The Standing Committee of the Diocese

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Western North Carolina serves as a council of advice for the Bishop and is the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese in the absence of a Bishop.


The Standing Committee gives consent for persons to become candidates for Holy Orders, consent for ordinations and consent for elections of bishops in other diocese. Likewise, the Standing Committee also provides consent to the sale or encumbrance of property of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.


Elected by Convention, the Standing Committee is comprised of four clergy and four lay members, each serving a four year term. Any member having served a full term shall be ineligible for reelection for a period of four years.

Class of 2020
The Rev. Allan McCaslin, Holy Cross, Valle Crucis (appointed to replace Jim Dahlin)
Ms. Julia Madden, St. Mark’s, Gastonia  (appointed to replace Caryn Stover)
Class of 2021
The Rev. Patty Mouer, St. Luke’s, Asheville
Mr. George Sweet, Transfiguration, Saluda

Class of 2022
Ms. Lynne Getz, St. Luke’s, Boone
The Rev. Joslyn Schaefer, Grace in the Mountains, Waynesville
Class of 2023
The Rev. Marshall Jolly, Grace, Morganton
Ms. Christine Longoria, St. Mary’s, Asheville



Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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