January 25, 2020
Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center
11057 Camp Weed Place Live Oak, FL 32060

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

2020 Diocesan Convention

 

The Diocesan Nominating Committee for the 177th Annual Diocesan Convention has been formed to present a slate of nominees for Diocesan Convention (January 25, 2020) to fill the expired or uncompleted terms of the individuals now serving.

Positions to be elected at our 2020 Diocesan Convention are as follows:

Deputy To 2021 General Convention    

4 Clergy & 4 Lay Deputies; 1 Clergy & 1 Lay Alternate Deputy

Diocesan Council

1 Lay- (3 year term from First Coast East)

Disciplinary Board

2 Clergy, 1 Lay (3 year terms)

Standing Committee

1 Clergy, 1 Lay (3 year terms)

Sewanee Board of Trustees

1 Clergy (3 year term)

Nominations will close on 15 November 2019.

Notes: 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 having their names placed in nomination for a Diocesan or General Convention office.

Deacons must meet with Bishop Howard and obtain his approval before having their names placed in nomination for a Diocesan or General Convention office.

 

Deputy to 2021 General Convention

Canon 27 Section 1 of our Diocesan Canons calls for the election of 4 Clergy Deputies, 4 Lay Deputies, 1 Clergy Alternate Deputy and 1 Lay Alternate Deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Florida.

To stand for election for Deputy clerical nominees must be canonically resident in the Diocese of Florida.

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

A Deputy serves in the House of Deputies at General Convention and considers all matters brought before the House including resolutions, elections and The Episcopal Church (TEC) Budget. Each Deputy votes according to their own conscience and may serve on legislative or joint standing committees of TEC. Each Deputy serves for three years.

All Deputies to General Convention are requested to attend the Province IV Synods at the Kanuga Conference Center(NC)  in the Summer and Spring preceding General Convention.  Food & Lodging for all deputies will be paid for directly by the diocese. Travel is not paid.

All Deputies to General Convention are requested to attend The General Convention.  Food, Lodging and Travel for all deputies will be paid by the diocese via receipt reimbursement.  An Information Sheet with details will be provided to all Deputies.

Deputies shall attend pre and post General Convention Meetings in the diocese.  Alternates attending General Convention will receive time on the floor of the House of Deputies. All Deputies have seat, voice and vote at the Diocesan Conventions occurring the year of General Convention and the year after General Convention. Diocesan Convention registration and expenses will be the responsibility of each deputy.

 

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.

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 position being elected is for First Coast East Region.
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

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

Sante Fe

2021

The Rev. Hugh Chapman

St. Michael & All Angels, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2021

Courtney Carter

Emmanuel, Welaka

River

2022

Byron Greene

St. Michael & All Angels, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2022

The Rev. Rhonda Willerer

St. Patrick’s, St. Johns

First Coast East

2022

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. 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 Rev. Bert Daly

St. Mark’s, Starke

Santa Fe

2022

Charlie Clarke

St. Michael & All Angels, Tallahassee

Apalachee

2022

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.

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. 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 Rev. Cn. Dr. Miguel Rosada

St. Luke’s, Jacksonville

First Coast East

2022

Rhonda Masters

St. Paul’s, Federal Point

River

2022

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

The Rev. Malcolm Jopling

St. Philip’s, Jacksonville

First Coast West

Oct. 2020

Felicia Bullock

Christ Church, Ponte Vedra

First Coast East

Oct. 2021

Byron Greene

St. Michael & All Angel’s, Tallahassee

Apalachee

Oct. 2022

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

 

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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