Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

The Standing Committee

The Standing Committee has several functions.  It acts as the Bishop's Council of Advice (Article VII.2);  approves actions that encumber real property/equipment of the church; approves indebtedness for current expenses in excess of 20% of the previous year’s receipts for current expenses; approves requests to elect bishops; approves the election of bishops; and, approves candidates for Holy Orders. It is composed of four lay and four clerical members. The Standing Committee serves as the Ecclesiastical Authority in the absence of a bishop.

Please direct all questions to the Standing Committee to its president, Ms. Sarah Peters.

Roster: 

Roster

Name Role Details Term Contact
Sarah Peters President Elected 2015 to 2019 smpeters239@gmail.com
The Revd Michael Hartney Secretary Elected
Southeast
2014 to 2018 michael.hartney@aya.yale.edu
Lois Giess Elected 2014 to 2018 ljg114@hotmail.com
The Rev. Richard Hamlin Elected 2015 to 2019 hamlinhill@verizon.net
The Rev. Virginia Mazzarella Elected
Elected to complete unfulfilled term
2015 to 2017 mamazzarella@gmail.com
Christopher Moore Elected 2013 to 2017 chrismoore8@hotmail.com
The Rev. Robert Picken Elected 2016 to 2020 rpicken@stpaulsec.org
Susan Woodhouse Elected 2017 to 2020 sjw@frontiernet.net

Meeting Minutes