The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Texas consists of three priests and three lay communicants within the diocese, elected by Council for three-year terms. It functions as a committee of advice to the bishop and is called at the bishop’s discretion, or it may meet of its own accord. The Standing Committee gives consent for persons to become candidates for Holy Orders, consent for ordinations and consent to elections of bishops in other dioceses. When there is no bishop or bishop coadjutor, the Standing Committee becomes the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese.
The Rev. Mark Crawford - St. Luke's Hospital, Houston
Nathaniel Higgins, Jr. - St. John the Divine, Houston
The Rev. Bertrand "Bert" Baetz III - St. Mark's, Richmond
Dr. Gregory "Greg" Vincent - St. James', Austin
Rhonda Fanning - St. Martin's, Houston
The Rev. Pedro Lopez - St. Peter's / San Pablo, Pasadena