Task Force to Study Provinces - report to General Convention / resolutions
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Province V Synod
Friday, April 6, 10 am - Saturday, April 7, 3 pm, 2018
Sheraton Chicago O'Hare, 6501 Mannheim Road, Rosemont
The President of the Province shall be a bishop, presbyter, deacon, or lay person who shall be the President of the Provincial Executive Board and, ex officio, a member of the Provincial Synod and of all committees, commissions and departments. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Provincial Synod and shall appoint a Parliamentarian. This is a 3-year term, which shall begin at the close of the Provincial Synod meeting where elected. The President may serve not more than two terms consecutively, though may be elected to serve a subsequent term or terms after an interval of at least one year.
The Vice President of the Province shall be a bishop, presbyter, deacon, or lay person who shall be the Vice President of the Executive Board and, in the event of the vacancy of the President, shall service the duration of the President’s term. The Vice President shall perform such tasks as assigned by the President. This is a 3-year term, which shall begin at the close of the Provincial Synod meeting where elected. The Vice President may serve not more than two terms consecutively, though may be elected to serve a subsequent term or terms after an interval of at least one year.
Either the President or Vice President must be a member of the House of Bishops. The bishop serving as President or Vice President of the Province also serves as the President of the Provincial House of Bishops and shall represent the Province in all matters requiring the participation of a Bishop.
The Secretary of the Province shall be a bishop, presbyter, deacon, or lay person who shall send notices of all meetings of the Provincial Synod and the Executive Board, shall record, publish, and distribute minutes of the Provincial Synod and the Executive Committee, and shall perform other duties as required by Canons of General Convention, Ordinances of the Province, and the Synod the Executive Board. This is a 3-year term and the term of office shall begin at the close of the Synod meeting where elected.
The Treasurer of the Province shall be a bishop, presbyter, deacon, or lay person who shall receive and disburse all monies collected under the authority of the Provincial Synod or the Executive Board and to make a complete report of the same at each meeting of the Provincial Synod and of the Executive Board. The Treasurer should be familiar with the business methods of The Episcopal Church. In addition, the treasurer must be able to prepare payrolls and periodic financial reports. This is a 3-year term and the term of office shall begin at the close of the Synod meeting where elected.
General description (see nomination form for full position description): Executive Council of the Episcopal Church - One layperson and one priest or deacon from Province V are elected to serve on the Executive Council. In 2018, we will elect the clergy member who will serve for 6 years. There are three meetings per year that last for five days. Members serve on a standing committee of the council that may require extra meeting time during the triennium. Members may be asked to serve on ad hoc committees of Council from time to time, and if a liaison to a Committee, Standing Commission or Board, further time commitments may be involved, depending on the length of that group’s meetings (perhaps two to three times a year for two to four days). Members are responsible for reading all reports sent to Council from different organizations (Committees, Commissions and Boards, etc.) as well as reports from different offices at the church center, and for particular tasks as agreed to at Council meetings. As provincial representatives, members are responsible for communicating with the province in tandem with their co-representative, serving on the Executive Board of the Province and helping with planning of Synods. The term is six years. Members are additionally expected to be competent in computer technology and able to communicate electronically.
The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop shall include laypersons, clergy, and bishops who shall be tasked with presenting names of nominees for the position of Presiding Bishop. The Provincial Synod shall create a ballot of three Clerical and three Lay General Convention Deputies. At General Convention, the deputies from Province V shall gather in caucus to elect and nominate two laypersons and two clerics from the ballot put forward by Synod. (From these nominees the full House of Deputies shall elect one representative from each order to the committee.) The Bishops of the Province shall meet in caucus to select two bishops as nominees; these shall be the only nominees upon which the House of Bishops shall vote in electing the members of the Joint Nominating Committee.