Clergy, if you will not be able to attend synod, please email Ben Bowman to request to be excused from synod.
Since we became a Diocese in the ACNA we have grown considerably. In order to effectively balance the workload of the Diocesan Council and keep up with our rate of growth, the Diocesan Council recently voted to expand its membership, in accordance with our Canons (Title I. Canon 3. Section 1.1), maintaining a two-to-one ration of laity and clergy members and ensuring a full and fair representation from an even geographic distribution of the entire Diocese.
Therefore, at this year’s Synod two additional lay members and one additional clergy member will be elected. In order to establish the appropriate staggering of three-year terms, the initial terms for the new members will be: one lay member for a 3 year term, one lay member for a 2 year term, and one clergy member for a 1 year term. All three new members will be eligible for re-election at the end of their initial term. For a fuller picture of the Diocesan Council rotation plan, please see this graphic.
All questions can be directed to Canon Ben Bowman.
For further details on the nomination and election process for Diocesan Council, please see Title I, Canon 3, Section 2 of our Canons. The deadline to submit a nominee is August 8, 2022.
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