Courage and collaboration

in christian community: 

Diocesan Convention 2017

NOVEMBER 10-11, 2017

Bayfront Convention Center, Erie PA

Hosted by St. Mark's, Erie

Read about this year's convention programming at the Forward.

Hotel Information


55 West Bay Rd., Erie PA 16507

Rate of $112/night - Reservations must be made by Oct. 9, 2017 to get this rate

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Courtyard by Marriott

2 Sassafras Pier, Erie PA 16507

Rate of $112/night - Reservations must be made by Oct. 9, 2017

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Pre-Convention Meetings

The diocese will be holding two pre-convention meetings in the fall. All those attending convention are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Please bring all relevant materials with you. The convention materials (nominee information, resolutions, etc.) will appear on the diocesan website in early October. 

Tuesday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM

Christ Church, Meadville

Coffee and dessert provided

Thursday, October 12 @ 6:00 PM

St. John's, Kane

Dinner provided

Call for Resolutions

The Secretary for Convention has called for resolutions to be submitted for this year's Diocesan Convention. 

Resolutions are due no later than September 25. Please email them to the Secretary of Convention, the Rev. Adam Trambley, at or mail them to the Diocesan Church Center (145 W. 6th St., Erie, PA 16501). 

Call for Nominations

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on a diocesan committee? 

Serving on a diocesan committee will give you the opportunity to: serve God in a different way, work more closely with others in our diocese, participate in a way that allows you to grow spiritually and personally, and have some fun. You will have the opportunity to use your spiritual gifts in a manner that will provide you with additional insight into how our diocese operates. 

We are looking for fresh perspectives, new thinking, and people who are interested in dedicating a finite amount of time to working toward greater health and vitality in this diocese. 

At this year's convention, we will be electing people for Diocesan Council (one priest and one lay), Standing Committee (one priest and one lay), and the Constitution and Canons Committee (one priest and one lay). A list of diocesan committees and descriptions for each is at: http:/

If you have people from your congregation that you think would be interested in any of the committees, please submit them on the provided forms to the Standing Committee who will, in turn, contact them to help discern their desire to serve Our Lord in a different manner. 

Please submit forms to the Standing Committee by September 20, 2017. They should be mailed to Anne Bardol ( or sent by mail to the Diocesan Church Center (145 W. 6th St., Erie PA 16501). 

Thank you for your consideration. 


The Nominating Committee

Anne Bardol, chair,

Donna Billioni -

The Rev. John Downey -

The Rev. Mary Norton -

Kaycee Reib -

The Rev. Stacey Fussell -

Nomination Form (pdf)

Nomination Form (doc)

Certificate of Convention Delegates

Please return this form to Vanessa at the Diocesan office.

Certificate of Convention Delegates form (.pdf)

Certificate of Convention Delegates form (.doc)

Diocese of western ny convention

As announced at the convention in 2016, our diocese is exploring ways in which we might collaborate with the Diocese of Western New York. As a part of that exploration, each diocese will be sending large contingents to the other's diocesan convention in 2017. We are hoping to have our conventions be a time of relationship building, conversation, and planning, along with the typical business. Currently, we are seeking individuals who are interested in joining us at the Diocese of Western New York's convention. Their diocesan convention will be October 27-28 in Buffalo, NY. If you are interested, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions about the conventions or about the collaboration between our diocese and Western New York, please contact Vanessa at or at 814.456.4203. 

More information about the convention may be found at their website: