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General Convention Deputies

Clergy and lay members elected to this position serve at the 81st General Convention or any Special General Convention between their election and the election of their successors. 

At Convention, the deputies consider amendments to the church’s constitution and canons, resolutions on ecclesiastical matters and social issues, adopt a budget for the ministry of the Episcopal Church, and elect people to various national offices.  Clergy members must be canonically resident in the Diocese; lay members must be adult communicants in good standing of the Church in the Diocese.


The 81st General Convention will be held June 23-28, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Deputies will need to be available to attend during those dates.  Deputies are also expected to attend deputation meetings held in preparation for General Convention.


  • The Rev. George R. Baum
  • The Rev. Debra Q. Bennett
  • Ms. Virginia Bing
  • The Rev. Vincent E. Black
  • The Rev. Bridget E. Coffey
  • Mr. William A. Powel, III
  • Ms. Dianne Audrick Smith
  • Ms. Eva Warren


  • The Rev. Jeff Baker
  • Mr. Demetrius Carrothers
  • The Rev. June Hardy Dorsey
  • Ms. Ruth Mercer
  • Mr. Dale Murphy
  • The Very Rev. BJ Owens
  • Mr. Richard Pryor, III
  • The Rev. Leah Romanelli DeJesus


Ms. Eva Cole, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

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