Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Diocesan Convention

2019 Convention Information

The 2019 joint conventions of the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 25-26.

Rooms at the adjacent convention hotel, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront, are available for $134/night.  Click this link to book the Convention rate.  Reservations must be made by October 9, 2019 to guarantee the rate.  Contact Vanessa Butler at 814.456.4203 or vbutler@episcopalwny.org with questions.

2018 Convention Information

The 181st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York took place October 26-27, 2018 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, NY.

This Convention was jointly held with the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Election Results

Standing Committee

  • Clerical Order: Diana Leiker was elected for a 4 year term
  • Lay Order: Josephine Robbins was elected for a 4 year term

Trustees

  • Lay Order: Rose Sconiers & Denise Mlynorick were elected for 3 year terms

Diocesan Council

  • Clerical Order: Claudia Scheda was elected for a 3 year term
  • Lay Order: Bruce Davidson & Wayne A. Blassingame were elected for 3 year terms

Disciplinary Board

  • Clerical Order: Kim Rossi was elected for a 3 year term; Robert Arnold was elected for a 1 year term
  • Lay Order: Ann Dutton was elected for a 3 year term

On Friday, October 26, the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York elected the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as Bishop Provisional for a period of 5 years, to commence in April 2019.  Read all about it!

2018 Convention Documents

*NEW* 2018 Convention Packet (“The Red Book”)
IMPORTANT – An updated version of the Convention packet was uploaded at 9:45 a.m. on 10/10.  If you printed prior to this, the only pages that changed (and should be reprinted) are 3-4 and 48-49.

*NEW* 2019 Budget FAQ
2019 Budget – Proposed
2019 Budget Narrative

*NEW* Partnership Finance Presentation Slides

Additional Resources

2018 Notice of Convention

Standing Rules of Order

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2017 Convention Journal

2016 Convention Journal

2015 Convention Journal
2015 Convention Journal Appendices Part 1
2015 Convention Journal Appendices Part 2

2019 Convention Location

The 2019 Convention will take place at the Bayfront Convention Center (1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA).

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