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Nominees for Diocesan Positions

Position Descriptions & Nominees

SECRETARY OF CONVENTION

(Constitution, Art. VII, Sec. 3)
Elect 1 Cleric or Lay Person to serve to 2019
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.

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.

 

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.


HISTORIOGRAPHER OF THE DIOCESE

(Constitution, Art VII, Sec. 3)
Elect 1 Cleric or Lay Person to serve to 2019
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.

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.


DISCIPLINARY BOARD

(Canons, Title III, Canon 6.02)
Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve to 2021
Elect 1 Lay Person to serve to 2021
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.

Nominees for Disciplinary Board

The Rev. Anne Bridgers
Rector, Christ Church, Coronado

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been blessed to serve in this diocese as well as serving in three other dioceses gaining experience and respect for the healthy systems the Episcopal Church provides for clergy and lay wellness. Serving on the disciplinary board is yet another way “to take my place in the councils of the Church” as I vowed to do at my ordination twenty years ago. I seek to serve on that board as a person of prayer, intentionally listening with others as we discern the best way forward to love and serve the Lord.

The Rev. Doran Stambaugh
Rector, St. Michael’s, Carlsbad

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am willing to serve on the diocesan disciplinary board and assist as needed in this difficult but important role. My prayer is that this body, by God’s grace, would be an instrument of healing, reconciliation, and peace.

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 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. Mary Ann Eckman
Member, St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been a licensed attorney in Washington state for 43 years, have been involved in several nonprofit organizations at various leadership capacities, including president of the board. I also have served on disciplinary committees in the past at non-profits and as a partner at a multinational accounting firm. My vision for the disciplinary committee is that we have absolutely no reason to meet because we don’t have any disciplinary problems. I am however prepared to do so, if the need arises.


DIOCESAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve until 2022
Elect 2 Lay Persons to serve until 2022
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 1 & 2, 2018. Your participation in this retreat is vital.

Position Description (PDF)

Nominees for Executive Council

The Rev. Janine Schenone
Rector, Good Samaritan, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: While working on the bishop nominating committee this year, I have been inspired by the breadth and depth of diversity and the constant pulse of evangelistic fervor expressed in the listening sessions from seaport to desert. I greatly enjoy collaborating with diocesan colleagues, and I hope to help the diocese find adequate resources to launch, maintain, and sustain missional works of evangelism, outreach, and advocacy. I also am on the clergy wellness committee and am the diocesan representative to the statewide Episcopal Public Policy Network of California. I also have fifteen years of experience in management in high-tech firms in Silicon Valley.

The Rev. George Calvert
Rector, Good Shepherd, Bonita

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: My vision is that the diocese be effective in helping people come to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. I have served on executive council in the Diocese of Colorado and twice in the Diocese of San Diego. I would bring an evangelical perspective and knowledge from years of experience. I am currently serving this diocese as the diocesan Cursillo spiritual adviser, planned giving committee member, and dean of Area One.

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. Jan Harrison Romerdahl
Junior Warden, St. Margaret’s, Palm Desert

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I was a senior leader for US Bank responsible for seven regions in the business banking division. I financed many churches during that time and have a good perspective of how organizations can function effectively and efficiently.  This past year I have served on the diocesan executive council, the finance committee and the healthy church work group.  I have also lead St. Margaret’s strategic planning initiative.  I feel very  blessed and fed by my involvement in our parish and diocese.

Ms. Dawn Stary 
Member, St. Luke’s, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: As a pastoral counselor and as a children’s minister I have had the privilege of primarily serving refugees in the county. God dwells with those at the margins; God too calls all of us out of the shadows and into the light of grace and salvation. As a member of the executive council I would work to implement the unique mission of the diocese. Undeterred by borders and through an open invitation to seek Christ in the world, I would work alongside fellow members, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance to realize and bring to life the mission to its fullest.

Mr. David Tremaine
Member, St. Paul’s Cathedral

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am a lifelong Episcopalian and graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary where I earned a Masters of Divinity. I am passionate about the mission and vision of the church as we move further into the 21st century, and have ministry experience in both larger (St. Paul’s Cathedral) and smaller (St. Luke’s, North Park) congregations. I am energized by conversations about the direction that the church and the diocese are moving and the challenge of exploring new ways of being church. I currently focus on all-ages faith formation and outreach at St. Paul’s and young adult faith formation at St. Luke’s.

Ms. Chikako Tsukuda
Member, All Saints’, Vista

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been an Episcopalian for over twenty years. Currently I’m humbled to serve as a member of the bishop nominating committee. My passion and devotion is to connect people including unchurched, non-Christians and new-comers to share God’s loving kindness. I try to listen to God carefully with prayers and discern God’s call. My husband and I have lived in multiple countries and cities including Philadelphia, Brussels, and Tokyo. While in Philadelphia, I served as a Eucharistic Minister, and I was a part of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry, serving a board council member and a convener of the Japanese convocation. I have received lay leadership training of church planting and evangelism. While in Tokyo, the Bishop of Tokyo appointed me to serve as search committee chair of a local parish. I have served as a translator, on vestries, diocesan committees, and as diocesan staff in other dioceses. I would like to offer myself, my experiences and gifts which have been given by God through multiple ministries to the Diocese of San Diego.

Mr. Andrew Waters
Member, St. Timothy’s, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am a lifelong Episcopalian and I currently worship at St. Timothy’s, San Diego – Rancho Penasquitos where I am in the last year of my term as senior warden. In the last six years, I have also served on the vestry and finance committee and have worked with or coordinated a number of internal and external ministries. I have a background in leadership through my service as an officer in the U.S. Navy and my current job as a business manager at the Naval Medical Center where I manage approximately 90 civilian staff. I am excited by the possibility of working with others on initiatives and projects outside my own parish and following God’s call wherever that may lead me.

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

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am active in Cursillo. When the nominating committee asked me to stand for election, I thought, “This is an unexpected opportunity to serve Christ.” I prayed about it, and decided, I can do this with God’s help. I am from St. Paul’s, Yuma. The nominating committee thinks that my participation will go far to unite our diocese even across state lines. I am willing to travel and will attend regularly scheduled meetings. I believe in ethical, conscientious, and practical teamwork. I served on a budget committee here. I appreciate your consideration.


STANDING COMMITTEE

(Const., Art. IX, Sec. 1; Canons, Title III, Canon 1.0)
Elect 1 Priest or Deacon to serve to 2021
Elect 1 Lay Person to serve to 2021
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.

Nominees for Standing Committee

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

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy:  As a member of this diocese for over four years now, I have chaired the clergy enrichment committee for two years, attended General Convention as a deputy-alternate, and am currently serving on the bishop nominating committee. I enjoy being part of the wider church and look forward to serving my diocese in ways that make use of my ability to track the details without losing sight of the big picture.

Mr. Stephen Turnbull
Member, St. David’s, San Diego

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I am running for election to standing committee. Previously, I served on the standing committee from 2009 to 2013, one year as president. I currently serve as the Area One missioner, and on the committee on mission action parish canons. I am the immediate past board president of Episcopal Community Services (ECS). I have served on corporation of the diocese, and as treasurer of RefugeeNet. I was bishop’s warden for St. Luke’s, San Diego – North Park, and senior warden of, St. David’s, San Diego – Clairemont. In my experience around the diocese, I have learned the benefits of strengthening churches by creating strong bonds of mutual support between our congregations, and continuously learning from one another, as we carry out our common mission in Christ.

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, I remain attentive to the current and impending influences on our 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.

Mr. Anthony Vanaria
Member, St. Michael’s, Carlsbad

Nominee’s Statement in Favor of Their Candidacy: I have been a member of St. Michael’s, Carlsbad since 1993. I currently serve as senior warden and have also held that position twice previously. In my professional life, I am a retired Navy captain and pilot, a former test pilot, squadron commanding officer, and air officer on an aircraft carrier. Currently, I am a federal employee at SPAWAR in San Diego. At St. Michael’s, our mission calls us “. . . to be a beacon of God’s truth and love through the richness of traditional Anglican worship, by equipping the saints to bear witness to Christ wherever they may be, and by sharing in Christ’s work of reconciliation and healing in the world.” Although our practice of worship may vary throughout the diocese, my vision is that as a diocese, collectively we act as a beacon of God’s truth and love and in bearing witness to Christ, we share in his work of reconciliation and healing in the world.


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