Executive Board

(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)

Members of the Executive Board

Ex-officio with Vote

  • President of the Board: The Rt. Rev. Shannon Rogers Duckworth
  • President of Standing Committee: The Rev. Bobby Hadzor (Trinity Church, New Orleans)
  • Secretary of the Diocese: Marsha Wade (St. James, Baton Rouge)
  • Treasurer of the Diocese: Keith Crawford (Trinity Church, New Orleans)

 Elected Members with Vote

Class of 2021-2024

  • The Rev. Lynn Hooks (St. Paul’s Holy Trinity, New Roads, and St. Mary’s, Morganza)
  • Dr. Jeanne Robertson (St. Paul’s, New Orleans)

Class of 2022-2024

  • The Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin (Historic St. Luke’s, New Orleans; Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana)
  • Nancy Stich (Trinity Church, Baton Rouge)
  • Mark Williamson (Trinity Church New Orleans)

Class of 2023-2026

  • The Rev. Stephanie Fox (St. George’s, New Orleans)
  • Penny Bankston (Christ Church, Covington)
  • Olin G. Parker (St. Andrew’s, New Orleans)

Appointed With Vote

  • Anita Byrne
  • David Warrington

Ex-officio Without Vote


  • Cove Geary

 Heads of Diocesan Schools & Chairs of School Boards

  • Head of School, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge: Carrie Steakley
  • School Board Chair, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge: T’Lane Field
  • Head of School, St. Martin’s: Whitney Samuel Drennan
  • School Board Chair, St. Martin’s: Michael F. Nicholadis

Staff Support Without Vote

  • Canon to the Ordinary: The Rev. Canon Morgan MacIntire
  • Missioner for Congregational Development: The Rev. Canon Allison Reid
  • Diocesan Administrator: Chris Speed