Committees & Commissions
The committees and commissions of the Diocese of Virginia serve specific ministries or program areas to support the work and vision of the Church.
Membership to a commission is through appointment by the bishop, who will review nominations for commissions, and subject to approval by the Executive Board. The Executive Board meets five times a year and will consider the bishop's appointments for approval for commission membership at their regularly scheduled meetings. A commission is an umbrella group responsible for oversight of committees.
Membership to a committee is through appointment by the bishop. A committee is a group dedicated to creating effective and helpful resources and programs to benefit the life of the Diocese around a specific area.
- A group dedicated to creating effective and helpful resources and programs to benefit the life of a Diocese around a specific area; can also review and recommend existing programs and resources.
- Membership is through nomination and subsequent appointment by the bishop.
- Members serve terms of three years, with a limit of two consecutive terms served. Members must wait one year after serving two consecutive terms before serving another term, unless at the discretion of the bishop. Members may also be appointed to serve one-year terms.
- Fulfills certain canonical requirements.
- Creates budget request.
- Smaller group created by a commission or the bishop for a specific ministry area.
- Can be ongoing or for a defined period of time.
- Can be made up of committee or non-committee members.
- Evaluates programs/resources and provides suggestions to the commission, committee or bishop.
Groups and individuals of the Diocese may use this form to nominate any individual for a particular committee or commission of the Diocese. Click here for the nomination form.