Convention Nominations

Deadline to submit nominees for elections at Convention is September 26, 2018. Nominees will be announced in early October.

Download the nomination form here  (Word doc)

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 (Elected)

Marsha Wade (Elected)

Member, 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 of the 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)

Member, 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.

 

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected

Fred McCullogh (Elected)

Fred McCullogh (Elected)

Member, St. Mark's, Harvey

Church Leadership: Senior Warden
Current Employment: VFP Fire Systems

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Rev. John Sloan Miller (Elected)

The Rev. John Sloan Miller (Elected)

Priest-in-Charge, St. Stephen's, Innis

Church Leadership: Executive Board (2014-2017); Budget Committee (current)
Current Employment: Priest-in-Charge, St. Stephen’s, Innis

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)

Lay Nominees – 2 to be elected

John Musser (Elected)

John Musser (Elected)

Member, Trinity, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Men’s Bible Study, Lay REaer, Vestry, Former Senior Warden, VML Committee; Executive Board (12 years), Vice Chair for one term; General Convention Deputy in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2018; Deputation Chair in 2018; Member Social Justice Committee last four General Conventions, Vice Chair in 2012
Current Employment: Attorney
Tom Oliver (Appointed by the Bishop to Serve One Year on the Exectuvie Board)

Tom Oliver (Appointed by the Bishop to Serve One Year on the Exectuvie Board)

Member, St. Paul's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Vestry, Senior Warden, St. Paul’s School Board of Trustees; Technology Ministry
Current Employment: Owner, Virtual Business Solutions
David Warrington (Elected)

David Warrington (Elected)

Member, St. James, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Vestry, Stewardship Committee Chair; Executive Board Current Employment: CFO Powell Group

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Rev. AJ Heine (Elected)

The Rev. AJ Heine (Elected)

Rector, St. Augustine's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Dean of the Jefferson Deanery; Standing Committee, Advent House Board Member; General Convention Deputy (2015, 2018) Member of the Church Pension Fund Committee of the 79th General Convention
Current Employment:  Rector, St. Augustine’s, Metairie

Sewanee Board of Trustees: 1 Lay

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.

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected

Drew Broach (Elected)

Drew Broach (Elected)

Member, All Saints', River Ridge

Church Leadership: Welcome Committee Captain, Lector, Former Senior Warden, Former Rector Search Committee Chairman; Lay Trustee, University of the South (2001-04, 2013-present) Former Convention delegate
Current Employment: Journalist, The Times-Picayune
Ryan Garrity

Ryan Garrity

Member, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Parish Vestry, Choir, Verger, Member of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (Joan of Arc Ward)
Current Employment: Associate Registrar, Tulane University

Disciplinary Board: 1 Clerical; 2 Lay

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.

Lay Nominees – 2 to be elected

Bennett Ford (Elected)

Bennett Ford (Elected)

Member, Trinity Church, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Vestry, School Board/Board of Trustees, Head; Diocesan Disciplinary Board;
Current Employment: Attorney
Dorothea Sutton (Elected)

Dorothea Sutton (Elected)

Member, St. Augustine's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Senior Warden, Acolyte Warden, Youth Group Director
Current Employment: Attorney

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Rev. Stephen Shortess (Elected)

The Rev. Stephen Shortess (Elected)

Priest-in-Charge, St. John's, Thibodaux, and Trinity Church, Morgan City

Church Leadership:
Current Employment: Priest-in-Charge, St. John’s, Thibodaux, and Trinity, Morgan City

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