The announcement was made during the opening session of the Executive Council meeting on February 25 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland).
The vacancy on Executive Council was created when the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe resigned from Executive Council and was appointed Executive Officer of General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Vervynck was appointed by the Province 8 President, Bishop James Mathes of San Diego, and the Provincial Council. Vervynck’s term beings immediately and continues until the Province 8 elects a successor, as per Canon I.4.2d.
According to the website: “The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church is an elected body representing the whole Church…The Executive Council has the duty to carry out programs and policies adopted by General Convention. It is the job of Executive Council to oversee the ministry and mission of the Church. The Executive Council is comprised of twenty members elected by General Convention (four bishops, four priests or deacons and twelve laypersons) and eighteen members (one clergy, one lay) elected by provincial synods.
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