The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker of the Diocese of Northern California has been elected the Province 8 clergy representative on the Episcopal Church Executive Council.
The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, during the opening session of the Executive Council meeting on February 5 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland).
The vacancy on Executive Council was created by the resignation of the Rev. Jenny Vervynck.
Baker was elected by the board of Province 8. Baker’s term begins immediately and continues until a Province 8 board member is elected in 2015.
Baker is the dean of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento http://www.trinitycathedral.org/
According to the website: “The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church is an elected body representing the whole Church...The Executive Council has the duty to carry out programs and policies adopted by General Convention. It is the job of Executive Council to oversee the ministry and mission of the Church. The Executive Council is comprised of twenty members elected by General Convention (four bishops, four priests or deacons and twelve laypersons) and eighteen members (one clergy, one lay) elected by provincial synods.
Executive Council: http://generalconvention.org/ec
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org