The 129th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Oregon
October 27 – 28, 2017
Salem Convention Center

Registration and hotel information will be available in June.

(Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Our keynote speaker will be the Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.

Diocesan Positions open for election at Convention:

If you feel called to serve the wider church, prayerfully consider the variety of opportunities available through election at the diocesan convention 2017 being held October 27-28 at the Salem Convention Center.  Note: it is not required that nominees be a delegate or that they be present at convention in order to be elected.

Nomination Deadline: June 29, 2017

Click here for a full description of the open positions.

Overview of positions to be elected in 2017:

Standing Committee (electing 1 lay and 1 clergy to 4-year terms): Standing Committee members advise the Bishop and give consent in matters of the disposition of property, ecclesiastical discipline, the election and consecration of Bishops, and in the matter of candidates for ordained ministry. Read more about the Standing Committee.

Board of Trustees: (election 1 lay and 1 clergy to 3-year terms): The trustees act within bounds set by the Bishop, the Convention, and the Standing Committee to steward the funds and property entrusted to the diocese. The Finance Committee of the Diocese, appointed by the Board of Trustees, conducts ongoing review of all financial transactions in the diocese. Read more about the Board of Trustees.

Diocesan Council (electing 2 lay and 2 clergy to 3-year terms): Diocesan Council oversees the creation of a budget each year to carry out this work, and has authority to create and prescribe the duties of program ministries and committees in support of the mission of the Church in the Diocese. Council members visit congregations. Read more about the Diocesan Council.

Trinity Cathedral Chapter (electing 1 person for a 3-year term): The representatives from the diocese work to facilitate communication between the Diocese and the Cathedral, seek alignment between Cathedral and Diocesan vision, and to ascertain ways in which the Cathedral congregation and other congregations of the diocese may relate in positive and helpful ways. Read more about our Cathedral.

2017 Diocesan Positions Nomination Form (online)

2017 Diocesan Positions Nomination Form (Word document)

Guidelines for Proposing Resolutions of Policy at Diocesan Convention are now available to review. The Canonical deadline for submissions to the 2017 Convention is July 29, 2017.

Click here for the guidelines on proposing resolutions.