Convention Nominations

Deadline to submit nominees for elections at Convention is October 4, 2016. Download nomination form here: Nomination Form

Offices to be Filled From Nomination

Secretary of the Diocese

The Secretary serves as Secretary of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and The Convention. It shall be his duty to give timely notice of all annual and special meetings of The Convention, to prepare the list of lay members of The Convention, to record and publish the proceedings of The Convention, to preserve its journals and records, to attest, as occasion may require, its public proceedings, and faithfully to deliver into the hands of his successor all books and papers in his possession relative to the concerns of The Diocese and of The Convention.

Nominees- 1 to be elected
Marsha Wade (Elected)

Marsha Wade (Elected)

St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Board, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation
• Member of the Stewardship Committee, St. James, Baton Rouge
• Adult Christian Education Teacher, St. James, Baton Rouge
• Centering Prayer Leader, St. James, Baton Rouge
• Secretary of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (current)
• Vice Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
• Chair of the Committee on Constitution & Canon, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Treasurer of the Diocese

The Treasurer is elected by The Convention. The duty of the Treasurer to receive and disburse the funds of The Diocese in accordance with the annual budget. The Treasurer shall make an annual report to The Convention of all sums received and disbursed during the preceding year and shall include in such report a statement of the condition of the assets of each Parish and Diocesan Mission with regard to its annual financial commitment to The Diocese for the work of the Church.

 

Nominees- 1 to be elected
Les Bradfield (Elected)

Les Bradfield (Elected)

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Usher, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
• Member of the Advent House Board
• Treasurer, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (current)
• Executive Board, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
• Chair, Episcopal Community Services Board
• Board of Trustees, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Standing Committee: 1 Clergy, 1 Lay

The work of the Standing Committee, as set forth in Canon 4, Section 3, of the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, “shall be to fulfill all functions required of it by the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church and of The Diocese and to act as a council of advice for The Bishop.” The Standing Committee works with the Commission on Ministry to ensure the canons are followed in regard to the ordination process. This includes interviews with candidates throughout their ordination process. The Standing Committee also processes requests from other dioceses for consent to the election of bishops. The Standing Committee oversees the election process should there be an election for Bishop. The Standing Committee also is required to approve transactions involving any immovable property held in the name of the Diocese. Meetings are held as necessary, with required attendance at the Ministry Conference in January.

Standing Committee members will be most effective if they work will with others, understand and appreciate the complexity of ministry, possess an understanding of sound business practices, and have a deep love of the Lord and of the Church. Standing Committee members serve a term of four years, so consistency and commitment is essential.

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected
The Rev. Rob Courtney (Elected)

The Rev. Rob Courtney (Elected)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, St. Paul’s, New Orleans
• Chair, Gaudet Fund Committee
• Co-facilitator, Transitions in Progress (Program for newly ordained or newly serving clergy in the diocese)
• Alternate delegate to the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Tommy Dillon

The Rev. Tommy Dillon

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Priest-in-Charge, St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge
• Executive Council, Diocese of California
• Diocese Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Diocese of California
• General Theological Seminary Board of Trustees
• Wild Goose Festival Board of Trustees

The Rev. Mitch Smith

The Rev. Mitch Smith

Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Associate Rector of Trinity Church, New Orleans since 2010

The Rev. Edward Thompson

The Rev. Edward Thompson

All Souls Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Priest-in-Charge of All Souls, New Orleans, since 2013
• Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s, New Orleans (2014-2015)
• Racial Reconciliation Commission member
• Union of Black Episcopalians member
• Secretary of Province II (2009-2012)
• General Convention Deputy for Diocese of the Virgin Islands in 2006, 2009, 2012

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected
David Cramer

David Cramer

All Souls Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Junior Warden, All Souls, New Orleans
• Delegate to Diocesan Annual Convention

Julio Figueroa (Elected)

Julio Figueroa (Elected)

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Senior Warden of Christ Church Cathedral
• Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral
• Lambeth House Board Member

Joel Webb

Joel Webb

Chapel of the Holy Comforter, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Member of the Advisory Board of Chapel of the Holy Comforter
• Stewardship Committee, Chapel of the Holy Comforter
• Middle School Formation Teacher, Chapel of the Holy Comforter

Executive Board: 1 Clergy, 2 Lay

The role of the Executive Board is to manage the business affairs of the Diocese. The Board acts for Convention between meetings of Convention. The Board receives reports on the work of Diocesan committees and commissions as needed and in order to implement and carry out the programs and policies adopted by Convention. Among the duties of the Board are preparation of a proposed budget to Convention, review of Diocesan financial statements during the budget year, consideration and approval of real estate transactions involving Diocesan property and election of members to the Assessment Review Committee and the Budget Committee. Candidates for the Executive Board should be willing to commit to attendance at Board meetings and the Board retreat and willing and able to contribute their time and talents to the work of the Board between meetings.

 

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected
The Rev. John Craft (Elected)

The Rev. John Craft (Elected)

Chapel of the Holy Comforter, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Chaplain, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans
• Executive Board as a lay member

Lay Nominees – 2 to be elected
Penny Dralle (Elected)

Penny Dralle (Elected)

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry at St. George’s, New Orleans
• Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. George’s, New Orleans
• Choir at St. George’s, New Orleans
• Finance Committee at St. George’s, New Orleans

Shirley Young (Elected)

Shirley Young (Elected)

St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry at St. James, Baton Rouge (2012-2015)
• Member of the Strategic Planning Committee at St. James, Baton Rouge
• Head of Lector Committee, St. James, Baton Rouge
• Chairman, Outreach Committee, St. James, Baton Rouge
• EfM

Sewanee Board of Trustees: 1 Lay

The University of the South has, as part of its governing system, two boards —— the Board of Reagents and the Board of Trustees. The Board of Regents is somewhat like a vestry, and handles much of the fiduciary responsibility of the school. The Board of Trustees, on the other hand, is a board of people that are interested in promoting the University and its Seminary. In turn, they are to be agents of information for those in their dioceses. The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees usually occurs in late October, when new members are installed , when honorary degrees are given, and the business of the board occurs. Each diocese has one clerical and two lay representatives. The term is for three years. The by-laws of the university do stipulate that some actions of the Regents must be approved by the Trustees.

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected
Jason Akers (Elected)

Jason Akers (Elected)

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Chancellor, St. Paul’s, New Orleans
• Team Leader, Stewardship Team, St. Paul’s
• Usher / Greeter, St. Paul’s
• President, St. Paul’s Homecoming Center Board
• President, St. Paul’s School Men’s Club
• Convention delegate

Maggie Devine

Maggie Devine

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Choir, St. George’s
• Healing / Prayer Minister, St. George’s
• Lector, St. George’s
• Episcopal Church Women

Carol Magendie

Carol Magendie

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Choir, St. George’s
• Lay Reader, St. George’s
• Episcopal Church Women

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Lector, Historic St. Luke’s
• Eucharistic Minister, Historic St. Luke’s
• Finance & Development Committee, Historic St. Luke’s

Disciplinary Board: 1 Clergy, 2 Lay

See Diocesan Canon 28 for further details.

Eligibility: There shall be a Disciplinary Board consisting of nine persons, five of whom shall be Priests or Deacons canonically resident in The Diocese and four of whom shall be lay persons who are adult confirmed communicants in good standing of a Parish or Mission in union with The Convention of The Diocese. No member of the Executive Board, the Standing Committee or The Bishop’s staff shall be eligible elected or serve as a member of the Board. No Chancellor or Vice-chancellor of The Diocese and no person serving as Advisor, Conciliator, Church Attorney, Intake Officer or Investigator shall be eligible to be elected or serve as a member of the Board.

Term: The Members of the Board shall serve for a term of three years. Terms shall be staggered so that one-third of the Board is reelected each year. A member of the Board shall not serve for longer than two successive three-year terms, but shall be eligible for election to the Board after having been a non-member for one Convention year. Each term shall run until the conclusion of the annual meeting of The Convention held three years following the date of the member’s election.

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected
The Rev. Stephen Crawford (Elected)

The Rev. Stephen Crawford (Elected)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Franklin

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, St. Mary’s, Franklin

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected
George Bond

George Bond

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Lector, St. George’s
• Lay Eucharistic Minister, St. George’s

Thomas Forbes

Thomas Forbes

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry / Senior Warden, St. George’s
• Lay Eucharistist Minister, St. George’s
• Delegate to 2015 Diocesan Convention

Dave Foster (Elected)

Dave Foster (Elected)

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry / Senior Warden, St. Margaret’s

Nicole Hammill (Elected)

Nicole Hammill (Elected)

All Souls Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Treasurer, All Souls, New Orleans

General Convention Deputation: 4 Clergy, 4 Lay, 4 Alternate Clergy, 4 Alternate Lay

Election: Each Diocese is entitled to elect four Lay and four Clerical Deputies to attend General Convention. Each Diocese may also elect Alternate Deputies in each of the Lay and Clerical orders. The Diocese of Louisiana elects up to four Alternates in each order. A person may choose to be nominated for election as an Alternate but not be nominated for election as a Deputy.

Qualifications: Lay Deputies and Alternates must be confirmed adult (age 18 or older) communicants in good standing of a congregation of the Diocese of Louisiana. Clerical Deputies and Alternates must be priests or deacons canonically resident in the Diocese of Louisiana.

Duties and Expectations: Deputies and Alternates are expected to spend substantial time reviewing information (including Bluebook reports) relevant to each area in which votes will be cast at General Convention. There are typically about 20 areas, including Constitution and Canons, Music and Liturgy, Budget, World Mission, Church Pension Fund, Congregational Vitality, Evangelism and other areas. The Deputies and Alternates who will be attending General Convention typically divide the review of materials among themselves and meet several times during the year to discuss the issues. The number of meetings is determined in part by the number and complexity of issues anticipated at the upcoming Convention.

Province IV Synod: As part of their preparation for General Convention, Deputies and First Alternates are expected to attend the meetings of Province IV Synod in 2017 and 2018 held at Kanuga Conference Center, typically during the first week of June. The Diocese pays reasonable expenses for Deputies and First Alternates attending Province IV Synod meetings. Second, Third and Fourth Alternates may attend at their own expense. General Convention. Deputies and First Alternates are expected to attend and participate in General Convention, to be held July 5-13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. They will meet regularly during Convention to discuss important issues and upcoming votes. Deputies selected to serve on Legislative Committees are expected to attend the meetings of their Committees. Deputies and the First Alternates are expected to attend the Legislative Committee meetings for the areas they have been researching and report important issues and developments to the rest of the Deputation. The Diocese pays reasonable expenses for Deputies and First Alternates attending General Convention. Second, Third and Fourth Alternates may attend at their own expense.

Communications with Diocese: During General Convention Deputies and First Alternates are encouraged but not required to communicate important developments back to the Diocese via email to the Diocesan Communications Coordinator or via social media. After Convention the Deputation is required by Canons I.1.4(b) and (c) of the Canons of The General Convention of the Episcopal Church to report to the Diocese the actions taken at General Convention.

Clerical Nominees – 4 delegates and 4 alternates to be elected
The Rev. Sharon Alexander (Elected - First Alternate)

The Rev. Sharon Alexander (Elected - First Alternate)

Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, Trinity, Baton Rouge
• Baton Rouge Interfaith Federation
• Board of Trustees, Episcopal School (ex officio)
• Executive Board (2012-2015)
• Chair of Dispatch of Business for Diocesan Convention
• Happening Clergy Chaplain
• Assist diocese with drafting of various policies
• Deputy to General Convention 2015 (Chair of EDOLA Deputation)
• Member of the Episcopal Church Legislative Committee on Governance & Structure, Constitution & Canons
• Representative of the President of the House of Deputies to the Task Force on the Episcopacy (2016-2018)

The Rev. Tommy Dillon (Elected - Second Alternate)

The Rev. Tommy Dillon (Elected - Second Alternate)

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Priest-in-Charge, St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge
• Executive Council, Diocese of California
• Diocese Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Diocese of California
• General Theological Seminary Board of Trustees
• Wild Goose Festival Board of Trustees

The Very Rev. Richard Easterling (Elected - Deputy)

The Very Rev. Richard Easterling (Elected - Deputy)

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, St. George’s, New Orleans
• Dean, Uptown New Orleans Deanery
• Member of the St. George’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees
• Chaplain to St. George’s Episcopal School
• Ward Superior to the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (Joan of Arc Ward)
• Member of the Commission on Ministry
• Convener of the Nomination Committee for the 179th Diocesan Convention
• Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative Board of Trustees
• Priest Associate of our Lady of Walsingham
• Head of the Eucharistic Worship Committee for National Association of the Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference, New Orleans, 2016

The Very Rev. A.J. Heine (Elected - Deputy)

The Very Rev. A.J. Heine (Elected - Deputy)

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Metairie

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, St. Augustine, Metairie
• Dean of the Jefferson Deanery
• Member of the Standing Committee
• Lambeth House Board of Directors
• Episcopal Community Services Board
• Deputy to the 78th General Convention

 

The Rev. Harry Jenkins

The Rev. Harry Jenkins

Christ Episcopal Church, Slidell

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, Christ Church, Slidell
• Member Solomon Episcopal Conference Center Board of Directors

 

Deacon Charmaine Kathmann

Deacon Charmaine Kathmann

Non-Parochial Deacon

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Former Deacon at St. Mark’s, Harvey,  and St. John’s, Kenner
• Children’s Art Ministry at St. John’s, Kenner
• Veteran’s Ministry at St. John’s, Kenner

 

The Rev. Doug Lasiter

The Rev. Doug Lasiter

St. John's Episcopal Church, Thibodaux & Trinity Episcopal Church, Morgan City

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Rector, St. Johns, Thibidaux, and Trinity, Morgan City
• Standing Committee Member

The Rev. Anne Maxwell (Elected - Deputy)

The Rev. Anne Maxwell (Elected - Deputy)

Christ Episcopal Church, Covington

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Associate Rector, Christ Church, Covington (2009 – Present)
• CPR Women’s Retreat Leadership Team & Retreat Presenter
• Transitions in Progress (New Clergy Group)
• Member of the Commission on Ministry
• Deputy to the 78th General Convention

The Rev. Edward Thompson (Elected - Deputy)

The Rev. Edward Thompson (Elected - Deputy)

All Souls Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Priest-in-Charge of All Souls, New Orleans, since 2013
• Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s, New Orleans (2014-2015)
• Racial Reconciliation Commission member
• Union of Black Episcopalians member
• Secretary of Province II (2009-2012)
• General Convention Deputy for Diocese of the Virgin Islands in 2006, 2009, 2012

The Rev. Peter Kang - Nominated From the Floor (Elected - Third Alternate)

The Rev. Peter Kang - Nominated From the Floor (Elected - Third Alternate)

Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francisville

Recent Church Responsibilities:

Lay Nominees – 4 delegates and 4 alternates to be elected
Lindsey Ardrey (Elected)

Lindsey Ardrey (Elected)

St. George's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Children & Youth Ministry Director, St. George’s, New Orleans
• School Chaplaincy, St. George’s Episcopal School
• Altar Guild, St. George’s, New Orleans
• Education for Ministry Student
• Co-chair for the Diocesan Commission for Racial Reconciliation
• Safeguarding God’s Children Trainer

Carolyn Harris (Elected)

Carolyn Harris (Elected)

Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Eucharistic Minister to the Sick, Historic St Luke’s, New Orleans
• Member of the Union of Black Episcopalians

Nancy Murray

Nancy Murray

All Souls Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Altar Guild, All Souls, New Orleans
• Flower Arranger, All Souls, New Orleans
• Tutor for After School Program, All Souls, New Orleans

John Musser (Elected)

John Musser (Elected)

Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry / Senior Warden, Trinity Church, New Orleans
• Building and Grounds Committee, Trinity Church, New Orleans
• Lay Reader & Chalice Bearer, Trinity Church, New Orleans
• Vincent Memorial Legacy (VML) Committee, Trinity, New Orleans
• Budget Committee, Trinity, New Orleans
• Trinity Episcopal School Board Member
• Member of the Executive Board
• Expansion Committee
• Lay Reader for Church of the Good Shepherd
• Deputy to General Convention, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015
• Vice Chair, Social & Urban Affairs 2012

Freddy Perriott

Freddy Perriott

Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Vestry Member, Historic St. Luke’s, New Orleans
• Laymen’s League, Historic St. Luke’s, New Orleans
• Eucharist Minister, Historic St. Luke’s, New Orleans
• Choir, Historic St. Luke’s, New Orleans
• Delegate to Diocesan Convention

Ed Starns (Elected)

Ed Starns (Elected)

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge

Recent Church Responsibilities:
• Choir, St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge
• Board of Trustees, Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
• Treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (2004-2009)
• Church Pension Fund Trustee (2009-2015)
• Chair of the Audit Committee, Church Penion Fund (2012-2015)
• General Convention Deputy 2015

Ann Ball - Nominated from the Floor (Elected - First Alternate)

Ann Ball - Nominated from the Floor (Elected - First Alternate)

All Saints Episcopal Church, River Ridge

Recent Church Responsibilities:

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