Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry consist of not more than twenty-one members and is composed of Presbyters, Deacons, and members of the laity. Members of the Commission on Ministry are appointed by the Bishop. The Commission on Ministry, as outlined in the Episcopal Church canons, is charged with assisting the Bishop “in determining present and future needs for ministry in the diocese”, “in enlisting and selecting persons for Holy Orders”, and making recommendations to the Bishop.

Members of the Commission on Ministry

Members, ex-officio

  • The Rt. Rev Morris Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana

Class of 2018-2021

  • The Rev. Paul Bailey, Chair (Grace Memorial, Hammond)
  • Mike Gaudet (St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge)
  • The Rev. Dennis Ryan (Christ Church, Covington)
  • Tom Wade (St. James, Baton Rouge)

Class of 2019-2022

  • The Rev. Jay Angerer (All Saints’, River Ridge)

Class of 2020-2023

  • Deacon JoAnn Garma (retired)
  • The Rev. Watson Lamb (Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans)
  • The Rev. Liz-Embler Beazley (St. Paul’s, New Orleans)
  • The Rev. Skully Knight (Episcopal School of Baton Rouge)
  • Brother Todd van Alstyne (St. Anna’s, New Orleans)


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