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Elections and Nominations at #GC79

At the 79th General Convention, the House of Deputies will elect people to these positions:

  • President of the House of Deputies: 1 clerical or lay deputy for a 3-year term
  • Vice-President of the House of Deputies:  1 clerical or lay deputy of the opposite order of the president for a 3-year term
  • Secretary of the House of Deputies: 1 person for a 3-year term elected by the House of Deputies; upon confirmation by the House of Bishops, becomes the Secretary of General Convention
  • Treasurer of the General Convention:  1 person for a 3-year term elected by concurrent action of both Houses
  • Executive Council:  2 priests or deacons and 6 lay persons for 6-year terms
  • Disciplinary Board for Bishops:  2 priests or deacons and 2 lay persons for 6-year terms
  • Trustees of the Church Pension Fund:  12 trustees for 6-year terms
  • Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary:  2 priests or deacons and 2 lay persons for 6-year terms
  • Recorder of Ordinations:  1 person or institution for a 3-year term
  • Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop: 1 clerical deputy and 1 lay deputy from each Province for 3-year terms

The House of Deputies will confirm these elections held by the House of Bishops:

  • Executive Council:  2 bishops elected for 6-year terms
  • General Board of Examining Chaplains:  2 bishops, 3 priests, 3 seminary faculty and 3 lay persons for 6-year terms
  • Historiographer:  1 person for a 3-year term (Registrar of General Convention serves unless House of Bishops makes a separate nomination)
  • Both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops will confirm these appointments:
  • Board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church:  1 bishop appointed by the presiding bishop; 2 priests or deacons and 3 lay persons appointed by the president of the House of Deputies
  • Board for Transition Ministry:  2 bishops appointed by the presiding bishop; 2 priests or deacons and 2 lay persons appointed by the president of the House of Deputies
Both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops will confirm these appointments:
  • Board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church:  1 bishop appointed by the presiding bishop; 2 priests or deacons and 3 lay persons appointed by the president of the House of Deputies
  • Board for Transition Ministry:  2 bishops appointed by the presiding bishop; 2 priests or deacons and 2 lay persons appointed by the president of the House of Deputies

You can learn more about each of these positions in Appendix 3 (page 23) of “An Introduction to the 79th General Convention for Bishops and Deputies.”

Nominations

The Joint Standing Committee on Nominations nominates people for many of the positions elected by the House of Deputies and House of Bishops; see the detailed list in Appendix 3 of the Introduction for details of the nomination process, and view the list of committee nominees online.

It is also possible to nominate people from the floor for any of the positions that the House of Deputies elects, except for members of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop, who are nominated through provincial caucuses.

To expedite the nominations process and ensure that nominee information is included in the virtual binder, Secretary of the House of Deputies Michael Barlowe will receive advance notice of nominations from the floor from now until the time of nominations during the legislative session on July 6.

To provide advance notice of a nomination, please email the secretary:

  • In 150 words or less, share your competencies and skills that are relevant to serving in this position, and indicate how you hope to use these gifts if elected to this body. Please use first person narrative language.
  • A photograph, preferably a head shot (passport style), ideally 2.5×3 inches, at a resolution of 300 ppi (or approximately 500K).

This is the same information requested by the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations for the candidates they nominated. This information will be uploaded to the virtual binder upon receipt and will be available to view on the General Convention website.