Official Seal of the General Convention

General Board of Examining Chaplains

CANON III.25 Sec. 1. There shall be a General Board of Examining Chaplains, consisting of four Bishops, six Priests with pastoral cures or in specialized ministries, six members of accredited Seminary faculties or of other educational institutions, and six Lay Persons. The members of the Board shall be elected by the House of Bishops and confirmed by the House of Deputies, one-half of the members in each of the foregoing categories being elected and confirmed at each regular meeting of the General Convention for a term of two Convention periods. They shall take office at the adjournment of the meeting of the General Convention at which their elections are confirmed, and shall serve until the adjournment of the second regular meeting thereafter. No member shall serve more than 12 years consecutively. Additionally, the Presiding Bishop, in consultation with the Chair of the Board, may appoint up to four other members for a term. The House of Bishops, at any special meeting that may be held prior to the next meeting of the General Convention, shall fill for the unexpired portion of the term any vacancy that may have arisen in the interim. The Board shall elect its own Chair and Secretary, and shall have the power to constitute committees necessary for the carrying on of its work. Sec. 2 (a) The General Board of Examining Chaplains, with professional assistance, shall prepare at least annually a General Ordination Examination covering the subject matter set forth in Canon III.7.5(a), and shall conduct, administer, and evaluate it in respect to those Candidates for Holy Orders who have been identified to the Board by their several Bishops. (b) … Sec. 3. The General Board of Examining Chaplains may prepare, in each Convention period, guidelines based upon the subjects contained in Canon Ill.7.5(a), which guidelines shall be available to all persons concerned. Sec. 4. The General Board of Examining Chaplains shall promptly report, in writing, to the Candidate, to the Candidate’s Bishop and to the Dean of the Seminary the Candidate is attending, the results of all examinations held by them, together with the examinations themselves, whether satisfactory or unsatisfactory, making separate reports upon each person examined. The Bishop shall transmit these reports to the Standing Committee and to the Commission. Notwithstanding the results of the examinations, in no case shall the Standing Committee recommend a Candidate for Ordination under Canon III.7 until the Standing Committee has received from the Commission on Ministry a certificate to the effect that the Candidate has demonstrated a proficiency in all subjects required by Canon III.7.5(a)….. Sec. 5. The General Board of Examining Chaplains shall make a report concerning its work to each regular meeting of the General Convention, and in years between meetings of the General Convention shall make a report to the House of Bishops.
Name Position Term ends Diocese, Province
Franklin, The Rt. Rev. R. William Member 2018 Western New York, II
Gerbracht, Dr. Frederick Member 2018 Long Island, II
Holmgren, The Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Member 2018 Louisiana, IV
Kirkpatrick, The Rev. Dr. Frank Member 2018 Connecticut, I
Malloy, The Rev. Patrick Member 2018 Bethlehem, III
Michael, Dr. Sandra Member 2018 Central New York, II
Nesbitt, The Rev. Dr. Paula Member 2018 California, VIII
Powers Roth, Ms. Janet Member 2018 Oregon, VIII
Tumminio, The Rev. Danielle Member 2018 Connecticut, I
Vanderveen, The Rev. Peter Member 2018 Pennsylvania, III
Jefferts Schori, The Most Rev. Katharine Ex Officio 2015 Nevada, VIII
Jennings, The Rev. Gay C. Ex Officio 2015 Ohio, V
Past Meetings
Dates Location Minutes Documents
August 28, 2013 (Tele/Web conference)
October 2-5, 2012 Hendersonville, North Carolina
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