Call for Nominees –

Election of a Clergy Representative to Executive Council

Province 1 will be electing a Clergy Representative to Executive Council of General Convention for the term 2024-2027 at our May 29 meeting of Provincial Conference.

The election will be conducted by the Provincial House of Bishops and the Provincial House of Delegates, made up of Provincial Delegates elected by Diocesan Convention. Bishops, Priests and Deacons canonically resident in one of the seven Dioceses of the Episcopal Province of New England are eligible for nomination.

This is an important role in the life of the church, and expects a commitment of approximately 30 days of work annually, including travel. All expenses will be reimbursed. More information, and full instructions for nominees, can be found on our Position Description, linked below.

Executive Council Clergy Representative Position Description

The call for nominees has three steps. The first step, due by May 1 2024, is to complete the Nomination Form (linked below). This form allows us to submit names and contact information of all potential candidates to the General Convention Office to undergo canonically-mandated background checks.

The second step is to complete the biographical and ministry statement using the questions provided in the link below, and to submit them to the Provincial Coordinator no later than May 8, 2024.

The third step is for nomination materials from each potential candidate to be reviewed and endorsed by an elected delegate of the Provincial Conference as well as a Bishop from Province 1. Endorsement should take the form of an email from the delegate and the bishop to the Provincial Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the nominee to reach out to and secure review and endorsement from their delegate and bishop by May 8, 2024.

Nomination Form (Due May  1, 2024)
Nominees Biographical and Ministry Statement Instructions (Due May 8, 2024)

Please pray for our Province, the seven dioceses of New England, and for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church as we engage in this moment of leadership discernment, and please pray for our nominees.

The Executive Council of General Convention (often referred to as Executive Council) is an elected body representing the whole church. In the three years between General Conventions, the Executive Council meets quarterly.

The Executive Council has the duty to carry out programs and policies adopted by the General Convention and to oversee the ministry and mission of The Episcopal Church. Currently, the Executive Council is composed of twenty members elected by General Convention (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and twelve lay leaders) and 18 members elected by the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church.

Members carry out the program and policies adopted by the General Convention and have charge of the coordination, development, and implementation of the ministry and mission of the Church. The Executive Council is required to manage the budget of the Church, submit to the General Convention a budget for the next triennium, and make annual reports to the Church of receipts and disbursements and a statement of all trust funds and properties. They also serve as the Board of Directors of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.

The Council does its work within four standing committee foci: Governance & Operations, Finance, Mission Beyond and Mission Within. Click here to read the Executive Council mandate.

The terms and election of Provincial Representatives to Executive Council are governed by Canon V of the Provincial Ordinances.