The 217th Annual Diocesan Convention 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

at Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center

56 Packard’s Road, Waterville Valley, NH


Important Dates

July 19: Draft resolutions due

August 16: Final resolutions due; nominations/personal statements due; and final committee and convocation reports – all for publication in the Pre-Convention journal

October 18: Registration deadline

November 9: Convention at Waterville Valley


Accommodations for the Night before Convention

A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday, November 8, at the Valley Inn in Waterville. Please call 603-236-8425 and mention “Episcopal Church of New Hampshire” to reserve a room. Click HERE to view other options for lodging in the area.


Important Information for Delegates

Click HERE for the Lay Delegate Handbook.

Click HERE for Convention Rules of Order.

Click HERE for Guidelines for Creating Resolutions.

Click HERE for Guidelines for Submitting Amendments to Resolutions.


2019 Elections

The following elections will take place at this year’s Convention:

Nominations for Standing Committee, Finance Committee, General Convention and Provincial Synod must be submitted no later than August 16, 2019 for Treasurer, Standing Committee (one clergy, one lay), and Council Finance Committee.

Treasurer of Convention (1 yr term) Elected at convention by ballot

Currently serving: Chris Porter (since 2012)

Chancellor of Convention (2 yr term) Nominated at Convention, card vote

Currently serving: Bob Wells (since 1996)

Registrar (no term) Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: Elizabeth Rotch (elected in 2015)

Standing Committee Clerical Order (3 yr term) Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: The Rev. Rob Stevens, first term ends in 2019 (President)

The Rev. Guy Collins, second term ends in 2020

The Rev. Kate Atkinson, first term ends in 2021

Standing Committee Lay Order (3 yr term) Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: Bob Cotton, first term ends in 2019

Margaret Porter, second term ends in 2020

Joan Alayne Stevens, first term ends in 2021

Council Finance Committee (3 year term) Elected at Convention by ballot

Currently serving: Kim Bock, second term ends in 2019

Jack Lewis, second term ends in 2020

The Rev. Curtis Metzger, second term ends in 2021

Gloria Gallant, appointed by Council

Vacancy, appointed by Council

Bill Sloane, elected by Trustees

Deputies to the Provincial Synod: Elect two in each order (1 deputy, 1 alternate) to serve 3 year terms

Currently serving through 2019:

Clerical Order: The Rev. Gail Avery

Lay Order: Eleanor Vanderhaegen

General Convention Deputies: Elect 8 in each order (4 deputies 4 alternates) to serve 3 year terms

Currently serving through 2019:

Clerical Order: Kate Atkinson, Gail Avery, Richard Davenport, Sue Poulin. Alternates: Janet Lombardo, Kelly Sundberg Seaman, Jason Wells

Lay Order: Benge Ambrogi, Sarah Ambrogi, Gloria Gallant, Margaret Porter. Alternates: Marti Hunt, Yvonne Jenkins, Rita MacAuslan


Nomination Process

Each nomination requires both a 2019 Nomination Form and a Personal Statement and Consent Agreement be completed.

Click HERE to view/print the 2019 Nomination Form as a Word Document or click HERE to view/print it as a PDF.

Required in addition to the above Nomination Form:

Click HERE to view/print the Personal Statement and Consent form as a Word Document or click HERE to view/print it as a PDF.


The 216th Annual Diocesan Convention

held at Christ Church, Exeter, on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Click HERE to read text of Bishop Hirschfeld’s 2018 Convention Address.

Click HERE to view the Pre-Convention Journal for the 216th Annual Convention in its entirety or click on one of the links below to view a specific part of the Journal:

Nominations for Election

Resolutions (including budget narrative)

Bishop's Official Acts Report

Convocation Reports

Commission and Committee Reports

Parish Report Summary 2017

Seasonal Chapel Report 2017

Trustees Report 2017

 

Photos from the 216th

Annual Diocesan Convention Convention


2018 Youth@Convention

Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 Youth@Convention! A special thanks to Sally Farrell from Christ Church, Exeter and the Rev. Nathan Bourne from St. John’s Portsmouth for leading the event!


ChIPS 2018

Please click HERE for a letter from Margaret Mackie-Ciancio with an appeal for your help collecting Christmas gifts for incarcerated parents to give their children. Gift guidelines and instructions are included here. The ChIPS truck will be parked prominently in the parking lot at Christ Church, Exeter on the morning of Convention to accept your contributions.