The preliminary schedule for the 112th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.

Monday, October 17

7:00pm: Pre-Convention Virtual Event – Budget Presentation
Join members of the Budget & Finance Committee for an introduction to the 2023 operating budget to be ratified by the convention. Bring your questions.

Tuesday, October 18

7:00-9:00pm: Pre-Convention Virtual Event – Resolutions Hearing
Join hosts from the Resolutions Committee as well as sponsors of resolutions to ask questions for clarification and make comments about resolutions in advance of the formal discussion and debate during the convention business sessions.

Wednesday, October 19

7:00-9:00pm: Pre-Convention Virtual Event – Bishop Provisional Candidate Webinar Q&A

Friday, October 21

9:00am: Pre-convention activities: Onsite and online activities, including onsite workshops and exhibits, registration, on-demand videos & resources, and hearings as requested.

9:30am: Workshop Session 1
11:00am: Workshop Session 2

12:00pm: Lunch break

1:00pm: Pre-Convention activities continued.

1:00pm: Workshop Session 3

2:30pm: Convention Session 1

Call to Order / Welcome
Introduction to Convention Leadership / Certification of Quorums
Rules of Order / Declaration Convention Organized for Business
Adoption of Agenda

2:38pm: Opening Worship

2:50pm: Introduction to Convention Theme: Encountering Jesus in the Garden

Encountering Jesus in the Garden of the Universe
Encountering Jesus in the Garden of the World
Encountering Jesus in the Garden of the Anglican Communion
Encountering Jesus in the Garden of The Episcopal Church
Encountering Jesus in the Garden of the Diocese of Olympia

5:08pm: Evening Worship
5:38pm: Recess
6:30pm: Onsite buffet – optional, ticket purchase required / or dinner on own

Saturday, October 22

8:30am: Convention Session 2

Call to Order
Opening Worship


Land Acknowledgement / Tech & Voting Introduction / Practice Votes
Election of Secretary / Appointment of Parliamentarian, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor
Congregations in Good Standing Status / St. Luke’s, Elma
Clergy & Staff transitions / Bishop Appointments
General Convention Actions Advisory / Preaching Award
Presentation: St. Mark’s Cathedral
Presentation: Episcopal Relief & Development


Report from the Committee on Nominations
Nominations for General Convention


First Round of Votes


Break / Exhibit Exploration


Report of the first ballot
Treasurer’s report / Budget 2023


Second round of votes


Resolutions Report, Part 1

    • Resolution 1: 2024 Diocesan Assessment Rate
    • Resolution 2: Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2023


Report on the second ballot


Presentation & Conversation: Racial Justice Audit


Third round of votes


Noonday prayers

11:45am: Lunch break / Exhibit Exploration


Call to order
Report of the third ballot
Fourth round of votes
Ky Chen awards
Bishop’s Cross awards
2021 Convention Resolutions: Progress Reports

    • 2021 Res. 6: Diocesan Clergy Pay Scale
    • 2021 Res. 4: Indigenous Boarding Schools


Resolutions Report, Part II

    • Resolution 3: Considering Adoption of a Season of Creation
    • Resolution 4: Creation Justice Pledge
    • Resolution 5: Establishing Minimum Clergy Compensation Regarding Compensation for Deacons
    • Resolution 6: Increasing the financial support and commitment for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Ministry Fund (“BMF.”)
    • Courtesy Resolutions


Report on the fourth ballot


Constitution & Canons – debate & action
Video: Cathedral Foundation
Presentation: 2022 General Convention Deputation


Standing Committee Report / Bishop Provisional action
Recognitions / Announcements

2:30pm: Break / Reset for Eucharist

3:15pm: Convention Eucharist with Ordinations and the Bishop’s Address

4:45pm: Adjournment