Diocesan Convention is the legislative body of the diocese. Elected lay representatives from each congregation, all canonically resident clergy, and selected youth from around the diocese attend as delegates to the Convention.Read More »
The affairs of the Diocese are managed by the Bishop of the Diocese and The Standing Committee, which is comprised of the elected members of the Diocesan Executive Council.Read More »
The Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) consists of the Bishop, 18 elected representatives (nine clergy and nine laity), convocation deans and lay wardens, the diocesan chancellors, and diocesan treasurer. Functioning as a "Diocesan Vestry," Council's responsibilities include service as the Council of Advice to the Bishop and as the Long-Range Planning Committee.Read More »
Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) utilizes a seven-comission diocesan structure designed to maximize mission effectiveness and emphasize grass-roots involvement.
- Commission on Ministry
- Commission for Congregations
- Commission on Convocations
- Commission on the Diocese
- Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion
- Commission on Mission and International Concerns
- Commission on Christian Formation
The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church from 2018 are available here.
The Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina are the official governing rules of the institution. Click here to view the latest Canons, as amended by Diocesan Convention in 2019.