Leading Your Diocese

The who, what, where, when, and whys of diocesan leadership, as well as how you can get involved.

If you are a member of a diocesan leadership body or are looking for information about one, this section will guide you to the right page. The diocese is served by clergy and laity from our congregations who set priorities, establish policies and procedures, monitor finances and find ways to support congregations and their leaders as they carry out the mission of the church. Key leadership groups include:

The Standing Committee serves as a council of advice to the bishop, must approve the sale or encumbrance of all church property, votes on the bishop’s ordination candidates and gives consent to the election of bishops in other dioceses.

The Diocesan Council, which exercises the powers of the Diocesan Convention between its meetings, develops and implements the policies, programs, mission and budgets of the diocese.

The Finance Commission oversees the finances of the diocese and assists/advises the bishop, diocesan committees and congregations of the diocese as requested or required.

The Committee on Program and Budget is a committee of Diocesan Council that develops the annual diocesan budget.

The Property Committee assists the Finance Commission, Diocesan Council and Bishop’s staff in overseeing and making recommendations about the acquisition, maintenance and sale of diocesan-owned properties.

The Committee on Salary Review is a committee of Diocesan Council that recommends the minimum salary guidelines, health and dental insurance plans, sabbatical policies and other salary and benefit matters.

The Commission on Congregational Development supports congregations through grants, resources, advice, consultation and assistance, especially in the areas of strategic planning, stewardship, evangelism and church growth.

The Commission on Ministry advises and assists the bishop in the design and oversight of the ordination process and in the determination of the present and future needs for the ministry of the laity and clergy.

The Commission on Investments is responsible for overseeing diocesan and church funds in the Diocesan Investment Trust (DIT).

The Commission on Supplementary Benefits is a sub-committee of Diocesan Council that administers a trust fund that provides health care benefit assistance to retired canonically resident clergy, their spouses and dependants.


Check out our Program & Ministries pages to get involved with diocesan ministries.