Sessional Committees

The Council of General Synod approved the appointment of the following members to sessional committees for General Synod 2004, with authority for the Prolocutor in consultation with the General Secretary, to fill any vacancies that may occur.

Agenda Committee : shall consist of not more than eight members to be drawn from the members of the General Synod. It shall be the responsibility of the committee to prepare and publish the agenda for each day of the session.

Peter Irish Lay Fredericton (Chair)
Stephen Hopkins Clergy Niagara
Jennifer Gosse Clergy Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
Iain Luke Clergy Rupert’s Land
Patricia Johnston Clergy Ottawa
Murray Still Clergy Rupert’s Land
Julia Davies Lay Saskatoon

Nominating Committee: shall consist of one bishop, one clerical member and one lay member from each ecclesiastical province. The committee shall be constituted not later than one month prior to the opening of the General Synod, to receive nominations for standing committees and the Council of the General Synod and to supervise the election process.

Donald Harvey Bishop Canada
Gordon Redden Clergy  
Susan Winn Lay  
Peter Coffin Bishop Ontario
Harry Huskins Clergy  
Libby Salter Lay  
James Njegovan Bishop Rupert’s Land
Richard LeSueur Clergy  
Ethel Ahenekew Lay  
James Cowan Bishop British Columbia
Louise Peters (Chair) Clergy  
Rayleen Nash Lay  

Resolutions Committee: shall consist of up to eight members, one of whom shall be an Assessor, and with at least one bishop, one clerical and one lay member. It shall be the responsibility of the committee to receive resolutions from members of the General Synod and prepare them for submission in accordance with guidelines approved from time to time by the Council of General Synod.

George Elliott Bishop Toronto (Chair)
Tanya Moxley Lay Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Michael Rolph Clergy Athabasca
Judy Darling Lay Ottawa
Alan Perry Clergy Montreal
Suzanne Lawson Lay Toronto

Expenditures Committee: shall consist of members appointed by the Primate and the Prolocutor in consultation with the chairperson of the Financial Management and Development Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the committee to implement Rule of Order 15 with respect to spending motions for which sources of funds have not been identified prior to the General Synod session.

Susan Barclay Clergy Keewatin (Chair)
Geoffrey Jackson Lay Ontario
Stephen Koning Lay Calgary
Philip Poole Clergy Toronto

Certification of Minutes: shall consist of the General Secretary, the Prolocutor or Deputy Prolocutor, the Honorary Clerical and Lay Secretaries, and a member of the Resolutions Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the committee to certify the accuracy of the minutes of the session of the General Synod.

The General Secretary (Chair)
The Prolocutor or Deputy Prolocutor
The Honorary Lay Secretary
The Honorary Clerical Secretary
A member of the Resolutions Committee

Credentials Committee: shall consist of the General Secretary, the Prolocutor or Deputy Prolocutor, and one Assessor. It shall be the responsibility of the committee to report to the General Synod on the standing of all persons who claim membership therein, and to advise the chairperson as to a quorum of each Order.

Chancellor Ronald Stevenson (Chair)
The Prolocutor or Deputy Prolocutor
The General Secretary

Assessors: The Prolocutor shall appoint two or more Assessors to advise the chairperson in respect to points of order and the Constitution and Canons.

Ronald Stevenson Lay Fredericton
Robert Falby Lay Toronto
Rhodie Mercer Lay Eastern Newfoundland. & Labrador
Percy Tinker Lay Kootenay

Secretaries: On nomination of the General Secretary, the Prolocutor shall appoint from the membership of the General Synod and Honorary Clerical Secretary, and Honorary Assistant Clerical Secretary, and Honorary Lay Secretary and an Honorary Assistant Lay Secretary, who shall assist the General Secretary in keeping minutes of the General Synod.

Peter Clarke Athabasca Honorary Lay Secretary
Marilyn Dean Qu’Appelle Assistant Lay Secretary
Michael Pollesel Ontario Honorary Clerical Secretary
Peter Fenty Toronto Assistant Clerical Secretary