THE CONSULTATION ENDORSEMENTS 

80th General Convention 

Each General Convention, we, The Consultation, endorse select candidates who are running for election. The endorsement process has been in place since The Consultation has existed. We strive to be fair in our process. For positions other than the President and Vice President of the House of Deputies, we send an email to all candidates asking if they seek The Consultation endorsement. If they do, they are to email us, and we then send them a questionnaire. Once they fill out a questionnaire, the answers are sent to The Consultation’s endorsing committee, compiled and reviewed. The endorsing committee consists of two people from each member organization, one of whom must be a deputy to General Convention. This endorsing committee meets, reviews the questionnaires, and then endorses candidates who share our beliefs in creating a just society, a Beloved Community. For the President and Vice President of the House of Deputies, a select group from The Consultation interviewed each candidate, using the same questions for each. Each interview was approximately one hour. Prior to the interview, we reviewed their profile information and watched each of the candidate forums. The select group then brought their observations to the endorsing committee, which was two representatives from each member organization. This endorsing committee then voted for the candidate for President and Vice President who we felt would work best with The Consultation to move the Church towards a just society.

The Consultation has endorsed the following candidates

 

For President of the House of Deputies: Ryan Kusumoto

For Vice President of the House of Deputies: Rachel Taber-Hamilton

For Executive Council

Bishop:

Rafael Morales

Lay:

Dianne Audrick Smith

Annette Buchanan

Tivaun Cooper

William Fleener Jr.

Scott Haight

Joe McDaniel Jr.

Sandra Montes

 

Clergy:

Joseph Clavijo III

Charles Graves

 

For Trustees of the Church Pension Fund

 

David Alvarez

Brendan Barnicle

Gawain de Leeuw

Cynthia Kittredge

Kevin Lindahl

John McCray-Goldsmith

Sandra McPhee

Guy Patterson

Brian Prior

Sandye Wilson

 

For Court of Review

Lay:

Laura Russell

Clergy:

Elisa Kirby

Tracie Middleton

Christopher Wendell

For Disciplinary Board for Bishops

 

Clergy:
Christopher Wendell

 

For Trustee of the General Theological Seminary

Lay:

Noreen Duncan

Clergy:
T. James Kodera