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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 Charles (“Chuck”) Banks, Esq.  
Vice Chancellor Thomas Schmidt, Esq.  

Vice Chancellor

Mary Powell, Esq.  
 Vice Chancellor Michael McAuliffe Miller  

Secretary

Treasurer

 

Tyrone A. Powell, Esq.

Mr. Tom Roche -to be approved at Diocesan Convention. For Mr. Roche’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
Chair Children & Youth Committee: Ms. Mary Ellen Kilp

STANDING COMMITTEE 2021 APPOINTMENTS
(3 year term beginning March 2020)
Ms. Amy Swiernik (2023)
Mr. Don Baldwin (2023) 

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

ELECTED BY CONVENTION for a three-year term
Ms. Shannon Berndt (2021)
The Rev. James Jenkins (2021)
The Rev. Amy Welin (2022)
Ms. Allison Carnahan (2022)
Mr. William Rosevear (2022)
The Rev. Amanda Knouse (2023)
Dr. Christina Ford (2023)
Mr. Richard Koch (2023)

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

ALTOONA:
Marilyn Pyeatt (2022)
The Rev. John Harwood (2022)

HARRISBURG:
Mr. Anthony Alexander (2021)
The Rev. Rebecca Myers (2021)

LANCASTER:
Elaine Austin (2022)
The Rev. Richard C. Bauer (2022)

NORTHERN TIER:
The Rev. Janis Yskamp (2022)
Assistant TBD

SOUTHERN:
The Rev. Grant Ambrose (2021)                     
Assistant TBD

SUSQUEHANNA:
The Rev. Sarah Weedon (2022)         
Sandy Elion (202)

WEST BRANCH:
The Rev. Kyle Murphy (2021)
Mr. Brian Hess (2021)

List updated 11/17/2020.