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.
The 171st Diocesan Convention will also be held at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Delafield, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
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 Convention through workshops, presentations, exhibits, and networking. A program, speaker, or new initiative is often highlighted during the business sessions, and ministry celebrated through the presentation of the Bishop’s Shield award to persons who given exemplary service to their churches and communities.
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)