The 178th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago was held Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. The convention theme was “Love Heals,” inspired by our keynote speaker, the Rev. Becca Stevens. Becca is an Episcopal priest, author and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

The Peace and Justice Committee presented the 2015 Michael Yasutake Peace and Justice Award to the Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry, and the Episcopal Church Women awarded grants to four parish-based outreach projects around the diocese.

The Rt. Rev. Benito Juárez, bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Mexico, attended the convention and brought greetings from the people of his diocese, and the Rt. Rev. Joseph Garang Atem, bishop of the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan sent a video greeting. The Diocese of Chicago has longstanding companion relationships with both dioceses.

At breaks in convention business, delegates posted “selfies” on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using the hashtag #diochi15.

View the convention schedule, which included worship, business sessions, learning opportunities, children’s and youth programs, and more.


Bishop and Trustees: Robert O. Wyatt (clergy); Doug Hoffman (lay); Lonn Myers (lay); Robert Neal III (lay); Hal Stewart (lay)

Standing Committee: Eric Biddy (clergy); Victor Conrado (clergy); Kathleen Leson (lay)

Questions? Please email Courtney Reid.


Resolutions Booklet

Resolution J-178

Final version of resolutions acted upon by the 178th Diocesan Convention



2016 Budget and Budget Overview


View a complete list of workshops and brown-bag lunch sessions.