Governance

Diocesan Convention

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio is the legislative body that approves the diocesan program and budget, elects persons to various groups, which serve the diocese, adopts resolutions on various issues, and approves changes in the Constitution and Canons of the diocese.

Each congregation in union with the convention, that is, those that are current with payment of diocesan assessments and Church pension requirements, is entitled to be represented by not more than three lay adult delegates in good standing in their respective congregations. Delegates are chosen in accordance with the prescribed Canon, or by special parochial charter or bylaws of the parish. Attendance at Annual Convention is not limited to lay delegates and clergy. Youth and adult members of all congregations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Diocese of Ohio Annual Convention is held once per year, usually in November.

Elected annually by the Convention are members of the following bodies:
Trustees of the Diocese
Standing Committee
Diocesan Council
General Convention Delegates
Episcopal Community Services
The Cathedral Chapter
Diocesan Disciplinary Board
The Ohio Council of Churches
Commissions