Bishop's Committee

Bishop's Committee

Holy Cross Bishop’s Committee

As a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, rather than a parish (a congregation wealthy enough to support a full-time priest), Holy Cross is under the direct control of our bishop. Our priest is his vicar, or representative, and our governing body is called a bishop’s committee (rather than the more familiar vestry).

Members are appointed by the bishop, after being elected by the congregation, and are responsible to him as well as to the congregation. The chief lay officer is called the Bishop’s Warden; we also have two Property Wardens, a Secertary and Treasurer, and two Hospitality Wardens.  Members also assume other responsibilities for areas of parish ministry. 

They are:

Bishop's Warden and Almoner Currently vacant
Property Wardens Charles Taccone and David Pascale
Treasurer and Parish Administrator Anne Bardol
Secretary Debby Seifert
Hospitality Wardens Debby Seifert and Deb Huck
Outreach Virginia Schwartz

Seated are: Charlie Taccone, David Pascale, Ginny Schwartz and Debby SeifertStanding are: Rev. Carol Carlson, Deb Huck and Anne BardolSeated are: Charlie Taccone, David Pascale, Ginny Schwartz and Debby Seifert
Standing are: Rev. Carol Carlson, Deb Huck and Anne Bardol