The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will take place June 30-July 9, 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The business of The Episcopal Church is conducted during triennial General Conventions. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, which has more than 800 members, and the House of Bishops, which is comprised of nearly 300 active and retired bishops. Each diocese elects, at one of its annual meetings, up to four clergy and four lay deputies to attend the General Convention, take part in its deliberations and vote on resolutions.
The Convention has the authority to amend the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church; adopt the budget for the church for the next three years; authorize liturgical texts and amend the Book of Common Prayer; adopt communions and covenants with other churches; set qualifications for orders of ministry and office-holders; elect officers of the General Convention, the Executive Council and members of boards; and delegate responsibilities to the committees, commissions, agencies and boards of the Episcopal Church.
The deputation from the Diocese of North Carolina is as follows:
- The Rev. Kevin Matthews
- The Rev. Jamie L'Enfant Edwards
- The Rev. Daniel Robayo
- The Rev. Sara Ardrey-Graves
- Alternate: The Rev. Sally French
- Alternate: The Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber
- Alternate: The Rev. Jacob Pierce
- Alternate: The Rev. Linda Nye
- Martha Alexander
- Alice Freeman
- Delois Ward
- Megan Carlson
- Alternate: Bryan Dougan
- Alternate: Jeremy Clos
- Alternate: Mars Nealson