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Diocesan Council

Diocesan Council acts as the Convention in the interim between meetings and is canonically responsible for long-range planning and determining program priorities.  The Council acting for Convention reviews and evaluates programs approved by Convention.

The Council membership includes the Bishop; the Secretary of Convention; the Treasurer of Convention; clergy and lay representatives from the ten districts; and bishop’s appointments.


The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, President

Mr. John King, Secretary

Mr. Sam Reckford, Treasurer

Ms. Diane Sammons, Esq., Chancellor

Mr. John C. Garde, Esq., Vice Chancellor

Steering Committee Members

The Rev. E. Michael Allen (District 10, 2021)

The Rev. Diana Wilcox (District 5, 2021)

Members Elected by Districts

District 1:
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn (2021)
Mr. Dennis Piccirillo (2021)

District 2:
The Rev. Deacon Nancy Hansen (2021)
Ms. Lynn B. Tyler (2020)

District 3:
The Rev. Susan Sica (2022)
vacancy (2019)

District 4:
The Rev. Paula Toland (2022)
Mrs. Sheila Barcus (2022)

District 5:
The Rev. Diana Wilcox (2021)

District 6:
The Rev. Thomas M. Murphy (2022)
Ms. Kathleen Simon (2020)

District 7:
vacancy (2020)
Ms. Debra M. Cook (2021)

District 8:
vacancy (2019)
Mrs. Elizabeth Rundquist (2022)

District 9:
The Rev. Anthony Puca (2021)

District 10:
The Rev. E. Michael Allen (2021)
Dr. Susan Godar (2020)

Bishop's Appointments

Ms. Carol Harrison-Arnold (2020)

Ms. Jewels Quelly (2020)

Mr. Bert Jones (2021) 

Ms. Sue Morgan (2021)

Mr. Dale Ellis (2022)

Ms. Marguerite Smith (2022)

Staff Resources

The Rev. Canon Margo Peckham Clark, Canon for Congregational Life

The Rev. Canon Andrew R. Wright, ThD, Canon to the Ordinary