Subcommittees

Subcommittees


Discernment/Information-gathering Subcommittee

Conducts listening sessions to hear what is on the mind of people in ECCT. If a survey is part of the discernment process, creates the survey and analyzes findings. Presents this material to the full Bishop Transition Committee for its consideration and discernment, as well as for inclusion in some form in the Profile.

Lay:
  • Suzy Burke- Co-chair
  • Bob Giolitto
  • Karen Hatcher-Sneed – Co-chair
  • Joy Anderson
  • Zach Kohl
  • Edrick Hall
  • Scott Colvin
  • Laura Daly
  • Sarah Woodford
  • Harry Schmitz
  • Joseph Carroll
Clergy:
  • Bonnie Matthews
  • Jane Hale
  • Helena Martin
  • Harlon Dalton
  • Jack Gilpin
Profile Subcommittee

Creates the Diocesan Profile, with input from Discernment/Information-gathering Subcommittee. Works with ECCT Communications to design Profile materials. Full Search Committee approves the Profile with approval from the Standing Committee. Incorporate into the Profile application and nomination forms created by Interviews/Screening Subcommittee.

Lay:
  • Sarah Woodford – Chair
  • Kevin Fenner
  • Edrick Hall
  • Joseph Carroll
  • Karen Hatcher-Sneed
  • Joy Anderson
Clergy:
  • Harlon Dalton
  • Marissa Rohrbach
  • Bonnie Matthews
  • Rebekah Hatch
Interviews/Screening Subcommittee

Develops application and nomination forms. Creates short essay questions as part of nomination/application round. Develops questions for first round video interviews. Arranges for recording of video interviews so all Bishop Transition Committee members can view them. Creates scoring instrument to evaluate candidates. With Discernment/Information-gathering Subcommittee, develops questions/discussion topics for discernment retreat.

Lay:
  • Laura Daly – Co-chair
  • Kevin Fenner
  • Joseph Carroll
  • Harry Schmitz
  • Karen Hatcher-Sneed
  • Zach Kohl
Clergy:
  • Jack Gilpin – Co-chair
  • Harlon Dalton
  • Rebekah Hatch
  • Jane Hale
  • Luk De Volder
  • Marissa Rohrbach
Education/Communication Subcommittee

Educates the people of the Diocese and the full committee on the role of the bishop, desirable traits and experience, bishop’s role in wider church, challenges and opportunities ECCT is facing. Brings to attention of ECCT and committee relevant issues in the wider church. Communicates to the people of ECCT the progress of the Bishop Transition Committee—where they are at each step, how the people of ECCT can participate.

Lay:
  • Bob Giolitto – Chair
  • Zach Kohl
  • Sarah Woodford
  • Scott Colvin
  • Edrick Hall
Clergy:
  • Helena Martin
  • Bonnie Matthews
Discernment Retreat

Plans and oversees a retreat with semifinalists: Several days when full Bishop Transition Committee and all semifinalists meet for worship, presentations, interviews, deep conversation about vision for ECCT, the role of the suffragan, opportunities, view of the church in the future, etc.

Lay:
  • Scott Colvin – Chair
  • Joy Anderson
  • Laura Daly
  • Harry Schmitz
  • Kevin Fenner
  • Bob Giolitto
  • Suzy Burke
Clergy:
  • Luk De Volder
  • Rebekah Hatch
  • Marissa Rohrbach
  • Helena Martin
  • Jack Gilpin
  • Jane Hale
Technology

Assist with technical issues, including Zoom, document sharing, and communications methods, and otherwise eliminate technology as a source of anxiety and tension among the committee.

Helena Martin – Chair

To Be Named Later

Electing Convention: Will work with ECCT staff, bishop, and other appropriate individuals or committees to plan and execute the electing convention.

Consecration: Works with bishop-elect, Presiding Bishop’s office, resigning bishop, ECCT staff, host church, and others as appropriate to plan consecration weekend, service of ordination and consecration, farewell events for resigning bishop, gifts for bishop-elect, etc.

Created June 29, 2021 (updated August 13, 2021)