Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies
Anderson was elected Vice President of the House of Deputies in 2003 and was elected President of House of Deputies in 2006. She holds the highest ranking lay office in The Episcopal Church.
Bonnie Anderson brings to the office of President of the House of Deputies organizational development skills, passion and first-hand experience of the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church (TEC) gained during 35 years of lay ministry at the congregational, diocesan, provincial, national and international levels.
As President of the House of Deputies, Anderson's canonical responsibilities include presiding over the House of Deputies, appointing Deputies to legislative committees, appointing additional legislative committees when necessary, appointing clerical and lay members to TEC's committees, commissions, agencies and boards (CCABs), serving as Vice Chair of Executive Council, serving as Vice President of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) (the corporate entity under which TEC operates), serving on the Agenda Committee for Executive Council meetings, serving on the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements for General Convention (was elected by the Committee as Chair), appointing and presiding over the President's Council of Advice, and working jointly with the Presiding Bishop to appoint the Executive Officer of General Convention and the Financial Officer of Executive Council. In addition to her canonical duties, Anderson also communicates regularly with the more than 800 deputies, routinely meets and communicates with the Presiding Bishop, consults
with the Presiding Bishop on major staff appointments and issues as requested, maintains a presence at TEC Center in New York City, and serves as ex-officio member of all TEC Standing Commissions.
Anderson is from the Diocese of Michigan, where she has served in many capacities, including Canon to the Ordinary, President of the Standing Committee, and member of
the Commission on Ministry. She has been married to Glen Anderson for 41 years. They have three grown children and