The General Convention of the Episcopal Church takes place this summer in Austin. This is the third in a series of updates about the convention. Learn about other deputies in future updates or on the diocesan website .
Ms. Judy Brown
St. Alban's, El Cajon
This is my first time attending General Convention. I look forward to learning the process and seeing how the Episcopal Church works. 

Role at GC: member of the Certification of Minutes committee

Favorite Hymn:  Here I Am

Favorite Bible Passage: John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

Favorite Church Season:  Advent

Pets:  I have a majority custody of my daughter’s yellow lab, Marley.

The Very Andrew Green
St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs
This will be my twelfth General Convention, seventh as a deputy. I have served on the legislative committee four times and will serve on the governance and structure committee this summer. I chaired the house of deputies committee on the state of the church between 2012 and 2015. I look forward to helping the Episcopal Church move forward with structural reforms that will help us serve God’s mission in the future. 

Role at GC: member of the Governance and Structure committee

Favorite Hymn: " My Song is Love Unknown"

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 10:10b “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Favorite Church Season:  Depends on the year, Lent or Easter.

Pets:   None. But I do have five granddaughters.

What are some of the EDSD priorities at this General Convention?

  • Liturgy & Music (Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal revisions, musical resources, regularization, gendered language, marriage task force, trial use liturgies, translations for Chinese and Spanish use)
  • Evangelism (bi-vocational clergy, formation, small church leadership, mission strategy, racial reconciliation, useful metrics)
  • Care of Creation (climate change, environmental justice, water, energy policy)
  • International (Haiti, Cuba, Palestine/Israel, refugees and migration, nationalism)
  • Social Justice (gender wage equity, transgender dignity, racial justice, immigration, voting rights, DACA/Dreamers, deportations, sanctuary cities, addictions)
  • Governance (interim bodies strategy, Program, Budget and Finance resolutions on funding, Constitution and Canons, Title IV- Safeguard, Church Pension Fund, stewardship)
Beyond voting, how will our deputation serve at this General Convention?

People from our diocese will serve in the following ways:

  • #3 Safeguarding and Title IV – Polly Getz
  • #4 Governance and Structure – Andrew Green and Butch Glosson
  • #7 Hob Committee Chaplain – Katharine Jefferts Schori
  • #10 Congregational and Diocesan Vitality – Colin Mathewson
  • #16 Churchwide Leadership – Polly Getz
  • #23 Certification of Minutes – Judy Brown
How can I follow what happens at this General Convention?

The Virtual Binder which is available online for anyone to see, with legislation updated in real time as it moves through legislative committees and through the floors of House of Deputies and House of Bishops. Here are 10 hot topics coming before General Convention:

  • A028 - Salary for the President of the House of Deputies
  • A041 - Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue
  • A052 - Matters Pertaining to The Episcopal Church in Cuba
  • A053 - Design a New Parochial Report
  • A060 - Create a Task Force to Study Church's Pension System
  • A068 - Plan for the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer
  • A080 - A Season of Provincial Discernment
  • A085 - Trial Use of Marriage Liturgies
  • A086 - Authorize Rites to Bless Relationships
  • A087 - Develop Relationship Pastoral Resources
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