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Elections will be held Friday, Nov.  4, at the 105th Diocesan Council meeting at the Forum Civic Center, Rome.

Convocations, lay delegates and clergy members may make nominations. If information on nominees is to be on the diocesan website and distributed by mail in advance of convention, follow the instructions on the Request for Nominee Information form.

If other nominations are to be made at the council meeting, please prepare 500 printed copies of the nominee’s information (see form for guidelines). Bring them to the Council on Nov. 4 and present them to the Rev. Tim Graham, assistant secretary of council.


  • Member, Standing Committee (Diocesan Canon 3)

One lay member and one presbyter member, each for a three-year term; no successive full terms permitted.

The Standing Committee acts as a council of advice to the bishop, consents to elections and ordinations of bishops and to ordinations of diocesan presbyters and deacons, and to other matters. It meets as often as needed, frequently monthly.


  • Governor, Mikell Camp and Conference Center (Diocesan Canon 8)

Two governors, lay or clerical, for a three-year term; no consecutive full terms.
The Board of Governors is responsible for the care and maintenance of the physical properties, the programs and activities of the center, and the uses to which the facilities may be put. The board meets no less than four times a year.


  • Governor, Appleton Family Ministries (Diocesan Canon 9)

Two governors, lay or clerical, for a two-year term; no more than two consecutive full terms.

The board oversees the Appleton funds. It meets at least quarterly.


  • Trustee, Sewanee, University of the South (Diocesan Canon 10)

One lay trustee, for a three-year term; no more than four consecutive full terms. Persons interested in this office must consult with Bishop Alexander, who places names in nomination.

Trustees attend the annual spring meeting at Sewanee and act on issues of substance that affect the governance of the University of the South.


  •   Nominated by the Bishop and Elected by the Council

The Bishop nominates and the Council elects to the Diocesan Disciplinary Board (for clergy discipline) one Clerical Member for a five-year term and one Lay Member for a four-year term, and the Diocesan Officers (Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Registrar) for one-year terms.