Governing Bodies

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Diocesan Executive Board

The Executive Board exercises all powers of the Diocesan Council between its meetings in connection with long-range planning, development, and carrying information on the work of the diocese. It is to supervise and direct the acts of the trustees of the Church Corporation and also to perform such work as has been given to it by Council. The Executive Board is composed of 18 elected members of whom six are clergy and 12 lay persons, all communicants of the diocese and all elected by Council.

Executive Board Members:

Elected, February 2015
Susan Alwais
Barbara Baugh
The Rev. Stephen Carson
The Rev. David Chalk
Tom Hardin
Betty Mosty

Elected, February 2014
Roger Graham
Beverly Heyen
Thomas Lee
Dr. Elizabeth Manning
The Rev. Patrick Soule
The Rev. Nancy Springer

Elected, February 2013
The Rev. Clayton Elder
Doug Holmes
Traci Maxwell
The Rev. Jim Nelson
Jacqueline Roberts
Larken Sutherland

Bishop Lillibridge
Bishop Reed
Drew Cauthorn
Kirk Mason
Ted Burkhart
Susan Hardaway
Nancy Stinson
Laura Shaver
Laura Woodall

Trustees of the Episcopal Church Corporation

The Church Corporation is a nonprofit, benevolent, and charitable corporation authorized to receive and administer funds and properties given to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. In addition, the Church Corporation also acts as a trustee in receiving and administering funds for the use and benefit of the churches in the diocese. The largest part of the Church Corporation’s holdings are the titles to the land and buildings of the churches of the diocese.

Current Members:

The Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, President
The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Vice President
Mr. Ted Burkhart, Treasurer
Mr. Drew Cauthorn, Chancellor & Secretary
Mr. Dan Butt, Ex Officio 
Mrs. Susan Hardaway, Financial Officer
Mr. James Norman, Asst. Chancellor
Ms. Laura Woodall, Asst. Secretary
Canon Kirk Mason, Asst. Treasurer

Elected, February 2015
The Rev. Ram Lopez
John Mason

Elected, February 2014
The Rev. John Badders
Bryan Duffy

Elected, February 2013
Robert Biechlin
The Rev. Ed Dohoney

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of West Texas consents to election of bishops, approval of candidates for ordination, and control of fiscal encumbrance of the diocese. The Standing Committee, elected by the people of the diocese, has responsibility for the continuity and integrity of the organizational church.

Standing Committee Members:

Elected, February 2015
Mary Katherine Duffy, St. Alban's, Harlingen
The Rev. Lisa Mason, St. David's, San Antonio

Elected, February 2014
Richard Mosty, St. Peter's, Kerrville
The Rev. David Read, St. Luke's, San Antonio

Elected, February 2013
The Rev. Ripp Hardaway, St. John's, New Braunfels
John Warren, Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi