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Governance

The webpage provides information about the governance structure and official documents of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

The Episcopal Church Official Website

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry

Presiding Bishop

The General Convention of The Episcopal Church

Diocese of Southern Virginia

We are a part of  Province III of the Episcopal Church.

Our Bishop

Constitution & Canons

Constitution & Canons of the Diocese of Southern Virginia (2023)

Constitution & Canons of The Episcopal Church (2022)

Annual Council

Annual Council is the governance meeting of the Diocese that takes place each year in February. 

The Journal of Council is available by contacting the Diocesan office. 

Diocesan Officers

The Very Rev. Susan Grimm

Secretary

Mr. John Fogarty

Treasurer

Ms. Anne Bibeau

Chancellor

Mr. Drew DiStanislao

Vice Chancellor

VACANT

Historiographer

Standing Committee

The Rev. Grant Stokes

PRESIDENT
2025 - Trinity, Portsmouth

The Very Rev. Susan Grimm

2026 - St. Timothy's, Clarksville & Trinity, South Boston

The Rev. Mary Margaret Winn

2027 - St. John's, Chester

Ms. Kathy Wootton

2025 - St. Luke's, Blackstone

Ms. Michele McCoy

2026 - Grace, Norfolk

Ms. Deborah Austin

2027 - St. Mark's, Suffolk

Executive Board

Convocation I

The Rev. Edward Hunt

2026

Mr. David Ingold

2025

Convocation II

The Rev. Melody Perdue

2027

Ms. Nina Joyner

2025

Convocation III

The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys

2026

Mr. Jerome Bynum

2025

Convocation IV

The Rev. Donna Hines

2026

Mr. John Rowe

2027

Convocation V

The Rev. Anne Kirchmier

2027

Mr. Charles Edmonson

2026

Convocation VI

The Rev. William Taylor

2026

Mr. David Noakes

2027

Convocation VII

The Rev. Grace Rigby

2027

Mr. Rick Mason

2025

Convocation VIII

The Rev. Liam Muller

2026

Ms. Cleo Shield

2025

Convocation IX

VACANT

2025

Mr. Robert Gunnell

2026

Deans of Convocations

Click here  for a list of churches by Convocation 

Convocation I

The Very Rev. Robert Coniglio

Emmanuel, Jenkins Bridge

Convocation II

The Very Rev. Ashley Urquidi

All Saints', Virginia Beach

Convocation III

The Very Rev. Stewart Tabb

Ascension, Norfolk 

Convocation IV

The Very Rev. Keith Emerson

St. Paul's, Suffolk 

Convocation V

The Very Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly

Hickory Neck, Toano

Convocation VI

The Very Rev. Samuel Sheridan

St. Paul's, Petersburg 

Convocation VII

The Very Rev. Jeunée Godsey

St. Michael's, Bon Air

Convocation VIII

The Very Rev. Nancy Meck

Johns Memorial, Farmville

Convocation IX

The Very Rev. Susan Grimm

St. Timothy's, Clarksville  & Trinity, South Boston