2014

 Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on November 20, 2014 

• A Financial Aid Award was approved for Lorraine Harris.

• Refer to the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business that voice votes be replaced by the show of red or green cards on the floor of Diocesan Convention.

• Recommends when someone speaks at a microphone on the floor of Diocesan Convention they identify themselves as a deputy.

• Gave consent to Holy Apostles’ Church, Yardville, to proceed with the sale of St. Matthias’ Church property.

• Gave consent to St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church, Gibbsboro, to proceed with the sale of the vicarage.

• Approved the 2015 housing allowance for clergy employed at Diocesan House who are not provided housing.

• Approved the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund Report for 2014.

• Approved the Report of the Relief of Widows, Widowers and Orphans Fund for 2014.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on October 16, 2014

• Standing Committee established a policy that replacements for unexpired terms be chosen from the previous year’s election in the order of the most votes received.

• Requested that Bishop Stokes ask the Nominating Committee Chair to honor nomination dates/deadlines. For offices where there are enough nominations received prior to the deadline date, that nominations received after the deadline date be only accepted from the Convention floor.

• Gave approval in principal, but require that St. Peter’s, Perth Amboy provide a contract for the Boyd House in order for Standing Committee to take action.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on September 11, 2014 

• Recommended Benjamin B. Maddison for Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.
• Recommended Terrence O’Connor, Jr. for Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.
• Recommended Nancy J. Hagner for Ordination to the Priesthood pending receipt of the recommendation from General Theological Seminary. (Recommendation received September 15, 2014)

• Recommended the development of guidelines to be used in determining the election of President, Secretary and Property Manager regarding longevity, special skills, and shared responsibilities.

• Elected the Rev. Lisa G. E. Caton to serve as Interim President of the Standing Committee until Convention 2015.

• Consented to the Election of Robert Stuart Skirving as Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of East Carolina.

• Consented to the Election of Brian Richard Seage as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Mississippi.

• Consented to the amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, duly approved by the Major Chapter at its meetings of May 27, 2014 and September 9, 2014.

• Consented to the re-classification of All Saints’ Church, Lakewood from Parish to Mission Status In accordance with the Diocese of New Jersey Canon 60, Section 2(b).

• Consented to the re-classification of Church of the Epiphany, Ventnor from Parish to Mission Status In accordance with the Diocese of New Jersey Canon 60, Section 2(b).

• Consented to the conveyance of the real property known as District 0614, Block 7101, Lot 96, and known as 2875 SE Boulevard, South Vineland, New Jersey 08360, owned in the name of the former parish of Christ Church, South Vineland, in accordance with the provisions of New Jersey Revised Statutes section 16:12-4.

• Consented to the conveyance of the real property known as Block 28, Lot 17, as set forth on the Tax Map of the Borough of Fair Haven, and known as 7 – 15 Church Street, in the Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey, owned in the name of The Trustees of The Episcopal Fund, for the benefit of the former mission congregation of the Church of the Holy Communion, Fair Haven, in accordance with the provisions of New Jersey Revised Statutes section 16:12-4.

• Recommended that St. Elizabeth’s, Elizabeth, consult with Green Faith and a stained glass conservator to evaluate the proposal and report back to Standing Committee.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on June 19, 2014 

• Elected the Rev. Lisa G. E. Caton to serve as Interim President of the Standing Committee until Convention 2015.

• Voted by e-mail to ask the Rev. Brian K. Burgess to fill the unexpired member term due to the resignation of the Rev. C. John Thompson-Quartey until Convention 2015 at which time Convention will elect a member of the clergy to fill the unexpired term in the Class of 2016. Fr. Burgess agreed to serve in this capacity. Standing Committee members welcomed Fr. Burgess to the June meeting.

• Recommended Benjamin B. Maddison and Terrence O’Connor, Jr. for Candidacy.

• Approved the financial aid awards for Genevieve Bishop and Maryel Giron.

• A mutual ministry review was held with Bishop Stokes and the members of the Standing Committee.

• Consented to the Election of Alan M. Gates as Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Massachusetts.

• Consented to the election of Heather Cook as Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland.

• Offered support of the vestries of St. Matthias’ Church, Hamilton, and St. James’ Church, Yardville, and approved them to go forward toward consolidation.

• Approved Trinity Cathedral Major Chapter’s resolution authorizing amendment of the Joint Consolidation Agreement to remove Archdeacons from the list of persons who are members of the Major Chapter of the Cathedral by virtue of their diocesan office.

• Approved the Easement for Church of the Epiphany, Ventnor.

• Approved the endorsement of the application to the Episcopal Church Building Fund (ECBF) for St. David’s, Cranbury, to consolidate their current ECBF and commercial (1st Constitution Bank) mortgages into a single non-recourse loan with the ECBF.

Respectfully submitted,

Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on May 6, 2014

  • Approved the remainder of the 2014 Financial Aid Awards.
  • Confirmed approval for Katlin McCallister for Ordination to the Priesthood having received her Seminary recommendation.
  • Consented to the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.
  • Recommended Magdalena Aders, William Balmer, Carolyn Bradley, Paul Chalakani, Eve Chamberlain, Naomi Cressman, Dorothea Hospador, Jorge Antonely Liriano Martinez, Chizoba Nwankwo, Karen Reeman, and Trisha Thorme for Candidacy.

Respectfully submitted,
Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on April 10, 2014

  • Recommended Alice Hodgkins Courtright,Katlin Elise McCallister, Anthony Joseph Puca, Jr. and Megan E. Thomas for Ordination to the Priesthood.
  • Approved the 2014 Financial Aid Awards in part; awaiting more information about the remainder of the requests.

Respectfully submitted,
Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on March 13, 2014

  • Consented to the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of West Texas.

Respectfully submitted,
Deborah Kirk, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on March 1, 2014

  • Welcomed the newly elected members
    • Class of 2018: The Rev. Ronald N. Pollock
    • Class of 2018: Ms. Deborah Kirk
    • Class of 2015: The Rev. Frank B. Crumbaugh, III
  • The Rev. C. John Thompson-Quartey was elected President and Ms. Deborah Kirk was elected Secretary of the Standing Committee for the coming year.
  • Canon Charles H. Perfater will coordinate the real estate business for the Standing Committee for the coming year.

Respectfully submitted,
Canon Charles H. Perfater, Outgoing Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on February 20, 2014 

  • Donnamarie Donohue was recommended for Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.
  • Nancy Jane Hagner was recommended for Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.
  • Consented to the Bishop’s appointments to the Benefits Committee effective at the end of Convention 2014.
  • Resolved to extend sincere gratitude to the members of Standing Committee finishing terms:
    oThe Rev. Kuruvilla K. “Sunil” Chandy – Class of 2014
    o Ms. Angela Levy – Class of 2014
    o The Rev. Terry L. Martin – filling the vacancy in the Class of 2015

Respectfully submitted,
Canon Charles H. Perfater, Secretary

Summary of the meeting of the Standing Committee on January 16, 2014

• Endorsed appointment of Canon Paul Ambos, Esq. as Chancellor for a one-year term.
• Approved the Resolution for the 2014 housing allowance for clergy employed at Diocesan House who are not provided housing.
• Received and approved the Aged & Infirm Clergy Fund Report for 2013.
• Received and approved the Report of the Relief of Widows, Widowers and Orphans Fund for 2013.

Respectfully submitted,
Canon Charles H. Perfater, Secretary