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Secretary of Convention
(Constitution, Art. VII, Sec. 3)
Elect 1 Cleric or Lay Person to serve to 2020
The Secretary shall attend and take minutes the proceedings of the Convention, certify Deputies to General Convention, cause to be prepared and posted Journals of Convention, and other duties as listed in the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. The Records, books and Journals of the Secretary shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Ecclesiastical Authority, of the Standing Committee, of the Convention and any Committee or Commission thereof. The Secretary is elected for a one year term and may be re-elected. In addition, the Secretary of Convention attends and records the minutes and resolutions of the monthly Diocesan Executive Council meetings. Diocesan Council normally meets the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at various congregations. The July meeting will be in mid-July and there will be no August meeting.
Historiographer of the Diocese
(Constitution, Art VII, Sec. 3)
Elect 1 Cleric or Lay Person to serve to 2020
Historiographer reports annually to Convention.
It shall be the duty of the Historiographer to obtain, prepare and preserve all special, historical and biographical matter, printed or manuscript, pertaining to the Diocese, its Parishes, Missions, Institutions and undertakings. The Historiographer is elected for a one year term and may be re-elected.
(Const., Art. IX, Sec. 1; Canons, Title III, Canon 1.0)
Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve to 2023
Elect 1 Lay Person to serve to 2023
Standing Committee currently meets the third Tuesday of each month, at the Episcopal Church Center, noon.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese shall consist of four clergy who are voting members of Convention and four Lay members who are communicants of the Church and who are at least 18 years of age. Members are elected by Diocesan Convention for staggered terms of four years. The Standing Committee acts as ecclesiastical authority when the bishop is absent or incapacitated. The powers, functions and duties of the Standing Committee shall be those prescribed by the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church, and by the Constitution and Canons of this Diocese. Upon expiration of the member’s term, no person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Standing Committee for a period of one year.
(Canons, Title III, Canon 6.02)
Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve to 2022
Elect 1 Lay Person to serve to 2022
The Disciplinary Board will meet as needed.
The Disciplinary Board hears cases regarding the discipline of clergy as specified in accordance with Title IV of the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church. Members of the Court are elected for staggered three year terms and may be re-elected for multiple terms.
Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve until 2023
Elect 2 Lay Persons to serve until 2023
Diocesan Executive Council normally meets the first Saturday of each month at various churches, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Meeting days are subject to change because of calendar conflicts.
The Diocesan Executive Council is the result of the merger of the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Corporation Board of Directors, which was approved at the 2011 Convention. It will serve as the Board of Directors of the Diocesan Corporation and fulfill the responsibilities of the Diocesan Council. Executive Council is the legally constituted governing body of the diocese. In accordance with California State Law and Diocesan Canons, Executive Council has fiduciary responsibility for the assets of the diocese. It also oversees the implementation of the Diocesan Mission Plan and develops and recommends to convention the annual budget. The Diocesan Executive Council is the result of the merger of the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Corporation Board of Directors, which was approved at the 2011 Convention. It will serve as the Board of Directors of the Diocesan Corporation and fulfill the responsibilities of the Diocesan Council. Executive Council is the legally constituted governing body of the diocese. In accordance with California State Law and Diocesan Canons, Executive Council has fiduciary responsibility for the assets of the diocese. It also oversees the implementation of the Diocesan Mission Plan and develops and recommends to convention the annual budget. Note to Nominees: The Executive Council will gather for a retreat Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2019 at Good Shepherd, Hemet. Your participation in this retreat is vital.
General Convention Deputies
Elect 4 priests or deacons to serve as Deputies to 2022
Elect 4 lay persons to serve as Deputies to 2022
Elect 4 priests or deacons to serve as Alternates to 2022
Elect 4 lay persons to serve as Alternates to 2022
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church takes place in Baltimore, Maryland June 30 – July 9. For more information, visit: https://www.generalconvention.org/.
Diocese of San Diego sends 10 representatives to Convention – the eight elected deputies and the first alternate in each order.
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.
General Convention deputies represent the Diocese of San Diego in the meetings of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The clerical deputies shall be priests or deacons canonically and actually resident in the diocese and the Lay Deputies shall be resident communicants of some congregation within its limits recognized by the Ecclesiastical Authority. Current Deputies are eligible for re-election. It shall be the duty of the Deputies-elect to the General Convention to signify to the Bishop in writing, at least 30 days before the meeting of the General Convention, their acceptance of election and intention to perform their duties, in default of which the Bishop shall designate, on the form provided by the Secretary of the House of Deputies, such alternate Deputies as may be required.
All Diocesan Elections for 2019
Secretary of Convention – clergy or lay (1)
Historiographer – clergy or lay (1)
Standing Committee – clergy (1)
Standing Committee – lay (1)
Executive Council – clergy (1)
Executive Council – lay (2)
Disciplinary Board – clergy (1)
Disciplinary Board – lay (2)
General Convention Deputies – clergy (4 deputies and 4 alternates)
General Convention Deputies – lay (4 deputies and 4 alternates)
Nominees for Secretary of Convention
Mr. Darryl Peralta
Member, Good Shepherd, Bonita
Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am the incumbent and believe I can further contribute to the mission of this diocese as we journey though the transition to a new diocesan bishop.
Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am an attorney in private practice with over 40 years of experience. My wife and I have attended Good Shepherd, Bonita for over 40 years where I have served in just about every capacity from usher to senior warden and chancellor. I also served as the assistant to the secretary of convention last year. With God’s help I am able and willing to serve by accurately and clearly recording the proceedings of the convention and executive council and thereby facilitate the diocese’s mission to serve the Lord.
Nominees for Historiographer
Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: We need to preserve, protect and organize our diocesan records and artifacts to serve as a resource for all other ministries of the diocese. Additionally, we have a responsibility to remember the sacrifice of those who built and continue to build our diocese. I would therefore favor the establishment of a permanent archives for our diocese. Ideally, this would be in time for our 50th anniversary. I was first elected historiographer at our 35th Annual Convention. I would be honored to continue that role for another year if so elected.