Diocesan 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 and health of the diocese; or to elect a bishop.

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 budget, and adopting a budget for the coming year. The bishop, who serves as president of Convention, gives his report on the state of the diocese in his pastoral address.

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. 


2019 Diocesan Convention

The 172nd Diocesan Convention was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel.  

Questions?  Contact Barbara Klauber, administrative assistant, at or (414) 272-3028 / ext. 111. 

172nd Convention Election Results
172nd Convention Appointments
Canon 34
2020 Diocesan Budget with Transition
Standing Committee Report to 2019 Diocesan Convention
Information for Clergy and Lay Deputies Attending Convention
Nominations with Bios
Resolutions
Descriptions of Positions to be Elected


2018 Diocesan Convention

Minutes of the  2018 Convention (draft)
Bishop's Sermon to the 171st Diocesan Convention
Photo Gallery
Election Results 

2017 Diocesan Convention 

Minutes of 2017 Convention (draft)
Election Results 
Photos from 2017 Diocesan Convention
Report of Task Force on Canon 28


Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee (Revised October 2019)