Proposed revision to Book of Common Prayer

Resolution referred to dioceses from the 77th General Convention The following resolution shall be read by the Secretary of the Diocesan Convention preceding the final vote at the 78th General Convention in 2015, such reading to be certified by the Diocesan Convention with the Secretary of the General Convention. Delegates should read this resolution before the convention. ..

2015 Budget

2015 Budget Summary Click here for full line-item budget information Click here for the narrative budget Diocese of Southern Ohio 2015 Consolidated Budget % of Budget Healthy Congregations 1,717,397.02 30.49% New Relationships 715,894.02 12.71% Formation 1,155,706.02 20.52% Mission 711,960.11 12.64% Stewardship of Resources 1,331,909.02 23.65%          Total Ministry Priorities 5,632,866.20 100.00% Healthy Congregations DIOCESAN STAFF ..

Trustee of the Church Foundation

Trustees of the Church Foundation are responsible for administering loans and funds for church buildings as well as some oversight over diocesan-owned properties.  Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ‘19 Darin Hall St. Andrew’s, Evanston I have been a parishioner at St. Andrew’s since my family and I moved to Cincinnati in 2012. During that time ..

Trustee of the Diocese

The Trustees of the diocese (also known as the Procter trustees) is the group responsible for management of diocesan and certain other investments and property owned by the diocese; and for serving as the board of advisors to the bishop on administration of the William Cooper Procter Fund.  Elect 1 clergy or lay, Class of ‘19 Susan Hickenlooper Indian ..

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee serves as the bishop’s council of advice. It shares responsibility for the ordination process, is consulted for consent for the election and consecration of new bishops in the church and reviews requests from congregations to encumber their property. This group also carries out a mutual ministry review with the bishop.  Elect 1 clergy, Class of ‘17  The ..

Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF)

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is a self-governing, self-supporting foundation for local ministry across the diocese. Through education and grant programs designed for congregational based outreach ministry, ECSF encourages, supports and creates opportunities for Episcopalians to help other Episcopalians serve God and neighbor.  Elect 3 clergy or lay, Class of ‘17 The Rev. Ellen Cook St. Timothy’s, Cincinnati I have officially ..

Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board is called to carry out the duties described in Title IV.5.1 of the Episcopal Church. Elect 1 lay, Class of ‘16 Bruce Knapp St. James, Westwood 1. I serve on the Music Ministry Committee, am both a lay reader and a licensed Eucharistic minister, I have served two terms on Vestry, am currently ..

Diocesan Council

As the convention-between-convention, members of Diocesan Council play a critical role in the governance of the diocese. Members review the budget and mission share review requests, follow implementation of convention resolutions and work with the bishop on ministry and mission decisions in the diocese. Elect 2 clergy, Class of ‘17 No nominees filed Elect 3 lay, Class of ‘17 Emily ..

Budget Committee

Budget committee members are responsible for preparing and reviewing the annual operation budget of the diocese. Elect 1 lay, Class of ‘17 Nadya Richardson St. Matthew’s, Westerville 1. Our family has belonged to St. Matthew’s Westerville, for over 35 years. Participation in the life of my congregation includes being a member of Vestry, Formation for ..

Nominations

Convention delegates will elect several people to leadership positions within the diocese. Nominees for each position (listed in alphabetical order for each position) were asked to provide a picture and to answer two questions: Please reflect on your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese and the larger community. Why do you feel ..

Resolutions for consideration

R14-01 PRAYER SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE EBOLA CRISIS IN WEST AFRICA;  R14-02 DIRECTING THE SUPPORT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS; R14-03 MARRIAGE EQUALITY Click here to download as a Word document R14-01 PRAYER SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE EBOLA CRISIS IN WEST AFRICA Whereas, we are members of a global community of brothers and sisters, and ..