175th Diocesan Convention in 2014

Bishop's address to convention.

The three Resolutions presented passed with no amending language, A-175, B-175, C-175.

The operating budget for 2015 passed as presented.

Elected to Standing Ctte: the Rev. Jerre Birdsong, Mrs. Simone Camp, Dr. Adam Pearson; to Disciplinary Board: the Rev. Dawn Victoria Mitchell, the Hon. Shirley Padmore Mensah; to Cathedral Chapter: the Rev. Susan Bartlett and , Ms. Daphne Hedges; to Diocesan Council: Ms. Patricia Heeter, Ms. Elizabeth Yount

Image gallery from Friday, from Saturday.

Social media shares: Scenes from the 175th convention

Convention began with Eucharist and ordinations at 11 a.m. on Friday then continued with canonically required business until dinner. Saturday was presentations, table discussions, Sabbath.

Message from the bishop about why the agenda change (expedited business following opening Eucharist and Ordinations on Friday, presentations, discussions, Sabbath activities on Saturday).

Updated agenda


The 175th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri will take place on November 21 and 22, 2014, at the University Center, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


Nov. 18- Convention booklet is now available, as well as a stand-alone agenda.

Nov. 6- The two documents which comprise the second mailing are now uploaded and available: the 2015 budget for consideration, and a document with nominee information, resolutions (3), the preliminary schedule, floor plan of the University Center, shuttle schedule, hotel directions.

Nov. 6- Reserved hotel rooms block no longer available

Nov. 1 - Registration is now closed for delegates, clergy, guests, vendors and exhibitors

Sept. 2 - First mailing sent to printer and files uploaded: convention graphic; letter from Bishop Wayne; Registration form; Hotel information; Preliminary schedule; Nominations committee call and nomination form; How to submit a resolution.

Vendor and exhibitor information sent to printer and files uploaded: letter from Michael Reiser, convention planner; registration form; also included will be hotel information and preliminary schedule.

See sidebar for all of these downloadable documents.

Feb. 28: Nominations committee invites diocesan members to consider standing for governance positions this year.

More Info

For general convention information, contact Michael Reiser, convention coordinator, using convention@diocesemo.org.