75th General Convention: June 13-21, 2006
Columbus, Ohio

 
 

General Convention, the legislative body of the Episcopal Church, has a bicameral structure similar to the Articles of Confederation. Four clerical and four lay deputies are elected from each diocese to serve in the House of Deputies. Equal numbers of alternates are elected as well, to relieve or replace deputies during business sessions of the House.

All bishops (diocesan, suffragan, coajutor, and retired) are members of the House of Bishops and have voice in its proceedings, but retired bishops no longer have voting authority.

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold currently is in the final year of his nine-year term of office. As part of the business of General Convention 2006, a new Presiding Bishop will be elected.

Triennial meetings of the Episcopal Church Women and National Altar Guild are held in conjunction with each General Convention.

 
 


Clerical Deputies to General Convention 2006
from the Diocese of Fort Worth are

The Rev. Canon Charles A. Hough III, Deputation Chairman
Canon to the Ordinary

The Rev. Thomas E. Hightower
Rector, St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington

The Very Rev. Ryan S. Reed
Dean, St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church, Bedford

The Very Rev. Christopher T. Cantrell
Rector, Church of the Holy Apostles, Fort Worth

 

 
 

Lay Deputies to General Convention 2006
from the Diocese of Fort Worth are

Dr. Franklin Salazar
St. Alban’s, Arlington

Judy Mayo
St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Walter Virden III
St. Mark’s, Arlington

Anthony Clark
St. Vincent’s, Bedford

 

 
 

Alternate Clerical Deputies
to General Convention 2006
from the Diocese of Fort Worth are

The Rev. Jay Atwood, 1st Alternate
Rector, St. Francis of Assisi, Willow Park

The Rev. Stephen Jones
Rector, Holy Comforter, Cleburne

The Rev. Edward Kresowaty
Rector, St. Alban’s, Arlington

The Very Rev. Scott Wooten
Rector, Good Shepherd, Wichita Falls

Alternate Lay Deputies
to General Convention 2006
from the Diocese of Fort Worth are

Jo Ann Patton, 1st Alternate
St. Andrew's, Fort Worth

Gene Dugan
All Saints’, Fort Worth

Kay Stromberg
St. Stephen’s, Hurst

Liz Young
St. Andrew’s, Grand Prairie

 

 

 

For more information about General Convention 2006, the structure of church governance, and records of the actions of General Convention 2003, go to the following link on the national Episcopal Church Web site:

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/53785_ENG_HTM.htm