The nomination information packet emailed to clergy and wardens on September 4, 2018 is at the bottom of this page in PDF format.

Click here to go to the Constitution and Canons (PDF and searchable) on the diocesan website.

Sample-ballot In preparing for the 115th Annual Diocesan Council, to be held at the McAllen Convention  Center in McAllen, TX on Feb. 21-23, 2019, the diocesan Nominating Committee is developing the roster of nominees who are called to serve the Church through the elected offices of the Diocese.  The related web subpages WILL contain the offices to be filed with job descriptions along with the Episcopal Church Canons and the Diocesan canons that apply.  A full copy of the Constitutions and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is available at the Bishop Jones Center or on the diocesan website at:

Many of us remember how we began our lay or ordained leadership in the church and in the Diocese. It all started with an invitation. An invitation to join in, to share our gifts, and offer ourselves up in service. The Nominating Committee would like you to extend this invitation to those in your church who may benefit from this call and who may be a blessing to others. Please prayerfully consider yourself as well as those among you for nomination this year.

Click here for an Online Biographical Form to make nominations. This form can be completed on screen, saved to your hard drive using “save as”, and e-mailed.    The text fields have character limits, but if needed a supplemental page may be included.  Once complete, nomination forms should be signed and submitted to Laura Woodall in the Bishop’s office along with a digital photograph (.jpg format).  Nomination forms are due back by November 1, 2018.  ( or fax to 210.824.1312)

We invite you now to identify members of your congregation and to submit their names as potential candidates for election to the various offices which will be filled by the 2019 Diocesan Council.  All names will be considered, but due to the changing needs of the diocese, not every name submitted will necessarily appear on the ballot.  However, individuals may be nominated from the floor of Council.

The Committee is grateful for your consideration and for your invitation to others to share their gifts. Your active participation in this process is vital to our efforts to engage leadership throughout our Diocese. May we all walk together in love as Christ loved us.

All persons recommended must be 16 years or older
and communicants within the convocation from which they are
being nominated.

The Nominating Committee for the 2019 Council of the Diocese of West Texas, appointed by the Bishop, is as follows:

The Rev. Carrie Guerra Co-Chair
The Rev. Jeff Hammond Co-Chair
The Rev. Ram Lopez Central Convocation
Mrs. Barbara Cordova Northern Convocation
Mr. Bill Hickey Eastern Convocation
The Rev. Alex Holloway Northeastern Convocation
The Rev. Matthew Frey Western Convocation
Mr. Carter Huber Valley Convocation
The Rev. Canon Beverly Patterson Southern Convocation

The Report of the Diocesan Nomination Committee to the 115th Annual Diocesan Council below or as a PDF file.

Nomination Instructions Packet Council 2019 below or as a PDF file. is a website allowing free storage of documents.  Use their command buttons to Download the full packet and print.

Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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