Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Convention - Convention

Convention 2015 - January 30-31, 2015 -

 Convention will take place at Reid Temple, AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD


  More information to come

Convention 2014 - the 119th Convention

"Behold, I Am Making All Things New"

Convention 2014 evaluation is now available

Election Results:

Clerical Standing Committee:  Kim Baker, Joan Beilstein
Lay Standing Committee:  Cay Hartley, Kemah Camara

Clerical Deputy to General Convention: Betsy Gonzalez, Greg Syler, Kurt Gerhard, Jan Cope
Lay Deputy to General Convention:  Barbara Miles, Gerry Perez, John Johnson, Annie Brown

Clerical Deputy to Provincial Synod:  Carol Jablonski, Alternate is Kathy Corbett-Welch
Lay Deputy to Provincial Synod:  Rick Rutherford, Joan Thomas; Alternate is John Rigg

Announcement of New Location

We are pleased to announce the decision of Council, with the consent of the Standing Committee, to hold the 2014 Diocesan Convention at Reid Temple, A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale (Prince George’s County). The Convention will take place on January 31-February 1, 2014.

The decision to experiment with an alternative venue for Convention was prompted by feedback from attendees at the last two Conventions, as well as input from the Diocesan Council. The following criteria were established to evaluate possible alternative venues:

  1. Space for additional (and smaller) workshop opportunities, with sightlines, acoustics and ready  availability of presentation and video technology.
  2. Space for hospitality and conversation
  3. Expanded space for exhibitors collection – useful contacts, network, ideas, tools, opportunity to browse possibilities
  4. Worship space conducive to a broader variety of music and worship formats
  5. Physical comfort, accessibility, parking
  6. Cost

Reid Temple, A.M.E Church quickly emerged as a very promising location. All of the staff and Diocesan leaders who visited Reid Temple were enthusiastic about the features, convenience and possibilities for our convention experience at Reid Temple.

Where is Glenn Dale? It is a little outside the Beltway, between Bowie and Greenbelt, about halfway between Route 50 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Here’s the link to a map.  See below if you are interested in a hotel room.

Convention Information

Exhibit requests are now closed. The deadline was November 20

Hotel rooms - We have arranged for a small block of hotel rooms at the Greenbelt Marriott, which is located a few miles from Reid Temple. The rate is $89 plus tax. We have also blocked a few rooms for Thursday January 30 and for Saturday February 1. To reserve a room, contact Marriott directly by January 9, 2014, at 1(800)228-9290 or (301)441-3700 and ask for the special rate for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Convention. If you should encounter any problems, please contact Diane Clark of the Diocesan Council.

A list of documents will be posted below under Convention Resources.  

For information about the Convention Schedule or workshops, go to the Schedule tab.

To seat an alternate delegate when a delegate can't attend: Instructions are at the bottom of the clergy and lay delegates section. Direct link to the form is here.

Convention Resources

 Tentative Agenda

 Nominees for Elective Office

 Resolution on Adoption of Sustainable and Responsible Investment Principles

Proposed Budget for 2014

Convention 2014 at Reid Temple

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If you have any questions on this section, please contact Ann V. Talty, Governance Officer, or call her at (202)537-6548.