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, ex-officio
  • The Rt. Rev Morris Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana
    Class of 2017-2020
    • Deacon JoAnn Garma (Retired)
    • The Rev. Watson Lamb (Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans)
    • The Rev. Liz Embler-Beazkey (St. Paul’s, New Orleans)
    Class of 2018-2021
    • The Very Rev Paul Bailey, Chair (Grace Memorial, Hammond)
    • Mike Gaudet (St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge)
    • The Rev. Dennis Ryan (St. Michael’s, Mandeville)
    • Tom Wade (St. James, Baton Rouge)
    Class of 2019-2022
    • The Rev. Jay Angerer (All Saints’, River Ridge)
    • Deacon Charles deGravelles (retired)
    • The Very Rev. Richard Easterling (St. George’s, New Orleans)
    • Deacon Cindy Obier (retired)

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