The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is one of the organizations involved in the governance of our diocese and includes both lay and clergy leaders. The Constitution of the Episcopal Church (Article IV) describes the role of diocesan Standing Committees in this way:

When there is a Bishop in charge of the Diocese, the Standing Committee shall be the Bishop’s Council of Advice. If there be no Bishop or Bishop Coadjutor or Suffragan Bishop canonically authorized to act, the Standing Committee shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese for all purposes declared by the General Convention.

More details about how the Standing Committee functions are set down in the Canons of our diocese and in the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.

Members

Chris Jambor Member
Kevin Johnson Member
Jane Dennis Member
The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer
Norm Snyder Member
Joel Walker Secretary
Amy Haynie President

News and Stories from Standing Committee

Convention worship, elections, resolutions, relationships

The 2016 Diocesan Convention opened with worship on Friday, November 11, in the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School in far west Fort Worth. The Rt. Rev. David Rice of San Joaquin was the preacher. The offering of $1,273 in … Continue reading

Convention election results

With great patience, good humor, and old-fashioned paper ballots and pencils, delegates to convention worked past the technology glitch that prevented online voting and filled all the offices open for election in 2016. They were selecting from a record number … Continue reading

2015 Convention: Elections, canon changes, and other actions

As a result of diligent and informative work at pre-convention deanery meetings, the delegates to the 33rd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth worked so efficiently that they finished their work two hours earlier than expected. They elected … Continue reading

Forms related to Discernment and Ordination

Click on the tab “Docs, Forms” to see a list of documents and forms related to the process of discernment about ordination. If the text in a cell is underlined, you can click to open that document. If the text … Continue reading

Standing Committee announces nominee for Provisional Bishop

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, a group of elected clergy and lay leaders, announced on April 10, 2015, that the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas, is the … Continue reading

Bishop High writes to the diocese

Dear Friends in Christ, As I announced earlier, I have called for a special meeting of Convention on May 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for the purpose of electing a provisional bishop to succeed me. I want to share with … Continue reading

Bishop calls a Special Meeting of Convention – May 16, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution of the Diocese of Fort Worth, I am calling a Special Meeting of Convention for the purpose of electing a Provisional Bishop. I have set the … Continue reading

Standing Committee Report to the 2014 Diocesan Convention

The Standing Committee’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by Elinor Normand. You may download a PDF of this report here. During the year culminating in the 2014 diocesan Convention, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal … Continue reading

Mollee Westfall elected to Standing Committee

Mollee Westfall, a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth, has been elected to the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. She was elected to replace Jeff Boleware of St.Stephen’s, Hurst, who resigned at the May 5 meeting. … Continue reading

Report from Standing Committee meeting on June 10, 2013

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth convened on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 3:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Mrs. Martha Fagley presided. Ms. Elinor Normand opened the meeting with a short meditation. The … Continue reading

President of Standing Committee seeks more nominees for open positions

A letter from the president of the Standing Committee about nominations: We are coming to the end of the nominating process for the open positions that will be filled at Diocesan Convention November 8-9 in Wichita Falls. The Nominations Committee … Continue reading

Standing Committee Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2013

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth met on March 11, 2013.
Following are the minutes from their meeting. Continue reading

Letter from the President of the Standing Committee on the Conciliation

From Marti Fagley, President of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, on the recent conciliation meeting and settlement: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In June 2012, the members of the Standing Committee and our then … Continue reading

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth strategic planning meeting

Members of the diocese’s executive council, standing committee, corporation trustees, and trustees for the endowment of the episcopate spent Friday evening and most of Saturday, January 25 and 26, 2013, working on a strategic planning followup to work begun last August with Donald Romanik, president of the Episcopal Church Foundation. Continue reading

Bishop, Standing Committee of Diocese of Fort Worth in solidarity with South Carolina Episcopalians

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., the Standing Committee, and the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth stand in prayer and solidarity with the Episcopalians of the Diocese of South Carolina as they move through a time … Continue reading

Wrapping up the 30th Diocesan Convention

The 30th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on November 2-3 was full of milestones. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr.,  recently retired bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, was elected and installed as … Continue reading

Standing Committee elects officers for 2012-2013

The Standing Committee met immediately following the diocesan convention & elected their officers for 2012-2013. Mrs. Marti Fagley was elected president & Ms. Elinor Normand was elected Secretary. Mrs. Karen Shepherd agreed to continue to serve as Clerk of the … Continue reading

Rayford High elected, installed as Fort Worth’s provisional bishop- a report from ENS

[Episcopal News Service] — The Rt. Rev. Rayford High was elected and installed as the third provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth during the 30th Diocesan Convention Nov. 3 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The convention was … Continue reading

Rayford High called to be third provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocoese of Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., recently retired bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas (view a quick video of Bishop High), has been nominated by the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in consultation … Continue reading