Convention Booklet 2024 FINAL (01-22-2024)

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Report from the Secretary of Convention

Special Thanks for the 105 th Annual Convention I offer special thanks to the following individuals for their assistance with preparing for the 105 th Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia:

Mark Loftis, Diocesan Chancellor Kristen Hester, Registrar

Sally Parker Willmore, Registration Coordinator Josephine Kelley, Convention Minutes Coordinator John Shaner, Exhibit Hall Coordinator Carey Harveycutter, Convention Activities Coordinator Kevin Cole, Head Teller Bill Kershner, Carey Harveycutter, Sara Combs, & Jennifer Moore, Tellers The Rev. Dick Willis, Ballroom Projectionist

Chris Yoder & The Rev. Ben Cowgill, Workshop Assistants The Rev. Gail Goldsmith, Standing Committee President Laura Hale, Chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee Todd Ayers, Chair of the Convention Finance Committee Debbie Williams, Chair of the Convention Resolutions Committee Lynn Robertson, Diocesan Coordinator for United Thank Offering Nick Moga, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development Canon Jenni Faires, Youth@Convention Coordinator Woody and Marcia McKenzie from the McKenzies, Bluegrass & Appalachian Roots Music Virginia Bolena, Choirmaster for Sunday Eucharist Kristin Reichert, Assistant Choirmaster for Sunday Eucharist Trinity Senior Choristers, Choir for Sunday Eucharist Canon Pattie Ames, Beloved Community Workshop & Marshal of Clergy for Sunday Eucharist The Rev. Canon Jonathan Harris, Master of Ceremonies for Sunday Eucharist

Respectfully submitted,

The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, Secretary of Diocesan Convention


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