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2023 Annual Convention

2023 Annual Convention Information

Schedule and Agenda

Friday, November 10, 2023

  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Diversity Workshop
  • 5:30 – 9 p.m. Ministry Fair
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Check-in
  • 7 p.m. Convention Eucharist
  • 8 – 9 p.m. Reception

Saturday, November 11, 2023

  • 7:30 a.m. Check-in
  • 8 a.m. Clergy Spouse Gathering
  • 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
  • 9 a.m. Business session
  • 12:30 p.m. Noonday Prayer & Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. Business session, followed by a commissioning service, prayers, and blessing.

Business Session agenda

  • Organizing for Business
  • Nominations and Elections
  • Action on the Plan for Ministry
  • Noon Day Prayer & Necrology
  • Lunch
  • Reports of All Officers and Committees
  • Consideration of all remaining resolutions
  • Elections & Other Appointments
  • Closing Items & Adjournment


The nominees for Diocesan Council and Standing Committe are available to review.

View Nominees

How to Vote

To vote, please head to our voting page and follow the instructions. Click on the button for more details.
For more information about voting registration, click here

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Draft Plans for Ministry

Here is the draft 2024 plan for Ministry that was approved by the diocesan council.

View Draft Plans for Ministry

Order of Service

View and download the Order of Service for this year’s Convention Eucharist.

View Order of Service

Rules of Order

A guide on resolutions and motions, procedures, and other vital rules that the diocese follows for Annual Convention.

View Rules of Order


  • Mrs. Barbara Mason, spouse of the Rev. Richard Mason (d.)
  • The Rev. Alfred “Al” Jewson
  • The Rev. Edgar “Ed” Whelan
  • The Rev. Brian Ticknor, spouse of the Rev. Patsy Ticknor (ret.)
  • The Rev. Mary Cay Armer
  • The Rev. Carolyn Stockwell Tangeman
  • Mrs. Jean Ellsworth, spouse of the Rev. Bradford Ellsworth (ret.)
  • The Rev. Martha “Marty” Byer

Ministry Fair

  • Vestment Exchange
  • Campus Ministry
  • St. Paul’s Day School
  • Access for All God’s Children
  • Stewardship Commission
  • University of the South, Sewanee
  • St. Augustine’s Jewerly Ministry
  • Peace & Justice Committee
  • Hospice: The End Can Be as Beautiful as the Beginning by Beck Schubert, Book Selling
  • Bishop Kemper School for Ministry
  • Episcopal Veterans Fellowship
  • Archives
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