Transition Committee

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 According to Canons of the Diocese of South Carolina, the Transition Committee shall consist of two (2) clergy and two (2) lay persons from each of the deaneries. Not more than one (1) lay member may come from the same parish or mission. Not more than one (1) member of the clergy may come from the same parish or mission. The President of the Standing Committee or another member thereof designated by the Standing Committee shall serve ex-officio as a member. The Chancellor of the diocese, or an assistant Chancellor, designated by the Chancellor shall serve ex-officio as a member. The committee shall determine its officers and leadership. 

Tasks of the Transition Committee

 According to Canons, the Transition Committee shall be tasked with the following:


  • (a) Publish complete profiles of the nominees and any other educational material deemed helpful. 


  • (b) Provide for the “walk-about” opportunities for all nominees to meet with as many members of the diocese as possible; 


  • (c) Provide hospitality for the nominees and their families. 


  • (d) Help in the planning of the consecration of the new bishop. 


  • (e) Assist the Bishop in adapting to and being introduced to the diocese. 


  • (f) Provide for the transition of the retired and/or resigned bishop from office.