The work of the diocese is carried out by the many volunteers (lay people and clergy) who dedicate their time to serving on a variety of commissions. More than 30 commissions contribute to the ministry of the diocese.

The chair of each committee or commission is responsible for filing an annual report of that group for inclusion in the annual convention journal. Click here to file a report for 2018.

Canonical commissions

Commission Name


Budget Committee

Robert Kranz, chair

Commission on Congregational Life

Cathy Bagot, co-chair
The Rev. Alexander Martin, co-chair

Commission on Ministry

Spencer Pugh, Chair

Convention: Agenda and Dispatch of Business

Nadya W. Richardson, chair

Convention: Constitution and Canons

Joseph J. Dehner, Esq., Chair

Convention: Credentials

Sonja Bronson, Chair

Convention: Nominations

Jon Boss, Chair

Convention: Resolutions

Jim Heathcote, Chair

Diocesan Council

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, President
1st Vice President: Elizabeth Barker

Disciplinary Board

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Smith, President

Finance Committee

Nadya Richardson, Chair

Standing Committee

Cathy Bagot, President

Trustees/Directors of the Church Foundation

The Rev. Anne Warrington Wilson, chair

Trustees of the Diocese

Jon Boss, president

Non-canonical commissions

412 Sycamore, Inc. Trustees/Directors

Robert Meyer, President
David Robinson, staff liaison

Advisory Committee on Compensation & Resources

The Rev. Darren Elin, chair
David Robinson, staff liaison

Affirmative Aging

The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, staff liaison

Appalachian Ministries

The Rev. Judi Wiley, Chair

Clergy and Family Wellness

Deacons Council

The Rev. Marshall Wiseman, convener

Ecumenical & Interreligious Relations

The Rev. Canon Manoj Zacharia, chair

Episcopal Church Women

Kathy Mank, President

Episcopal Community Services Foundation

The Rev. Suzanne LeVesconte, president

Episcopal Relief and Development

Toks Ogungbadero, coordinator

Faith in Life

The Rev. Karl Stevens

Latino Ministries

The Rev. Maggie Foote

Liturgy & Music

Marsha Reilly, chair

Minority Empowerment Initiative Trust

Ellie O. Johnson, Chair

National and World Mission

Ohio Council of Churches

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop

Parish Health Ministry

The Rev. Phyllis Armstrong, chair

Professional Development

The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, staff liaison

Racism Training Task Force

Debby Stokes, coordinator

Social Justice & Episcopal Public Policy

The Rev. Deniray Mueller, convener