Standing Committee

Standing Committee

Standing Committee

Standing Committee

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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.

 

President
Kaye Pendarvis, St. James', Houston

 

Secretary
The Rev. Howard Castleberry, Christ Church, Nacogdoches

 

Assistant 
Alice Kerr

 

Committee

The Rev. Bertrand O. Baetz III, St. Mark's, Richmond

The Rev. Howard Castleberry, Christ Church, Nacogdoches

The Rev. Mark T. Crawford, St. Luke's Hospital, Houston

Nathaniel J. A. Higgins, Jr., St. John the Divine, Houston

Kaye Pendarvis, St. James', Houston

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, St. James', Austin