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 Vice President: Drew Dorgan (2020) 411 Hilltop Road Strasburg, PA  17579 W:717.581.1919 C: 717.875.6388 Secretary: The Rev. John Harwood (2019) 167 Aberdeen Lane State College, PA 16801-7090 H: 814-235-1198 C: 814-571-0681   Anthony C. Alexander (2020) 3208 Penbrook Ave. Harrisburg, PA 17109 Cell 717.497.6747 Susan Landin  (2021) 551 W. Lemon Street Lancaster, PA  17603 717-471-8028 The Rev. Michael Nailor (2021) 651 5th Street Northumberland, PA 17857 570-490-5699 Nicolette Norris (2019) 370 Carter Moir Drive Lancaster, PA 17601 H: 717-330-5560 The Rev. Jeff Packard (2021) 313 South Burrowes State College, PA 16801 C: 540-842-1004 The Rev. Patrick Pierce (2020) 233 Merriweather Dr Chambersburg, PA 17201 Cell and Home 717-372-2053 The Rev. Jim Strader-Sasser- (2020) 125 E. Main Street Bloomsburg PA 17815 C: 513-370-8090 Amy Swiernik (2019) 20 Spring Hill Lane Mountville, PA  17554 717-682-1827 John Wolgemuth (2021) 118 West Spruce St. , Palmyra PA 17078. Cell phone: 717-554-4329   Meeting Minutes 2019 2018 2017 2016
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