2020 STANDING COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM
This form is due no later than JANUARY 8, 2020

Present Membership

*Harry Hall, Nativity, Dothan | 2020
*The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Howard, St. Mary’s, Andalusia | 2020
Britt Landrum, Jr., Holy Cross, Pensacola | 2020
The Rev. John George, Good Shepherd, Mobile | 2020
Becky Taylor Scott, Nativity, Dothan | 2020

*Sally Crenshaw, Holy Trinity, Pensacola | 2021 Secretary
Tim Gaston, St. Paul’s, Mobile | 2021
Susan Miller, St. Stephen’s, Brewton | 2021
The Rev. David Knight, St. Simon’s, Ft. Walton Beach | 2021
*The Rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard, St. Andrew’s, Panama City | 2021

*The Rev. Bailey Norman, Trinity, Mobile | 2022
*Cris Turnage, St. Cyprian’s, Pensacola | 2022
The Rev. Mary Alice Mathison, Grace, Panama City Beach and St. Thomas by the Sea, Laguna Beach | 2022
Stuart Richeson, St. John’s, Monroeville | 2022
June Linke, Christ Church, Pensacola | 2022


*Rotating off at this convention with successor nominated by the bishop.
**Rotating off at this convention with successor nominated by delegates.
  • Standing Committee

    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, and ecclesiastical discipline as defined in Title IV. 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
  • Time expectations

    • 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
  • (i.e. St. Mary's, Andalusia)
  • Please upload a clear headshot image of the nominee. This photo will be printed in the Convention booklet along with the nominee bio.