Executive Council

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ASSESSMENT APPEALS
 

What is Executive Council and what does it do?

Executive Council shares primary responsibility for planning and directing the temporal affairs of the diocese with the bishop and the Standing Committee, as provided by the constitution and canons of the diocese and of The Episcopal Church. Council acts for the diocesan convention between its annual meetings to implement the programs, policies and budgets convention approved. Additionally, Council serves as the board of directors of the diocesan corporation, exercising, except where canonically restricted, all the fiduciary responsibilities and powers of such a board under California law governing religious corporations. In consultation with the Department of Finance and the treasurer, Council oversees the management of the operating fund and of investments (including real estate), and develops prudent policies and procedures governing the use of diocesan funds. The bishop is president of Council while the other members are elected to staggered three-year terms: two per deanery (one of whom must be lay), six at large by the Convention; the bishop has the right to appoint up to six members and the chancellor, treasurer, and secretary of the convention are ex officio members. Council officers are chair, vice chair, and secretary; we are elected by Council from among its elected members.

Contact Executive Council at: executivecouncil@diocal.org

 

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus
Bishop and President
bishopmarc@diocal.org

 

 

2020 Officers

 

The Rev. Jane Stratford
Chair

Richard Patenaude
Vice Chair

Mees Tielens
Secretary

     
 

Class of 2020

 

The Rev. Jane Stratford
Deanery Representative
St. Stephen's, Orinda
Contra Costa Deanery

The Rev. Debra Low-Skinner
Deanery Representative
Christ Church Sei Ko Kai
San Francisco Deanery

Aidan Jobe See
Deanery Representative
Transfiguration, San Mateo 
Peninsula Deanery

Thomas LaFrance
Deanery Representative
All Saints, San Leandro
Southern Alameda Deanery

Charles Mader
Convention Representative
St. Aidan's, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

Patrick Andersen
Convention Representative
Trinity/St. Peter's
San Francisco Deanery

     
 

Class of 2021

 

Bruce Morrow
Deanery Representative
All Souls, Berkeley
Alameda Deanery

Eleanor Prugh
Deanery Representative
St. John's, Ross
Marin Deanery

Mees Tielens
Deanery Representative
Transfiguration, San Mateo 
Peninsula Deanery

Richard Patenaude
Deanery Representative
Holy Cross, Castro Valley
Southern Alameda Deanery

Donald Miller
Convention Representative
St. Clement’s, Berkeley
Alameda Deanery

The Rev. Merry Chan Ong
Convention Representative
Our Saviour, Oakland   
Alameda Deanery

 

Class of 2022

 

Marj Leeds
Deanery Representative
Grace, Martinez
Contra Costa Deanery

The Rev. Ginger Strickland
Convention Representative
St. John's, Ross
Marin Deanery

Tom Matthews
Convention Representative
St. James, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

Anna Haight
Deanery Representative
St. Columba's, Inverness
Marin Deanery


Birgit Eschmann
Deanery Representative
St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

The Rev. Jon Owens
Deanery Representative
St. John's, Oakland
Alameda Deanery

     

 

Bishop’s Appointees

 

Robyn Amos
St. Cyprian's, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

Miguel Bustos
St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

 

The Rev. Liz Tichenor
Resurrection, Pleasant Hill
Contra Costa Deanery

 

   

 

Ex-Officio Members

 

The Rev. Br. Richard Helmer
Secretary of Convention
office@oursaviourmv.org
Our Saviour, Mill Valley

Brad Barber
Treasurer of the Diocese
brad.barber@sbcglobal.net
St. Stephen’s Orinda

 

     
 

Other Attendees

 

Christopher Hayes, Esq.
Chancellor of the Diocese
Borowsky & Hayes LLP
christopher.hayes@borowsky.com
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Albe Larsen
Standing Committee Representative
amlarsen@coastside.net
St. Matthew’s, San Mateo

 

     

 

Diocesan Staff

 

The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey
Canon to the Ordinary
abbottb@diocal.org
415.869.7806

Tom Ferguson
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
tomf@diocal.org
415.869.7819

 

 

   

Class of 2020

 

Class of 2021

 

Class of 2022