Bishop Deon Johnson Elected to Executive Council of The Episcopal Church
Missouri Bishop Deon K. Johnson has been elected to the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. The election happened during the first day of the 80th General Convention.
"I am honored to have been elected to serve on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church," said Bishop Deon. "This is an opportunity to be a companion with others from across the whole church to cast a renewed Christ-centered vision for our common life. God is calling the Church to do a new thing and I am thrilled to be a part of the vision casting."
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church is an elected body representing the whole church. In the three years between General Conventions, the Executive Council meets quarterly. The Executive Council has the duty to carry out programs and policies adopted by General Convention and to oversee the ministry and mission of The Episcopal Church. The Executive Council is comprised of twenty members elected by General Convention (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and twelve lay leaders) and eighteen members elected by Episcopal provinces.
Along with his election to Executive Council, Bishop Deon was also elected to serve as a Trustee on the Board of General Theological Seminary in New York. The Bishop is a 2003 graduate of General Seminary.
The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is being held July 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.