2015 Diocesan Convention

178TH ANNUAL CONVENTION, NOVEMBER 20 - 21, 2015

The 178th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago was held Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. The convention theme was "Love Heals," inspired by our keynote speaker, the Rev. Becca Stevens. Becca is an Episcopal priest, author and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

The Peace and Justice Committee presented the 2015 Michael Yasutake Peace and Justice Award to the Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry, and the Episcopal Church Women awarded grants to four parish-based outreach projects around the diocese.

The Rt. Rev. Benito Juárez, bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Mexico, attended the convention and brought greetings from the people of his diocese, and the Rt. Rev. Joseph Garang Atem, bishop of the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan sent a video greeting. The Diocese of Chicago has longstanding companion relationships with both dioceses.
 
At breaks in convention business, delegates posted “selfies” on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using the hashtag #diochi15. 

SCHEDULE

View the convention schedule, which included worship, business sessions, learning opportunities, children's and youth programs, and more.

Elections

Bishop and Trustees

Clergy
Robert O. Wyatt

Lay 
Doug Hoffman
Lonn Myers
Robert Neal III
Hal Stewart

Standing Committee

Clergy 
Eric Biddy
Victor Conrado

Lay 
Kathleen Leson

Questions? Please email Courtney Reid

Resolutions

Resolutions Booklet

Resolution J-178

Final version of resolutions acted upon by the 178th Diocesan Convention

REPORTS

BUDGET

2016 Budget and Budget Overview

Workshops

View a complete list of workshops and brown-bag lunch sessions.

 

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