179th Annual Convention, November 18-19, 2016

The 179th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago was held Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard. Our convention keynote speaker was Bishop Yvette Flunder, senior bishop of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California.

Convention Materials for Review and Download


View the convention schedule, including workshops and brown bag lunches.

Nominations and Elections Results

Lay deputies to General Convention: Crystal Plummer, Louisa McKellaston, Sandra McPhee, John White

Clergy deputies to General Convention: The Revs. M.E. Eccles, Kate Spellman, Jenny Replogle and Fran Holliday

Bishop and Trustees: Judith Doran (clergy); Mark Kelly, Michael Ruehle, Craig Fowler (lay)

Standing Committee:  Maria Eugenia Girlaldo (lay), Kristin White (clergy)


View the resolutions submitted to the Secretary of Convention for consideration at the 2016 Diocesan Convention in English and Spanish. Please contact Courtney Reid with questions.

2017 Budget

View the 2017 budget. The budget hearing was held Saturday, November 19 from 9 – 10:15 am in the Maple room.


The commissions and committees of the diocese submit annual reports for review at Diocesan Convention. These include the Anti-Racism Commission, Archives and Records Management Committee, Audit Review Committee, Bishop and Trustees, Commission on Ministry, Congregations Commission, Diocesan Council, Episcopal Church Women, Standing Committee and  Task Force on the Diaconate. View the reports in English. Ver los Informes en español.


Download the worship booklet for Friday.

Download the worship booklet for Saturday.


Workshops were offered on the following topics at the 2016 Diocesan Convention. View detailed workshop descriptions.
  • Racial Reconciliation, Advocacy and Social Justice with Chuck Wynder
  • Hispanic Ministries workshops led by Sandra Montes
  • Planned Giving with Episcopal Church Foundation
  • Project Resource
  • College for Congregational Development
  • Commission on Ministry Church Leadership
  • Grant Writing
  • Websites that Work
  • Beyond Social Media 101