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 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.
2019 Diocesan Convention
The 172nd Diocesan Convention will be on Saturday, October 19,
Visitors are welcome at Convention! Members of parishes who have never served as a lay deputy may find it informative to observe a convention. All members of the diocese are welcome to attend the Convention Eucharist and worship with their brothers and sisters from around the diocese.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Madison Marriott West Hotel for the night of October 18 for those wishing to stay overnight. Please contact the hotel directly at (608) 831-2000 to reserve a room in the Diocese of Milwaukee block. Hotel rooms must be reserved by September 27 to receive the group rate of $134/night.
Convention Schedule | Saturday, October 19
8-9 am On-site check-in and late registration
9-10:30 am Convention Eucharist
10:30-11 am Buffet breakfast/continuation of registration
11 am-1 pm Business Session I
1-2:00 pm Lunch
2-5 pm Business Session II
Questions? Contact Barbara Klauber, administrative assistant, at or (414) 272-3028 / ext. 111.
Pre-Convention Convocation Meetings
Tuesday, October 1, at 7:00 pm, at St. Alban’s, Sussex
Monday, September 23, at 7:00 pm, at St. Peter’s, West Allis
Saturday, October 12, at 9:30 am, at St. Peter’s, Fort Atkinson
Wednesday, October 2, at 7:00 pm, at St. Luke’s, Madison
Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 pm, at St. Matthew’s, Kenosha
Monday, September 30, at 6:00 pm, at St. Aidan’s, Hartford
Saturday, September 28, at 10 am, at Trinity, Baraboo
Information for Clergy and Lay Deputies Attending Convention
2020 Diocesan Budget — DRAFT
Nominations with Bios
Descriptions of Positions to be Elected
Nominations Form 2019
How to Submit a Resolution
Visitor Registration Form
Convention Mailing — July 19
2018 Diocesan Convention
2017 Diocesan Convention
Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee (Revised October 2018)