According to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, “lay delegates and alternates shall be men or women communicants of the congregation which they represent, in good standing,” and “each congregation, in union with the Council, shall be entitled to one delegate for every 50 persons, or portion thereof, reported for Average Sunday Attendance in the Annual Parochial Report” (Canon 1, section 1b). The canon continues to say that every mission or parish is entitled to at least 2 delegates and 2 alternates, regardless of ASA, and parishes are entitled to 1 additional delegate and alternate.
Each year, the official Delegate Count is prepared by the Diocesan Secretary, the Rev. Chris Caddell. In October, Fr. Caddell will send clergy, and wardens, in charge of congregations an email with the number of delegates each congregation is authorized to send to Council, based on average Sunday attendance. This message will also include the Certification of Election Form (see below) and instructions for completing and submitting it on time.
- Click here to view the 2020 Delegate Certification Packet from the Rev. Chris Caddell, when available.
Certification of Election Form – due February 1, 2020
Completed Certification Forms must be sent to three locations: the Bishop’s Office, the Host Church Council Registration Chair, and the diocesan Secretary.
- Click here to open a digital Certification of Election Form, which can be completed online, then printed, signed and returned by standard mail.