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183rd Annual Convention

The 183rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago was held Saturday, November 21, 2020 via Zoom webinar. Download the convention schedule.

A recording of the convention livestream is available to watch online.

Watch and read Bishop Lee’s address.

Election Results

The 183rd Convention elected these leaders:

Standing Committee
Antoinette (Toni) Daniels, the Rev. Miguel Briones  

Bishop and Trustees
James Barrett, Mike Mattson, Robert Neal, the Rev. Amity Carrubba

View the nominations packet in English and Spanish.

Episcopal Appointments

Download the list of Bishop Lee’s appointments to diocesan governance bodies.

Resolutions

Convention approved six resolutions proposed to convention. Download the resolutions as approved by convention.

Resolutions from General Convention

The following resolutions were referred to dioceses from the 79th General Convention in English and Spanish

Budget

View the 2021 budget as approved by Diocesan Council and Bishop and Trustees
Download the narrative budget

Worship

On Friday, November 20 at 7 pm, members of the diocese were invited to participate in a pre-recorded evening worship service, featuring a special convention necrology lifting up the names of those lost in 2020. Watch the service and download the Friday evening worship booklet.

On Saturday morning, as part of the business of convention, the diocese worshiped together through prayer, music and readings and an address to convention from Bishop Lee. The worship service, including the bishop’s address, is included in the convention livestream recording. Download the Saturday morning worship booklet.

Convention Videos

A video greeting from Bishop Julio C. Martin, bishop of our companion diocese in Southeast Mexico, is available on the diocesan YouTube channel. Additional video messages to convention are posted online, including greetings from the Episcopal Church Women, the announcement of Episcopal Charities’ Parish Partner Grants (open to all congregations), and the 2020 Yasutake Awards from the Peace & Justice Committee.

Reports

Commissions, committees and task forces of the diocese submit annual reports to Diocesan Convention. In 2020, reports were submitted by the Anti-Racism Commission, Archives Committee, Audit Review Committee, The Bishop & Trustees, Clergy Compensation Committee, Clergy Relief Society, Commission on Global Ministry, Commission on Ministry, Congregations Commission, Diocesan Council, Ecumenical & Religious Affairs Committee, Episcopal Charities, Episcopal Church Women, Hispanic/Latino Affairs Committee, Hunger Committee, Peace & Justice Committee, Sanctuary Task Force, Search and Nominations Committee, Standing Committee, Transitions Committee, Trustees of the Endowment Fund, United Thank Offering Committee and the Health Insurance Annual Report. View the reports in English and Spanish.