June 20, 2018
The 171st Diocesan Convention will also be held at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Delafield, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
Nominations and Resolutions are due 60 days prior to Convention (August 13, 2018). Instructions and forms for submitting them may be accessed at these links:
Deputy Registration form (for Clergy and Lay Deputies)
Visitor Registration form (for all non-deputies attending Convention)
August 9, 2018
At this year's Diocesan Convention, you will be voting on a proposed resolution to approve a new canon, Canon 8 — “Of Parish Status and Oversight.”
It is Bishop Miller’s hope that you will familiarize yourself with the proposed canon, be ready to discuss it, and vote on it. In order to help you with that, we are sharing the proposed canon with you now, and we’ve prepared an FAQ to answer some basic questions. Those who have attended other Diocesan Conventions know that we’ve been working on this proposed canon for several years. We’d like to resolve this. By coming prepared, you will help us achieve this result.
Please review the following:
- Canon 8 (includes an introduction from the Very Rev. Dr. Steven Peay and a glossary at the back)
- Canon 8 FAQ
If you have any questions, please contact:
The Rev. Scott Leannah (
Bill Robison ( ), co-chair
The Rev. David Simmons ( ), President of the Standing Committee and member of the Commission
On October 14, 2017, the Diocese of Milwaukee held its 170th Annual Convention at St. John's Northwest Military Academy (SJNMA) in Delafield, Wisconsin. See links below for photos, election results and official minutes of the meeting.
Minutes of 2017 Convention (DRAFT)
Pre-Convention meetings in Convocations (list of meetings)
Registration Form (clergy and lay deputy)
Nominations with biographical sketches - ALL (Revised 09.26.17)
Interested in being nominated for a diocesan committee but you're not sure? Care to learn more about what is involved? I invite you to read some interviews with a few of our members who serve on diocesan committees or as deputies to the General Convention.
The annual Convention is where members of the diocesan community gather to conduct the business of the diocese, strengthen fellowship, equip and expand their capacity for ministry, and renew their faith through prayer and worship.
The annual Convention and special conventions are convened by the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese, usually the bishop, or in the absence of a bishop, by the Standing Committee. Each parish of the diocese is entitled to appoint up to four lay deputies to serve as members of the Convention. All clergy canonically resident in the diocese, and in good standing, are considered members of Convention.
Occasionally Special Conventions are convened to address a matter of critical consequence to the life, work
The principal business of the annual Convention is to address legislation and resolutions, elect officers of Convention, and members and representatives of canonical bodies, establish the assessment for funding the diocesan
Formation and education are an integral part of
Prayer and worship undergird all aspects of Convention, most notably through the Convention Eucharist.
The Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee (Revised October 2014)