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2022 Diocesan Convention Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the following diocesan leadership positions to be elected during the 2022 diocesan convention has been extended to Sunday, October 9. Nominations should be submitted using the online form. 

Brookhaven School Trustees (meets monthly)

  • Oversees the work of the school and treatment center programs in Chelsea, VT

Needed: two lay or clergy

Committee on Congregational Development and Formation (meets monthly)

People who have the skills and expertise to lead and serve:

  • Racial Justice and Healing Committee
  • Creation Care Committee
  • Other programs and opportunities that will foster mission, growth, and stewardship in congregations and missions
  • New programs, as directed by bishop, and oversee their work
  • Reports periodicially, along with Commission on Ministry, to the Standing Committee

Needed: 6 to 8 persons, at least two clergy and two lay, representing the geographical diversity of the diocese

Commission on Finance (meets monthly)

People skilled in financial matters and systems, (e.g., parish treasurers, administrators, CPAs, etc.), who will:

  • Oversee and guide of all financial matters pertaining to diocese
  • Develop Diocesan budget, and presents it to Standing Committee
  • Provide coordinated financial data for all entities – provided to Standing Committee
  • Provide financial guidance to diocesan organizations as requested
  • Review applications for loans
  • Oversee and support parochial reports completion
  • Report to Standing Committee at least quarterly
  • Report directly to bishop

Needed: 6 – 8 persons, at least two clergy and two lay

Trustees of the Diocese, Class of 2025

With by-law revisions made by the Trustees in 2022, the Trustees are expanding from 7 to 9 members. Terms have also been shortened from seven years to three years, with the option to serve for three consecutive terms.

  • Hold title to all diocesan properties and mission properties
  • Fiduciary responsibility for overseeing bequests to the Diocese and the Unit Trust Fund (making distributions quarterly)
  • Manages quitclaim deeds process for SPG and glebe lands

Needed: 3 clergy or lay


The deadline for nominations for the following diocesan leadership positions to be elected during the 2022 diocesan convention was September 16. 

General Convention Deputies

  • Represent the diocese at the triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in July of 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • The GC has two houses: The House of Deputies and the House of Bishops.
    Deputies should be well-versed in the governance and canons of the diocese and the Episcopal Church (or willing to learn)
  • Deputies are to consider resolutions coming before the convention in a prayerful manner, making decisions from this stance
  • Deputies may be assigned to a legislative committee that will meet in the period between conventions.

Needed: four lay and four clergy to serve as the Diocese of Vermont Deputation

Note: alternates will be elected at Diocesan Convention in 2023

Provincial Synod Deputy

Province 1 activities are governed by the Provincial Synod, which has clergy and lay representatives from all seven New England dioceses (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts). Learn more on the Province 1 website.

Needed: one lay deputy, class of 2023

Rock Point Board (meets monthly)

  • Oversees the 130 acres Rock Point property and the work and ministry of Rock Point Commons
  • Members also serve on a subcommittee – finance, partnership and programs, land use, or infrastructure.

Needed: one lay or clergy

Rock Point School Trustee

Needed: one lay or clergy

Standing Committee (meets monthly)

  • Consent to election of Episcopal Church bishops
  • Episcopal authority in the absence of bishop
  • Review and approval of candidates for ordination
  • Approval of sale or purchase of any real property (and approval of encumbrance of any real property)
  • Receive and approve diocesan budget
  • Receive quarterly financial reports from the Commission on Finance
  • Receive periodic reports from diocesan commissions and committees


Needed: one lay, one clergy.

Trustees of the Diocese, Class of 2026

With by-law revisions made by the Trustees in 2022, the Trustees are expanding from 7 to 9 members. Terms have also been shortened from seven years to three years, with the option to serve for three consecutive terms.

  • Hold title to all diocesan properties and mission properties
  • Fiduciary responsibility for overseeing bequests to the Diocese and the Unit Trust Fund (making distributions quarterly)
  • Manages quitclaim deeds process for SPG and glebe lands

Needed: one clergy or lay

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