UPDATED Dec. 1, 2021
The 41st Diocesan Convention took place on Saturday, November 6 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 the Bishop’s annual address, election results, resolutions & archive resources; more coverage is coming soon.
Standing Committee – Clergy (elect one, 4-year term)
The Rev. Salying Wong , St. Thomas, Sunnyvale – ELECTED
Standing Committee – Lay (elect one, 4-year term)
Joe Heston, St. Dunstan’s, Carmel Valley
Tricia Ottesen, St. Barnabas, Arroyo Grande – ELECTED
Board of Trustees – At large (elect five: four 3-year terms/one 1-year term)
The Rev. Laurel Coote, St. Dunstan’s, Carmel Valley – ELECTED
John Cribb, St. Benedict’s, Los Osos – ELECTED
The Rev. Tina Heidmann , St. George’s, Salinas – ELECTED
John Melvin, St. John’s, Aptos
The Rev. Julie Nelson, St. Timothy’s, Mountain View – ELECTED
Steven Sosnowski, Trinity Cathedral, San Jose – ELECTED
Secretary to Convention (elect one, 1-year term)
Jeff Diehl, St. Barnabas, Arroyo Grande – ELECTED
Treasurer (elect one, 1-year term)
Joanna Shreve, St. Timothy’s, Mountain View – ELECTED
Read the Standing Committee’s complete Five-Year Diocesan Report here. See a summary in the committee’s report below.
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.
DRAFT BUDGET AND RESOLUTIONS
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.
2021 CONVENTION PACKET for Delegates, Alternates, Clergy & Guests
PRE-CONVENTION MEETINGS AND RESOURCES
Resolution hearings took place in October via Zoom, each with a specific focus. Scroll down for links to documents.
October 19: Budgets
October 20: Constitution and Canons
October 21: Resolutions
This session was 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.
Deanery meetings in advance of Convention were held September 14-16 via Zoom. Delegates and alternates who need a recording of advance meetings may contact Kirstin Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For convention questions, please contact Jeff Diehl, Secretary to Convention, at email@example.com.
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: