The Standing Committee has three main functions: oversight, advice, and in the absence of any bishop, ecclesiastical authority of the diocese. The committee must consent to elections of bishops throughout The Episcopal Church; to matters regarding disposition of church property including any encumbrances, openings, or closings, (Click here to learn more about the Sales and Encumbrances process); to candidacy and ordination of deacons and priests; and to appointments to major boards. They also meet regularly with the diocesan bishop as a confidential council of advice.
Meetings are listed on the diocesan calendar, and are generally at 5 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month except in October or November when they may meet after the conclusion of the Annual Convention on a Saturday, and in July and August only as needed. Four times a year the Standing Committee meets on a Saturday with other groups that make up the Joint Leadership of the diocese.
Membership (updated after Convention 2019)
|The Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell
President, St. Monica's, Hartford (2020)
|The Rev. Peter Walsh, St. Mark's, New Canaan (2020)||Danielle Gaherty, Trinity, Lime Rock (2020)||Ashley Pilar Atencio, Old St. Andrew's, Bloomfield (2020)|
|The Rev. Mark Byers, St. Andrew's, Meriden (2021)||The Rev. Rowena J. Kemp, Grace, Hartford (2021)||Thom Hagerth
St. Stephen's, East Haddam (2021)
|Nancy Meyers Staniewicz,
Holy Spirit, W. Haven (2021)
|The Rev. Peggy Hodgkins, Trinity, Southport (2022)||The Rev. Geoffrey Hahneman, Retired, (2022)||A. Bates Lyons
St. Monica's Church,
|Kevin Fenner, St. John's, Vernon (2022)|
Effective as of Nov. 14, 2015: Six clergy and six laity, elected at convention, serving three-year terms