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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Committees & Commissions
The members of our committees and commissions work together to support the programs and services that benefit our parishes, members and ministries in our diocese.


The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia has many committees and commissions on which laity and clergy participate and have an active role in our church. The members of our committees and commissions work together to support the programs and services that benefit our parishes, members and ministries in our diocese.

Commissions:

Commission on Ministry (Canon XII)
The Rev. Mimi Lacy, Chair (Emmanuel, Virginia Beach)

Stewardship Commission
Canon Lynn Farlin, Diocesan Liaison

Addictions & Recovery Commission
The Rev. Lauren McDonald (Bruton Parish, Williamsburg) and The Rev. Jan Brown (Bruton Parish, Williamsburg), Co-Chairs

Liturgical Commission
The Rev. Grant Stokes (Trinity, Portsmouth), Chair

Commission on Status of Parishes and Missions (Canon XIII)
The Rev. Eve Butler-Gee (Martin's Brandon, Burrowsville), Chair

Church Architecture and Construction (Canon XXVIII)
Mr. Scott Spence, Chair (Bruton Parish, Williamsburg)

Church Indebtedness (Canon XXVII)
VACANT

Church Pension Commission (Canon XXIV)
VACANT

Committees:

  • Committee on Credentials (Canon II Section 3)
  • Diocesan Nominating Committee (Canon VI section 1)
  • Program Budget & Review Committee (Canon VII Section 1)
  • Committee on Constitution and Canons
  • Property Committee
  • Committee on Resolutions and Memorials
  • Committee on Aging
  • The Mission Network - Department of Missions 
Last Published: August 11, 2021 9:48 AM