Standing Committee

Functions of the Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Louisiana consists of 5 lay members and 5 clergy members of the diocese elected by The Convention and authorized by the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.

  • Fulfill all functions required of it by the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church & of the Diocese
  • Acts as Council of Advice to the Bishop
  • Serves as the Ecclesiastical Authority when there is no Bishop

Members of the Standing Committee

Class of 2013 – 2017
  • The Rev’d Ralph Howe (St. James, Baton Rouge)
  • John Girault, Jr.
Class of 2014 – 2018
  • Chair: The Rev’d Bryan Owen (St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge)
  • Rachel Whitley
Class of 2015 – 2019
  • The Rev’d Doug Lasiter (St. John’s, Thibodaux & Trinity, Morgan City)
  • Katherine Martin (St. James, Baton Rouge)
Class of 2016 – 2020
  • The Rev’d Rob Courtney (St. Paul’s, New Orleans)
  • Julio Figueroa (Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans)

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