The Standing Committee is the Council of Advice to the Bishop which shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese when there is no bishop. Five clergy of the diocese and four members of the laity who are enrolled confirmed adult communicants in good standing make up the council. The term of office shall be for three years, with three members being elected at each annual Convention.
Contact Richard Taylor, president of the Standing Committee.
RECENT ACTIONS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE
The following is the first Standing Committee Quarterly Report planned for the Diocese of North Carolina.Our goal is to communicate our responsibilities, our work, and our requirements in an effort to increase transparency and be more accessible to the congregations and missions of the Diocese.
During the first two quarters of 2020, the Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina:
- Consented to episcopal elections in the dioceses of Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Alabama
- Reviewed its work on Becoming Beloved Community / Anti-White Supremacy efforts, including a 2019 workshop with The Rev. Jabriel Ballantine, and discussed the training’s implications for Standing Committee policy and decision-making.Further sessions planned have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Work continues on three themes identified in the 2019 workshop: (1) access to power structures (specifically Standing Committee and Diocesan Council), (2) unequal distribution of funds, and (3) worship.
- Recommended for candidacy for the priesthood the following:Marisa Cifontes, Lizzie McManus-Dail, and Matt Addington
- Recommended for ordination to the vocational diaconate the following:Joe Dzugan, Kristin Edrington, Maureen Flak and Pamela Haynes
- Recommended for ordination to the transitional diaconate the following:Laura Rezac, Matt Addington, Rebecca Ogus, Paul Daniels, Andrew Ancona, and Lizzie McManus-Dail
- Approved the assumption by Christ Church, Raleigh, of two loans from the City of Raleigh and the County of Wake for Family Promise of Wake County.Approved a lease to Family Promise for the same property for a term of 15 years.
- Approved an easement grant from Christ Church, Charlotte, to the City of Charlotte
- Approved the sale of donated property for St. Paul’s, Cary
- Approved the refinance of mortgage for St. Patrick’s, Mooresville with Thrivent Financial
- Approved the sale of a single-family dwelling for Christ Church, Cleveland
- Approved a loan agreement between The Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, and Southern Bank and Trust Company to restructure existing debt
- Approved a loan agreement between St. Timothy’s, Winston-Salem, and First Citizens Bank for a building project
- Approved an easement grant from St. Paul’s, Cary to the City of Cary
- Acted as Council of Advice for the Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman
Did you know that prior to signing a lease, taking out a mortgage or loan, or selling church property you must petition the Standing Committee for approval? (Canon 23, Canons of the Diocese of North Carolina)
Please help us to help you with these legal matters by having your initial petition and supporting documents to us no later than two weeks prior to our monthly meeting date, the third Monday of each month at 10:00 am at Diocesan House (currently via Zoom).It is best to contact us as soon as you think you may be involved in any of these events.Please send all correspondence to President Dick Taylor at [email protected]
Your needs will be addressed as efficiently as possible so that you can meet your deadlines and we can effectively conduct our business.
If the Standing Committee has questions on your proposal, we may contact you for further information.On rare occasions, the Standing Committee will contact you to schedule time to address the Committee in person.
We are here to serve you and to address your needs; please help us to meet your expectations and goals.
Mr. Richard M. (Dick) Taylor, Jr., Esq., President (2020)
Mr. Reid Joyner, Secretary (2020)
Ms. Carolyn Beranek (2022)
The Rev. Dr. Cathy Deats (2022)
Ms. Kim Dockery (2021)
The Rev. Habacuc Ramos Huerta (2022)
The Rev. Sallie Simpson (2021)
The Rev. Hector Sintim (2020)
The Rev. Jemonde Taylor (2021)