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.
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 with the Canon Theologian as consultors to the Synod.
SYNOD OF BISHOPS
Primate and Archbishop of the United States (Old Catholic Confederation)
and Episcopal Commissary of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion)
to the Episcopal Church in the United States
COLLEGIAL AND HONORARY BISHOPS
His Grace, The Most. Rev. Lamido Ali Buba, D.D.
Metropolitan-Archbishop of Kaduna Province and Bishop of Wusasa
Dean of the Church 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 Excellency, The Rt. Rev. Charles F.C. Tobin, S.T.M.
Retired Assisting Bishop
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
2018 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 Terence McGovern, Ph.B., S.T.B.
2018 Lay Delegates to the Synod
Lay Delegates are elected from among the parishes and local Dioceses to represent the lay faithful at the Synod.
Professor Mark Edwards, D. Phil.
Canon Theologian of the Old Catholic Confederation
and Theological Consultant to the Synod of Bishops
Mr. Ronald Federico
Mr. Jose Luis Gomez
(United States-New Jersey)
(United States- New Jersey)