Nominations for appointment to interim bodies due Aug. 20

Posted Aug 6, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention, invites Episcopalians from across the church to apply for appointment to the various interim bodies created by General Convention. These committees, commissions, and task forces carry out the work of the Episcopal Church between conventions. A list of the interim bodies and the scope of their work is here.

Serving on an interim body is a way for Episcopalians across the church to participate in its governance. While the Joint Standing Committees are only open to bishops and deputies to the 79thGeneral Convention, all other interim bodies are open to all members of the Episcopal Church. Appointments to standing commissions are generally for six years while appointments to joint standing committees or task forces are generally for three years. Information regarding the work of a specific interim body may be found by clicking on its name.

For more information or to submit an application, please select either the English or Spanish language survey. Applicants will be asked to indicate their interest in up to three interim bodies.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 20, 2018. Appointments will be made by the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies and announced in late September.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the General Convention at


Comments (4)

  1. Normon L. Morford says:

    How about a list of the committees and a bit about the mission of each?


    1. Kathleen Smith-Jones says:

      The link to the committees (interim bodies) is at the end of the first paragraph.

  2. Mary Barrett says:

    I have tried twice to fill out form. Both times I type in the 4-digit year of birth, both times it gives an error that I have not done so, have not put in my 4-digit birth date. I started totally over the second time, still did not work.
    You will not get many volunteers at this rate.

  3. Mary Barrett says:

    The site to fill out the form is not working properly. It keeps giving error where landfills in the 4 digit year of birth

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