Standing Committee

Article IV of the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church require that “In every Diocese, a Standing Committee shall be elected by the Convention.” The responsibilities of the Standing Committee are very broad and involve every aspect of the church. The Standing Committee functions as the “Bishop’s Council of Advice,” and in the absence of a Bishop is the ecclesiastical authority in the diocese. A bishop’s election cannot be confirmed without the consent of the majority of the Standing Committees in the Episcopal Church, nor can a Deacon or Priest be ordained without the consent of the Standing Committee. In matters of property, the consent of the Standing Committee is required before any church property can be bought or sold.

In the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, the Standing Committee comprises six members from the clergy order (two of which may be deacons) and six members from the lay order. Members are elected at the Diocesan Convention for a term of three years, although they may be elected for a further three-year term to run consecutively.

For more information contact:

Standing Committee

Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

2018-2019

President:

The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson (2019)
206 E. Burd Street
Shippensburg, PA 17527
W: 717-532-8089
C:  717-333-5590
rector@standrewsship.org

Vice President:

Drew Dorgan (2020)
411 Hilltop Road
Strasburg, PA  17579
W:717.581.1919
C: 717.875.6388
d.dorgan@globalhma.com

Secretary:

The Rev. John Harwood (2019)
167 Aberdeen Lane
State College, PA 16801-7090
H: 814-235-1198
C: 814-571-0681
jtharwood@comcast.net

 

Anthony C. Alexander (2020)
3208 Penbrook Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Cell 717.497.6747
Aca47@aol.com

Susan Landin  (2021)
551 W. Lemon Street
Lancaster, PA  17603
717-471-8028
landin717@comcast.net

The Rev. Michael Nailor (2021)
651 5th Street
Northumberland, PA 17857
570-490-5699
nflncfl@ptd.net

Nicolette Norris (2019)
370 Carter Moir Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
H: 717-330-5560
nicolette@saintjameslancaster.org

The Rev. Jeff Packard (2021)
313 South Burrowes
State College, PA 16801
C: 540-842-1004
rector@standrewsc.org

The Rev. Patrick Pierce (2020)
233 Merriweather Dr
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Cell and Home 717-372-2053
pierce5144@gmail.com

The Rev. Jim Strader-Sasser- (2020)
125 E. Main Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
C: 513-370-8090
cmecjim@ptd.net

Amy Swiernik (2019)
20 Spring Hill Lane
Mountville, PA  17554
717-682-1827
amyecwcpa@comcast.net

John Wolgemuth (2021)
118 West Spruce St. ,
Palmyra PA 17078.
Cell phone: 717-554-4329
john@jwsafety.com

 

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