184th Annual Convention

The 184th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago took place Saturday, November 20, 2021 as a virtual gathering. Convention is the annual business meeting of the diocese, during which we elect leaders, consider resolutions and hear reports from across the diocese and the wider church.

Voting participants at convention include the clergy of the diocese and lay delegates elected from each congregation. All voting was conducted electronically following the Rules of Order for a Virtual Convention. General attendees and visitors were invited to observe the proceedings online or to listen by phone.

View the convention schedule.


View the 2022 Budget as approved by Diocesan Council and Bishop and Trustees.

Read the budget narrative.

A budget hearing took place on November 11. Watch the video (con subtítulos en español).


The convention elected these leaders to office:

Standing Committee: Anne Jolly reelected to a three-year term (clergy).

Bishop and Trustees:
Clergy: Jaime Briceño
(three-year terms) Nicole Spencer, William Pearson, Lonn Myers
(unexpired two-year term) Doug Hoffman

Cathedral Chapter: Christopher Griffin elected to a three-year term (clergy).

View the nominations packet in English and Spanish. A candidate forum took place November 13. Watch the video (con subtítulos en español).


Download the resolutions as approved by convention in English.

Descarga las resoluciones en español.

The 184th convention also made these courtesy resolutions.

Episcopal Appointments

View the Episcopal Appointments as approved by convention.


Commissions, committees and task forces of the diocese submit annual reports to Diocesan Convention. In 2021, reports were submitted by the Anti-Racism Commission, Archives Committee, Audit Review Committee, The Bishop & Trustees, Clergy Compensation Committee, Clergy Relief Society, Commission on Ministry, Congregations Commission, Diocesan Council, Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs Committee, Episcopal Church Women, Health Insurance Annual Report, Hispanic/Latino Ministry, Hunger Committee, Peace & Justice Committee, Sanctuary Diocese Task Force, and Trustees of the Endowment Fund. View the reports in English and Spanish.

Friday Evening Worship

On Friday, November 19 at 7 pm, the people of the diocese joined in a simple online worship service to end the week and prepare for the next day’s business. The service is available on the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel. Download the Friday evening worship bulletin.

Saturday Morning Prayer

On Saturday, November 20 at 9 am, the 184th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago began with a virtual service of Morning Prayer, featuring a sermon from Bishop Chilton Knudsen.


The following pre-convention workshops were presented by organizations of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, with simultaneous translation in Spanish, and recordings have been posted to the diocesan Youtube Channel. Please see the detailed workshop descriptions in English and Spanish.