Province III is governed by a Synod, made up of the bishops, one clerical deputy, and two lay deputies from each diocese within the province. Synod meets annually on the first Monday in May, at which elections are held for Provincial Officers and Executive Council members. Every third year, when the General Convention of the national Episcopal Church is held, Synod helps formulate resolutions for consideration and deputies prepare for Convention.
2020 Synod POSTPONED until October 26, 2020
The Executive Committee (the four Officers plus the two elected representatives to the DFMS Executive Council) of the Province III Provincial Council held a telephone conference call on March 27. Given the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic, we agreed to reschedule the meeting of our Synod to Monday, October 26, the same date previously set for a meeting of the Provincial Council. In other words, we will hold a meeting of these two entities at the same time.
Our plan is to ask the Deputies to the Synod to vote on the issues before that body as required by our Ordinances, i.e., approving the proposed revisions to our Ordinances (posted on our website). Members of the Provincial Council will be asked to approve a draft budget for 2021 and a schedule of apportionments for 2022 (again, as required by our Ordinances).
There will, of course, be other matters which will require our attention at this meeting, such as an updates on General Convention in Baltimore and from our Ministry Coordinators. Please mark your calendars now.
The Rt. Rev. Kevin D. Nichols
The Rev. Scott Allen
The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan
The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown
The Rev. Sheila Sharpe
The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray
The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe
The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutierrez
The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell
The Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes
The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas
The Rt. Rev. Susan Ellyn Goff
The Rt. Rev. William M. “Mike” Klusmeyer
Synod 2020 will be held on Zoom, in conjunction with the Provincial Council, on Monday, October 26, 2020.
At this gathering, provincial finances, including budgets and apportionment formulas, and proposed changes to the provincial ordinances will be addressed. As materials related to the gathering are available, they will be posted below.Read More »
Synod Meeting 2019 met May 5-7, 2019 in Martinsburg, WV.
Materials related to the meeting include:
Province III Finances
- Cover Memo for Synod 2019
- Province 3 2020 Approved Budget
- Cover Memo for 2020 Planning
- Year-to-Date Revenue and Expenses
- Diocesan Assessment Province III Income with 2017 Data
Conversation on EvangelismRead More »
- Resolution 1 - Local Farm Food
- Resolution 2 - Sanctuary
- Resolution 3 - The Way of Light
- Resolution 4 - Paid Family Leave
- Resolution 5 …