The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

The Chapter Needs Your Help in Choosing the Cathedral’s Leaders

The Chapter Nominating Committee is accepting your recommendations for the 2017 slate to be elected at the annual parish meeting.

The Chapter Nominating Committee has begun its work of assembling the slate of Chapter nominees for the 2017 slate, and invites the Cathedral parish to submit recommendations of qualified candidates by October 1.

As the governing body of the Cathedral, the Chapter determines policy issues, sets goals, and provides stewardship of the Cathedral’s complex operations. The Chapter formally reviews the status of each of the Cathedral’s parochial entities and ministries, as well as parish financial statements. Unlike smaller parishes, the Chapter does not usually get involved in the day-to-day activities of the Cathedral. Instead, the Chapter of the Cathedral operates as a board of trustees or board of stewards.

Each Chapter member serves a three-year term, and Chapter by-laws allow for members to be: “Any communicant of the parish in good and regular standing, who is not less than eighteen years of age, a regular attendant in Cathedral worship in the year preceding election, and known by the treasurer to have made and maintained a stated financial commitment for church support in the year preceding election.” The most important quality of an effective Chapter member is an ability to see the larger picture. Most Chapter members have held leadership positions in more than one of the church’s ministries or parochial entities.

After recommendations are given to the Nominating Committee by October 1, eligibility is verified, nominees are polled to confirm interest and availability, and the committee chooses six strong candidates. That slate is sent to the Chapter for approval. Chapter members are elected by the parish at the annual parish meeting in December.

The Nominating Committee looks at candidates who will round out the experience of continuing Chapter members. An attempt is made to include representatives from all age and gender groups, while ensuring that a broad range of ministries and parochial entities of the Cathedral parish is represented.

David Burge is chairing the committee. Other members include: Josh Borden, Mary Caroline Cravens, Wade Hooper, Ruth Russ, Susan Troutman, George Watson, Kate Brewer, Joan Gilbert, Andi O’Bryan, Caroline Wallace, and Buddy Weston. Dean Sam Candler serves ex-officio.

Names of recommendations should be submitted along with a brief supporting statement to any Nominating Committee member or to the Office of the Dean, 404-365-1031 or, by October 1.