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Diocesan Convention 2023

This year holds special significance as we celebrate 50 years as a diocese. We’ve journeyed together through half a century, carrying forward our faith and mission. As we reflect on the challenges overcome and victories achieved, the story of a resilient community that thrives on mutual support, shared values, and a commitment to service comes to light.  

This November 10-11, St. Paul’s Cathedral will serve as the gathering point for clergy, delegates, and visitors to Diocesan Convention. We will join together to learn, vote, and engage in the annual meeting of the diocese.

On Friday, November 10, after the Business of Convention, you’re invited to join in marking this momentous occasion at the 50th Anniversary Dinner. This is not just about honoring our past, but also about looking forward to our courageous future. This dinner symbolizes our unity, resilience, and shared commitment to the mission of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

Each one of us has a role to play in this journey. In light of this significant milestone, perhaps now is the time for you to consider an even more active role in shaping our Church’s future. Convention is a launchpad for our next steps together. It’s a reminder of our shared commitment and an opportunity to invigorate our mission with new voices and fresh perspectives.

Consider the impact you could make, not just for today, but for the generations that will follow. Stand up for the opportunity to lead, and you will be continuing the legacy that our Diocese has been building for the past 50 years. You’ll be contributing to a future that, one day, we’ll look back on with the same spirit of celebration and gratitude that we share today. This is your chance to be a part of our next 50 years and beyond. Let’s shape the future of our Diocese together.

You don’t have to wait for someone else to nominate you; take charge of your calling and nominate yourself here.

We need a team of leaders representing a range of experiences and backgrounds united by a passion for our mission. Together, we can create a lasting impact on our communities. Your voice and viewpoint matter – seize the opportunity and run for one of these elected positions.

If you are interested in running for an elected office, click here.

Executive Council! Executive Council is responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan of the diocese. Currently, Executive Council is working on forming new worshiping communities, crafting affordable housing initiatives, working on peace and justice efforts, advocating for change, and implementing creation care objectives throughout the diocese. There are also Executive Council Committees that use their significant financial knowledge to support congregations in financial planning and stewardship. The Executive Council also takes care of diocesan properties. You can see that council makes use of a wide variety of people and their gifts. It’s a four-year term and meets virtually at the first Saturday of the month. With virtual meeting space, no matter where you reside, you can participate in Executive Council. 

Standing Committee! The Standing Committee is the Bishop’s council of advice. It comprises four clergy, who are voting members of Convention, and four Lay members, who are communicants of the Church. The Standing Committee acts as the ecclesiastical authority when the bishop is absent or incapacitated. The powers, functions, and duties of the Standing Committee shall be those prescribed by the Constitution and· Canons of The Episcopal Church, and by the Constitution and Canons of this Diocese. Upon expiration of the member’s term, no person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Standing Committee for a period of one year.

Disciplinary Board! The Disciplinary Board hears cases regarding the discipline of clergy as specified in accordance with Title IV of the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church. Members are elected for staggered three-year terms and may be re-elected for multiple terms.

Secretary of Convention! The Secretary takes the minutes for Diocesan Convention, certifies Deputies to General Convention, and performs other duties as listed in the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. The Secretary of Convention records the minutes and resolutions of the monthly Diocesan Executive Council meetings. The Secretary is elected for a one-year term and may be re-elected.

For up-to-date information, resolutions facing convention, important deadlines, the nominees for elected offices, and more, please visit www.conventionedsd.org

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  1. Oscar Rosso | on August 23, 2023

    I was reaching out today in regards to the Diocesan Convention on November 10th – 11th this year. I attended this event at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert back in November of 2019 as United Methodist Federal Credit Union (prior to our name change to Interfaith Federal Credit Union) and we had a booth set up during this event. I was curious to see if you all are still allowing vendors/booths at this event, we’d like the opportunity to be here again. Is there an application we would need to fill out?

    You can reach me directly on my cell at (909) 667-5720. I look forward to getting more information and hearing back from the church!

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