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Council of Trustees

The Council of Trustees shall be composed of the following members, all of whom shall be entitled to vote: the Bishop, the Bishop Coadjutor and Suffragan Bishop, if there be such, the Administrative Officers, the Chancellor, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Registrar, the President of the Standing Committee, the presiding officer of the Episcopal Churchwomen, a representative of the Youth Advisory Board, and the seven Convocation Conveners in office at the time, and six members elected by the Annual Convention. Those elected by Annual Convention shall be elected as follows: three shall be presbyters or deacons canonically resident in this Diocese and three shall be laypersons, one from each Order to be elected annually for three-year terms.

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COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
OFFICERS (ex officio voting members)

Chancellor Thomas Schmidt, Esq.
Vice Chancellor Mary Powell, Esq.
Vice Chancellor Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esq.
Secretary Tyrone A. Powell, Esq.
Treasurer Tom Roche. For Tom’s bio, click here.

EX OFFICIO VOTING MEMBERS (per Diocesan Canons)
Standing Committee President: 
Drew Dorgan
Canon for Finance and Operations: Mr. Chad Linder
President Episcopal Church Women (ECW): Ms. Cindy Mohr

ELECTED MEMBERS
(Quorum is seven (7) members who have been elected by convention or convocations)

ELECTED BY CONVENTION for a three-year term
The Rev. Amanda Knouse (2023)
Dr. Christina Ford (2023)
Mr. Richard Koch (2023)
The Rev. Regina Bautista (2024)
Ms. Melanie Graves (2024)
Mr. Miguel Gonzales (2024)
The Rev. Dr. Amy Doyle Welin (2025)
Ms. Kari Teitjens (2025)
Ms. Kathryn ‘Cricket’ Tate Webb (2025)

CONVENORS & ASSISTANT CONVENORS OF THE CONVOCATIONS
(Elected by members of the Convocations for a two-year term)

CONVENORS & ASSISTANT CONVENORS OF THE CONVOCATIONS
(Elected by members of the Convocations for a two-year term)

ALTOONA:
Marilyn Pyeatt (2024)
The Rev. John Harwood (2024)

HARRISBURG:
The Rev. Greg Welin (2023)
Kathy Hettinga (2023)

LANCASTER:
Elaine Austin (2024)
The Rev. Bradley L. Mattson (2024)

NORTHERN TIER:
The Rev. Janis Yskamp (2024)
Assistant TBD

SOUTHERN:
The Rev. Grant Ambrose (2023)                     
Melanie Graves (2023)

SUSQUEHANNA:
The Rev. Sarah Weedon (2022)         
Erin Ryan
(2023)

WEST BRANCH:
The Rev. Kyle Murphy (2023)
Beverley Porter (2024)

List updated 1/17/2023