The Synod of Bishops is the national assembly (σύνοδος) of canonical Old Catholic bishops in the United States, providing episcopal leadership and apostolic guidance concerning theological orthodoxy, moral teachings, spirituality, tradition, liturgy, rituals and canonical matters of the Old Catholic Church in the United States.
The Synod of Bishops is presided over by a Primate, who is elected by the bishops. The Primate is also the Metropolitan-Archbishop of the United States. All bishops are elected by the Synod of Bishops, requiring the consent of lay and clergy delegates representing the National Church. The Synod includes voting and non-voting bishops. Ordinary, or Diocesan, bishops, have voting rights and vote by consensus. The non-voting bishops include auxiliary bishops, assisting bishops, collegial bishops and honorary bishops.
Further, the Synod is assisted by lay and clerical experts in the sacred sciences, who work alongside the canon theologian to the Synod appointed by the Primate.
Archbishop of the United States and Bishop of Pennsylvania
Episcopal Commissary of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion)
to the Episcopal Church in the United States and to the Anglican Church of Canada
His Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Charles F.C. Tobin, S.T.M.
Bishop-Elect of New Jersey
and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of California
The Very Rev. William Beute, M.B.A., S.T.M.
Vicar General for the U.S. Military Services
The Rev. Anthony Martini, M.A., S.T.M.
Secretary to the Synod of Bishops
COLLEGIAL AND HONORARY BISHOPS
The Rt. Rev. Lamido Ali Buba
Bishop of Wusasa, Church of the Province of Nigeria
The Rt. Rev. Carlos Enrique Lainfiesta
Suffragan Bishop, Iglesia Episcopal de Guatemala
The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel, D.D.
Assisting Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Y. Sarfo, Ph.D., D.D.
Primate and Archbishop, Church of the Province of West Africa
His Grace, The Most Rev. Dr. S. Tilewa Johnson †
Former Primate and Archbishop, Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion)
Former Patron and Collegial Bishop of the Old Catholic Confederation
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Clergy Delegates to the Synod
The Clergy Delegates to the Synod come from the College of Canons of the Archdiocese of the United States and from Clergy elected from their own local Presbyterium representing the respective local Churches.
The Rev. Canon Rudy Raes, S.T.L.
The Rev. Canon Jason Voss
The Rev. Canon Pedro Zaragoza
Diocese of California
Lay Delegates to the Synod
Lay Delegates are elected from among the parishes and local Dioceses to represent the lay faithful at the Synod.
Mr. Ronald Federico
Mr. Jose Luis Gomez
(United States-New Jersey)
(United States- New Jersey)