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2019 Annual Diocesan Convention Summary


Held on February 14-16, 2019 at St. James, Fairhope


Theme: Life Together


Convention Booklet


Photo Album

Day 1 Summary

Bishop Russell's Sermon and Address

Download sermon and address text

Watch the Opening Eucharist sermon begins at minute 36


Day 2 Summary Business Session​​ Slide Show

Christ Church Cathedral (Dean Beverly Gibson)

CGC School for Ministry (Dean Joy Blaylock)

Canon for Development (Canon Kammy Young, Rev. Mary Alice Mathison, Sally Crenshaw, Brad Moore, Merrilee Ndstande)

Wilmer Hall Children's Home (Pratt Paterson)

Beckwith (Eleanor Reeves, Rachel Gilliam)

University of the South (Walker Adams)

Day 3 Summary

Business Session Slide Show

Youth (Rev. Mary Alice Mathison, Jordan Chow, Emmie Grimsley, Jack Taylor)

Deacons (Deacon Clelia Garrity)

Racial Justice & Reconciliation (Joe McDaniel)

Group Discussion Summary


Keynote: Dr. Greg Garrett Part 1 - Knowing and Telling Our Stories

Part 2 - Life Together: Conversation and Our Covenant

Part 3 - Looking Outward: Our Story in the World

Part 4 - Wrap-up


Sermon Text from Convention Homilists

Liam Ayres, St. James, Fairhope

Marnie Yon, St. Andrew's by the Sea, Panama City

Ken Thomas, Nativity, Dothan

Josh Wimberly, Redeemer, Mobile

Commission/Coordinator/Agency Written Reports

Download document

Nominations by Bishop Russell Download document


Standing Committee Elections Lay Order​ June Linke, Christ Church Pensacola

Stuart Richeson, St. John's, Monroeville

Cris Turnage, St. Cyprian's, Pensacola - Bishop's nomination

Clergy Order

The Rev. Mary Alice Mathison, Grace and St. Thomas churches, Panama City Beach

The Rev. Bailey Norman, Trinity, Mobile - Bishop's nomination



General Resolutions​

Amended resolution approved for Disability Advocacy


Resolution to Amend Canons

Amended resolution approved for Vocational Deacon Vote

Amended resolution approved for Youth Delegate and Vote


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