2020 Leadership and Committees


Provincial Council Delegates

The Synod elects one (1) clergy and two (2) lay persons to serve 5-year terms as members of the Provincial Council. The member of the clergy nominated must be serving either on the Standing Committee or the Diocesan Council at the time of nomination. 

Mrs. Nancy Ford Lay Representative
The Very Rev. Andrew Rowell Clergy Representative
Mr. Jim Barnidge Lay Representative

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (SC) is an elected group of clergy and laypersons who serve to assist the Bishop in effective leadership of the diocese. The SC supports the Bishop the way a vestry supports a rector, and annually reviews the Bishop. The SC also helps review and approve congregation and clergy transfers.  

The Rev. Travis Boline (Chair) Clergy Representative
The Rev. John Wallace Clergy Representative
The Rev. Chris Klukas Clergy Representative
Mr. Jay Woodham Lay Representative
The Hon. Tom Crapps Lay Representative
Ms. Katrina Rolle Lay Representative

Diocesan Council

The Diocesan Council (DC) is an executive body with power to implement policies and programs adopted by Synod. The DC is composed of the Bishop, Secretary, Chancellor, Deans, SC Chair, Treasurer, three clergy (elected), and three laypersons (elected). The Bishop has authority and responsibility for budgetary and fiscal management, but the DC works to propose and submit the budget annually. The DC oversees the work of the Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, and the Constitution & Canons Committee.  

The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebar Bishop
The Rev. Canon Jim McCaslin Canon to the Ordinary
The Rev. Canon Mark DiCristina Canon for Ordination Preparation
The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge Canon for Congregational Health
The Rev. Canon Taylor Bodoh Canon for Church Planting
The Rev. Canon Jessica Jones Canon for Next Generation Discipleship
Mr. Harris Willman Administrator
The Rev. Travis Boline Chair of Standing Committee
Mr. Mose Stuart Chancellor
Mr. Sam Garrison Vice-Chancellor
Mrs. Barbara Bevis Treasurer
The Rev. Lynne Ashmead Diocesan Secretary
The Very Rev. David Trautman Dean of Central Deanery
The Very Rev. Mike McDonald Dean of Northeastern Deanery
The Very Rev. Canon Keith Allen Dean of Southern Deanery
The Very Rev. Andrew Rowell Dean of Western Deanery
The Rev. Gary Blaylock Clergy Representative
Mrs. Michelle Herbst Lay Representative
The Rev. Bill Driscoll Clergy Representative
Mrs. Beth Kirby Lay Representative
The Rev. Taylor Ishii Clergy Representative
Mrs. Karla George Lay Representative

Finance Committee

The Diocesan Finance Committee is appointed by the Bishop and has oversight of the business and financial control methods of all parishes and congregations in the diocese.

Mrs. Barbara Bevis, Chair DRC Treasurer
Mr. Chris McCarthy Chairman
Mr. Clay Tullos Central Deanery
Mr. Ross Wagner Northeastern Deanery
  Southern Deanery
The Rev. Gary Blaylock Western Deanery

Constitution and Canons Committee

The Constitution and Canons Committee consists of three (3) clergy and three (3) lay persons, one member being a practicing attorney, and all appointed by the Bishop with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee. The responsibility of this committee is to consider all proposed amendments to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese as recommended by Diocesan Council. They present proposed amendments to the Synod for vote. Each member serves a three year term.

Mr. Mose Stuart Diocese Chancellor
The Rev. Bill Krizner Clergy Representative
Mrs. Michelle Herbst Lay Representative
The Very Rev. Andrew Rowell Clergy Representative (Chair)
Mr. Sam Garrison Lay Representative (Vice-Chair)
The Rev. Joe Porfideo Clergy Representative
Mr. Bill Norwood Lay Representative

Nominating Committee

(Rotation of Departing Diocesan Council Members)

The Committee on Nominations is charged with developing a slate of candidates for each office to be filled by election at Synod. 

The Rev. Frank Gough Clergy Representative
Mr. Christopher Campbell Lay Representative
The Rev. John Commins Clergy Representative
Mr. Jim Barnidge Lay Representative
The Rev. Gary Blaylock Clergy Representative
Mrs. Michelle Herbst Lay Representative

Ecclesiastical Trial Court

(Elected by Synod)

Mr. Bill Norwood Presiding Judge
The Rev. Daniel Holloway
The Rev. Sudduth Cummings
The Rev. Ann Stewart Hemphill
The Rev. James Manley
Clergy Representatives
Mr. Sam Garrison
Mr. Michael Norris
Mr. Bill Norwood
Lay Representatives