Ms. Genevieve Callard (Western Michigan) was elected as President; The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal (Southern Ohio) is now Vice President, Ms. Courtney Reid (Chicago) was elected as Treasurer after having been appointed following the last Synod, and Dr. Edie Wakevainen (Michigan) was elected Secretary.
The lay representative to the Executive Council will be Ms. Jane Cisluycis (Northern Michigan).
Names of General Convention Deputies to be considered for the Joint Committee for the Nomination of the Presiding Bishop (if needed) in the lay order: Mr. Don Reed (Southern Ohio), Ms. Pam Chapman (Western Michigan) and Ms. Kathryn Dyer (Missouri); In the clergy order: The Rev. Dave Hedges (Chicago), The Rev. Ron Byrd (Michigan) and The Rev. Barbara Cavin (Eastern Michigan). From these 6 the provincial caucus will elect two names in each order to send to General Convention for consideration and that body will select one person in each order from each province to fill in the Joint Committee.
The Episcopal Church Women are planning the annual conference (open to everyone) appropriately called “Navigating Life’s Currents” at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island near the confluence of Lakes Michigan and Huron and where the St. Mary’s River empties Lake Superior.
To hold a hotel room for this event in 2016 you will need to make a reservation by May 1, 2015 of $100. By November 1, 2015 the balance of $300 is due. For more specifics see the deposit form here.
This Friday through Sunday conference will focus on four “docks”: Currents of Service (Outreach), Currents of Hope (Advocacy & Environment), Currents of our Lives (Formation) and Currents of Light (Evangelism).
The $400 fee includes 2 nights at the amazing Grand Hotel, meals and conference fees.
Saturday, May 30 has been approved for our General Convention Orientation workshop. The workshop will be a web broadcast to each diocese from a central location, allowing dioceses to have more of their deputies present. The three hour presentation will begin at 10:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ 9:00am-Noon Central time. The presentations will be especially important for this convention as many procedural changes are being made – not the least of which is going completely paperless.
Dates have been set for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, in 2015. It will be Thursday, June 25 to Friday, July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City in the Diocese of Utah.