171st Diocesan Convention in 2010

Sine Die. The 171st Annual Meeting of the Diocese of Missouri has concluded.


  • Resolutions as passed by the 171st Convention are now online in the Resolutions Library.
  • The Diocesan Policy on Alcohol at Church Functions (resolutions B-171) is now online.
  • The 2011 Operating Budget for the diocese as approved by convention is now online.

Standing Committee (one cleric, two lay members)
Sally Weaver, VIcar of St. Francis-Eureka
Richmond Coburn, parishioner, Church of St. Michael and St. George
Randy Mariani, parishioner, Church of the Holy Communion
Diocesan Council (two at-large members)
Simone Camp, parishioner St. Alban's-Fulton
Vicki Myers, parishioner Grace Church, Jefferson City

Cathedral Chapter (one cleric, one lay member)
Emily Bloemker, associate rector, St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur
Joe Adams, parishioner, Church of the Holy Communion

General Convention Deputation (eight deputies-4 lay, 4 clerical and eight alternates-4 lay and 4 clerical members)

L1. Kathryn Dyer, parishioner St. Timothy's-Creve Coeur
L2. Michael Clark, parishioner Christ Church Cathedral
L3. Lynette Ballard, parishioner St. Matthew's-Warson Woods
L4. Lisa Fox, parishioner Grace Church-Jefferson City
C1. Tamsen Whistler, rector Trinity-St. Charles
C2. Jason Samuel, rector Transfiguration-Lake St. Louis
C3. Doris Westfall, rector St. Matthew's-Warson Woods
C4. Dan Appleyard, priest-in-charge Emmanuel Episcopal

L5. Jeanette Huey, parishioner Church of St. Michael and St. George
L6. Jay Kloecker, parishioner St. Peter's-Ladue
L7. Don Fisher, parishioner Christ Church Cathedral
C5. Ronald Clingenpeel, retired Dean and diocesan priest


The 171st Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Missouri will take place Friday and Saturday, November 19-20, 2010, at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri. (The convention center is pictured at right.)
Friday's Eucharist is planned for Trinity Church, St. Charles.
Friday evening's banquet will be at the convention center.

The convention's detailed schedule is now available online.

Our printed convention booklet is also available online. (11/18/2010)


Second Mailing

Update 11/2 4:30 PM We've just received the resolutions from the Constitution and Canons committee. So now, all nominations and resolutions received will be included in one mailing. You can now download the PDF of the second mailing which includes the Preliminary Schedule, 2011 Budget, Nominations & Resolutions, and Hotel/Parking information.

Update 10/29, 4 PM. We've just sent to the printer most of the second mailing including: 2011 Budget, Updated Preliminary Agenda, Nominations, Resolutions (submitted by the Resolutions Committee), and updated parking/hotel information.Missing are the resolutions from the Constitution and Canons committee. If we receive them in enough time to print and add to the mailing process, they'll be included. If not, they'll be mailed separately after they are received and duplicated.

There is additional information about the Friday evening Eucharist. We've heard your concerns about traveling a distance to Creve Coeur. It was hoped to be able to find a suitable place at the convention center, but that is not an option. The Friday evening Eucharist will be hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Charles (instead of Saturday Morning Prayer before convention). Maps will be available at convention. Wednesday Nov. 3rd's iSeek will have more about this.

This info added 10/20/2010.Canonically required to be distributed by Nov. 5, 2010, but we're hoping to have it out much earlier. It will contain the nominees' names and short bios, the four resolutions proposed, resolutions from the Constitution and Canons committee including Title IV legislation, updated tentative schedule, more detailed venue and parking information and a copy of the proposed budget (which was approved as a draft by Council, sent to Convocations for comment, then re-addressed by Council 10/16).


Voting Eligibility Form and Letter

10/5 the Voting Eligibility Letter was sent to all Non-Parochial and Retired Clergy. Clergy, please note this is for non-parochial and retired members. Download PDF.


First Mailing

The first mailing (to be sent the fourth week of Aug.) contains:

  • A welcome and invitation from Bishop Wayne Smith
  • Preliminary schedule
  • Convention registration form
  • Childcare request form
  • Information for vendors: a welcome from convention coordinator Michael Reiser, and a booth registration form
  • Information on how to submit a resolution
  • Nominations form and information on which governance positions will be filled by convention
  • Hotel information

You can download this group of documents as one PDF file.
Additionally, individual forms are available in Microsoft DOC format:
Convention Registration, Nomination, Vendor Booth Registration.

Please note the due dates:
Nominations due by: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Resolutions due by: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Hotel special rate available until: extended to November 5, 2010, or when the blocked rooms are all claimed
Vendor registration due by: Friday, November 5, 2010
Convention registration due by: Friday, November 5, 2010

Convention Hotel

Convention hotel is the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa in St. Charles. We've reserved a block of rooms with a reduced rate from $104/night. That special room rate will be available until October 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. This hotel is next to the St. Charles Convention Center, they share a parking lot.

What's Next?

After the nominations and resolutions are received, reviewed by Nominations committee and the Resolutions committee respectively, they are formatted, published, and distributed by mail and online in the second mailing.

Committee chairs will be submitting their yearly reports. Council will be submitting a budget for convention to approve for the upcoming year. All of this material will be collected and published as a convention booklet, which will be available on the floor of convention and online.

Council will be choosing the vignettes to be presented during convention. Communications office is working to make some of this convention available online in real-time. There are administrative tasks from certifying voting members to planning logistics.

If you have any questions please feel free to send themto Michael Reiser, who again this year is our convention coordinator. His email is convention@diocesemo.org.