2023 Diocesan Convention Review

The Diocesan Convention meets annually to pass a budget, elect members to diocesan bodies, consider resolutions, and listen to an address by the bishop and reports from diocesan leaders.

The convention is more than simply a governance meeting, however. It is a vibrant gathering of people from across the diocese who participate in joyful worship, attend informative presentations, renew acquaintances, make new connections, and honor the outstanding ministries and the individuals who lead them.

Post Convention Survey

We would love to get your feedback on your experience at the convention this year as we plan ahead for future conventions. Your responses are vital to our diocese and to our staff as we begin preparations for the 2024 convention.

Please take a few moments to answer a few questions about the events that took place at the convention and provide any comments or feedback.

Note, you did not have to attend the convention in order to provide feedback. If you were unable to attend, we would like to know for the purpose of planning for next year.

*Photos are still being edited and added to the Full Photo Gallery.


Theme: Go! Gather, Grow, and Give

Keynote Presentation:

The Rev. Deborah K. Hutterer, Bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod of ELCA

This year, our keynote presentation focused on the convention theme, Go, Gather, Grow, and Give, and the interfaith connection we all share.

To view the full awards and keynote presentation click the button below

Videos from the convention can be found on the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona’s YouTube channel. Or you can click on the buttons below. 

*Videos from the Workshops are still being edited and will be added to this page soon.

Convention Business Results

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Diocesan Convention Business Meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, October 17th. Below are the results of the meeting.


Convention Secretary

Jan Feltz

Disciplinary Board – Clerical Order

The Rev. Gary Nicolosi
The Rev. Tim Yanni

Disciplinary Board – Lay Order

David Loder

Standing Committee – Clerical Order

The Rev. Canon Erika von Haaren
The Rev. Taylor Devine

Standing Committee – Lay Order

Alison Moran
Sarah Colmark

Rules of Order

The new Rules of Order were adopted


The following resolutions were adopted:

Resolution 2023-1 – Amend Canon 16.4 to allow for inflation regarding Mission Congregation expenses.


The following awards were given during the 63rd Annual Diocesan Convention

Honorary Canons

  • Kelly Wood
  • The Rev. Dr. Robin Hollis
  • Dr. Dawn Conley

Senior Warden Awards

  • Joaquin Rios 
  • Mary Halfacre-Buie