The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Every three years it meets as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. The General Convention also includes interim bodies which meet between the triennial sessions to accomplish ongoing work and tasks set in the triennial sessions.
The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
July 8 - 11, 2022
Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland
Originally scheduled for July of 2021, the 80th General Convention was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to engage in GC80
Click these buttons to get details about GC80:
GC80 Media Hub
Watch highlights and see pictures from the House of Bishops, the House of Deputies, and daily media briefings (in English or Spanish).
Office of Public Affairs
Get the latest press releases, GC80 schedule, resolutions, and much more.
Episcopal News Service
Get all the legislative news from the professionals at ENS.
Get the news specifically from the House of Deputies.
Diocese of Maryland GC Website
Learn more about our host city and the amazing ministries happening in the Diocese of Maryland.
General Convention Office website
Learn all about the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Watch Video Clips from GC80
A livestream of the 80th General Convention was available from both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies throughout the event.
Selected videos are available for you to watch from both houses, sermons, and greetings made during GC80.
We encourage you to click the link below and watch a few of the videos -- you'll be inspired by our church!
The Diocese of Missouri at #GC80
An elected deputation of 11 lay and clergy members and our bishop represented the Diocese of Missouri at General Convention. The deputies sent in reports (see the blog below) and pictures (see all their pictures here) throughout their time in Baltimore. We are grateful for all their efforts!
Click this headline to see the list of deputies and learn about their duties:
Missouri's Deputation to General Convention
Deputation to General Convention 2022
- C1. The Rev. Tamsen Whistler, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Charles
- C2. The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire, Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Ellisville
- C3. The Rev. Todd McDowell, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
- C4. The Rev. Shug Goodlow, Asst. Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Ellisville
- C5. (Alternate 1) The Rev. Canon Doris Westfall, Canon to the Ordinary
- L1. Betty Bowersox, Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
- L2. Michael Booker, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Eureka
- L3. Liz Yount, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Ladue
- L4. Adrienne Dillon, All Saints and Ascension, Northwoods
- L5. (Alternate 1) Patricia O'Brien, Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
- L6. (Alternate 2) Chris Masters, Christ Episcopal Church, Cape Girardeau
The deputation to the 78th General Convention in their report to the 176th Diocesan Convention in November 2015, created these guides for the diocese:
News from the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
GC80 Recap and Reflections
Get a recap of business from the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church plus personal reflections from DioMO deputies.
GC80 Deputy Update: Contracting COVID at General Convention
Deputies Betty Bowersox and the Rev. Tamsen Whistler share their personal stories of having COVID while at GC80.
GC80 Deputy Update: Violence and Vigils
The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire shares her experience of gun violence and prayer vigils while serving as a deputy at GC80.
GC80 Deputy Update: The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire - July 11
The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire shares news and personal notes from the final day of General Convention in Baltimore.
GC80 Deputy Update: Michael Booker - July 11
GC Deputy Michael Booker reflects on how this General Convention is different from those in the past.
Headlines and Highlights from #GC80
Get links to important stories and pictures from the 2022 General Convention in Baltimore.
DioMO Deputation battles COVID while serving at GC80
As the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church got underway in Baltimore, leaders emphasized that this was not going to be the convention anyone hoped for because of COVID-19. And perhaps no deputation felt the truth of that statement more than our own from the Diocese of Missouri.
GC80 Deputy Update: The Rev. Todd McDowell - July 10
The Rev. Todd McDowell sees familiar faces, hears profound messages, and outlines the busy schedule at GC80.
GC80 Deputy Update: Liz Yount - July 10
Self-proclaimed numbers geek Liz Yount follows the money for us at GC80.
GC80 Deputy Update: Michael Booker - July 9
Michael Booker explains how and why a seemingly ordinary vote at General Convention can take on new and important meaning for our church.