Our Diocesan Organization & Leadership
Structures and Governance of the Diocese
Governance of the Diocese is provided through the annual Diocesan Convention, the Standing Committee, and the Mission Districts. These are described in the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Nevada.
The Standing Committee serves as counsel to the Bishop in matters concerning the budget, expenditures and property. Advisory members to the Committee, who are appointed by the Bishop, include the Secretary, Chancellor and Treasurer and the Canon to the Ordinary.
The Diocese is divided into five Mission Districts. Each district has a Dean appointed by the Bishop. Deaneries conduct quarterly meetings and vote annually to elect laity and clergy to the Standing Committee.
Diocesan Committees and Organizations include the Standing Committee, Commission on Ordination and Licensing, Galilee Board, Commission on Social Justice, Disciplinary Review Board, Education for Ministry, Daughters of the King, Elder Counsel, Episcopal Women of Nevada, Finance Committee, Investment Committee and Union of Black Episcopalians.
Our Diocesan Staff consists of the Rev. Dr. Catherine Gregg, Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff; the Rev. Hilario Cisneros, Canon for Spanish-speaking Ministries; Don Barsky, Finance Officer; Steve Sims, Diocesan Administrator & Communications Officer and Stuart Campbell, Galilee Episcopal Camp & Retreat Center, Executive Director. We also have volunteers who serve as Parliamentarian to Convention, Diocesan Archivist and Parish Nursing Coordinator.
In the interim between the retirement of Bishop Dan Edwards and the present moment, the Diocese of Nevada has been assisted by The Rt. Rev. Jim Waggoner. Bishop Jim has served as the Assisting Bishop at one-quarter time. He has maintained his residence in Spokane, Washington and travelled (pre-COVID) to Nevada to visit parishes and officiate at ordinations and confirmations throughout the diocese; since the closure of church properties he has continued to provide pastoral support and encouragement to the clergy via zoom and telephone conversations.
The management of many diocesan concerns has been conducted during the months of COVID by a team including the President of the Standing Committee, the Canon to the Ordinary and the Chancellor of the Diocese, with input from the Assisting Bishop. Determinations about opening/closing church properties, convention planning and daily operations have been made by meeting in-person at the diocesan office, via zoom and telephone since March 2020. The usual business of the Diocesan office has remained current and highly functional during this time of transition.