Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice


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 other 364 days of the year). The Council collaborates with the bishop in developing and executing the diocese's mission strategy, develops and presents a diocesan budget to the convention, and authorizes diocesan expenditures. Other responsibilities are set forth in See Diocesan Canon 27.

Diocesan Council Meeting Dates

Diocesan Council generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 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, two clerical and two lay at-large members elected by Convention, three members appointed by the Bishop, and several ex officio members.

You may contact your representatives:

North Montgomery County representatives:  The Javier García Ocampo  (2024) and Gordon Donnelly (2023)
Central Montgomery County representatives: The Rev. James Isaacs (2023) and Kathy Staudt (2022)
South Montgomery County representatives: The Rev. Sari Ateek (2022) and Linda Baily 
North DC representatives: The Rev. Kristen Hawley (2023) and Paul Brewster (2024)
Central DC representatives: The Rev. Richard Wall (2022) and Matt Taylor (2023)
South DC representatives: The Rev. William Stafford-Whittaker (2024) and Emma Tucker (2022)
North Prince George County representatives: The Rev. Timothy Johnson (2022) and Ian Hutson (2023)
Southern Maryland representatives: The Rev. Chris Jubinski (2024) and Jo Appold (2022)

Appointed members:   Vincent Napoleon (2022), and The Rev. Ricardo Sheppard (2023), The Rev. Kate Heichler (2024)

Ex officio members: Bishop Mariann, Bishop ChiltonElsie E. Kirton (President of ECW), Jonathan Nicholas (Treasurer), Keith Roachford (Secretary), Stephen Gibson (Chair of Finance), John Van de Weert (Chancellor), The Rev. Andrew Walter (Canon to the Ordinary)