General Convention, Deputation


The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church (TEC) that meets every three years. The Convention is a bicameral body which includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. The work at Convention is carried out by deputies and bishops representing each diocese. During its triennial meeting deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church.

The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church was held June 25 – July 3, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The deputies to this convention were elected by the 174th diocesan convention in November 2013. The 79th General Convention will be held in Austin, Texas, in 2018.

The Executive Offices of the General Convention support the work of the Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards of General Convention (CCABs) that meet during the triennium and also facilitate the planning and operation of each General Convention.

To contact the Executives Offices of General Convention:


Missouri's Deputation to the General Convention

Our deputation maintains a blog, which will become active again preceding the next General Convention in 2015. For previous information about and from Missouri's deputation, please visit

The deputation to the 78th General Convention in their report to the 176th Diocesan Convention in November 2015, created these guides for the diocese:




# Deputation to the General Convention 2018 in Austin, TX
Clergy deputies
C1 The Rev. Tamsen Whistler, Rector, Trinity Church, St. Charles
C2 The Rev. Mark Sluss, Archdeacon, Diocese of Missouri
C3 The Rev. Luke Jernagan, Rector, St. Peter's Church, Ladue
C4 The Rev. Beth Scriven, Chaplain, Rockwell House
Clergy alternates
C5 (alternate) The Rev. Todd McDowell, Rector, Grace Church, Kirkwood
Lay deputies
L1 Betty L. Bowersox, Grace Church, Kirkwood
L2 Kathryn (Kathy) Dyer, St. Timothy's Church, Creve Coeur
L3 Michael J. Booker, Ph.D. St. Francis' Church, Eureka
L4 Lisa Fox, Grace Church, Jefferson City
Lay alternates
L5 (alternate) Adrienne L. Dillon, All Saints' Church, St. Louis
L6 (alternate) Elizabeth (Liz) Yount, St. Peter's Church, Ladue
L7 (alternate) Robert (Robby) Dunlap, All Saints' Church, Farmington