The Annual Meeting of
the Convention of the Episcopal
Church in Western Oregon

The 135th Annual Meeting will be held online on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

Registration links are emailed to Delegates two weeks prior.

Delegate change? Please complete the 2023 Delegate Change Form.


All delegate changes must be submitted two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting.

The information below is from the 2022 Annual Meeting. 

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Annual Meeting  Agenda
Annual Meeting Agenda – October 29, 2022
(Times are approximate)  

                  The Committee on Dispatch of Business proposes the following order of business for the 2021 Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of Oregon. Every effort has been made to include all items normally before the Convention or known in advance by the Committee, but this does not preclude the Convention from considering other business. Motions to consider other business must be sustained by a ¾ vote of the Convention.  

Basic Agenda for Convention | Agenda Básica para la Convención 

8:30 a.m. – Zoom Meeting Opens | Apertura para Reunión por Zoom 

9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer | Oración de la Mañana 

9:15 a.m. – Roll Call by Congregations | Pasar Lista de las Congregaciones 

9:30 a.m. – Call to Order | Llamada de apertura 

  • Bishop’s Opening Remarks | Comentario de apertura por la Obispa 
  • Business Items | Sección de Asuntos 
    • Dispatch of Business | Comunicación de Asuntos 
    • Consent Calendar Approval | Consenso y aprobación de la agenda 
    • Introduction of Head Table | Introducción de la Mesa Principal
    • Nominations | Nominaciones 

10:30 a.m. – Break 

10:45 a.m.

  • Bishop’s Address | Discurso de la Obispa
  • Business Items (cont.) | Sección de Asuntos (continuación)
    • Resolutions on Policy | Resolución sobre las normas 
    • Closure of Congregation | Congregacion que se cierran 

12:45 p.m. –  Lunch Break 

1:15 p.m. – Return

  • General Convention Report | Reporte de la Convención General
  • Treasurer’s Report | Reporte del Tesorero 
  • Budget Report | Reporte del Presupuesto 
  • Resolutions of Courtesy | Resoluciones de Cortesía 

2:30   p.m. – Convention Adjourns | Termina la Convención 

House Rules

Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

2022 Diocesan Annual Meeting of Convention House Rules

The 134th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Oregon will be held remotely on Saturday, October 29, 2022 using an electronic meeting platform.  All voting delegates who log into the platform will be considered “on the floor” of the Annual Meeting.  Alternates and guests will not be allowed on the floor but will instead be allowed to view the Annual Meeting through online web streaming.

DELEGATE CHANGES must be reported by the cleric, senior warden or vestry/bac clerk of a congregation by Tuesday, October 25, 2022, using the delegate change form available here.

No LATE RESOLUTIONS will be accepted because there will be no chance for a hearing once the Annual Meeting has convened.

At the beginning of the Annual Meeting, a QUORUM shall be determined when Clergy from a majority of the congregations entitled to representation and Lay Delegates from a majority of the congregations entitled to representation are present on the electronic platform.

During this year’s Annual Meeting DEPUTIES TO GENERAL CONVENTION will be elected using majority vote.  In the event four lay or four clergy deputies are not elected by the fourth ballot, the fifth ballot will become a plurality vote, with highest vote totals to determine the final deputies.  Following an election of four deputies in each order, one final ballot will be cast with the remaining nominees where plurality will determine the order of four alternates in each order.

VOTING will primarily be done using electronic polls but may also include using the Raise Hand function in the electronic platform.

RAISE HAND will also be the way delegates indicate a desire to speak, such as to ask a question, to make a motion or amendment, or for a point of order.  Before speaking, the delegate must wait to be recognized by the President of Convention or a designee.  Delegates will first identify their name and congregation before speaking.  Delegates will be muted upon their arrival on the floor and will be expected to remain muted, unless called upon to speak.

In DEBATE, delegates will have 2 minutes to speak, and no one may speak a second time until all those who wish to speak on the item of business have had the opportunity to do so.

ALL MOTIONS TO AMEND either the Budget, or a Resolution of Policy, need to be in writing, using the chat function.  To more easily identify what is being amended, written submissions should also include the line number within the Budget or Resolution of Policy where the change will happen.   Amendments should be directed toward the Secretary.

The CHAT FUNCTION of the electronic platform should only be utilized for business when the Annual Meeting is in session.  Delegates should not type in the chat except to officially file an amendment or if otherwise directed.  Delegates should also avoid typing to help resolve issues being discussed, because even though it relates to business it makes it difficult to track if something really needs to be read (think of it as extra noise in a roomful of people where one person is trying to be heard). In this instance, a delegate should use the RAISE HAND to identify a wish to speak.

Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition, will be the parliamentary authority for this Annual Meeting.

Download a printer-friendly version of the House Rules 2022.

Consent Calendar
  • Appointments to Convention
  • Appointments for Diocesan Bodies
  • Bishop’s Nominations for Elected Officers
Appointments to the Annual Meeting

The following people are appointed for the specified roles at the 134th Annual Convention / Las Siguientes personas están nombradas para los cargos específicos en la 134 Convención Anual:

Parliamentarian / Parlamentaria Alice Bartelt

Committee on Dispatch of Business / Comité para Despacho de Asuntos

  • The Rev. Wes Sedlacek, Chair
  • Alice Bartlet
  • Gwen Best
  • The Rev. Laura Sheridan Campbell
  • Denise Skillman

Committee on Resolutions of Policy / Comité para Reglamento de Resoluciones 

  • Alan Murray, Chair
  • Emily Karr
  • The Rev. Wes Sedlacek

Committee on Resolutions of Courtesy / Comité para Resoluciones de Cortesía

  • The Rev. Martin Elfert
  • The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski
  • Holly Puckett

Committee on Credentials / Comité sobre los Títulos

  • The Rev. Laura Sheridan Campbell
  • Tracy Esguerra
  • Alli Gannett

Nominating Committee / Comité para Nominaciones

  • The Rev. Bingham Powell, Chair
  • Laurea Arnoldt
  • Pam Boston
  • The Rev. Kristina Burbank
  • The Rev. Everett Charters
  • The Rev. Laura Sheridan Campbell
  • Mary Dettman
  • Beth Ferguson
  • Ann FitzMaurice
  • Steve Griffiths
  • Jerry Jacobson
  • The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski
  • The Rev. Linda Lee
  • The Rev. Shana McCauley
Bishop's Nominations for Elected Officers

Secretary / Secretaria The Rev. Laura Sheridan Campbell

Registrar/ Registro Tracy Esguerra

Treasurer / Tesorero  Kathy Gordon

Chancellor / Canciller  Emily Karr

Diocesan Leadership Elections

Below are the Governing Bodies with positions open. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out this form.

Standing Committee – Lay
Comité Permanente – Laicos
one position to be filled | un puesto por llenar
Standing Committee – Clergy
Comité Permanente – Clérigos
one position to be filled | un puesto por llenar
Board of Trustees – Lay
Consejo de Fideicomiso – Laicos
one position to be filled | un puesto por llenar
Board of Trustees – Clergy
Consejo de Fideicomiso – Clérigos 
one position to be filled | un puesto por llenar
Trinity Cathedral Chapter – Lay or Clergy  
Capitular para La Catedral de la Trinidad – Laico o Clérigo
one position to be filled | un puesto por llenar
Diocesan Council – Lay
Consejo Diocesano – Laicos
two positions to be filled | dos puestos por llenar
Diocesan Council – Clergy
Consejo Diocesano – Clérigos
two positions to be filled | dos puestos por llenar
Proposed Diocesan Budget

The annual budget of the Diocese of Oregon is presented to delegates at Convention for approval by vote.

The Preliminary Budget and Narrative documents were circulated to the Diocesan Council and approved in June, 2022.  They were then sent to the Diocesan Convocations for review.  Feedback from the Convocations was received by the Management Committee of Diocesan Council and the Bishop’s Staff in August, after which the budget and narrative were revised and resubmitted to Diocesan Council for review and approval.  The result is the Proposed Budget and Narrative for 2023, which will be presented for review and approval by the delegates at the Diocesan Convention on October 29th, 2022.

2023 Diocesan Budget


2023 Diocesan Budget Hearing


Resolutions Hearing


Resolution: Official Youth Presence – English | En Español

Resolution: Diocesan and Parish-Level Response to the Urgent Issues of Climate Change and Environmental Justice – English | En Español

Resolution: Supporting Oregon’s 2022 Statewide Measure 114 Regarding Gun Violence – English | En Español

Diocesan Working Groups and Ministries Annual Reports

2023 Diocesan Working Groups & Ministry Reports

Please submit all reports to the Secretary of Convention.

(listed in alphabetical order)

  • Camping Ministry
  • Campus Ministry, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Campus Ministry, Oregon State University
  • Clinical Pastoral Education/Training
  • Commission on Ministry
  • Constitution and Canons Committee
  • Cursillo – Oregon & SW Washington
  • Diocesan Council
  • Education for Ministry (EFM)
  • Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
  • Finance Committee
  • Latino Ministry
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Chaplaincy
  • Property Committee
  • Socially Responsible Investing Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Task Force for Palestinian Human Rights
  • Task Force for Trans & Non-binary persons
  • Thriving Leaders
  • United Thank Offering
  • Working Groups, Committees, & Commissions:
    • Creation Care
    • Engaging Racial Justice
    • Housing Crisis
    • Liturgy and Music
    • Prison
    • Recovery
    • Truth and Reconciliation

Annual Meeting News

Annual Meeting Archives

134th Annual Meeting (2022)

You can watch the full meeting recording here. Below you will find the highlights from the Annual Meeting:


    • Morning Prayer: Watch the morning prayer service on our YouTube.
    • Bishop’s Address: Watch Bishop Akiyama’s Address to the Diocese of Oregon/Episcopal Church in Western Oregon here.