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Convention 2022

Convention details

Bishop Cathleen Bascom has announced that the 163rd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will take place Oct. 21-22, at Grace Cathedral, Topeka.

Deadline for Nominations and Convention Business

Pursuant to canon, Bishop Bascom has established Friday, Aug. 5 as the deadline to submit any of the following items that might come before the convention:

Elections

Nominations for those being elected at the convention:

  • One lay and one clergy at-large member of the Council of Trustees. Marilyn Trubey and the Rev. Doreen Rice are eligible for reelection.
  • Four lay and four clergy deputies to the 81st General Convention in summer 2024. Four alternates for each order will be elected from the same slate. Elected deputies and alternates also serve as deputies to the Province VII Synod.

Nominations should be submitted on this online form. The chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, the Very Rev. Laurie Lewis, can be contacted about questions at laurie@ststephensec.org.

In addition to these elections, the convention will be affirming the elections of the Lay Convocation Representatives to the Council of Trustees who will be elected at Convocation meetings in September. Contact your Convocation President for information about these positions.

Amendments to the Constitution or Canons of the Diocese

The current constitution and canons are available on the diocesan website. Proposed amendments should be sent to Frank Taylor at ftaylor@hrkklaw.com.

Debatable Resolutions

Debatable resolutions should be sent to Deacon Oliver Bunker at oliverf.bunker@gmail.com.

Draft Mission Plan

The May 19, 2022 Draft of the 2023 Mission Plan and apportionment schedule is available for review.

Voting members of convention are invited to discuss the May 19, 2022 draft at summer convocation meetings and to send feedback to the Council of Trustees through Convocation Representatives ahead of Mission Plan finalization at the August 24, 2022 meeting of the Council.

Summer Convocation Meetings

ConvocationDateTimeLocation
NortheastJune 4, 20229:00amSt. Michael and All Angels’, Mission
SoutheastJune 12, 20222:00pmSt. John’s, Parsons
NorthwestJuly 30, 202210:00amSt. Paul’s, Manhattan*
SouthwestAugust 6, 202210:00amTBD (likely Zoom)
Schedule of Summer Convocation Meetings (*Represents a change from previously-published versions of this table)

Pre-Convention Convocation Meetings

Members of the Diocesan Staff and Council of Trustees will attend to answer questions about Convention and its business.

ConvocationDateTimeLocation
SoutheastSeptember 10, 202210:00amSt. John’s, Parsons
SouthwestSeptember 10, 20222:00pmTrinity, El Dorado
NortheastSeptember 17, 20229:00amBishop Seabury Academy, Lawrence
NorthwestSeptember 17, 20221:00pmGrace Cathedral, Topeka
Schedule of Pre-Convention Convocation Meetings

Convention materials

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