79th Diocesan Convention of 
the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma

November 4 - 5, 2016

Guest Speaker and Preacher
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

The Reed Center
5800 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 455-1801
Click here to see the Abbreviated Agenda for this year's Convention!



Deadline Has Passed (September 15th)
Please see instructions below for submiting a Nomination from the Floor of Convention

Individual delegates, vestries or regional councils may submit nominations. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this very important process; however Senior Wardens and Delegates are especially encouraged to give their prayerful consideration regarding persons whose names are to be placed in nomination. Any adult communicant in good standing is eligible for nomination. 

- Nominations Memo
- Nominations Form

To Submit a Nomination from the Floor of Convention:
     1. A properly completed nomination form must accompany each nomination.
     2. The nominating person(s) must provide sufficient copies (400) on yellow paper for distribution to each

The delegates to the Annual Convention will be responsible for electing the following officers and delegates:
Standing Committee: 1 Clergy and 1 Adult Lay Communicant
Disciplinary Board: 2 Clergy and 2 Adult Lay Communicant

Those considering lay nomination to the Disciplinary Board please note the following Canonical requirement.

5.4.1. Composition of the Disciplinary Board. The Diocese has a Disciplinary Board, from which Conference Panels and Hearing Panels are selected. The Board is composed of nine members elected by the Convention of the Diocese. Of the members, five are to be members of the Clergy canonically resident in the Diocese, and four are to be adult Lay Communicants in good standing, who are attorneys duly licensed in Oklahoma. A member of the Standing Committee may serve on the Board. 

General Convention Deputies:

The delegates to the Annual Convention will also be responsible for electing the following officers and delegates:

General Convention Deputies: 4 Clergy and 4 Adult Lay Communicant

- General Convention Nominations Memo
- General Convention Nominations Form


Deadline Has Passed (September 15th)
Please see instructions below for submiting a Resolution from the Floor of Convention

All resolutions received prior to regional meetings will be in the hands of each Regional Dean by the time of pre-convention Regional Council meetings. This will allow for introduction and discussion of the proposed resolutions prior to the Convention. It is helpful that delegates are able to review resolutions prior to Convention. Therefore, to facilitate this process and be included in the Delegate’s Handbook, Resolutions must be received no later than September 15th. 

- Resolutions Memo
- Resolutions Form

To Submit a Resolution from the Floor of Convention:
     1. Introduce the Resolution from the Floor of Convention at the designated day and time.
     2. The Resolution must receive a 2/3 majority vote of the delegates to be considered by Convention.
     3. By Opening of Business on the designated day, you must provide the Dispatch of Business 400 printed 
         copies (on three-hole punched paper) of the Resolution for inclusion in the Delegate’ Handbook.

Registration Information:

Deadline Has Passed (October 14th)
The registration deadline has passed. If your congregation still needs to register, please use the paper registration form and mail it and a check to the Diocesan Office. Be sure to include an additional $15 cost per registrant for late registration.

Unsure how many delegates your congregation is allowed this year? Click here!

Please make the check out to “the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
with “Convention Registration 2016” in the memo line, and mail it to:

Attn: Marcia Crawford
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
924 North Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Breakout Sessions:

This year's schedule will include breakout sessions on Friday, November 4th:

Diversity & Inclusion as a Pathway To Building a Better Community
Lead by Jabar Shumate

Teaching Our Children – And Ourselves – to Pray
Lead by Sabrina Evans

Divine Design
Lead by The Rev. Kristi Maulden & The Rev. Tom Dahlman

The Reconciliation of a Penitent: Setting Us Free to Love and Serve the Lord
Lead by The Rev. Bill Carroll & The Rev. Emily Schnabl

Last-Minute Stewardship Tips
Lead by Canon Mike Stephenson

Click here to see full descriptions of this year's Breakout Sessions!


Deadline Has Passed (October 14th) - The Convention Hotel is Full

Two additional hotels nearby have agreed to honor our Convention Hotel price of no more than $119 per night (plus taxes):

*When making your reservations, be sure to mention that you are staying there for an event at the Reed Center to ensure that you receive the correct room price.

*Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham (Midwest City - Tinker AFB)
5701 Tinker Diagonal
Midwest City , OK 73110
(405) 737-7777

*La Quinta Inn & Suites (Midwest City - Tinker AFB)
5653 Tinker Diagonal
Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 733-1339

Convention Hotel Information:
The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center is less than four miles from downtown and the Bricktown entertainment district. The hotel includes wireless High Speed Internet Access, fully equipped business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and gourmet restaurant. You may contact the hotel directly by calling (405) 455-1800 or visit them online to learn more about the hotel at www.sheratonmidwestcity.com


Exhibitors and Vendors:

Deadline Has Passed (October 14th)

The fee for each exhibit table is $50.00 which includes a 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, and Wi-Fi. Electricity can be furnished for an additional fee of $20 per table. Booth location will be assigned by the order in which registrations are received.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Wignall, Convention Secretary, directly at [email protected] or (918) 606-0374.

On-site Parking:

By the hotel there is a garage with ample parking, and by the Reed Conference Center there is open parking. 

Church Banners:

Parishes are strongly encouraged to bring their church banners to be displayed in the large meeting space during Convention.

Special Events:

Thursday Night Reception: For an additional charge of $15 per person, please join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night in the Pre-Convention space on the upper level of The Reed Center, for hot hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a sneak peek at our Exhibitors and Vendors. Please be sure to mark your registration to attend. There will be no worship service on Thursday night.

Clergy Spouse Luncheon: Debbie Konieczny cordially invites all clergy spouses to attend the Clergy Spouse Luncheon on Friday, November 4th during Diocesan Convention. Please be sure to mark your registration to indicate that you are attending. Your registration covers the cost of this event. 

Click here to download a flier with more information about the Thursday Night Reception and Clergy Spouse Luncheon

Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In:
We hope you will join us for the 2016 Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In Friday night, November 4th, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Midwest City! This year’s Lock-In will tap into the Diocesan Convention theme, along with food, games, and fun! In addition, we will prepare to lead Worship on Saturday for Convention. 

Click here to download the registration form for the Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-in


Convention Mailing Materials:

Convention Registration Mailing Materials (August 15th):

2016 Diocesan Convention Cover Letter

2016 Diocesan Convention Information Letter

- 2016 Abbreviated Agenda

2016 Diocesan Convention Invitations - Thursday Night Reception and Clergy Spouse Luncheon

2016 Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In


Diocesan Journal:

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma 2016 Journal:

     - Journal Part I: Church Directory and Advance Reports

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma 2015 Journal:

     - Journal Part I: Church Directory and Advance Reports

     - Journal Part II: Clergy Directory and Journal of Proceedings of the 78th Diocesan Convention