Nominations are now open for lay and clergy positions on the Board of Trustees, Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Trinity Cathedral Chapter, and Camp & Retreat Ministries Board.

About each Governing Body:

  • Board of Trustees (3-year term; one clergy and one lay position open) acts within bounds set by the Bishop, the Convention, and the Standing Committee to steward the investment and endowed funds entrusted to the diocese. This group meets once a month, usually on the fourth Thursday of each month, except July and December during which there are no meetings. Meetings are via Zoom for 2 hours from 1pm-3pm.
  • Standing Committee (4-year term; one clergy and one lay position open) is the body of lay and clergy members that serves as the Bishop’s Council of Advice. The Standing Committee advises the Bishop and gives consent in matters of the disposition of property, ecclesiastical discipline, the election and consecration of Bishops, and in the matter of candidates for ordained ministry. This group meets once a month, usually on the first Thursday of each month, except July, during which there is no meeting. Meetings are via Zoom for 2 hours from 10am-12noon.
  • Diocesan Council (1-year term for three clergy and three lay positions open) is the body of lay and clergy members of the diocese that manages the work of the church related to mission, education, and social services. The Diocesan Council oversees the creation of a budget each year to carry out this work. This group meets 3 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall), twice over Zoom from 9am-10am, and once in person.
  • Trinity Cathedral Chapter (3-year term; one clergy or lay position open) helps to facilitate communication between the diocese and the Cathedral, to seek alignment between Cathedral and Diocesan vision, and to ascertain ways in which the Cathedral congregation and other congregations of the diocese may relate in positive and helpful ways. This group meets in April, August, and October with the Trinity Vestry, usually the 4th Tuesday of the month (barring Easter/Holy Week being the same week). The meetings are usually 1.5-2 hours and are hybrid.
  • Camp & Retreat Ministries Board (4-year term; clergy or lay position open) includes one person from the diocese elected every four years. The Board meets four times a year via Zoom and at the CRM sites of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Board oversees policies, programs, and stewardship of facilities and finances for the wide array of camp and retreat offerings for children, youth, adults, and families offered year-round in Oregon and Idaho. This position is an important piece of the partnership between the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon. The meetings in January and September are weekend in-person retreats at various sites (Friday dinner – Sunday lunch), though joining remotely is possible. The other two meetings are in late Spring and late Fall, exclusively via Zoom, on Friday evenings from 6.30pm-8.30pm and Saturdays mornings from 8.30am -1pm.

Please use the form linked below to nominate either yourself or someone else. Nominations are due by June 28.