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Nominees

Nominees for Secretary of Convention

Mr. Ruben Rodriguez
Member, Good Shepherd, Bonita

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

Mr. John J. Will
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

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.


Nominees for Standing Committee

The Rev. Colin Mathewson
Co-Vicar, St. Luke’s, North Park

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: St. Luke’s is a thriving, fast-growing diocesan mission with lots of children and youth and a unique mix of Sudanese, Congolese, and Anglo congregants.  We are also planting a young adult small group network, sharing campus and sanctuary spaces with community partners, collaborating with nearby parishes, and generating income and doing ministry with a new commercial kitchen.  Standing Committee can benefit from what we are learning about what works (and what doesn’t!) from these experiments.  My millennial perspective, experience in Latino ministry and as a deputy at General Convention, and work developing the diocesan partnership in Mexico are also qualifications.

The Rev. Thomas Wilson
Interim, St. John’s, Chula Vista

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:  I would be honored to join the Standing Committee, the Bishop’s Council of Advice. I have served for over 11 years as assisting, supply and interim priest. My ministry has included Safeguarding God’s People, Safety Manager, Property Committee and interpreting the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT). I also have served on the Executive Council and the Bishop Nominating Committee. These varied experiences have provided me with some sense of the depth and breadth of the people and congregations of our diocese. It would be a privilege to serve on Standing Committee, advising Bishop Susan as she minsters among us.

Mr. Louis Glosson
Member, Good Shepherd, Hemet

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been pleased to share my leadership skills throughout the church, and my parish, Church of the Good Shepherd in Hemet, California where I serve as a Lay Reader and volunteer for the Valley Restart Meal program. In addition, my background as former Senior Warden at Good Shepherd and my years as Senior Warden at a parish in the Diocese of Los Angles have equipped me to serve on the Finance Committee and Chair the Stewardship Committee. During this past year I was humbled to serve on the nominating committee for the Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. My service includes the US Army and retired from the US Postal Service and San Jacinto High School where I coached several sports. An extension of my commitment to work with young people is my service as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation and the Board of the Compton High School Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Darryl Peralta
Member, Good Shepherd, Bonita

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been involved in serving Christ in the Church since 1998. This service is at the parish, diocesan, and national level.

Good Shepherd Bonita: Reader, Acolyte, Chalice Bearer, Jr. Warden, Stewardship Chairman, Faith Alive Coordinator, Alpha Program Coordinator, Cursillo sponsor. Diocese of San Diego: Cursillo Secretariat member and chair, Evangelism Committee Member, Secretary of Convention (four terms). Faith Alive National Board of Directors Member (three terms). Served on 26 Cursillo and five Faith Alive Weekend Retreats.

My experience also includes 15 years of service in the United States Navy as an enlisted electronics technician and six years commissioned service as a specialist in shipboard combat system maintenance. My civilian work experience includes 19 years in the ship repair industry as a government contract technical proposal manager. All of this is augmented by a BBA in Finance and an MBA in Operations Management earned from National University while still serving in the Navy.

I believe that God has given me the capability to bring the mix of skills and experience that will contribute to the Standing Committee carrying out its important responsibilities. I hope you agree. God bless!

Mr. Pete Casalegno
Member, St. Mary’s, Ramona

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: As a concerned and active member of St. Mary’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, I remain attentive to the current and impending influences on our Episcopal Church’s public image and necessary growth in today’s complex and dynamic environment. I wish to be an active, involved, and progressive leader as part of the Standing Committee’s efforts to maintain our Church’s positive influence and response to challenges as they arise.


Nominees for Disciplinary Board

The Rev. Tom Morelli
Deacon, Christ Church, Coronado

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I believe I can combine my professional career in labor/employee relations with my love of the church to do the work of the Lord as a member of the disciplinary board.


The Rev. Jason Samuel
Chaplain, St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services
Priest-in-Charge, Christ the King, Alpine

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:I have served on the disciplinary board of the Diocese of Missouri and bring that experience with me to my five years in the Diocese of San Diego. I have been a priest for 26 years and was involved in my last two dioceses in helping set up and update policies that are balanced in both accountability and pastoral care for clergy. My experience as a four time General Convention deputy where the canons were revised for clergy accountability and discipline adds to my knowledge and experience in this area of concern and care.

The Rev. Ken Simon
Vicar, St. Andrew’s, Lake Elsinore

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I believe that all members of the Church by virtue of their baptisms, are called to be accountable to God and to one another. Clergy misconduct is a serious matter, and must be addressed accordingly. It is important for the Church to protect its members and promote healing and justice. My vision for the diocese, is for all accusations of misconduct to be heard with compassion and for appropriate action be taken. I have served as a clergy member of this diocese for 10 years. During this time, my primary ministry focus has been pastoral care. I recognize the importance of providing a safe space for people to discuss sensitive and difficult matters. I would be honored to serve as a member of the disciplinary board.

Mr. Daniel Crane
Senior Warden, St. Bartholomew’s, Poway

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: A lifelong Episcopalian, I have been actively involved for many years in a wide variety of pastoral, liturgical and leadership roles in the church; including serving as senior warden in two parishes. As St. Bartholomew’s senior warden, I have partnered with our rector and personnel committee to successfully manage some difficult personnel actions. Fifty years in the corporate world, including management roles, have given me a firm understanding of standards of behavior, fair management and appropriate actions when boundaries are crossed. My vision is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the laity, clergy and staff of our diocese as well as understand the necessary management of the risk involved in this committee.

Ms. Marian Gaston
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: My past three years on the Disciplinary Board have been uneventful, which is good news for the diocese.  I have a background as criminal defense lawyer (19 years) and San Diego Superior Court judge (4 years).  I believe firmly in transparent processes for those accused of wrongdoing, and fair consequences for those found to have fallen short.

Ms. Lucy Shipp
Member, St. Paul’s, Yuma

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I came to t. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 2002 where I quickly found my church home. I have served as Senior Warden for four years and regularly on the vestry. I am currently on the vestry and am the Clerk.

I would be pleased to use my leadership skills and expand my service to the church and to the Lord by serving on this board.


Nominees for Executive Council

The Rev. Roger Haenke
Priest in Charge, Holy Cross, Carlsbad

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: As a bi-vocational priest, I have serve for many years in various pastoral settings ranging from large urban parishes to smaller rural ones and I have over 20 years of administrative experience in multiple health care facilities and systems. I want to become involved in and educate myself on the workings of the legal and fiduciary business of the diocese. My experience can lend guidance and leadership to the Executive Council for the governance of the diocese.

The Rev. Dr. Brian Johnson
Priest in Charge, St. John’s, Indio

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I realize the important work of the Executive Council, especially at this point in the life of our diocese. I endeavor to assist the committee in their work to the best of my ability and to assist in making sound financial decisions for our diocese. I have owned my own business for many years, and have served in academia, as well as Episcopal parishes, large and small.

Ms. Barbara Peralta
Member, Good Shepherd, Bonita

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: As a member of the Executive Council I would do my best to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office. Furthermore, I would help safeguard and protect the assets of the church and assist with the overall vision and mission of the San Diego Diocese. Since becoming a member of Good Shepherd in 1998, I have held several positions including bookkeeper, treasurer, delegate to Diocesan convention and twice elected as senior warden. I have also been the Chair of the Cursillo Secretariat and Diocesan President of the Daughters of the King.

Ms. Grecia Rivas
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: As a young woman of color that has served in various ways for the community, and congregation, I believe these experiences will help me grow as a spiritual leader. Participating and representing the diocese of San Diego has given me the knowledge of what the church can do outside of mass, and how I can help my surroundings bringing the word and most importantly, the actions of God.

Ms. Jenifer Whaley
Member, St. Paul’s, Yuma

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am active in the Cursillo Ministry. We are learning to be better Christian leaders with the help of the Holy Spirit. I am from Saint Paul’s in Yuma AZ,

Since being appointed to the Executive Council I have attended all the regularly scheduled meetings. I have been told that my participation is appreciated and that I am a good presence. I am willing to commit to serve for three more years, with God’s help. I work well with others. I believe in ethical, conscientious and practical teamwork. I have already learned valuable lessons, on the executive council this year. Thank you for your consideration.


Nominees for General Convention Deputies

Lay Deputy Nominees

Ms. Rachael Ambasing
Member, St. Matthew’s, National City

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:
I am currently the Music Coordinator at St. Matthew’s, National City, and serve as a member of the Secretariat of the San Diego Episcopal Cursillo. I love and believe in the Episcopal Church, in our efforts to celebrate diversity and inclusivity, and am committed to following The Way of Love. If selected, I would serve with great joy and thankfulness.

Ms. Judy Brown
Member, St. Alban’s, El Cajon

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:
I am a member of St. Alban’s for over 40 years. I’ve served on Vestry several times and am currently serving again and have served as Treasurer for over 10 years. I’ve served on several Calling committees. I served as Western Region Lay Woman Representative to the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee. I currently serve as Treasurer to the Secretariat of the San Diego Cursillo. As Deputy to General Convention in 2018, I was a rare 1st time attendee to be appointed to a committee by the President. If elected, I will serve the Church & Diocese with faith & trust in God for guidance.

Ms. Pauline Getz
Member, St. Bartholomew’s, Poway

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have served as Deputy several times and know the job well. I am Chancellor of my parish and vice chancellor of the Diocese. I currently serve on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. Using these skills for the benefit of the Church is my ministry.

Mr. Louis Glosson
Member, Good Shepherd, Hemet

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been to five General Conventions, once as an alternate and four times as a deputy. At General Convention in 2015 I was elected to the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church’s governing body between conventions, where I served on the Governance and Administration Committee. I also serve on the Joint Committee on Provincial Companionship The Episcopal Church of the Philippines and the Episcopal Church. My history as board member of the Union of Black Episcopalians and currently as co-Chair of Province VIII’s Black African American Ministries, have also assisted me in the development of a church-wide perspective. Deputy to General Convention is a Ministry I feel called to.

Mr. Romulo Ituarte
Member, St. Philip’s, Lemon Grove

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have served in our Church as a Vestry member, Senior Warden, Treasurer and on our Diocese in the Executive Council; Now I want to participate in the wider Church for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ our lord, to bear witness and to spread the love through my actions and participation.

Ms. Jennifer Jow
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: My vision is to continue to advocate for housing for the homeless with emphasis on the veterans and elderly population.  I hold a Master’s degree in Business Management, served in the United States Navy, experience in Project Management and Sales & Marketing. Currently, serve as the Outreach & Mission Chair at SPC, participate in our monthly Showers of Blessings, and involved in other ministries. Serve on the Diocesan Executive Council and on the Episcopal Community Services (ECS) board of directors. Collaborate with committee members at ECS to understand their current program offerings and provide feedback if needed.

Mr. Auggie Matt
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: My passion is advocating for people that are marginalized and afflicted by drugs and alcohol. Currently, I work with the Interfaith Shelter and our cathedral outreach programs. I have completed two years of seminary at our School for Ministry, hold a Master’s of Business Administration, Certified Internal Auditor, and work as an Accounting Consultant. Being able to attend GC will give me a better understanding, the experience, and growth from a national level.

Mr. Charles Craig Noble
Member, Good Shepherd, Bonita

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I, Craig Noble, have been attending services at Church of the Good Shepherd in Bonita since September 1996. I have been on the vestry twice in the last ten years and feel moved to continue serving Christ’s Church. I retired from Federal Service December 2010 after 36+ years supporting the U.S. Navy in a combined uniformed and civilian capacity. At Good Shepherd, I am currently the Parish Treasurer, Director of Acolytes, a Chalice Bearer, Reader and have volunteered for Church sponsored functions such as The Alpha Course, Faith Alive and several fund raisers throughout the years. I am active in the Cursillo Movement within the Dioceses, was Rector of Cursillo 3-Day Weekend #127 in April 2010 an I am the current President of the Cursillo Secretariat in the Dioceses and a Member-at-Large on the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry, it’s national board.  I was first Alternate Lay Deputy for the 2018 General Convention in Austin, TX and as a first timer, it was a learning experience.  I again submit my name to be a candidate for Lay Deputy for the General Convention 2021 in Baltimore, MD and continue serving Christ in His Church.

Ms. Hanh Tran
Member, St. Peter’s, Del Mar

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: For over 25 years Hanh Tran has walked her faith using her gifts and professional business experiences to serve St. Peter’s in various leadership roles for Capital Campaign, Vestry, Eucharistic Minister, Lector and President of Hilda of Whitby Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King. She also served on Bishop Mathes’ Strategic Planning Commission in 2006. Hanh was a selected Delegate of the Episcopal Church attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2007 in New York City. She was also elected to serve as National Convener for Women of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM) participating in the planning for the International EAM Consulting working with the Anglican Communion in Taiwan in 2008. In 2017, she initiated and served as Convener for the EAM in San Diego to honor cultural diversity, building community for Evangelism. Hanh has effectively worked with clergy and Lay leaders of St. Peter’s, Good Samaritan, St. Philip’s, St. Mark’s, St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s organizing the Multicultural Children’s Fall Festival at the same time raising fund for the refugee children of St. Luke’s. Hanh served as a Lay Deputy to the General Convention in 2018. She feels the call to serve again in 2021 using her voice and experience for social justice and care of creation.

Mr. Clarence Woods
Member, St. Paul’s Timothy’s, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been a member of the San Diego Episcopal Diocese since 1986, first as a member of St. Andrew’s by-the-sea and presently as a member St. Timothy’s congregation. During my time as a member of these congregations, I have served as a vestry member (several times), usher, verger, acolyte, acolyte trainer, warden, and other duties. As a Convention Deputy, I believe I can further contribute to the mission of this diocese.

Clergy Deputy Nominees

The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson
Rector, St. Andrew’s, San Diego – Pacific Beach

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:God speaks through the tradition and living community of the church. I’m excited by the possibility of representing EDSD at General Convention. I’ve served for three years in this diocese and am committed to God’s vision of fearless love. San Diego has a vital mission of communicating the needs at the border to the larger church and modeling radical love. I am passionate about building healthy, aunthentic, transforming community. In this next phase of the life of the church we are called to create brave spaces of healing with the unchurched, those hurt by religion, and those on the margins.

The Rev. Joseph Dirbas
Rector, All Souls’, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: The Rev. Joseph Dirbas currently serves as rector of All Souls’, Point Loma. He has served on diocesan executive council, the bishop nominating committee, and the Clergy Enrichment and Fellowship Committee. He currently serves on the diocesan finance committee and the Healthy Church Working Group. As a member of the board for Salaam, USA, Fr. Dirbas works to promote understanding of Islam and peace with our Muslim sisters and brothers. Fr. Dirbas seeks to share God’s love with all people: in our churches, our neighborhoods, and our cities. He believes the Episcopal Church plays a unique role in this endeavor.

The Rev. Gwynn Lynch
Priest in Charge, Grace, San Marcos

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am a two-time deputy to General Convention and I have found that my involvement in the broader church has positively impacted my ministry here in the Diocese of San Diego. My eyes have been opened to the possibilities of collaborating with other dioceses to further Christ’s work in the world and I would like to see our diocese share some of the important work we have done. l enjoy working on a team, and am energized by sharing and listening. I believe in the democratic process in our church and am grateful for it.

The Rev. Canon Jeff Martinhauk
Canon for Congregational Life, St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am excited about the future of the Church. We do not have the luxury of certainty, but instead the Church has the opportunity to reach out into a rapidly changing world and make sense of it through the lens of God’s love.  The Jesus movement is who we are, and we can expect to be remade ourselves along the way– transformation is the way of Christ. General Convention is a time to ensure the Church is addressing the needs of a hurting world, not turning in on itself, and preserving the tradition of the love of God all at the same time. I have been in the Diocese of San Diego for nearly four years, have served on Executive Council and several diocesan committees, and appreciate our diocese’s broad range of resources, people, and congregations.  It would be an honor to serve as General Convention delegate.

The Rev. Colin Mathewson
Co-Vicar, St. Luke’s, North Park

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have attended the last four General Conventions and have served as deputy at the past two, which included roles as assistant secretary and secretary of the committee on Diocesan and Congregational Vitality.  St. Luke’s has received a church planting grant from and attended trainings organized by the wider church.  My millennial perspective, experience in Latino and multicultural ministry, and work developing the diocesan partnership in Mexico are also qualifications.  I care about preparing the wider church for joyful, creative, and effective evangelism to all people, and especially the marginalized and younger folks, in the 21st century.

The Rev. Lilia Mendoza
Deacon, St. Paul’s, Yuma

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I believe that with the many challenges I have faced within the past 10 years of my experience trying to grow as a bilingual congregation, I have been able to challenge not only myself but our parishioners to join together and help support one another. I hope I will be useful to help other congregations grow and share the blessings with their communities.

The Rev. Brenda Sol
Rector, St. Andrew’s, Encinitas

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I was privileged to serve as an alternate to the 2018 General Convention and found it fascinating to be a part of our wider church activities. I would be honored to represent our diocese again and this time serve on a committee that helps shape our lives as Episcopalians.

The Rev. Hannah Wilder
Deacon, St. Mark’s, San Diego

 Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have attended the past four general conventions, and in 2018 served with the presiding bishop’s staff as one of the field reporters for an daily online TV show called “Inside General Convention.” My millennial perspective, experience in church communications, and work in developing relationships beyond our diocese are my qualifications. I’ve been a member of this diocese since 2002. I have served all the diocesan faith communities in my role as diocesan communications director, and have a sense of the wide-ranging needs and interests of each congregation. I am passionate about social justice, and creating a peaceful and just world for all people, both within and beyond the church.


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)


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Position Descriptions

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.


Standing Committee

(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.


Disciplinary Board

(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.


Executive Council

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.

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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)

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