Convention Nominations

Deadline to submit nominees for elections at Convention was October 1, 2019. 

Nomination Form 182nd Annual Convention

 

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)

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.

 

Lay Nominees – 1 to be elected

Jennifer Johnson (ELECTED)

Jennifer Johnson (ELECTED)

Trinity Church, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Trinity Vestry Member; Senior Warden (2012- 2013);; Junior Warden (2016-2017); Trinity Finance Committee Member (2012-present; Member, Trinity Building and Grounds Committee (2013-present); Member, Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge (2015-present); Co-chair, Greater Baton Rouge Hunger Walk (2016-present); Chair, Trinity “World of Words” Book Study Group (2014-present); Chair, Trinity Loving Stitches Ministry (2015-present); Chair, Grace Notes Ministry (2015-present); Member, Daughters of the King (2017-present); Member, Trinity Altar Guild (2013-present); Member, Trinity Parish Life Committee (2013-2018); Diocesan Executive Board (2014-2017)
Current Employment: Business Owner

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Rev. Morgan MacIntire (ELECTED)

The Rev. Morgan MacIntire (ELECTED)

Christ Church, Covington

Church Leadership: Teacher; Chaplain; Board Member at Christ Episcopal School; Director of West 30s Redemption Company Board; Half term on the Standing Committee; Diocesan Assessment Review Committee
Current Employment: Associate Rector, Christ Church, Covington

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

Felicia H. “FiFi”  Higgins

Felicia H. “FiFi” Higgins

Chapel of the Holy Comforter, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Senior Warden
Current Employment: Retired; Former Hearing Office, Juvenile Court

Nancy Hubbard (ELECTED)

Nancy Hubbard (ELECTED)

Church Leadership:  EFM, St. James Vestry
Current Employment: CPA

 

Tom Oliver (ELECTED)

Tom Oliver (ELECTED)

St. Paul's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Senior Warden; Executive Board
Current Employment: Virtual Business Solutions, Inc.

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

The Rev. Chris Golding (ELECTED)

The Rev. Chris Golding (ELECTED)

St. Luke's, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Examining Chaplain in the Diocese of Hawaii (2018); Chaplain to Annual Conference of the ECCC (2017)
Current Employment: Associate Priest, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School

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

M. Jason Akers

M. Jason Akers

St. Paul's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Parish Chancellor; Stewardship Team Leader; Lector; Greeter; Usher; Altar Server; Eucharistic Minister; Trustee, University of the South; Committee of Stewardship Consultants; Convention Delegate
Current Employment: Attorney, Foley & Judell, L.L.P

Christina Vial Comer (ELECTED)

Christina Vial Comer (ELECTED)

St. Andrew's, Paradis

Church Leadership: Warden; Recent Associate Alumni Trustee to the University of the South and Chair of the Church Relations Committee
Current Employment: Opus Opera

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

Dave Foster (ELECTED)

Dave Foster (ELECTED)

St. Margaret's, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Senior Warden, St. Margaret’s; Disciplinary Board (2016-present)
Current Employment: Retired

Campbell E. Wallace (ELECTED)

Campbell E. Wallace (ELECTED)

St. Martin's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Chairman, Capital Campaign Committee at St. Martin’s; Senior Warden and Chacellor (3 times)
Current Employment: Attorney, Frilot, LLC

Clerical Nominees – 1 to be elected

To be announced after October 1. 

The Rev. Stephen Crawford (ELECTED)

The Rev. Stephen Crawford (ELECTED)

St. Mary's, Franklin

Church Leadership: Disciplinary Board (2016-present)
Current Employment: Rector, St. Mary’s, Franklin

General Convention Deputies

Election: Each Diocese is entitled to elect four Lay and four Clerical Deputies to attend General Convention. Each Diocese may also elect Alternate Deputies in each of the Lay and Clerical orders. The Diocese of Louisiana elects up to four Alternates in each order. A person may choose to be nominated for election as an Alternate but not be nominated for election as a Deputy.

Qualifications: Lay Deputies and Alternates must be confirmed adult (age 18 or older) communicants in good standing of a congregation of the Diocese of Louisiana. Clerical Deputies and Alternates must be priests or deacons canonically resident in the Diocese of Louisiana.

Duties and Expectations: Deputies and Alternates are expected to spend substantial time reviewing information (including Bluebook reports) relevant to each area in which votes will be cast at General Convention. There are typically about 20 areas, including Constitution and Canons, Music and Liturgy, Budget, World Mission, Church Pension Fund, Congregational Vitality, Evangelism and other areas. The Deputies and Alternates who will be attending General Convention typically divide the review of materials among themselves and meet several times during the year to discuss the issues. The number of meetings is determined in part by the number and complexity of issues anticipated at the upcoming Convention.

Province IV Synod: As part of their preparation for General Convention, Deputies and First Alternates are expected to attend the meetings of Province IV Synod in 2020 and 2021 held at Kanuga Conference Center, typically during the first week of June. The Diocese pays reasonable expenses for Deputies and First Alternates attending Province IV Synod meetings. Second, Third and Fourth Alternates may attend at their own expense. General Convention. Deputies and First Alternates are expected to attend and participate in General Convention, to be held June 30-July 9, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland. They will meet regularly during Convention to discuss important issues and upcoming votes. Deputies selected to serve on Legislative Committees are expected to attend the meetings of their Committees. Deputies and the First Alternates are expected to attend the Legislative Committee meetings for the areas they have been researching and report important issues and developments to the rest of the Deputation. The Diocese pays reasonable expenses for Deputies and First Alternates attending General Convention. Second, Third and Fourth Alternates may attend at their own expense.

Communications with Diocese: During General Convention Deputies and First Alternates are encouraged but not required to communicate important developments back to the Diocese via email to the Diocesan Communications Coordinator or via social media. After Convention the Deputation is required by Canons I.1.4(b) and (c) of the Canons of The General Convention of the Episcopal Church to report to the Diocese the actions taken at General Convention.

Upcoming Dates:
June 3-5, 2020 – Province IV Synod at Kanuga
June 2-4, 2021 – Province IV Synod at Kanuga
June 30-July 9, 2021 – General Convention in Baltimore

Clerical Nominees – 4 Deputies and 4 Alternates to be elected

The Rev. Regina “Gina” Brewster Jenkins   (ELECTED 3rd Alternate)

The Rev. Regina “Gina” Brewster Jenkins (ELECTED 3rd Alternate)

St. Paul's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: School Chaplain and Religion Teacher; Family Promise Volunteer; Lead Bible Study; Diocesan Youth Ministry; Supply Clergy and Preach; SUMMA Theological Debate Camp Director / Chaplain at Sewanee; EYE; PYEIV; Attend General Convention in 2018 as a visitor
Current Employment: Chaplain, St. Paul’s Episcopal School

 

The Rev. Deacon Joseph "Joey" Clavijo   (ELECTED 4th Alternate)

The Rev. Deacon Joseph "Joey" Clavijo (ELECTED 4th Alternate)

St. George's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Parochial Deacon; Chair of the Diocesan Environmental Commission
Current Employment: Deacon, St. George’s, New Orleans

The Rev. Fred Devall (ELECTED Deputy)

The Rev. Fred Devall (ELECTED Deputy)

St. Martin's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Member, Standing Committee; Trustee, St. Martin’s Episcopal School; General Convention (2000, 2003, 2009, and 2015)
Current Employment: Rector, St. Martin’s, Metairie

The Rev. Tommy Dillon, II   (ELECTED 2nd Alternate)

The Rev. Tommy Dillon, II (ELECTED 2nd Alternate)

St. Margaret's, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: Together Baton Rouge Executive Committee; Co-leader of the Transitions in Progress group for newly ordained and new clergy in the Diocese of Louisiana; Clergy Alternate to General Convention (2018); Racial Reconciliation Commission; Inclusive Louisiana Committee; Diocesan Stewardship Consultant; Prison Ministry Program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary; General Theological Seminary Board of Trustees; Wild Goose Festival Board Member; Member Gathering of Leaders
Current Employment: Rector, St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge

The Very Rev. Richard Easterling (ELECTED Deputy)

The Very Rev. Richard Easterling (ELECTED Deputy)

St. George's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Rural Dean of Uptown New Orleans; Member of St. George’s Episcopal School Board; Chaplain to St. George’s Episcopal School; Ward Superior of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament –Joan of Arc Ward; The Commission on Ministry; Chair of Courtesy for Diocesan Convention; Deputy of General Convention (2018); Priest Associate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Current Employment: Rector, St. George’s, New Orleans

The Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley  (ELECTED 1st Alternate)

The Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley (ELECTED 1st Alternate)

St. Paul's, New Orleans

Church Leadership:  Member of the Commission on Ministry; Commission on Racial Reconciliation; Diocesan Youth Ministry; Young Adult Ministry
Current Employment: Associate for Congregation Development; St. Paul’s, New Orleans

The Very Rev. A.J. Heine (ELECTED Deputy)

The Very Rev. A.J. Heine (ELECTED Deputy)

St. Augustine's, Metairie

Church Leadership: Dean of the Jefferson Deanery; Member of the Executive Board; Board Member, Advent House; Deputy to General Convention (2015, 2018)
Current Employment: Rector, St. Augustine’s, Metairie

The Rev. Canon Shannon Manning (ELECTED Deputy)

The Rev. Canon Shannon Manning (ELECTED Deputy)

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Church Leadership: Canon to the Ordinary since 2013; Chair of the Province IV Transition Officers Group; Co-Chair of the Transition in Progress group for newly ordained clergy in the Diocese of Louisiana; Secretary of Elections, Diocese of Louisiana; Client Council Board, The Church Pension Group; Gathering of Leaders; founding member and chair of the Young Adult Discernment Group, Diocese of Mississippi; Chair of Liturgy and Worship, Diocese of Mississippi; Attended General Conventions in 2018 and 2015 as a visitor/support for the delegation from the Diocese of Louisiana
Current Employment: Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Lay Nominees – 4  Deputies & 4 Alternate Deputies to be elected

 

Bailey Alexander (ELECTED Deputy)

Bailey Alexander (ELECTED Deputy)

St. John, Thibodaux

Church Leadership: LEM, Acolyte, and Choir
Current Employment: Student

Carolyne Harris (ELECTED Deputy)

Carolyne Harris (ELECTED Deputy)

St. Luke's, New Orleans

Church Leadership: St. Luke’s Annual Meeting Coordinator; Vestry Member, St. Luke’s, New Orleans; Junior Warden (2017); Vice President Curtis Cisco Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, ECW Member; St. Michael’s Church Senior Living Ministry; Committee, Gaudet Committee (2017-2018); General Convention Deputy (2018); Participant in Meetings Deputies of Color to General Convention; Attended Province IV Synods (2017-2018)
Current Employment: Self Employed Insurance Representative

John Musser   (ELECTED 1st Alternate)

John Musser (ELECTED 1st Alternate)

Trinity Church, New Orleans

Church Leadership: Senior Warden, Vestry, Trinity Church; Layreader and Chalice Bearer; VML Committee; Legal Services Chair; Trinity Building & Ground Committee; Men’s Bible Study; Trinity Rector Search Committee; Executive Committee (12+ years) and served as Vice-Chair under Bishop Jenkins; General Convention Deputy (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018); Deputation Chair 2018; General Convention Social Justice Committee Member (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018; Vice Chair 2012)
Current Employment: Attorney

Dorothea Suthon (ELECTED Deputy)

Dorothea Suthon (ELECTED Deputy)

St. Augustine's, Metairie

Church Leadership: St. Augustine’s Acolyte Warden (2013-present); Youth Minister (2016-present); St. Augustine’s Vestry (2016-present); Senior Warden (2018); Member, Diocesan Disciplinary Board (2015-present)
Current Employment: Attorney

David Warrington (ELECTED Deputy)

David Warrington (ELECTED Deputy)

St. James, Baton Rouge

Church Leadership: St. James Vestry; Eucharistic Minister; Member, Executive Board; General Convention Deputy (2018)
Current Employment: CFO, Powel Group

Nominated From the Floor of Convention

 

John Sykes (ELECTED 2nd Alternate)

St. James, Baton Rouge

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