Episcopal Committee seeks nominations for candidates

December 2, 2004

The Joint Standing Commission on Nominations, a permanent body of the General Convention charged with identifying persons willing to serve on various committees, is requesting assistance to do so for the following:

  • Executive Council
  • General Board of Examining Chaplains
  • Trustee of the General Theological Seminary
  • Trustee of the Church Pension Fund

"The committee is making every effort to reach as many Episcopalians as possible and is encouraging self-nomination," said Canon Kathryn Weathersby, chair of the commission. "There are people with a variety of gifts and we are hoping to match the varied job descriptions with specific talents."

According to Weathersby, the process has been simplified and no longer requires prospective candidates to be nominated and then sent a nomination form. "The nomination forms are readily available for those persons desiring to serve at http://www.generalconvention.org/."

Details about the process including position descriptions can be found online or by calling 800.334.7626 ext. 6325.

"The presiding officers are looking for new faces and new voices to serve the church," said Dean George Werner, president of the House of Deputies.

Through this process a slate of candidates will be selected by the Committee to stand for election at the 75th General Convention June 13-21, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio.

"Each of the four areas we are nominating for are totally different and require different skills [therefore] we encourage everyone to review the information and offer their time and talents," said Weathersby.

Applications must be received on or before February 1, 2005.

Announcement in Spanish/English/French

El Comité Conjunto Permanente sobre Nominaciones busca solicitudes para nominar miembros (o fideicomisarios) del Consejo Ejecutivo, la Junta General de Capellanes Examinadores, el Seminario Teológico General y el “Church Pension Fund.” El Comité preparará una lista de candidatos que podrían ser elegidos durante la 75th Convención General (2006). Se puede obtener más información sobre el proceso, los puestos y los formularios de solicitud en http://www.generalconvention.org/ o llamando a 800.334.7626, extensión 6325. Las solicitudes deberán ser recibidas o tener sello de correo a más tardar para el 1 de febrero de 2005.

The Joint Standing Committee on Nominations is seeking applications for members and (or trustees) of the Executive Council, the General Board of Examining Chaplains, the General Theological Seminary and the Church Pension Fund. A slate of candidates will be selected by the Committee to stand for election at the 75th General Convention (2006). Details about the process including position descriptions and applications forms are available online at http://www.generalconvention.org/ or by calling 800.334.7626, extension 6325. Applications must be received or postmarked on or before February 1, 2005.

Le Comité permanent conjoint des nominations souhaite recevoir des candidatures pour les membres (ou administrateurs) du Conseil exécutif, du Bureau général des aumôniers examinateurs, du Séminaire théologique général et de The Church Pension Fund. Le Comité sélectionnera une liste de candidats pour l'élection qui aura lieu lors de la 75th Convention générale (2006). Le détail du processus, et notamment les descriptions de postes et les formulaires de candidature, sont disponibles en ligne sur http://www.generalconvention.org/ ou en téléphonant au 800.334.7626, poste 6325. Les candidatures doivent être reçues ou affranchies au plus tard le 1er février 2005.