Convention Booklet 2024 FINAL (01-22-2024)

Announcements • Prayer Chapel & Prayer Requests : The Diocesan Chapter of the Daughters of the King invites you to visit the Convention Prayer Chapel in the Tinker Room. The chapel is open at all times to individuals who desire a silent and contemplative place to pray. Prayer requests may be made at any time online using the following online prayer card: • Registration: In-person registration including paying for meals continues at the hotel until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024. To register, please visit see the check-in table in the Crystal Court lobby. If you need assistance, you may also email Sally Parker Willmore at • In-Person Business Sessions for Delegates: All formal business proceedings of this year’s Convention will take place in-person . The in-person meeting format means delegates who desire to exercise voice and vote during business sessions must be present in-person in the Roanoke Ballroom at the Hotel Roanoke. All registered and certified clergy delegates may participate in business sessions. To be certified, delegates must check-in with the Convention Registrar, Kristen Hester. • Delegate Check-In and Certification: After registering in advance online, delegates must be certified by the Convention Registrar Kristen Hester at Convention Check-In. Once certified, you become a “live” delegate and can begin to participate in formal business sessions. If certified, you may also vote in elections for offices such as Standing Committee and Disciplinary Board. If you have check-in or certification questions, please email Kristen at • Voting Electronically for Elected Offices: This year, elections for offices such as Standing Committee and Disciplinary Board will be facilitated by electronic ballot. You must be a registered and certified delegate to vote. Certification will be in-person only at the hotel, so you must be present at the hotel to vote. At designated polling times, electronic ballots will be emailed to all certified delegates. If you are a delegate and it appears for any reason that you did not receive a ballot by email, please check your SPAM or Promotions folders to make sure ballot emails are not accidently filtered by your email provider. If you check these folders and still have issues, please email Kristen Hester. • Watching Convention Online: Saturday’s morning program and Sunday worship may be viewed online via livestream on the diocesan YouTube Channel at There will be no livestream of business sessions this year. • Keynote Speaker: This year’s keynote speaker is The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterosso, former Bishop Diocesan of Costa Rica and current Bishop Assistant in the Diocese of Texas. Bishop Hector will address the convention during Saturday’s morning program. You can read about Bishop Hector here: • Sunday Eucharist: A diocesan-wide Convention Eucharist will take place in the Roanoke Ballroom at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, January 28. All are welcome in-person or online. Delegates, alternates, and other diocesan leadership are expected to attend. Bishop Mark Bourlakas will preside. Bishop Hector Monterroso will preach. Clergy present in-person are invited to vest and process. Canon Pattie Ames will line up clergy for the service. Vestments are cassock, surplice, and green stole. Newly elected Standing Committee members and Disciplinary Board members will be commissioned during the service. Newly elected leaders should arrive in the ballroom around 9:30 a.m. and check-in with the Master of Ceremonies, Canon Jonathan Harris. Churches throughout the Diocese are to use the service livestream as the principal service for Sunday, January 28. Please distribute the Diocese’s YouTube channel link to your congregation:


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