The Episcopal Diocese
of El Camino Real
B.V. Sargent House
154 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
PO Box 689
Salinas, CA 93902

Phone: (831) 394-4465



An annual gathering of clergy and congregational representatives to
conduct business and celebrate ministries across our diocese.
Screenshot of Zoom attendees for 2020 Diocesan Convention

Convention promo image 2021

The 41st Diocesan Convention will take place on November 6, 2021, using the same digital platform as 2020. An in-person “spring renewal” event will be held in late April 2022, which will include a dinner and guest speaker. Scroll down for important dates, deadlines, and pre-convention documents.

Register for Convention here. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 24.

Pre-Convention Meetings & Resources

Resolution hearings will take place in October, each with a specific focus. All will be held by Zoom from 6:30-8:30 pm (all dates). Scroll down for links to documents.

October 19: Budget

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 640 777 4075
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6407774075# US (San Jose)

October 20: Constitution and Canons

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 640 777 4075
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6407774075# US (San Jose)

October 21: Resolutions — This session has been cancelled because the only resolution being presented is the annual resolution regarding compensation adjustment. No resolutions were submitted by the Sept. 7 deadline other than the compensation resolution. For any questions, email The Rev. Tracy Wells Miller at

Deanery meetings in advance of Convention were held September 14-16 via Zoom. Delegates and alternates who need a recording may contact Kirstin Nielsen at

Pre-Convention Documents

Below is an amended report from the Constitution & Canons Committee, prepared in response to comments that followed the September deanery meetings. It includes some additional language in Resolution 2 to address timing of election and appointment of members. It also changes the format for all resolutions to show added language in blue and underlined, as requested to assist with distinguishing additions from deletions.

Constitutions and Canons Report (Amended 9-21-21)

Below please find a newly updated 2022 budget and narrative from the diocesan Finance/Budget Committee. Updates reflect year-to-date 2021 numbers as well as some expanded expense categories, in response to requests from across the diocese. We look forward to our budget hearing on October 19 to answer any other questions. Thank you!

2022 Budget Narrative (revised)

2022 Draft Budget (updated 10-9-2021)

Resolutions summary in English and Español:

Summary of Resolutions in Constitution
Resumen de Las Resoluciones

For questions, please contact Jeff Diehl, Secretary to Convention, at


2020 Convention Recap

The 40th Convention of the Diocese of El Camino Real was held online Saturday, November 7. The theme was 40 Years of Pilgrimage, in honor of the diocese’s 40th anniversary. More information below:

El Camino Real celebrates 40th convention

Bishop Lucinda’s Convention Address

Resources Archive

The Convention Order of Business is available here to download in English and in Spanish. View and download the Opening Worship Bulletin (English and Spanish). In honor of the Diocese of El Camino Real’s founding in 1980, Convention attendees were invited to dress up in their favorite style from the decade. View the handy style guide.

For questions about Convention resources and voting results, please email Jeff Diehl, Secretary to Convention, or Kirstin Nielsen, diocesan offices.

Special Rule of Order for 40th Convention

Regla Especial para la Convencion Diocesana

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