2018 STANDING COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM
This form is due no later than JANUARY 8, 2018
*The Rev. Barry Crow | St. Andrew's, Destin | 2018
**Mr. Vincent Currie | Christ Church, Pensacola | 2018
**Mrs. Lynn Ferren | St. Patrick's, Panama City | 2018
*Mr. Al Richey | St. Simon's, Fort Walton Beach | 2018
***The Rev. Margaret Shepard | St. Andrew's, Panama City | 2018
Mrs. Kris Branch | Good Shepherd, Mobile | 2019
The Very Rev. Beverly Gibson | Christ Church Cathedral | 2019
The Rev. Greg Hein | St. Jude's, Niceville | 2019
Mr. Joe McDaniel | Christ Church, Pensacola | 2019
Mr. Gary Moore | St. Paul's, Daphne | 2019
Harry Hall | Nativity, Dothan | 2020
The Rev. Cynthia Howard | St. Mary's, Andalusia | 2020
Britt Landrum | Holy Cross, Pensacola | 2020
The Rev. Mark McDonald | Advent, Lillian | 2020
Becky Taylor-Scott | Nativity, Dothan | 2020
*Rotating off at this convention with successor nominated by the bishop.
**Rotating off at this convention with successor nominated by delegates.
***Completing the term of the Rev. Reid McCormick
The Standing Committee is the body of lay and clergy members of the Diocese authorized by the Canons of the Episcopal Church as the Bishop’s Council of Advice; members are elected by the annual Diocesan Convention or appointed by the Bishop. The Standing Committee’s major responsibility is to serve as the Bishop’s Council of Advice; they also have responsibilities involving such varied matters as the disposition of property, the election and consecration of bishops, ecclesiastical discipline as defined in Title IV, and the approval of candidates for ordained ministry. Each year new clergy & lay members are elected / appointed to replace retiring members or vacant terms.
Standing Committee members should have:
• Leadership experience within their congregations
• A working understanding of the polity of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese
• Good listening skills. Ability to work with others in a collaborative manner. Ability to deal with difficult and confidential matters. Prayerful presence.
Expectations of members:
• Attend Standing Committee Meetings (5-6 per year scheduled on weekdays); come prepared and engage.
• Provide liaison support to your assigned committee / commission
• Participate in the life of the Diocese; attend Diocesan Convention and regional events
• Support the Bishop as needed in an advisory capacity
• About 3 hours for bi-monthly committee meetings; up to 2-3 hours a month for liaison responsibilities with other committees.
Person must be an elected, certified delegate to convention in order to nominate another for Standing Committee
Nominator email address
Nominator congregation name and city
(i.e. St. Mary's, Andalusia)
Nominee email address
Nominee congregation name and city
Nominee mailing address
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Photo of Nominee
Please upload a clear headshot image of the nominee. This photo will be printed in the Convention booklet along with the nominee bio.
Describe experiences and positions you have, or currently hold, in the church and the world that will have helped you prepare for serving in this position.
What, in your opinion, are the greatest opportunities and challenges facing the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast at this time?
What sustains you in your spiritual life?