Convention Nominations

The deadline to submit nominees for elections at Convention is September 24, 2020.

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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, 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; 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 

Alan Brackett (Elected)

Alan Brackett (Elected)

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Vestry; Senior Warden; Finance Committee; Assessment Review Committee
Current Employment:  Attorney

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. Bobby Hadzor (Elected)

The Rev. Bobby Hadzor (Elected)

Trinity Church, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Chaplain of Trinity School since 2012; Assisting Priest at Trinity Church since 2018
Current Employment: Chaplain, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans

 

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected

Alfonso Eenesto Martinez (Elected)

Alfonso Eenesto Martinez (Elected)

St. Michael’s, Mandeville

Church Leadership: Sr. Warden, Vestry
Current Employment: Target

 

Executive Board: 1 Clerical, 2 Lay

The Executive Board shall have charge of the development and prosecution of the work of the Church, subject to the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese and to the direction of The Convention. It shall have the power and authority to implement and carry out the programs and policies adopted by The Convention and to act for The Convention between meetings thereof, except where the authority is reserved to the Standing Committee. The Bishop shall be the executive head of all such work, and the Board shall assist the Bishop in the administration thereof. (Canon 7.1)

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Very Rev. Tommy Dillon (Elected)

The Very Rev. Tommy Dillon (Elected)

St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge / Church of the Nativity, Rosedale

Church Leadership: Dean of the Baton Rouge Deanery; Together Baton Rouge/Louisiana; Stewardship Working Group, General Convention Deputy (Alternate); Board of Trustees, The General Theological Seminary & Board Wild Goose Festival
Current Employment: Rector, St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge; Priest –in-Charge, Church of the Nativity, Rosedale

 

Lay Nominees – 2 to be elected

Brother Todd van Alstyne (Elected)

Brother Todd van Alstyne (Elected)

St. Anna’s, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Treasurer/Warden, Church of the Advent, Chicago; Director of Adult Education, Church of the Atonement, Chicago; Bishop and Trustees, Diocese of Chicago; Commission on Ministry and Bishop’s Chaplain, Diocese of Louisiana, Anglican Order of Preachers (Anglican Dominican Friar)
Current Employment: Poppy Bank

 

James Edward Wingate (Elected)

James Edward Wingate (Elected)

St. Francis, Denham Springs

Church Leadership: Safety and Security Manager; Vestry member, St Francis, Junior Warden, St. Francis; Master Site Planning Committee, St. Francis, Usher, Eucharisti Minister; EFM Graduate
Current Employment: Retired

Sewanee Board of Trustees: 1 Clergy

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. Robert Beazley (Elected)

The Rev. Robert Beazley (Elected)

St. Michael’s, Mandeville

Church Leadership: Rector, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church; Board Member, Samaritan Center; Chair, Dio. Stewardship Committee; Emergency & Preparedness Coordinator; Inclusive Louisiana; Commission for Racial Healing; Angola Prison Ministry; Alumni Council, School of Theology, University of the South
Current Employment: Rector, St. Michael’s, Mandeville

 

The Rev. Gina Brewster-Jenkins

The Rev. Gina Brewster-Jenkins

St. Paul’s, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Family Promise; School Chaplain; Supply Priest; Chaplain Mentor, National Association of Episcopal Schools; Summa Debate Camp Director at University of the South, Sewanee.
Current Employment: Chaplain, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, New Orleans

 

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

The Rev. Gina Brewster-Jenkins (Elected)

The Rev. Gina Brewster-Jenkins (Elected)

St. Paul’s, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Family Promise; School Chaplain; Supply Priest; Chaplain Mentor, National Association of Episcopal Schools; Summa Debate Camp Director at University of the South, Sewanee.
Current Employment: Chaplain, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, New Orleans

 

The Rev. Chris Duncan (Elected)

The Rev. Chris Duncan (Elected)

St. James, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Rector
Current Employment: Rector, St. James, Baton Rouge

The Rev. John Pitzer (Elected)

The Rev. John Pitzer (Elected)

Trinity Church, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Co-chair, Community Mission Appeal; Co-chair, Inclusive Louisiana
Current Employment: Associate Rector, Trinity Church, New Orleans

 

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