Annual Convention

130th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in Colorado

Each year, representatives from around our diocese gather for worship, workshops, and community as well as to review and discuss issues, policies, and structures.

October 12-14, 2017
Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main Street, Grand Junction
The Convention will begin with the Eucharist, Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction and conclude in the mid-afternoon, Saturday, October 14.

Our Convention theme this year is “Engaging the World in Love: Reconciliation and Grace.” In our Baptismal Covenant, one of the simplest questions is also one of the most profound and difficult ones: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbors as yourself?  At the very foundation of our faith, we make a promise, “I will with God’s help.” We are excited to welcome to Grand Junction The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts-Schori, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministry; Samuel Mampunza, MD, PhD, Vice President, Protestant University in the Congo; and Soul to Soul with the Rev. Tawana Davis and the Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval. Speakers will also be giving workshops.

The registration cost this year is the same as last year $175 per attendee.

Registration for Delegations:
Please click here to determine the number of delegates allotted for you congregation. Please note: if you will be registering multiple delegates, please be sure to enter a separate email for each delegate and any special dietary needs they may have.

Important Dates:

Please include the Convention in your prayers so we may all be intentional about being open to where the Holy Spirit wants us to continue to grow as a diocese.

We are seeking those who would like to donate time to support the 130th Annual Convention.  Volunteers are needed to provide welcome packets to delegates, answer questions, distribute convention materials, give directions, pitch in where needed, and most importantly, ensure the delegates feel welcome.  Your support will help to ensure a successful convention.  Volunteer shifts run no longer than three and one-half hours.  For more information and to volunteer, please contact Rich Paul at or call him at (970) 623-1032. You can also volunteer online here >


129th Annual Convention Information

Clergy Deputies elected:
Chris Johnson, St. Raphael, Colorado Springs
Ken Malcolm, Office of the Bishop
Kim Seidman, Holy Comforter, Broomfield
Scott Turner, St. Paul’s, Steamboat
1st Alternate: Brian Winter, Christ’s Church, Castler Rock
2nd Alternate: Bob Davidson, St. Bartholomew’s, Estes Park
3rd Alternate: Paul Garrett, St. Barnabas, Denver

Lay Deputies elected:
Zoe Cole, St. Andrew’s, Denver
Dianne Draper, Good Shepherd, Centennial (Office of the Bishop)
Larry Hitt, Good Shepherd, Centennial
Erica Hein Pomerenk, St. Thomas, Denver
1st Alternate: Scott Pomerenk, St. Thomas, Denver
2nd Alternate: Jim Wolfe, Good Shepherd, Centennial
3rd Alternate: Chuck Theobold, Grace & St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs
4th Alternate: George Wing, Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs

Photos from the 129th Annual Convention

Opening Eucharist at Saint John’s Cathedral:
Bishop Rob O’Neill Convention Address

Keynote Address by John Bell Videos:
Keynote 1
Keynote 2
Keynote 3
Q&A with John Bell

Videos presented at Convention:
St. George’s Episcopal Church, Leadville
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Aurora
Calvary Church, Golden
St. Raphael’s Place

Minutes from 128th Annual Convention (Approved):
View Minutes >

General Convention Amendment (Approved):
General Convention  Approved Amendment >

Reports and Statements:
View Reports to Convention from Diocesan Institutions >
Report of the Committee for the Conduct of Elections >
Financial Statements from past budget year and approved operating budget for 2017 >

For all questions, please contact Nancy McClung, Congregational Development and Deployment Administrator, Convention Coordinator, at

Resources from the 128th Annual  Convention

Journals of Previous Conventions

Journal of the 128th Annual Convention (2015)

Journal of the 127th Annual Convention (2014)

Journal of the 126th Annual Convention (2013)

Journal of the 125th Annual Convention (2012)

Journal of 124th Annual Convention (2011)

Journal of 123rd Annual Convention (2010)

Journal of 122nd Annual Convention (2009)