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Nominations for Appointment to Interim Bodies Due August 20

August 6, 2018

The Reverend Canon Michael Barlowe, Secretary of General Convention, invites Episcopalians from across the church to apply for appointment to the various interim bodies created by General Convention. These committees, commissions, and task forces carry out the work of the Episcopal Church between conventions. A list of the interim bodies and the scope of their work is here.

Serving on an interim body is a way for Episcopalians across the church to participate in its governance. While the Joint Standing Committees are only open to bishops and deputies to the 79th General Convention, all other interim bodies are open to all members of the Episcopal Church. Appointments to standing commissions are generally for six years while appointments to joint standing committees or task forces are generally for three years. Information regarding the work of a specific interim body may be found by clicking on its name.

For more information or to submit an application, please select either the English or Spanish language survey. Applicants will be asked to indicate their interest in up to three interim bodies.

The deadline for nominations is August 20, 2018. Appointments will be made by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies and announced in late September.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the General Convention at  


Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer