Official Seal of the General Convention

The General Convention

About the General Convention

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church that meets every three years. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. The work at Convention is carried out by deputies and bishops representing each diocese. During its triennial meeting deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church.

Officers of the General Convention
The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe Executive Officer of the General Convention
Vacant Secretary of the General Convention
Mr. N. Kurt Barnes Treasurer of the General Convention
Ms. Lori M. Ionnitiu Manager of the General Convention
Officers of the House of Bishops
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe Vice-Chair of the House of Bishops
The Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price Secretary of the House of Bishops
Officers of the House of Deputies
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings President of the House of Deputies
The Hon. Byron Rushing Vice-President of the House of Deputies
The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael L. Barlowe Secretary pro tem of the House of Deputies

Prior Conventions

77th General Convention

The 77th General Convention was held July 5–12, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

76th General Convention

The 76th General Convention was held July 8–17, 2009, in Anaheim, California.