The 217th Annual Diocesan Convention
Saturday, November 9, 2019
56 Packard’s Road, Waterville Valley, NH
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
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
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:
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:
Photos from the 216th
Annual Diocesan Convention 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!
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.