Committee on Nominations

About the Committee

The Committee on Nominations coordinates the nominations to Diocesan Convention. The Nominating Committee proposes candidates to serve as deputies at the General Convention as well as to serve on diocesan bodies such as the Standing Committee and Executive Council. We try to ensure the slate of candidates for these positions reflects the demographic composition of our diocese and the Bay Area. Our work also is designed to make sure we don't have any vacancies for positions that must be filled by the Diocesan Convention — or ones that are filled by people who don't know what they are getting into. Candidates can still be nominated from the floor on the day of the Convention, but those advanced by the Committee will have had their names and information out for review for several weeks by then. The Nominating Committee usually meets in person for our first session and until we are done we meet by phone every other week (or so). Members are appointed from the deaneries; current members of the committee are listed below and on the Deaneries page

Committee Chair Diane FitzGibbon,

Committee Members and their deaneries:

Helen Sause, Alameda
Harlan Van Wye, Contra Costa
Rev. Walter Ramsey, Contra Costa
Dave Frangquist, Ex Officio
Rev. Br. Richard Helmer, Ex Officio (advisor)
Warren Wong, Ex Officio
Ruth Baney, Marin
Jon Harvey, Peninsula
Diane FitzGibbon, Peninsula (Chair)
Rev. Hannah Cornthwaite, San Francisco
Birgit Eschmann, San Francisco
Andrew K. Lee, Ex Officio, Standing Committee

2019 Information and Deadlines

Positions to fill — Click on the position to see the description:

Elect: 2 — one lay member and one clergy member, four year terms, term begins at end of Convention
Elect: 2 — at least 1 must be lay. Three year terms, term begins January 1, 2020
Elect: 1 (lay or clergy order) for a one year term.
Elect: 1 (lay or clergy order) for a one year term.

Elect: 16 (Four Deputies and Four Alternates will be elected in each Order)

Important Information:

  • Job Descriptions here
  • All nominations must be submitted electronically here to the Committee on Nominations by Midnight on July 31, 2019.
  • All nominee biographies must be submitted electronically here to the Committee on Nominations by Midnight on August 23, 2019.
  • In order to serve you must be an active member of an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California.
  • All nominees must complete anti-racism and Whole & Healthy Church training by October 1, 2019.
  • As provided by our canons, nominations may be made on the floor of the convention.

Please note: We've set a word limit for bios. It is intended to keep the convention booklet readable as well as to create a fair forum for all. If you exceed the word limit and we have time before the deadline, we will return it to you for editing. If we don't have time or you don't reply by the deadline, we may have to may cut your text at the word limit or suggest you be nominated from the floor.