The Commission on Ministry (COM) advises and assists the Bishop in determining present and future opportunities and needs for the ministry of all baptized persons in the Diocese; in recruiting and selecting persons for Holy Orders; and in guiding and examining Postulants, Candidates, and Deacons in training for priesthood. The COM provides financial assistance for the continuing education of clergy and lay professionals. The COM also assists parishes in discerning appropriate candidates for Holy Orders.
To faciliate its work, the COM is divided into these committees:
- Laity Committee
- Diaconate Committee
- Priesthood Committee
The process of ordination to the priesthood in the Diocese of Rochester is described in detail in "The Commission on Ministry: Vocational Discernment Handbook."
By diocesan canon, the COM is both elected and appointed. There may be no more than 15 nor less than 9 members, and no more than a simple majority may be clergy or lay. Terms are three years. After serving two terms, a member must rotate off for at least one year. A simple majority of the members are elected at Convention. The remaining membership is appointed by the Bishop.
The COM meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, from 5 - 7 p.m. Committees may have additional meetings.
|Ellen Ralston||Elected||2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Rev. Philip Kasey||Appointed||2016 to email@example.com|
|The Rev. Andrew VanBuren||Appointed||2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Rev. Georgia Carney||Appointed||2016 to email@example.com|
|The Rev. Krista Cameron||Elected||2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Ferris||Cochair||Elected||2017 to email@example.com|
|The Rev. Keith Patterson||Elected||2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jill Daddis||Elected||2017 to email@example.com|
|The Rev. Kenneth Pepin||Elected||2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allison Bourne||Elected||2015 to email@example.com|
|The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe||Cochair||Elected||2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Rev. Dahn Gandell||Elected||2016 to email@example.com|
|James Garner||Elected||2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Yergeau||Elected||2016 to email@example.com|