Convention Nominations

Deadline to submit nominees for elections at Convention is October 3, 2017. 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

Marsha Wade

St. James, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Board, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation; St. James Stewardship Committee; Adult Christian Education teacher; Centering Prayer leader; Secretary of the Diocese; Vice Chancellor of the Diocese, Chair, Constitution & Canons Committee
Current Employment: Attorney, Information Development, LLC

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

Les Bradfield

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Vestry member; former senior warden; usher
Current Employment: Sector Technology Solutions

Standing Committee: 1 Clerical, 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. Fred Devall

The Rev. Fred Devall

St. Martin's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Rector; Active in East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association; Standing Committee; Board of Trustees St. Martin’s School; Deputy to General Convention (2000, 2003, 2009, 2015); Working on D Min at Sewanee
Current Employment: Rector, St. Martin’s

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected

Executive Board: 1 Clerical, 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. Ashley Freeman

The Rev. Ashley Freeman

St. Patrick's, Zachary

Church Leadership: Rector; Assist with Baton Rouge Deanery Meetings
Current Employment: Rector, St. Patrick’s

Lay Nominees – 2 to be elected
Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

St. Anna's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Thurifer; Convener, Discernment Committee at St. Anna’s; Member of the Assessment Committee (2016-2017); Member, Racial Reconciliation Commission (2016-2017); Secretary of the Union of Black Episcopalians (2015); Education for Ministry (2015-2017)
Current Employment: Consultant and Coach, Lauren C. Anderson Coaching and Consulting Services, LLC

Jonathan Bauman

Jonathan Bauman

St. John's, Thibodaux

Church Leadership: LEM; usher; vestry member
Current Employment: Teacher and coach, St. James High School

Owen Cope

Owen Cope

St. Luke's, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: LEM; choir; vestry; Stephen Ministry
Current Employment: retired

Fred McCullogh

St. Mark's, Harvey

Church Leadership: Senior warden
Current Employment:

Joel Webb

Joel Webb

Chapel of the Holy Comforter, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Member of the Advisory Board of the Chapel of the Holy Comforter; Chair of the Stewardship Committee; Middle School Christian Formation Teacher
Current Employment: Faculty at University of New Orleans

Sewanee Board of Trustees: 1 Clerical

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.

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected
The Rev. Ralph Howe

The Rev. Ralph Howe

St. James, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Various committees; University of the South Trustee
Current Employment: Senior Associate Rector and Day School Chaplain, St. James

Disciplinary Board: 3 Clerical

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 – 3 to be elected

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