The Diocesan Council is the legislative arm of the Diocese between conventions and consists of the Bishop as Chair, ex officio; the Chancellor, ex officio; and three members elected by each of the five Mission Districts. The Canon to the Ordinary and the Diocesan Treasurer have a seat and voice, but no vote. Council meetings are open to all people of the Diocese.
Diocesan Council Mission Statement
The Diocesan Council exists to support and extend the work of the Bishop and Convention, to promote the health and well-being of the Diocese, and to lead and support the people of the Diocese in our mission to pray the prayer of Christ, know the mind of Christ, and do the deeds of Christ. To implement this mission, Council will:
The 2010 Diocesan Convention adopted a resolution to change the canons regarding the constitution and method of election of members of Diocesan Council. The eight deaneries were replaced by five mission districts, each of which have three elected members to Diocesan Council. Click here for a map of the Mission Districts.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee of Council is composed of some members of Council plus the bishop, the canon to the ordinary, and other appointed members.