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Planning team named for Young Adult Festival at Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

[January 24, 2018] The six-member planning team for the General Convention Young Adult Festival at the Episcopal Church 79th General Convention has been announced.

Named to the Young Adult Festival Planning team are:
• Christina Donovan – Diocese of Long Island
• Nic Mather – Diocese of Spokane
• Marvin McLennon – Diocese of Arkansas
• Eva Ortez – Diocese of Southeast Florida
• Marcia Quintanilla – Diocese of Texas
• Sarah Syer – Diocese of Nevada

The 79th General Convention will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Texas (Diocese of Texas).

“The planning team will work together to create a framework for young adults from across the church to experience General Convention,” explained the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. “With worship, workshops, networking, and housing, the Young Adult Festival makes General Convention accessible and enjoyable for rookies, advocates, and leaders alike.”

More than 40 applications were received.

For more information contact Kelly at skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

General Convention
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church.  General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the Church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members. Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions.  The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.