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From the Bishop: Executive Commission and Standing Committee Nominations

Bishop J. Scott Barker

Bishop J. Scott Barker

We need YOU to serve in the Ministries of DioNeb!

Nominations are now being accepted on behalf of (or from) persons who wish to serve on the commissions and committees of the Diocese of Nebraska, and would be willing to stand for election at Annual Council.

We are particularly in need of great leaders to serve on Executive Commission and Standing Committee. Please read the descriptions below, and think and pray about whether you know someone in the Diocese who might be especially equipped to serve in this way.

Executive Commission – Administers the program of the Diocese. With eighteen elected or appointed members and four ex-officio members, this is our largest diocesan body, outside of Annual Council. The Executive Commission coordinates program proposals and helps allocate diocesan funds for programs and areas of concern, subject to the budget and directives adopted by the Council. The Executive Commission meets four times each year, sometimes via conference call, and sometimes in person. We need two clergy-persons, and two laypersons to stand for election to the Executive Commission. Members of the Executive Committee serve for three-year terms, and can serve no more than two successive terms.

Standing Committee – A council of advice for the Bishop, and the Ecclesiastical authority in the Diocese when there is no bishop. The Standing Committee approves or disapproves the application of those seeking Candidacy to the priesthood or diaconate, as well as all parish applications to dispose of or acquire property. It also approves or disapproves of all episcopal elections (in this Diocese and others), and preserves the proceedings of ecclesiastical trials. We need two clergy-persons and two lay-persons to stand for election to the Standing Committee. Members of the Standing Committee serve for three-year terms, and can serve no more than two successive terms.

You must fill out and submit a simple nomination form to stand for election to one of these offices. Nomination forms can be found here.

The final deadline for nominations is August 17th. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with Canon Liz Easton ( if you have any questions about committee service or this nomination process. Thank You!

Faithfully yours in Christ
+Bishop Barker

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