This resource allows all to track information leading up to the General Convention, and will also provide reports from the event as it unfolds throughout early July. It will be updated regularly between now and the end of the Convention.
What: The triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
When: July 5-12.
Details: Bishops will meet as the House of Bishops and elected clergy and laity from each diocese will meet as the House of Deputies. Business comes in the form of resolutions from four sources: existing Episcopal Church committees, commissions, agencies and boards (CCABs); bishops; deputies; and dioceses or provinces. At General Convention, those resolutions will be distributed to legislative committees (including both bishops and deputies and have a chair from each House). The committees review resolutions assigned to them, may hold hearings, may combine or edit the resolutions and forward their final recommended resolutions for a vote. Resolutions must pass both Houses to be official acts of convention.
This is a collection of online resources pertaining to the convention. Please note many were created by the Episcopal Church and from sources outside of the Diocese of Michigan.
Episcopal Digital Network: Convention Media Hub
General Convention Resources: The Episcopal Church
The Blue Book: The convention Blue Book of resolutions.
Rick Schulte, editor for The Record magazine and the communications director for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, blogs from Indianapolis with insight of events as they happen. Click Here to read the blog.
Here is the list of delegates representing the Diocese of Michigan:
- Canon Bonnie Anderson
- Pete Ross
- Denise Crenshaw
- Cedric Flounory
Lay Alternate Deputies:
- Lizzie Anderson
- Josephine Powell
- Bruce Donigan
- Andrea Morrow
- The Rev. Canon Lisa Gray
- The Rev. Philip Dinwiddie
- The Rev. Barbara Cavin
- The Rev. Ellis Clifton
Clergy Alternate Deputies:
- The Rev. Dec. Thalia Johnson
- The Rev. Richard Hamlin
- The Rev. George Davinich
- The Very Rev. Gary Hall
General Convention Deputies Blog: Updates from the Michigan deputies.
View from the Wing: Blog by Pete Ross, a Michigan deputy.