House of Deputies

of The Episcopal Church
GC 2022

Stayray ma-shi – “May you not be tired.”: A Blessing from the House of Deputies Chaplain

Stayray ma-shi – “May you not be tired.” —Pushtun Tribesman Greeting, Afghanistan Blessings and strength, dear friends, as I write to you from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in magnificent Laguna Beach, CA.  Blessings and strength, my brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, as we move together toward the 80th General Convention in Baltimore.  Blessings and…
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Encourage, Amplify, Resource, Challenge: A Message from the House of Deputies Theologian

In my contribution to the previous House of Deputies newsletter, I emphasized the importance of remembering that the work of church governance that you do as deputies is itself theological work. It is theological work in the sense that it is driven by theological concerns and aims to achieve theological goals. This is because it…
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House of Deputies Legislative Committees Appointed

More than 483 deputies will serve on House of Deputies legislative committees at the 80th General Convention, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings has announced. The triennial meeting, originally planned for 2021, is now scheduled to take place in Baltimore from July 7-14, 2022. For the first time, legislative committees will convene online beginning in November…
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Members of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop Elected

Congratulations to Deputies Thomas Alexander of Arkansas, Lydia Kelsey Bucklin of Northern Michigan and Rose H. Sconiers of Western New York; alternate deputies Thomas Diaz and Antonio Gallardo of Los Angeles; and also to Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen of Oregon, Deborah Harmon Hines of Western Massachusetts, Deborah M. Jackson of Florida, Steven Nishibayashi of Los Angeles, Mary…
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At the Service of the Holy Spirit: A Message from the House of Deputies Theologian

Greetings from Church Divinity School of the Pacific! All of us here are ramping up for the start of the new academic year. Meanwhile, you, too, are ramping up, picking up the pace of serving as deputies to the 80th General Convention as we head toward June 2022. Legislative committees have been appointed. Trainings will…
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From President Jennings: Legislative Committee Rosters Available Online/De La Presidenta Jennings: La Lista de Comités Legislativos Disponibles en Línea

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: In February, Presiding Bishop Curry and I announced the list of legislative committees that will serve at the 80th General Convention next summer in Baltimore, and in early March, I asked all of you to complete a survey expressing your legislative committee preferences. In the last several months, I have…
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From the Presiding Officers: Online Election for the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop/Las elecciones en línea para el Comité Conjunto de Nominaciones para la Elección del Obispo Primado

Dear Bishops and Deputies: A week from today—Tuesday, June 8—we will begin the online election for the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop. This way of electing leaders will be an experiment—one of many we have undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic—and we ask all deputies and bishops to participate so we…
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GC80 Legislative Committees Survey Now Available

Dear Deputies: In preparation for the 80th General Convention in July 2022, I am beginning the process of appointing deputies to legislative committees. The Presiding Bishop and I wrote to bishops and deputies about our plans for legislative committees on February 23; you can read that letter on the House of Deputies website. The survey to indicate…
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From the Presiding Officers: 80th General Convention Legislative Committees Announced

Dear Bishops and Deputies: When we wrote to you in November announcing that General Convention would be postponed until July 7-14, 2022, we committed to appointing deputy and bishop legislative committees early and charging them to begin their work virtually in advance of our gathering in Baltimore. Today we are taking the next step in that process….
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80th General Convention Legislative Committees

Note: the following list is presented in English and Spanish Aviso: la siguiente lista se presenta en inglés y en español Download a pdf of the 80th General Convention Legislative Committees. Legislative Committees Legislative Committees are required to hold hearings before taking any action. 1. Rules of Order Reviews and proposes Resolutions to revise the…
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