Convention Booklet 2024 FINAL (01-22-2024)

105 th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia January 26—28, 2024 Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center Agenda FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024 Online Prayer Requests: Requests will be prayed for by the Diocesan Chapter of the Daughters of the King Prayer Chapel open throughout Convention

Tinker Room

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

In-Person Check-In for All Delegates, Alternates, and Visitors

Crystal Court

Delegates & Alternates pick up ballots and other materials from Diocesan Staff.

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Exhibitors may set up displays.

Crystal Ballroom

Check in with John Shaner for table assignment (if required).

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Coffee and tea available

Crystal / Roanoke Foyer

1:15 PM

ORIENTATION TO CONVENTION PROCESS Open to all. Recommended for new lay delegates and new clergy. Mark Loftis, Chancellor The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, Secretary

Roanoke Ballroom

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Crystal Ballroom

2:00 PM


Roanoke Ballroom

Opening Devotion Dwelling in the Word Establishment of a Quorum: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow, Secretary Introduction of Head Table: The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas Introduction of Postulants, Other Visitors and Guests: Bishop Bourlakas Introduction of New Clergy to the Diocese: Convocation Deans Appointment of Convention Committees: The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas Report on Convention Procedures & Nominations: Debbie Williams Elections, nominations to be moved by Bishop Bourlakas as a block: Secretary – The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow

Chancellor - Mark Loftis Treasurer – Chuck Reedy Historiographer – The Rev. Scott West Ecumenical Officer – The Very Rev. Donna Seckline Commission on Ministry Trustees of the Funds Directors Southwestern Virginia Episcopal Fund Directors


Report on Convention: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow Receive Late Reports/Recommendations for Disposition: The Rev. Gail Goldsmith, Standing Committee President Communications from the Secretary: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow

Voting Procedures Resolution: Mark Loftis Resolutions: Reference to the Committee Nominations: To be elected during Convention: Disciplinary Board and Standing Committee

2:30 PM

Introduction and Moving of the Budget:

Todd Ayers, Executive Board Finance Working Group, Chair


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