Executive Council

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 atexecutivecouncil@diocal.org

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Bishop and President

Officers

Sherry Lund

Sherry Lund

Chair

The Rev. Kirsten Spalding

The Rev. Kirsten Spalding

Vice Chair

Peter Fairfield

Peter Fairfield

Secretary

Class of 2023

Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore

Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore

Convention Representative

St. Paul’s Oakland

Sherry Lund

Sherry Lund

Convention Representative

Christ Church Portola Valley and Woodside

The Rev. Kirsten Spalding

The Rev. Kirsten Spalding

Convention Representative

Church of the Nativity San Rafael

The Rev. Krista Fregoso

The Rev. Krista Fregoso

Contra Costa Representative

St. Paul’s Walnut Creek

Aidan Jobe Sea

Aidan Jobe Sea

Peninsula Representative

Transfiguration San Mateo

Steven R. Dupont-Kalani

Steven R. Dupont-Kalani

San Francisco Representative

St. Mary’s San Francisco

Elaine Vallecillo-Miller

Elaine Vallecillo-Miller

Southern Alameda Representative

 St. James Fremont

Class of 2024

The Rev. David Erickson

The Rev. David Erickson

Convention Representative

St. Mary’s, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

Bill Burrell

Bill Burrell

Marin Representative

St. Columba’s, Inverness
Marin Deanery

Peter Fairfield

Peter Fairfield

Convention Representative

St. Aidan’s, San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

The Rev. Bruce Morrow

The Rev. Bruce Morrow

Alameda County Representative

All Souls Berkeley
Alameda Deanery

Class of 2025

Carolyn George

Carolyn George

Convention Representative

St. John’s Oakland

The Rev. Will Scott

The Rev. Will Scott

Alameda Representative

Christ Episcopal Church Alameda

Jim Wiant

Jim Wiant

Contra Costa Representative

St. Anna’s Antioch

Vance Frost

Vance Frost

Marin Representative

St. John’s Ross

The Rev. John Kirkley

The Rev. John Kirkley

San Francisco Representative

St. James Episcopal San Francisco

Bishop’s Appointees

Bruno Peguese

Bruno Peguese

Class of 2024

St. Cyprian’s San Francisco
San Francisco Deanery

Edgar Woo

Edgar Woo

Class of 2024

Church of Our Savior Oakland
Alameda Deanery

Leigh Flesher

Leigh Flesher

Class of 2025

Trinity Church Menlo Park

Ex-Officio Members

The Rev. Br. Richard Helmer

The Rev. Br. Richard Helmer

Secretary of Convention

secretary@diocal.org
Our Saviour, Mill Valley

Lane Ringlee

Lane Ringlee

Treasurer of the Diocese

St. Stephen’s Orinda

Christopher Hayes Esq

Christopher Hayes Esq

Chancellor

Grace Cathedral