DIOCESAN COUNCIL

Diocesan Council is the governing board for the diocese and is empowered to act on behalf of diocesan convention while it is not in session. The Council collaborates with the Bishop in developing and executing the diocese’s missional strategies, presenting a diocesan budget to the convention, and authorizing diocesan expenditures. See Diocesan Canon 27 for other responsibilities set forth to the Council.

Diocesan Council Meeting Dates

Diocesan Council generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Council Members

The Council is composed of the Bishop, one clerical and one lay member elected from each of the eight regions, three members appointed by the Bishop, and several ex officio members.

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North Montgomery County The Rev. Javier García Ocampo (2024) and Gordon Donnelly (2023)
Central Montgomery County The Rev. James Isaacs (2023) and Dr. Bayo Laniyonu (2025)
South Montgomery County The Rev. Anne Derse (2025) and Linda Baily (2024)
North DC The Rev. Kristen Hawley (2023) and Paul Brewster (2024)
Central DC The Rev. Richard Wall (2025) and Matt Taylor (2023)
South DC The Rev. William Stafford-Whittaker (2024) and Emma Tucker (2025)
North Prince George County The Rev. Robert Bunker (2025) and Ian Hutson (2023)
Southern Maryland The Rev. Kate Heichler (2024) and Eric Delk (2025)
Appointed Members The Rev. Ricardo Sheppard (2023), The Rev. Emily Lloyd (2024), and Catherine Able Thomas (2025)
Ex Officio Members w/Vote The Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde
President of the Episcopal Church Women: Elsie E. Kirton
Ex Officio Members w/o Vote Jonathan Nicholas (Treasurer), Keith Roachford (Secretary), Stephen Gibson (Chair of Finance), John Van de Weert (Chancellor), The Rev. Andrew Walter (Canon to the Ordinary)