The Episcopal Church of the Eastern Shore of Maryland gathers once a year to govern the parishes that make up the Diocese of Easton. We worship, we celebrate, we listen, we speak, we debate, and we vote. It is an important event with much work that needs to be done. It is also where the Bishop makes his annual address. Diocesan Convention is a balance between being the church and dreaming the church, and there is a time and place for both.
Each church in the Diocese selects delegates and alternates to represent them, along with clergy, on behalf of their parish. Delegates and canonically resident clergy are authorized to vote. All these individuals participated in the 2023 Convention at St. Peter’s in Salisbury on March 4th. Others were invited to watch the livestream on the Episcopal Diocese of Easton Facebook page or on the broadcast website as non-voting guests.
Convention Donations Supported Our Food Pantries!
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Bishop’s Convention Address and Sermon:
Video Reports from our Ministry Partners:
Latino / Hispanic Ministries
For More Info Email Mark Hansen
The Board of Managers
For More Info Email Nancy Robson
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE IN 2022
[excerpt] Last year, 2022 was the most difficult year in the history of the Easton Episcopal Fund. Our return of -15.85% was absolutely and relatively speaking below our aspirations, and no better than mediocre, as we ranked in the middle third of the comparable universe of balanced mutual funds.
The year started on a sour note as the fund and the market experienced weakness. The weakness accelerated in the second quarter as we fell another 13%. Both the 1st and 2nd quarters experienced a significant decline in technology securities, which spilled over to the total fund.
The Easton Episcopal Fund is an actively managed index fund. Your Board of Managers (BOM) makes measured moves around our various indices, but we limit our deviation from the index weighting as a matter of policy. During the year, we lowered our stock exposure, but with technology stocks still representing more than 20% of the index, we were facing a fearsome headwind… Continue Reading…
For More Info Email Lynn Wiljanen
Clergy At Large:
Rev’d Nicholas Sichangi
Lay At Large:
Clergy, Northern Convocation
Rev. Deacon Jim Kamihachi
Lay, Middle Convocation
Lay, Southern Convocation
Rev. Steve Mosher
Provincial Synod Deputies
Clergy (Convention voted that two clergy would represent them to the Province, one voting)
Rev. Mary Friel (voting)
Very Rev. Mark S. Delcuze
Two Lay to elect
Board of Managers
General Convention Deputies
(Next GC – 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky)
1. The Rev. Mary Friel
2. The Ven. Laura Harbaugh
3. The Rev. Susan Leight
4. The Very Rev. Mark Delcuze
5. The Rev. Steven Mosher
6. The Rev. Nathaniel Pierce
7. The Rev. Stephan Klingelhofer
8. The Rev. Patrick Collins
1. Sandra Bjork
2. Tom Shuster
3. Eddie Vance
4. John Dragone
5. Susan Moore
6. Noelle Fillion-Powell
7. Colleen Minahan
8. Nancy Linck
Constitution & Canons / Resolutions / Resolutions with Debate
- Resolutions to Change Constitution & Canons – Click on the link to review adoption status of Resolutions 1-4.
- Resolutions with Debate – Click on the link to review adoption status of Resolutions 5-10.
- Gordon Fronk (Chair)
- Mike Lokey
- John Rue
- Debra Dragone
Additional Information pertaining to the Constitution & Canons:
Our Revised and Restated Constitution and Canons are now in effect.
Approved First Reading: March 5, 2022
Approved Second Reading: March 4, 2023
Took Effect: March 5, 2023