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.
Bishop Miller announces a Special Convention: July 16, 2020
Bishop Miller has announced that a special convention will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 4 p.m. This convention will be held for the sole item for consideration: amending the canons to allow us to hold our fall diocesan convention by virtual or electronic means. Please see the links below the video for more information, including the notice of the convention.
A notice of this meeting is being sent to the clergy, wardens, lay deputies, and parishes of the diocese.
2020 Diocesan Convention
The 173rd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee was originally set to take place in Milwaukee on October 2-3 with the presiding bishop present as our special guest. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans are no longer realistic and the bishop, chancellor, and convention officers are working to develop a format that will fit the current circumstances. You will receive more information on this in the near future.
At this time, we are putting out the call for nominations and resolutions for the diocesan convention, because our Constitution & Canons require that they be submitted at least 60 days prior to convention. Whatever changes may be made to format, the date of the 2020 convention business meeting will remain October 3, making the due date for resolutions and nominations August 3, 2020.
2019 Diocesan Convention
The 172nd Diocesan Convention was held on Saturday, October 19,
Questions? Contact Barbara Klauber, administrative assistant, at or (414) 272-3028 / ext. 111.
172nd Convention Minutes (draft)
172nd Convention Election Results
172nd Convention Appointments
2020 Diocesan Budget with Transition
Standing Committee Report to 2019 Diocesan Convention
Information for Clergy and Lay Deputies Attending Convention
Nominations with Bios
Descriptions of Positions to be Elected
2018 Diocesan Convention
2017 Diocesan Convention
Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee (Revised October 2019)