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2021 Annual Diocesan Convention Summary


Held February 26-27, 2021 virtually, streamed from St. Simon's on the Sound, Fort Walton Beach


Theme: Life Together - Go Forward


Main Convention Page: www.diocgc.org/2021-diocesan-convention


Convention Study Materials

Lay Delegate List Clergy List Standing Committee Nominations Budget Information Reports to Convention Special Rules of Order

Day 1 Summary

Opening Service and Bishop's Address

Friday evening's Opening Service and Bishop's Address was presented by St. Simon's on the Sound and the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast online through live broadcast.


Service Bulletin


Bishop's Sermon and Address


Day 2 Summary

Saturday's business session and formation time was livestreamed from St. Simon's. Clergy and lay delegates joined the meeting via Zoom, while observers were able to watch on online.


Secretary to Convention: The Rev. Mike Ballard, St. Peter's, Jackson

Assistant Secretary to Convention: The Rev. Deacon Ed Richards, Christ the King, Santa Rosa Beach


Presentation Slides

Beckwith Video Report

Wilmer Hall Video Report Development Video Report

Discernment Video Report

Discipleship Video Report

Baptismal Covenant Conversation Presentation


Budget (approved by acclamation) 2021 Budget

Standing Committee Member Election (elected by acclamation):

  • The Rev. Rian Adams, St. Andrew's, Panama City (Bishop's nomination)

  • Van Fuller, St. Simon's on the Sound, Ft. Walton Beach

  • Anne Gill, Trinity, Mobile

  • The Rev. Will Lowry, Holy Spirit, Gulf Shores

  • Carole Lea Johnson, Church of the Nativity, Dothan (Bishop's nomination)


Farewell to outgoing Class of 2021 Standing Committee members:

  • Sally Crenshaw, Holy Trinity, Pensacola

  • Tim Gaston, St. Paul's, Mobile (in memoriam)

  • The Rev. David Knight, St. Simon's on the Sound, Ft. Walton Beach

  • Susan Miller, St. Stephen's, Brewton

  • The Rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard, St. Mary's, Milton

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