The 184th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis was held in a hybrid format on Saturday, November 13 at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield
A recording of convention is available on YouTube.
Watch Bishop Jennifer’s convention sermon on YouTube.
A pre-convention hearing took place on November 6 via Zoom. Watch a recording of the hearing on YouTube.
- 2022 budget approved by the Executive Council on September 18 and by convention on November 13.
- Draft apportionment calculations for 2022.
The following diocesan leadership positions were elected or confirmed within Neighborhoods or at diocesan convention.
Confluence: Jim Bauermeister (Lay: St. Paul’s, Evansville) and the Rev. Allen Rutherford (Clergy: St. John’s, Mount Vernon).
Crossroads: Wendy Curto (Lay: St. John’s, Speedway) and Louise Boling (Lay: All Saints, Indianapolis).
The Edge: The Rev. Dr. Barbara Anne Fisher (Clergy: St. Paul’s, Richmond) and Steve Lawson (Lay: St. Christopher’s, Carmel).
River Bend: Susan Steigerwald (Lay: Trinity, Lawrenceburg). Clergy co-convener role remains vacant.
Wabash: The Rev. Mark Van Wassenhove (Clergy: St. John’s Crawfordsville) and Jon Hegedus (Lay: St. Stephen’s Terre Haute)
Waycross: The Rev. Ed Bird (Clergy: IU Episcopal Campus Ministry, Bloomington) and Joan Amati (Lay: St. David’s, Bean Blossom)
River Bend (lay): Greg Seamon, Trinity, Lawrenceburg
Confluence (clergy): The Rev. Allen Rutherford, St. John’s, Mount Vernon
Crossroads (clergy): The Rev. Canon Hipólito Fernández Reina Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
The Edge No vacancies
Wabash (clergy): The Rev. Christopher Beasley, St. Peter’s, Lebanon
Waycross No vacancies
The Rev. Karen Sullivan, Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis
Michael McGraw, St. Francis In-The Fields, Zionsville
COMMISSION ON MINISTRY
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Anne Fisher, St. Paul’s, Richmond
WAYCROSS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rose Lane, All Saints, Indianapolis
The Rev. Bradley Pace, St. John’s Lafayette
CONSTITUTION & CANONS CHANGES
View a revision to Canon 7 approved by convention.
2021 Reports to Convention (updated 11/11/21)
Congregational Antiracism Work
The 2020 Diocesan Convention passed a resolution, Congregational Anti-Racism Work, that directed “each congregation and diocesan ministry to report to the Secretary of the Diocese no later than August 31, 2021, the work that their congregation or ministry has done between November 2020 and August 2021 in dismantling systemic racism through storytelling, community listening, and engagement with civic organizations and partner religious institutions.”
View a spreadsheet that lists the anti-racism work reported by each congregation. It can be sorted by congregation or category. To download the spreadsheet, select “file” and then “download.”