Diocesan Council

The Diocesan Council is responsible for the oversight of the work of the diocese including finance, congregational development, property issues, diocesan policy, DaySpring and other matters concerning the fabric of the diocesan community.

Council representatives serve two-year terms and may not serve longer than six consecutive years. An election to fill an unexpired term is counted as a full term.

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Diocesan Council Meeting Schedule

Council usually meets on the third Saturday of the month at DaySpring, about six times a year. Currently, Council is being convened for business sessions in February, April, June, August, and December. There is an October meeting that precedes Convention. The bishop, who is president of the corporation, chairs the Diocesan Council meetings. Council representatives are elected at the Fall Deanery Convocations, during which each deanery elects one clergy and one lay representative that alternates.

  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
  • Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023
  • Saturday, Feb. 14, 2024
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2024
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024

Standing Committee

In certain circumstances (see the Diocesan Canons) the Standing Committee is the ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese of Southwestern Florida in the absence of the bishop. The Standing Committee is involved in a number of matters including church indebtedness and ordination.

Standing Committee members serve three-year terms, and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.Elections to fill an unexpired term are counted as a full term.

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Standing Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, October 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024
  • Thursday, October 22, 2024

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