April 26 & 27 - St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake City

Diocesan Convention 2019

General Information & Registration

The convention for the Episcopal Diocese of Utah will be held April 26-27, 2019, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City.
 
Bishop Scott B. Hayashi has determined there is not a need for a pre-convention meeting. 
 
This convention, we will be electing deputies to General Convention 2021, which will be held in late June or early July in Baltimore, Maryland. There will be four deputies from each order, cleric and lay, and four alternates for each. Under the resolution passed at the 2017 Diocesan Convention, the diocese will reimburse reasonable expenses for all deputies and the first alternate from each order who attends the full General Convention. Pursuant to resolution, no other alternates from either order will receive reimbursement for any expenses or compensation to attend the convention.

Hotel and Parking Information

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A discounted room rate of $129 + tax (single/double rate) or $139 + tax (triple/quad rate) per room has been established at the Plaza Hotel, 122 West South Temple, SLC, Utah 84101. The cutoff date to receive this rate is March 25, 2019. Please let the Plaza staff know you are with the Episcopal Diocese of Utah when making reservations. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or one night’s deposit. Individuals must cancel their reservation at least 72 hours prior to the first day of arrival to avoid one night’s room charge. Parking at the hotel is $8 per day, $10 per day rollaway fee.
 
Parking at the ECCU and St. Mark’s Cathedral is very limited. Attendees are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation. Eagle Gate Parking Terrace, 145 Social Hall Ave., is located across the street and parking is $2 per hour, with a cost cap of $10 per day. There is no guarantee parking will be available at the ECCU/Cathedral Church of St. Mark, so please plan accordingly.
 
If you have questions regarding hotel accommodations or parking, please contact Rhonda Uber at 801-322-4131.

Fact Sheet

The convention fact sheet, which includes registration and hotel information, is published for download below.

Schedule

The initial draft of the convention schedule (subject to change) is published for download below.

Diocesan Offices Open for Nomination

The following positions are open for nomination for Diocesan Convention 2019:

Diocesan Treasurer

Diocesan Council

  • 1 Lay Northern Region Representative
  • 2 Clergy Terms

Standing Committee

    • 1 Lay Term
    • 1 Lay Term for 2 years*
    • 1 Clergy Term

Deputies to GC

    • 4 Clergy Deputies
    • 4 Lay Deputies
    • 4 Clergy Alternates**
    • 4 Lay Alternates**

Disciplinary Board

      • 1 Clergy Term 
      • 1 Clergy Term for 1 Year*

*The nominee receiving the most votes will take the full term positions for Standing Committee and Disciplinary Board.
**Alternates to General Convention will be determined by those who receive the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th most votes.

Information on Diocesan Offices

Members of the church see election news about the offices of our diocese each year as we prepare for our Diocesan Convention. We realize that duties of the offices are not widely known at times. Therefore, the communications office has prepared a brief thumbnail summary of these offices. Of course, the descriptions are only a sampling of the important work that each office and officer undertakes. Full descriptions are found in our diocesan canons and constitution. Additionally, eligibility of candidates is also found in the canons. Diocesan officers and the clergy encourage more and more people consider the ministry of being on a governing board or office of the church.

Diocesan Treasurer

The Diocesan Treasurer oversees the management of Diocesan funds and of the CFO, controller and other accounting managers. The treasurer also acts as the financial agent for the Diocese.

Diocesan Council

The Diocesan Council develops, adopts and monitors the annual budget of the Diocese, as well as advises the Bishop on financial issues. A Finance Committee often recommends various budgetary items, however the Council maintains approval powers of the budget. Council also has oversight concerning Diocesan programs, and discusses strategic planning. Diocesan Council meets the first Saturday of the month at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah, those outside of the Salt Lake metro area can often join the meetings electronically.

Standing Committee

In addition to being a council of advice to the bishop, the Standing Committee consents to the purchase, financial encumbrance, and sale of diocesan property. The Committee also gives consent for ordinations within the diocese and consent for the ordination and consecration of bishops in other dioceses. It also serves as the ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese when there is no bishop. The Standing Committee also has oversight of the process for electing a Bishop. The Standing Committee meets monthly.

Deputies to GC

General Deputies will meet in late June and/or early July in Baltimore in 2021 for 12 days. There are also pre-General Convention meetings in Utah.

Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board serves largely under the canons of Title IV of the wider church. The Disciplinary Board is responsible for carrying out the procedures given to it during cases of reported cleric misconduct.

Candidates

The following people have been nominated for office. 

By clicking on the candidate’s name, you can access the full nomination form.

Reports

Reports to Diocesan Convention will be published here. 

 

Resolutions

Vetted resolutions for 2019 Diocesan Convention floor debate will be posted here.