Serve the wider church – submit a nomination by August 1

Expand the Diocese of Maine’s voice across The Episcopal Church! Nominate yourself for one of the bodies that conducts the work of the Church between General Conventions.  With terms expiring at the end of General Convention, only three members of the Diocese of Maine* will serve the wider church in the next triennium unless you throw your hat into the ring. Click on the nomination link below and check your interests and ministry passions with the current openings.

From the Office of Public Affairs:

Now that the 77th General Convention has concluded, the work of the Church continues.

There is still time to submit a nomination to the General Convention office for clergy and lay volunteers to serve on committees and commissions of the General Convention and committees of the Executive Council.

All members of the Episcopal Church may serve on Committees of the Executive Council and Standing Commissions of the General Convention. Membership on Joint Standing Committees of the General Convention is limited to deputies of the 77th General Convention.

The work of these bodies is guided by resolutions passed by the General Convention, called the Acts of Convention, as well as resolutions passed at meetings of the Executive Council, held three times a year.

Appointments will be made by the President of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. The term of appointment will depend on the committee or commission.

Deadline for nominations is August 1. Nominations may be submitted for oneself or for someone else who has agreed to be nominated. Nominations will only be accepted online.

To complete and submit the nomination form:

Nomination form

* Those currently serving –

Bishop Steve Lane is the Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance
Canon Heidi Shott is the Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Commission on Communications and Information Technology
Ms Brenda Hamilton of St. Andrew’s, Newcastle, is the Secretary of the Joint Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns

Ms Rita Redfield of St. Andrew and St. John’s of Southwest Harbor just completed a term as consultant on the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations
The Rev. Dr. Vesta Kowalski of West Tremont just completed a term on the General Board of Examining Chaplains

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