The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan gathers each year for our diocesan convention – a time set aside for community building and governance. Our 2023 convention will be held jointly with our partner diocese, Western Michigan, October 27-28, 2023 in Saginaw, MI.


The Digital Convention Booklet contains all materials from the 2022. This includes  ministry reports, nominations, and more.

Click here to access last year’s Booklet.

The following positions were elected during the 2022 convention:

To the Diocesan Council, 3 year terms — 

  • Kay Leclaire – Grace, Port Huron
  • The Rev. Paul Brunell – Christ Church, Owosso


To the Standing Committee, 3 year terms — 

  • Neil Hargrave – St. John’s, Dryden
  • The Rev. Jerry Lasley – St. Christopher’s, Grand Blanc


To the Diocesan Trustees, 4 year terms — 

  • The Rev. Ann Grady – Retired, Bay City


Deputies to the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church (2024) — 

  • 1st Lay Deputy: Dr. Elizabeth Jordan – St. Paul’s, Flint
  • 2nd: Carol Moggo – St. Francis, Grayling
  • 3rd: Sara Philo – St. John’s, Midland
  • 4th: Ellen McVey – St. John’s, Midland
  • 1st Lay Alternate: Beckett Leclaire – Grace, Port Huron
  • 2nd Lay Alternate: Mary Lou Creamer – Grace, Port Huron

  • 1st Clergy Deputy: The Rev. Nancy Mayhew – St. Alban’s, Bay City
  • 2nd: The Rev. Pamela Lenartowicz – St. Andrew’s, Gaylord
  • 3rd: The Rev. Canon Dr. Tracie Little – Diocesan Staff
  • 4th: The Rev. Thomas Manney – St. Paul’s, Bad Axe and St. John’s, Dryden
  • 1st Clergy Alternate: The Rev. Curt Norman – St. John’s, Saginaw

Photo Album from the Convention.


Video of the Bishop:


Video of Business Sessions:

  • First Joint Session – Bishop’s Address; Creation Care Taskforce Report; St. Stephen’s Diaper Ministry Report; Building Bridges and Churchlands Report; Dismantling Racism Presentation with guest, the Rev. Jose Rodriguez
  • Eastern Michigan Session, Part 1 – Elections, Financial Report
  • Eastern Michigan Session, Part 2 – Financial Report, cont.
  • Second Joint Session – Report on diocesan camps, Report from the Joint Deputation to General Convention, Presentation from the Academy for Vocational Leadership, Presentation from Campus Ministry in Michigan, Presentation from the College for Congregational Development


Video of Worship: 

Convention 2023

The fourth joint convention of the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan will take place October 27-28, 2023 at the Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw, MI.

Learn more about our facility, here.