81st General Convention

Louisville, KY

June 23-28, 2024

What is General Convention?

The General Convention is the highest governing body of The Episcopal Church, meeting every three years and made up of the Church’s bishops and elected lay and ordained deputies from each diocese.

The Diocese of California passed the Legislative Themes for the 81st General Convention resolution during The 174th Annual Convention in October 2023.  These themes give a focus for the diocesan deputation to focus on in their work at the 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church. 

Legislative Themes for the 81st General Convention

GC81 Deputation

At our Diocesan Convention in 2022, we elected sixteen members to Diocese of California deputation to the 81st General Convention in 2024. The deputation is comprised of eight deputies (four clergy/four lay) and eight alternates (four clergy/four lay). To follow our deputation’s work during the convention, please bookmark this page, and stay tuned for updates!

Deputies

Clergy

Eric Metoyer

Eric Metoyer

Diocese of California

Roles: Co-Chair of the deputation from the Diocese of California

Richard Edward Helmer

Richard Edward Helmer

Our Saviour, Mill Valley

Ruth Meyers

Ruth Meyers

All Souls, Berkeley

Deborah White

Deborah White

Grace, Martinez

Lay

Sarah Lawton

Sarah Lawton

St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco

Roles: Co-Chair of the deputation from the Diocese of California

Warren Wong

Warren Wong

St. James, San Francisco

 

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Laura Curlin

Laura Curlin

St. Cyprian's, San Francisco

Alternates

Clergy

Cameron Partridge

Cameron Partridge

St. Aidan's, San Francisco

Debra Low-Skinner

Debra Low-Skinner

Diocese of California

Mauricio Wilson

Mauricio Wilson

St. Paul's, Oakland

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

St. Clare's , Pleasanton, & St. Bartholomew's, Livermore

Lay

Karma Quick-Panwala

Karma Quick-Panwala

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Emily Hopkins

Emily Hopkins

St. Paul's, Walnut Creek

Joseph Dashiell

Joseph Dashiell

St. Augustine's, Oakland

Ronald Hermanson

Ronald Hermanson

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Stories and News from General Convention

DioCal churches to be featured in General Convention slideshow

DioCal churches to be featured in General Convention slideshow

Story by Canon Stephanie Martin Taylor Photo above taken by Canon Stephanie at Holy Child & St. Martin, Daly City  Leading up to this summer's Episcopal Church General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the Rev. David M. Rider, a photographer and priest resident...

DioCal at the General Convention Deputies of Color meeting

DioCal at the General Convention Deputies of Color meeting

From February 29 to March 3, the General Convention (GC) Deputies of Color (DOC), with over 110 in attendance, convened for orientation, networking, and strategizing on GC legislative priorities among our Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latino Caucuses. Those in...

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Find the schedule, photos, news, and the DioCal deputies for the 80th General Convention held in Baltimore, MD on July 8 – 11, 2022.