Standing Committee

The Standing Committee serves as a council of advice for the bishop and a decision-making body for the Diocese of Arizona between Diocesan Conventions. It performs canonically required duties such as the recommendation of persons for ordination, and consent to the election of bishops throughout the Episcopal Church.  It also approves the sale or encumbrance of congregational property, substantial property repairs for Missions of the Diocese, and can amend the diocesan budget. 

The Finance, Investment, and Chapel Rock Committees all report to the Standing Committee. 

The Standing Committee is composed for equal numbers of active, resident clergy and lay members of the diocese who are elected by the convention to three-year terms.


  • The Rev. Susan Armer
  • The Rev. Gerardo Brambila
  • Cody Bro
  • The Rev. Susana Santibanez
  • The Rev. Michael Halle
  • Stanlie James
  • Canon Lisa Derrick
  • The Rev. Canon David Hedges
  • The Rev. Dr. Robin Hollis
  • Kym Kennedy
  • Austin Kerr
  • Canon Clyde Kunz (President)


  • Donald Bivens, Chancellor
  • The Rev. Canon Anita Braden, Canon to the Ordinary
  • The Ven. Sarah Getts, Archdeacon
  • The Rev. Perry Pauley, Secretary to Convention
  • Suzy Mortenson, Diocesan Treasurer
  • Kelly Wood, Executive Director of Chapel Rock