D095 Call for Review and Support of the Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development
Resolved, That the 80th General Convention directs the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution, and Canons to review the Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development and Title IV Process, whose mandate includes, but is not limited to, (1) implementation of Title IV cases in which a bishop is the Respondent, (2) consistency of Title IV processes for Priests, Deacons, and Bishops, (3) the process of Episcopal transition, especially the placement of Interim or Bishops Provisional, and (4) other pastoral care offered and authority exercised by the office; and be it further
Resolved, That the Standing Commission’s mandate will also include recommendations for canonical change, policy or process change, and funding requirements for the same; and be it further
Resolved, That the Standing Commission begin its work no later than January 1, 2023, with the Standing Commission reporting to the 81st General Convention; and be it further
Resolved, That the Executive Officer of General Convention appoint a member of the staff from the General Convention Office and the Presiding Bishop appoint a member of staff from the Language Services Department of the Office of Communications to serve as consultants to the Standing Commission to support this review; and be it further
Resolved, That $50,000 be budgeted for the implementation of this resolution.