2020 Diocesan Convention Nominations

[This list was updated on October 30 with a correction.] Download a PDF of photos and bios of those nominated for positions to be filled at the 2020 Diocesan Convention for your packet. Nominations for 2020 Dio Convention (1) Nominations Standing Committee – Lay (elect one) Judy Cariker – Resurrection, Decatur Bob Hicks – St. Christopher, Fort Worth Standing Committee – Clergy (elect one) Amy Haynie – Trinity, Fort Worth Dana Wilson- St. Luke’s, Stephenville Disciplinary Board – Lay (elect…

The presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies stand with us

Both Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, have sent assurances of their affection, support and prayers. Michael Curry’s letter Curry wrote: Dear Bishop Mayer, Clergy and People of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, I recall with great fondness the time not so long ago when I was blessed to make a pastoral visitation with you. We worshipped God together, visited several of your ministries, had opportunity for conversation and fellowship.…

Election results, 2019 Diocesan Convention

Here is the list of people elected to various positions at the 2019 Diocesan Election. General Convention Deputies, Lay Katie Sherrod, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth Marti Fagley, St. Christopher, Fort Worth Brent Walker, Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls Kathleen Wells, Trinity, Fort Worth First Alternate – Aidan Wright, St. Christopher, Fort Worth General Convention Deputies, Clergy Bradley Dyche, St. Luke’s, Stephenville Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth Amy…

Nominees for election at 2019 Diocesan Convention

The Nominations Committee, chaired by the Rev. Christopher Rodgers, has announced the nominees for election to various offices at the 2019 Diocesan Convention. Go here for more information on Diocesan Convention. Download a PDF of all nominees bios and photos Nominees

Early Bird registration for diocesan convention ends October 1

Diocesan Convention is November 8 and 9 in Decatur. Early Bird rates are $50 for one day, $75 for two days and will be available until midnight, October 1. After October 1, registration is $65 for one day, $90 for two days. Registration includes afternoon snacks and dinner with wine on Friday; continential breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on Saturday. Register and find more detailed information about convention.  

Do you have a resolution for the 2019 Diocesan Convention?

Do you have a resolution to propose to this year’s Diocesan Convention?  Convention is November 8 and 9 at the Decatur Civic Center. Detailed information about Diocesan Convention. VIEW GUIDELINES for resolutions The canonical deadine to submit a resolution is Monday, September 9, 2019. Once the Resolutions Committee and the Constitution and Canons Committee review proposed resolutions and have a chance to communicate with the proposer about any questions or changes, the proposed resolutions will be linked below. The following…

Are you called to a leadership role in the diocese?

NOTE: UPDATED with corrected information on Trustee for Sewanee, University of the South. Convention will elect a lay member, not a clergy member. ———— The 2019 Diocesan Convention will be November 8 and 9 at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur. Convention delegates will be voting to fill several important leadership roles in the diocese. Please spend some time in prayer and discernment about whether you are called to such a role. If so, please nominate yourself. If you nominate…

Leadership Training Day set for all lay and ordained leaders

All lay and ordained leaders are invited to a Leadership Training Day from 9:30 to 3 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019,  at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “This is the first leadership training session the diocese has offered in several years, and I urge all vestry members, and clergy in leadership roles in congregations to attend. The workshop topics were planned in response to questions and issues raised by leaders in various congregations so the material…

New president, lay member of Standing Committee elected

The Standing Committee of the diocese elected a new president and a new lay member in the wake of the death of Norm Snyder of Good Shepherd, Granbury, who was serving as president at the time of his death on December 18.  In the event of a resignation or death, the canons direct the Standing Committee to elect new members and officers. Bob Hicks of St. Christopher, Fort Worth, was elected president and David Skelton of St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, was elected…

2018 Canons

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CANONS Amendments to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Canons were approved by the 2017 Diocesan Convention. This document became effective at the end of Convention November 10, 2018. PREVIOUS VERSION: 2017 Canons (no longer the most current)

2018 Constitution

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CONSTITUTION The amended and restated Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was approved on a first reading at the 2017 Diocesan Convention and approved on a second reading at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. The current document became effective at the end of Convention November 10, 2018. Previous version: 2015 Constitution (no longer in effect)

One more week to register for diocesan convention!

All are invited to the 2018 Diocesan Convention November 9-10 in Decatur. This video gives some interesting tidbits about Decatur and about what will happen at convention — hint: It’s not all business. Registration doesn’t close until midnight Wednesday, November 7. Watch it below or on YouTube.  

View 2018 nominees for election at diocesan convention

Several people in the diocese agreed to be nominated for election to leadership roles in the diocese. Below are descriptions of the positions that will be filled by elections at the 2018 Convention and the names of the nominees for those positions. Click on the names to read biographies of the nominees. Executive Council Members at Large The Executive Council carries on the work of the Diocesan Convention during the rest of the year when the Convention is not in…