General Convention is the highest governing body of The Episcopal Church, meeting every three years and made up of the Church’s bishops and elected lay and ordained deputies from each diocese. The 79th General Convention met at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin, Texas from July 5 – 13.
Scroll down for highlights about General Convention, our team of deputies and daily blog posts:
Read General Convention blog posts from Katy Dickinson of El Camino Real:
Who represented the Diocese of El Camino Real?
The members of our deputation, comprised of 8 deputies (4 clergy/4 lay) and 3 alternates (1 clergy/2 lay)., joined Bishop Mary in Austin as voting members of General Convention.
Nancy Cohen, All Saints, Palo Alto
Jeff Diehl, St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande, Chair
Tim Gee, St. Andrew’s, Saratoga
Celeste Ventura, St. Mary’s, Pacific Grove
Katy Dickinson, St. Andrew’s, Saratoga, Alternate
Bill Krivan, St. Francis, San Jose, Alternate (not attending)
The Rev. Rob Fisher, St. Dunstan’s, Carmel Valley
The Rev. Terry Gleeson, All Saints, Palo Alto
The Rev. Maly Carswell Hughes, St. Francis, San Jose
The Rev. Barbara Miller, St. James’, Paso Robles
The Rev. Rob Keim, St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande
How is our deputation serving at General Convention?
Deputies and alternates from El Camino Real served on the following legislative committees:
Governance and Structure– Nancy Cohen
Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music– Rob Keim, Legislative Aide
Stewardship & Socially Responsible Investing– Barbara Miller
Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation– Jeff Diehl, Vice Chair
Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance– Tim Gee, Celeste Ventura
House of Deputies Resolution Review Committee– Nancy Cohen, Maly Hughes
How can I follow General Convention?
Bishops and deputies used a Virtual Binder via an iPad tablet, with legislation updated in real time as it moved through legislative committees and through the House of Deputies and House of Bishops. With General Convention completed, the Virtual Binder will remain online until Labor Day.
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