In preparation for the Special Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh in the Episcopal Church scheduled for December 13, 2008, we are seeking nominations for the elections to be held on that day.

Convention deputies will be voting for:

General Convention deputies, Standing Committee, Board of Trustees, Array, Committee on Canons, Cathedral Chapter, and Growth Fund Committee. We are seeking both lay people and clergy nominees for all offices, except for the Board of Trustees, which is made up of lay people.

We are asking for your help in identifying persons who would be willing to be nominated, including yourself. Enclosed is a form for nominations which should be submitted by individuals who are interested in serving the diocese in this way. The form can be copied or can be downloaded and printed from the website, www.episcopalpgh.org. Please note that the form should include the signature of a nominee’s Rector, or Senior Warden in the absence of a Rector. Information provided on the form will be shared with the Convention deputies as they prepare to vote. The forms should be returned as soon as possible. The deadline has been extended to December 11, 2008.

We are grateful for your help as we move forward together in reorganizing the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

If you have any questions, please contact either The Rev. Leslie Reimer at 412 661-0120 or the Rev. Bruce Robison at 412 661-1245.

Faithfully yours,

The Nominating Committee

The Rev. Bruce Robison
Mr. Jon Delano
The Rev. Leslie Reimer

Click here for a copy of the 2009 Special Convention Nomination Form (PDF)

 

2008 Special Convention Elections
1 Year Term (2009), 2 Year Term (2010), 3 Year Term (2011), 4 Year Term (2012)

 

Standing Committee
The Standing Committee serves as council of advice to the Bishop, and as the ecclesiastical authority in the absence of a Bishop. It has certain other independent canonical functions in the diocese and in the polity of the wider church.

Clergy (Two to be elected)
Vote for Two. The two nominees receiving the highest number
Of votes will be elected. 2 year term, 4 year term, to be decided by lot.

Lay (Three to be elected)
Vote for Three. The three nominees receiving the highest number
Of votes will be elected. 1 year term, 2 year term, 4 year term, to be decided by lot.

 

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees oversees certain real and personal property of the Diocese.
Candidates with a background in Finance, Banking, Real Estate, and Law are especially valued

Lay (Three to be elected)
Vote for Three. The three nominees receiving the highest number
Of votes will be elected. Two 2-year terms; One 1-year term, to be decided by lot.

 

General Convention Deputation
Deputies to the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, to be held July 8–17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The General Convention is the governing body of the Episcopal Church that meets every three years. It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh may send up to four Clergy Deputies, four Lay Deputies, and up to four Alternate Deputies in each Order.

Clergy (Two to be elected, and up to four Alternate Deputies)
Vote for Two. Those nominees receiving a majority of the votes cast will be elected. If majorities are not achieved for all positions , the roster is reduced in each subsequent ballot to a number twice that of the positions remaining.

Lay (Two to be elected, and up to four Alternate Deputies)
Vote for two. Those nominees receiving a majority of the votes cast will be elected. If majorities are not achieved for all positions, the roster is reduced in each subsequent ballot to a number twice that of the positions remaining.

 

The Array
The Array is the Ecclesiastical Trial Court of the Diocese.

Clergy (Three to be elected)
Vote for Three. The three nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. One 1-year term, Two 2-year terms, to be decided by lot.

Lay (Three to be elected)
Vote for Three. The three nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. Two 1-year terms, One 2-year term, to be decided by lot.

 

The Committee on Canons
The Committee on Canons reviews and recommends to the Annual Convention of the Diocese changes to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese.

Clergy (Two to be elected)
Vote for Two. The two nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. One 1-year term, One 2-year term, to be decided by lot.

Lay (One to be elected)
Vote for One. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. One 1-year term.

 

Growth Fund
This group consists of members of the Board of Trustees, Diocesan Council and members selected by Convention, and reviews applications for funds from the Diocesan Growth and Maintenance Fund and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

(One to be elected)
Vote for One. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. One 2-year term.

 

Cathedral Chapter
The Cathedral Chapter is the governing body of Trinity Cathedral.

Lay (One to be elected)
Vote for One. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes will be elected. One 1-year term.

 

*IN DISTRICT CAUCUS*
A resolution to be presented to convention MAY result in mergers of district 1 with 2 and of 5 with 10.

District #1
Elects Trustee (2011); 3 Diocesan Council (2009, 2010, 2011); District Chair and Vice Chair

District #2
Elects Trustee (2011); 3 Diocesan Council (2009, 2010, 2011); District Chair and Vice Chair

District #3
Elects Trustee (2011); 3 Diocesan Council (2009, 2010, 2011); District Chair and Vice Chair

District #4
Elects Trustee (2010); 1 Diocesan Council (2009); Vice Chair

District #5
Elects Trustee (2010); 2 Diocesan Council (2010, 2011)

District #7
All Offices Filled: None to elect at Special Convention.

District #8
Elects Trustee (2009); 2 Diocesan Council (2010, 2011); Chair and Vice Chair

District #10
Elects Trustee (2009); 3 Diocesan Council (2009, 2010, 2011); Chair and Vice Chair

Click here for a printable version of the above position descriptions (PDF)
 

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