2021 – Diocesan Convention

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.

Diocesan Convention 2021

A report on the 2021 Diocesan Convention, which included a keynote address by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, follows.

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More photos from the 2021 diocesan convention can be found on Google Drive.

Convention Business


The following people were elected diocesan leadership positions:

  • Convention Registrar: Toni Murdock
  • Convention Chancellor: Don Bivens
  • Secretary to Convention: Perry Pauley
  • Standing Committee – Clerical Order: The Rev. Amelia Bryan, The Rev. Robin Hollis
  • Standing Committee – Lay Order: Cody Bro, Stanlie James
  • Disciplinary Board – Clerical Order: The Rev. Rhodenhiser, The Rev. Scot McComas, and The Rev. Franklyn Bergen
  • Disciplinary Board – Lay Order: Nancy Rea, Carmen Valenzuela, Leanne Bryan


The following resolutions were adopted:


The following awards were given:

  • Service in Music: Erik Goldstrom (Cathedral Choir Compline)
  • Creative Pastoring: Holly Herring (pop up pastor and nightly compline)
  • Arts Ministry: Epiphany, Flagstaff (Art in Action—online)
  • Most Spectacular Technological Failure: St. Andrew’s Sedona
  • Best use of technology: St Anthony on the Desert (Podcast)
  • Largest Phase II Plan: St. Matthew’s, Chandler


  • Don Bivens, Diocesan Chancellor 
  • Suzy Mortenson, Diocesan Treasurer
  • Cathy Black, Diocesan Canon for Administration

Senior Wardens of the Year

  • Rosemary Tunnel, Grace Church, Lake Havasu City
  • Elizabeth Hatcher, Good Shepherd of the Hills, Cave Creek

Annual Reports

Download the 2021 Reports to the 61st Annual Convention.

Convention Offering

Total Convention Offering for Calling the Circle of the Four Winds: $4,256

Convention Programming

Saturday Morning Eucharist with a Sermon from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Watch the keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on YouTube

Videos of additional convention programming can be found on the diocesan YouTube channel.