Note deadlines for submitting items related to 2017 Convention business

Note deadlines for submitting items related to 2017 Convention business

The 35th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is coming up November 10-11, 2017 in Cleburne. Take note of these 2017 convention deadlines below. Also available are templates, forms and guidelines related to submitting information, proposals, nominations, and anything else required for the business of Convention. Open the sections below the deadline chart to see information related to Nominations, Resolutions, and Reports. Items that are underlined and in blue are links that you can click to access forms and other information.

2017 Convention Deadlines, forms and templates

Send any other submissions related to the business of Convention to the Secretary of the Diocese, the Rev. Andrew Wright, by email.

Committees and Contact Information

There are several committees involved in preparing for or administering the business of Convention. See below for committee members and contact information. Names or titles that are underlined include a link for that person’s email address.

Committees active Primarily at convention

Executive Council and its Committees

Click the “EC-Committees” tab underneath the chart to view the members and contact information for the members of the following committees involved in the planning and business of Convention:

  • Management Committee
  • Convention Planning Committee
  • Finance Committee

There is also another committee of Executive Council, the Congregational Assistance Committee, listed above, but it is not directly involved in preparing for or administering the business of the Convention.

Constitution & Canons Committee

View the Constitution & Canons Committee page, including current documents and a list of the committee members.

Email the Constitution & Canons Committee.


Nominations for Elections and Appointments

Nominations are open until Monday, September 11, 2017 for the following positions: 

  • Standing Committee – 1 lay and 1 clergy
  • Disciplinary Board – 1 lay and 1 clergy
  • Trustee to the University of the South – 1 clergy
  • Executive Council Members at Large – 2 lay and 1 clergy

Nominations can still be made from the floor of Convention after September 11.

Read details about the Nominations process and descriptions of each open position, and nominate someone online.

In addition to the at-large positions for Executive Council, each of the five deaneries will elect one representative at their Pre-Convention Deanery Meeting. See the “Deanery Meetings and Elections” section above to access meeting information.


The following topics are anticipated, as they customarily involve a resolution at Convention.

  • Approval of 2018 and Triennial Budget
  • Approval of 2018 Table of Assessments
  • Approval of 2018 Convention site
  • Resolutions as needed from the Constitution and Canons Committee

Other resolutions may be submitted as well. View guidelines for submitting resolutions to Convention.

Submit a resolution online.


If you are the chair, president or secretary of a diocesan committee, please submit a report of your group’s activities this past year (from September through August) to the Secretary of the diocese, the Rev. Andrew Wright, at this email address:

General committee/group report template

You can also view reports submitted previously as examples.