Certification of Council Delegates for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
For clergy and wardens in charge of congregations, from the Diocesan Secretary
November 7, 2019

Grace to you and peace.

This is your canonical notice that the 116th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas will meet in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 20 - 22, 2020 at the American Bank Center.
Please refer to the 2020 Lay Delegate Count to determine the number of delegates your congregation may certify, according to Diocesan Canon 1, Section 1b*. Do not include clergy attending Council when counting or electing lay delegates.

Certification and registration for delegates are two different processes. In order to certify your lay delegates, in accordance with the diocesan Constitution and Canons , the clergy or lay person in charge of your congregation must complete and sign three copies of the Council Lay Delegates Certification Form .

The completed and signed forms should be sent to the diocesan bishop, the diocesan secretary, and the Council Registration Chair, see addresses below. Certificates are due no later than February 1, 2020, and may be submitted sooner.

  • Send one copy to the Bishop's Office: Episcopal Diocese of West Texas; Attn: Leigh Saunders; P.O. Box 6885; San Antonio, TX 78209 OR leigh.saunders@dwtx.org

  • Send one copy to the Diocesan Secretary: The Rev. Christopher Caddell; Attn: Council 2020 Certification; 301 Hays Country Acres Road; Dripping Springs, TX 78620-4282 OR rector@dsholyspirit.org

  • Send one copy to the Council Registration Host Church: The Rev. Jonathan Wickham; Attn: Council 2020 Certification; 3026 S Staples Street; Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3610 OR jonathan@allsaints-cc.org
I encourage you to save this message and its attachments until you have completed certification and registration of your delegates. They can also be found on the Council website, at council-dwtx.org/certification .

If I can answer any questions about certifying your delegates, please feel free to contact me at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Dripping Springs, at rector@dsholyspirit.org.

Online registration for delegates, alternates, clergy, and visitors, will open in December 2019. Visit the Council website at council-dwtx.org to register and find more information about preparing for Council, the hotel reservation block, programs during Council, and more.

See you at Council in Corpus Christi!

Chris +

The Rev. Christopher Caddell, Diocesan Secretary
office: (512) 858-4924
cell: (210) 667-6323
*The canon governing allocation of delegates is Canon 1, Section 1(b) adopted by the 101st Council as follows: "Lay delegates and alternates shall be men and women communicants of the congregation which they represent, in good standing, sixteen years of age or older. 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, except that every parish and mission shall be entitled to at least two delegates and two alternates, and each parish shall be entitled to one additional delegate and alternate."
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