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.

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 The Rev. Jimmy Abbott

SECRETARY Rebecca Brindley

ASSISTANT Ana Gonzales May

COMMITTEE

To Council 2023
KT Zacharia, Good Shepherd Indian, Stafford
The Rev. Jimmy Abbott, Trinity, Galveston 

To Council 2024
Rebecca Brindley, St. Michael’s, Austin
The Rev. Hannah Atkins Romero, Trinity, Houston

To Council 2025
Vyonne Carter-Johnson, Grace, Houston
The Rev. Canon Simon Bautista Betances, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston(Clergy Standing Committee Representative to Council Nominations Committee)