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Nominating Committee Accepting Nomination Suggestions
Attached is a letter from the Nominating Committee Chairman, the Rev. Karl Burns, a nomination form along with a list of those positions to be filled at Convention. We're also including a list of who is currently and has recently served to help you in your discernment process.
Please send your suggestions to the Chairman of the Committee, by way of the Diocesan office by December 13th. The Committee will be convening in December to make its final recommendations for nominees well ahead of Convention. Working with the suggestions received, and often by further recruitment, the Committee will recommend a slate of nominations to the Convention.
226th Convention Election Nominees
The Standing Committee serves as the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese in the absence of the Bishop. The six presbyters and six laity have responsibilities including the areas of property, ordinations and corporation matters. They also serve as a council of advice to the Bishop. For Standing Committee we will be electing two clergy and two laity for three-year terms. Nominated clergy are: Ron Greiser, Marcus Kaiser, David Booman, David Dubay. Nominated laity are: Brandt Shelbourne, Anne Walton, Nancy Matthews, John Benson.
The Diocesan Council is responsible for administering the ministry of the Diocese and to receiving and administering all funds raised. In addition to officers, department representatives and ministry leaders, the Council has six clergy and six laity elected by Diocesan Convention. Further, each deanery shall elect one clergy and one laity to represent that deanery. For Diocesan Council we will be electing two clergy and two laity for three-year terms. Nominated clergy are: Stephen Davis, Matt Rusch, Trevor Spencer, Hunter Jordan, Jai Gibson. Nominated laity are: Cheryl Cargill, Nick Rindge, Sue Harrison, Lindy Kirk.
The Diocesan Trustees, a board of three priests and five laymen, presided over by the Bishop, holds and manages assets on behalf of the Diocese. For Diocesan Trustees we will be electing one clergy and one laity for six-year terms. Nominated clergy are: Rags Coxe and Ted Duvall. Nominated laity are: Frank Kirk, Frank Gibson.
The Ecclesiastical Court, of six clergy and five laity, elected by Diocesan Convention, hears complaints of misconduct when they are brought against clergy of the Diocese. For Ecclesiastical Court we will be electing two clergy and two laity for three-year terms: Nominated clergy are: Mark Cooke and Wey Camp. Nominated laity are: Wade Logan and Bill Lyles.
Each Diocese in ACNA is represented in the Provincial Council at annual synod by one bishop, one clergy and two lay members. The Provincial Council is the governing body of the ACNA and meets at least annually. For ACNA Provincial Council we will be electing one clergy plus one clergy alternate and two laity plus two lay alternates for five-year terms. Nominated clergy are: Craige Borrett, Donnie McDaniels, Shay Gaillard, Al Zadig. Nominated laity are: Alan Runyan, Suzanne Schwank, Peter Rothermel, Boo Pennewill.
Each Diocese in ACNA is represented in the Provincial Assembly by its bishops, two clergy and two lay members, plus one additional clergy and lay member for every 1,000 in ASA over 1,000. The Assembly deliberates on matters concerning the faith and mission of the Church and meets at least once every five years. For ACNA Provincial Assembly we will be electing 10 clergy and 10 laity for one-year terms. Nominated clergy are: Craige Borrett, Tripp Jeffords, Ken Weldon, John Foster, David Thurlow, Karl Burns, Marcus Kaiser, Jim Workman, Hunter Jordan, Bob Lawrence. Nominated laity are: Karen Kusko, John Benson, Sue McDuffie, Alonso Galvan, Sam Dargan, Alan Runyan, Tom Wheeler, Gerry Graves, Laura Bowman, Jacob Graudin.
“Beyond the Walls” Diocese Offering Pre-Convention Workshops, March 11
The Diocese of South Carolina is kicking off its 225th Annual Convention, which will be held at the Church of the Cross, Bluffton, by hosting a series of workshops on Friday, March 11 which are open to the public and which focus on reaching the community outside our church buildings with the theme, “Beyond the Walls.”
The first offering of the day, beginning at 9 a.m. is a three-hour mini-conference on Grandparenting offered by Cavin Harper, founder and director of the Colorado Springs based Christian Grandparenting Network.
Does the Bible have anything to say about the roles of grandparents? Many grandparents today enter this role without any definitive understanding of what a grandparent is supposed to do. Few answers are provided by the Church, workshops, books or other resources, but that is changing. God has been building a movement of intentional, biblical grandparents who are committed to faithfully tell the next generations the truth about God and the Gospel so that they might know, love and serve Christ. That’s what this seminar is about. You will learn what God has to say about this new role many of us are discovering called grandparenting. And you will learn about some very powerful tools grandparents can use to impact the next generations for Christ. If you care about the hearts, minds and souls of your grandchildren, you will want to be part of this unique event. Note there is a $10 fee for this mini-conference.
226th Diocesan Convention Information
The 226th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held March 10-11, 2017 at St. Paul's Church in Summerville. Read the press release about the convention.
Download the convention schedule.
The Rt. Rev. Alphonza Gadsden, (pictured right), Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Southeast of the Reformed Episcopal Church, will be the preacher at our service of Holy Eucharist on Friday evening, 5 p.m. on March 10, 2017.
Two Easy Steps: CERTIFY Your Delegates * writable PDF (paperless option) * or download, print, fill out and return the form by mail. Certificates due by February 1st, 2016.