Governing Bodies

sealThe Standing Committee:

The Constitution of the Episcopal Church requires every diocese to have a Standing Committee. Generally, in addition to other canonical functions, the Committee approves ordinations of clergy, consents to elections of Bishops, approves or disapproves actions of the Bishop as defined in the canons, and is the ecclesiastic authority in the diocese when there is an absence of a Bishop. The Bishop is not a member of the Committee, but often seeks the committee’s advice.

The Diocesan Council:
Canon 22 of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah defines the powers and duties of the Diocesan Council. CLICK HERE to view Canon 22. Generally, the duties and powers include monitoring and approving the annual budget of the Diocese, advising the Bishop on financial issues, overseeing Diocesan programs, strategic planning and advising the Bishop. The Council also has an Executive Committee that assists the Committee as a whole. The Bishop is is the President of the Council and usually presides at the DC meetings.


Standing Committee Membership 
Standing Committee President 
Standing Committee Vice President 
Standing Committee Secretary 
Ex-officio Members 
Administrator of Convention
Canonical Advisor
Staff Support
The Diocesan Council 
Elected Members 
Bishop of Utah, Diocesan Council President 
Representative for Southern Region 
Diocesan Council Vice President 
Representative for Salt Lake Region 
Representative for Salt Lake Region 
Representative for Northern Region 
Ex Officio Members 
Parliamentarian to Council 
Administrative Support