Offices Open for Election

Offices Open for Nomination

Canterbury Irvine, Director

one clergy or one lay for a one-year term

Canterbury USC, Director

one clergy or one lay for a one-year term

Canterbury Westwood, Director

one clergy or one lay for a one-year term

Corporation of the Diocese, Director

(Canon XXI)

one clergy for a three-year term;

and one lay for a three-year term

The Corporation of the Diocese oversees a variety of matters pertaining to finances, audits, insurance, taxes, legal documents, purchase and sale of properties, renovations, bequests, etc. The Corporation meets from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Cathedral Center.

Commission on Ministry, member

(Canon XVIII)

one clergy for a three-year term;

and one lay for a three-year term

The Commission on Ministry is required by The Episcopal Church Canons. The Commission advises and assists the Bishop in the implementation of Title III; in the determination of present and future opportunities and needs for the ministry of all baptized persons; and in the design and oversight of the ongoing process for recruitment, discernment, formation for ministry, and assessment of readiness. The Commission meets on four weekends a year and on other days as may be required.

Diocesan Investment Trust, Trustee

(Canon XXV)

one clergy or one lay for a four-year term

This group oversees the administration of the Diocesan Investment Trust. The Trustees’ objective is to achieve reasonable income while seeking to preserve capital. The meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. (February, May, September, and December.)

Diocesan Council, member

(Canon XIX)

one clergy for a three-year term;

one clergy for a one-year term;

one lay for a three-year term

Diocesan Council is a body of elected lay and clergy representatives from each Deanery and at-large who serve between meetings of Diocesan Convention to oversee the programs of the Diocese. The Council meets the second Thursday of the month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Center.

Hillsides, Trustee

no election in 2019

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We envision a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow, and thrive. Our values are quality care, respect, integrity, transparency, compassion, collaboration, and innovation.

Holy Family Services (Adoption and Foster Care)

one clergy or one lay for a three-year term

Secretary of Convention

(Constitution, Article IX)

one clergy or one lay for a one-year term

Standing Committee, member

(Constitution, Article XIV; Canon XX)

one clergy for a four-year term;

one lay for a four-year term

The Standing Committee acts as the Ecclesiastical Authority when the Bishop and the Bishop Suffragan are absent or incapacitated. The Committee provides advice and consent to the Bishop on property issues, presentment issues for clergy, recommendations from the Corporation, and other legal aspects of the Diocese. The Standing Committee has jurisdiction over and oversight of issues involving property of the Diocese. This includes all parish property, which is held in trust for the Diocese and The Episcopal Church. The Standing Committee participates in the consents to the elections of and consecrations of Diocesan and Bishops Suffragan for other Dioceses. The Standing Committee, acting on the recommendation of the Diocese’s Commission on Ministry, votes to approve or disapprove the admission of persons in the process to ordination. The meetings are held at the Cathedral Center on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General Convention, Deputies & Alternates

(Constitution, Article XV)

four clergy for a three-year term;

four lay for a three-year term

four clergy alternate deputies, each for a three-year term;

four lay alternate deputies, each for a three-year term

All nominees for election as Deputies who are not elected shall automatically become candidates for election as Alternate Deputies unless they specifically withdraw their candidacy for the latter office.

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. During its triennial meeting deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. In the interim between triennial meetings, various committees, commissions, agencies, boards and task forces created by the General Convention meet to implement the decisions and carry on the work of the General Convention.

Instructions & Forms


Nominations for elective offices must be submitted using the form linked above. Nominations must be made in advance to be included in the printed tally sheet and the website. Nominations may also be made from the floor of Convention for open offices provided that a copy of the form has been completed and presented to the Secretary of Convention at the time of nomination.

  • The nominator must be a voting delegate to Convention and must sign the nomination form.

  • A lay nominee must be a confirmed communicant in good standing in a Parish or Mission of the Diocese.

  • A clergy nominee must be in regular standing in the Diocese.

  • All nominees must give prior consent to the nomination.

Please submit your nomination form to the Secretary of Convention. Please also submit a photo of any size (candid is fine), along with a brief biography, and a statement of no more than 70 words (200 words if you are running for lay or clergy deputy to General Convention) to Janet Kawamoto in the Communications Office at Nominees are also encouraged to submit a short video using a smart phone or similar, adhering to the following guidelines:

  1. Maximum of 60 seconds with no additional editing

  2. Neutral background so that your face is clearly seen and your voice is clearly heard

  3. Follow the provided script:

Hello, my name is (your name), and I am running for (office or position). As a member of (your church community and city), and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, these are the reasons I wish to serve:

(up to 3 two-sentence bullet points)

All submitted statements and videos are subject to review before being posted.