Standing Committee

One cleric and one lay person to be elected for a three-year term.  Retiring incumbents, the Rev. Mike Marsh and Mrs. Elizabeth Nisbet are ineligible.

Description of duties: The Standing Committee meets about three times a year and serves as a Council of Advice to the diocesan bishop.  Among its responsibilities are granting or withholding consents to the election of bishops throughout the Episcopal Church and interviewing seminarians and recommending to the bishop whether or not they be made candidates for ordination. The Standing Committee is composed of 6 persons, 3 clergy and 3 lay. In the event that the office of bishop is vacant, the Standing Committee serves as the Ecclesiastical authority for the diocese. Persons serving on the Standing Committee should be familiar with the Constitution and Canons, aware of issues in the wider Anglican Communion, and be persons who are willing to undertake a wide range of leadership needs and discernment.

Description of Duties (On

  • Article IV – Constitution & Canons of the General Convention
  • Article V, Canon 3  – Constitution & Canons of the Diocese of West Texas

Current Members Church Term ends
The Rev. Ripp Hardaway St. John’s, New Braunfels 2021
Mrs. Susan Alwais St. George, San Antonio 2021
The Rev. Paul Frey Christ Church, Laredo 2020
Mr. Curt Mowen St. Luke’s, San Antonio 2020
* The Rev. Michael Marsh St. Philip’s, Uvalde 2019
* Mrs. Elizabeth Nisbet Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi 2019

* Incumbents are ineligible for re-election

2019 Nominees listed below OR download here. is a website allowing free storage of documents.  Use their command buttons to View Fullscreen for online reading, Print or Download the full packet when available.

The nomination information packet e-mailed to clergy and wardens in September 2018 along with the full Nomination Committee Report 2019 (when complete) is available on the Nomination page.

Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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