General Convention

The General Convention is the governing body of the Episcopal Church. It is a bicameral legislature consisting of the House of Bishops, which includes all active and retired bishops, and a House of Deputies, which includes four lay persons and four clergy from each diocese, each area mission, and the Convocation of the American Churches in Europe.

The Convention meets every three years, although the 2021 was postponed until July 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Houses meet and act separately, and both must concur to adopt legislation. The General Convention alone has authority to amend the Prayer Book and the church’s Constitution, to amend the canons (laws) of the church, and to determine the program and budget of the General Convention, including the missionary, educational, and social programs it authorizes.

Bishop Reddall and the following deputies and alternates will represent the diocese at the 2022 General Convention:

Diocese of Arizona Deputation

Clerical Order
The Very Rev. Troy Mendez, Chair
The Rev. Canon John Kitagawa
The Rev. Robin Hollis
The Rev. Canon David Hedges

Lay Order
Canon Judith Conley
Daniel Packard IV
Dawn Conley
Cody Bro

Clerical Order: The Rev. Kelli Joyce
Lay Order: Canon Clyde Kunz