On behalf of the nominating committee for the 204th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio, we encourage you to consider how your commitment to the life of the church may gain more depth through participation in one of our diocese's elected bodies.

As our church continues to grow in faithfulness, work for justice and peace, and live into our calling as Christ's Body in a changing world, your voice can make a difference. We need your time, talents, and leadership to serve the Diocese of Ohio. Particularly during this time of rapid change and uncertainty-thanks to the pandemic, our nation's reckoning with race-based violence, and a whole host of other concerns-your commitment to leading and shaping our church's common life and witness could be invaluable.

This is an opportunity for you to experience our dynamic church in a new and exciting way. Have the courage to pray, contemplate, and nominate yourself, or your neighbor (with their permission), for one of these positions. The reward is well worth the time and effort it takes to serve, because it is an opportunity to shape the life of the church in a changing world.

Please prayerfully consider nominating yourself or another communicant (with their permission) using the following online form: dohio.org/nominations . More information about each of the positions can be found here. We ask that you submit your nomination before Tuesday, September 15, 2020 .

As you consider the call to serve, we commend to you this prayer for the sake of all who seek to discern and live out their service for the sake of the Gospel:
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your 
faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and 
prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that 
in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Amen. (BCP, pg. 100)

Ms. Diane R. Hexter and the Rev. John Drymon
Co-Chairs of the Committee on Nominations