deacon.

To stand for election for Disciplinary Board clerical nominees must be canonically resident in the Diocese of Florida. Deacons must meet with the Diocesan Bishop and obtain his approval before having their names placed in nomination for a Diocesan or General Convention office.
 

Lay nominees must be adult(16 or older) communicants in good standing(see definition below).

The term is for 3 years.
A member shall not be elected to the Disciplinary Board for more than two successive terms.  A Disciplinary Board member cannot serve also on the Standing Committee at the same time.  There are 5 clergy and 4 lay members of the Disciplinary Board.

 

 Current Disciplinary Board:
Name

 

 

Parish

 

Region

Term Ends

The Rev. Mark Atkinson

St. Andrew's, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2019

James (Jym) Kent

St. Luke's, Live Oak

Santa Fe

2019

The Rev. Ian McCarthy

St. Francis-in-the-Field, Ponte Vedra

First Coast East

2020

The Rev. Celeste Tisdelle

St. Mary’s, Green Cove Springs

First Coast West

2020

Byron Cawthon

Holy Trinity, Gainesville

Santa Fe

2020

The Rev. George Hinchliffe

St. Luke’s, Live Oak

Santa Fe

2021

The Rev. Michael Ellis

St. Francis in-the-Field

First Coast East

2021

Lauren Hoffman

Redeemer, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2021

Bill Erwin, Jr.

St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville

First Coast West

2021

The bolded positions are being rotated off and are up for nominations.  

The Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is the council of advice to the Diocesan Bishop and becomes the Ecclesiastical authority for the Diocese if there is no Bishop. 

To stand for election for Standing Committee clerical nominees must be canonically resident in the Diocese of Florida. Deacons must meet with the Diocesan Bishop and obtain his approval before having their names placed in nomination for a Diocesan or General Convention office.

Lay nominees must be adult (16 or older) communicants in good standing (see definition below).

The committee meets quarterly. The term is for three years and a person may serve successive terms.  A Standing Committee member cannot serve also on the Disciplinary Board at the same time. There are 3 lay and 3 clergy members of the Standing Committee.

Current Standing Committee:

Name

 

Parish

 

Region

Term Ends

The Rev. Steph Britt

San Jose, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2019

Lenora Gregory

Our Saviour, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2019

The Rev. Donavan Cain

All Saints, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2020

Linda Baker

St. Philip’s, Jacksonville

First Coast West

2020

The Rev. Remington Slone

Christ Church, Ponte Vedra

First Coast East

2021

Pam Jordan Anderson

St. John’s, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2021

The bolded positions are being rotated off and are up for nominations.

Sewanee Board of Trustees

Clergy and Lay members of the Board of Trustees from the Diocese of Florida are elected for three-year terms. The elected members will attend the October meetings of the Board of Trustees for the three years following their election. The nominee elected at this diocesan convention will become a trustee in October of the year of their election and will serve as a trustee for 3 three years from the time they are installed.

Current Sewanee Board of Trustees:


Name

 

Parish

 

Region

 

Term Ends

Blucher B. Lines

St. Paul’s, Quincy

Apalachee

Oct. 2019

The Rev. Malcolm Jopling

St. Philip’s, Jacksonville

First Coast West

Oct. 2020

Felicia Bullock

Christ Church, Ponte Vedra

First Coast East

Oct. 2021

The bolded position is being rotated off and is up for nomination.

Canons of the General Convention TITLE I CANON I.17.2

Communicants:  Sec. 2 (a) All members of this Church who have received Holy Communion in this Church at least three times during the preceding year are to be considered communicants of this Church.
Adult Communicants: (b) For the purpose of statistical consistency throughout the Church, communicants sixteen years of age and over are to be considered adult communicants. The exception is Diocesan Council which requires the nominee to be 18 or older per Florida Statues Chapter 617 since Diocesan Council is considered by Florida law a Board of Directors.

Communicants in Good Standing: All communicants of this Church who for the previous year have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God, are to be considered communicants in good standing.

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