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Welcome to Southern Virginia!
The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia includes approximately thirty thousand Episcopalians in 104 congregations between the Dan River and the Eastern Shore. We are a diocese of The Episcopal Church in the United States, a province of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.
Executive Board


Convocation I
The Rev. Daniel Crockett, 2020
Ms. Sharon Parker, 2019

Convocation II
The Rev. Julia Messer, 2021
Ms. Mary Dail, 2019

Convocation III
The Rev. James Medley, 2020
Ms. Helen Sharpe-Williams, 2019

Convocation IV
The Rev. Derek Harbin, 2020
Mr. Philip Ford, 2021

Convocation V
The Rev. Bruce Cheney, 2021
Mrs. Bettyrene Pope, 2020

Convocation VI
The Rev. Eve Butler-Gee, 2020
TBD, 2021

Convocation VII
The Rev. Virginia DiStanislao, 2021 - Vice Chair
Mr. Thomas Ager, 2019

Convocation VIII
TBD, 2020
Ms. Lauraetta Yates, 2019

Convocation IX
VACANT, 2019
Rusty Bishop, 2020


Executive Board Minutes:

November 2018

August 2018

May 2018

March 2018

January 2018

November 2017

August 2017

May 2017

March 2017

January 2017

October 2016

April 2016

March 2016

January 2016


The Executive Board oversees the Programs of the Diocese set out in the Canons or approved by Council. It reviews the finances of the Diocese. It reviews policies and procedures relating to the work provided for in the Programs approved by Council, or the Executive Board, the need for which may have arisen after the action of the Council, when in the judgment of the Executive Board the income and the available funds of the Diocese will warrant. The Executive Board acts as the Council when the Council is not in session.

The Executive Board (typically) meets on the first Thursday of every other month and the meetings move around the Diocese. Travel and meeting consume a full day.

The Executive Board determines the Departments of the Diocese and defines the scope of their work. The heads of Departments are nominated (to the extent possible from members of the Executive Board) each year by the Bishop with the advice and consent of the Executive Board. The Bishop is an ex-officio member of each Department. Each Department is to submit a report to the Secretary of the Diocese by December 1st. The report is to include a summary of the work done by the department and a statement of the opportunities for future needs. Each Department submits a request for appropriations for the forthcoming year when requested by the Treasurer. The Executive Board is comprised of one clergy and one lay representative elected from each of nine Convocations for a term of three years. The Bishop may appoint two members. The Chancellor, the Secretary and the Treasurer of the Diocese are non-voting members.

The Dean of each Convocation shall be responsible for the appointment of a nominating committee of three persons, one of whom shall be a member of the clergy, which shall nominate at least two persons for each vacancy on the Executive Board whose names shall be made known to that Convocation's Council delegates no less than two weeks before the Pre-Council Convocation meeting at which the election is to take place. Nominations from the floor may be received. All persons so nominated shall, if possible, be present at the meeting and introduced to Council delegates before the voting takes place. -- Canon IX.2.a

Last Published: January 3, 2019 10:15 AM