Friday, November 2

1:00 p.m. Exhibitors set up in Bishop Thompson room

2:00 p.m. DOB meeting

4:30 p.m. Exhibits open

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Early check-in & onsite registration

6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Pre-convention party and fellowship


Saturday, November 3

7:00 a.m. Check-in & onsite registration

8:00 a.m. Exhibits open

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Eucharist/Bishop’s address

10:30 a.m. Bishop calls the 144th Convention to order

Nomination report/nominee forum
Opening remarks
Approval of Consent Agenda **
Online voting opens
Resolution filing deadline
Consideration of R2018-01
Noon First credentials report
Becoming Beloved Community presentation

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Spouse lunch in Bishop Hobson
Deacon lunch in Procter Center dining hall

1:30 p.m. Bishop calls the convention back into session

Second credentials report
Youth witness
Voting closes
Second vote, if needed
Resolutions formally presented for discussion and action
Trustee’s report
Treasurer’s report
Budget resolutions
Invitation to 145th convention
Closing announcements
Courtesy Resolution

5:00 p.m. Closing prayer

Exhibits close


The filing of a consent agenda before a legislative body is a practice of combining routine business and reports that require action into a single agenda item. All the business on a consent agenda is then approved in one action rather than taking the time to file them separately. 

The items that appear on this consent agenda are items that are discussed individually at every convention and approved by a voice vote. Grouping these items into a consent agenda will save time in our greatly reduced schedule. It is important to note that any clergy or lay delegate may request that an item be moved off the consent agenda and back on to the main agenda.

This consent agenda will ask for approval and/or ratification of the following items:

1. Rules of Order

2. Convention Agenda

3. Granting Credentials

In addition to those already granted seat and voice by the Constitution of the diocese, the Chair of the Committee on Credentials moves that this 144th Convention admit with seat and voice the following individuals: our lay Chaplain; our youth delegation; the Sisters of the Community of the Transfiguration; all non-canonically resident clergy licensed to officiate; representatives from our Presbyterian partners at the Indian Hill Church; and the lay members of diocesan staff.

Article VI, Section I of the Constitution gives seat and voice to several named people, namely Lay Members of the Standing Committee and Diocesan Council, the Lay Deputies to General Convention, the Lay Trustees of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, the Chancellor, the Treasurer of the Diocese and the members of the Executive Board of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese. These people automatically have seat and voice. The Chair of the Committee on Credentials therefore moves the aforementioned guests be given seat and voice at this Convention.

4. Appointment of officers of convention

Convention secretary: Ann Sabo
Recording Secretary: Sherri Martin
Timekeeper: Clifton Flemister
Parliamentarian: The Rev. Richard Schisler
Chief Teller: Sonja Bronson
Committee to Approve the Minutes: Jon Boss, Martha Lentz, the Rev. Sallie Schisler

5. Approve annual Committee/Commission reports

The annual committee/commission reports can be found on the convention website,, or in the DSOConnect app.

6. Approve minutes of the 143rd convention

The minutes of the 143rd convention were were published in the Journal of Convention. The complete Journal can be found at Printed copies will be available for review on the day of convention.

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