General Convention of the Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is governed by a bicameral General Convention, which meets every three years, and by an Executive Council during interim years. The General Convention consists of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies.
The General Convention
The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, which has more than 800 members, and the House of Bishops, which is comprised of nearly 300 active and retired bishops. The Convention meets every three years and has the authority to amend the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church; adopt the budget for the church for the next three years; authorize liturgical texts and amend the Book of Common Prayer; adopt communions and covenants with other churches; set qualifications for orders of ministry and office-holders; elect officers of the General Convention, the Executive Council, and members of boards; and delegate responsibilities to the interim bodies of The Episcopal Church.
General Convention Deputies
Note: The order of Clergy and Lay deputies is based on the number of votes received and alternates will be substituted as needed in the order listed below.
- The Rev. Alejandra Trillos, Saint Paul/San Pablo, Salinas
- The Rev. Rob Keim, St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande
- The Rev. Katherine B. Doar, St. Phillip the Apostle, Scotts Valley
- The Rev. Barbara Miller, St. James’ Paso Robles
- Jeff Diehl, St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande
- Timothy Gee, St. Andrew’s, Saratoga
- Diana Trapani, Saint Paul/San Pablo, Salinas
- Laura Learned, St. James’, Paso Robles
Alternate Deputies: Clergy
- The Rev. Maly Hughes, St. Francis’ Willow Glen
- The Rev. Aaron Klinefelter, St. Jude’s, Cupertino
- The Rev. Dcn. Robin M. Poppoff, St. Jude’s, Cupertino
- The Very Rev. Julia McCray-Goldsmith, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose
Alternate Deputies: Lay
- Jodi Scherer, All Saints’ Palo Alto
- Georgianna Gleason, Saint Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande