197th Convention of the Diocese of Maine
"Going Local, Joining God"
OCTOBER 22, 2016

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The 197th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine
Saturday, October 22, 2016
University of Southern Maine
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Secretary (1 year term) - Leigh Spahr, St. Patrick's, Brewer
Treasurer (1 year term) elect one - Dick Rozene - St. Ann's, Windham
Standing Committee–Clergy (3 year term) - Tim Higgins, St. Ann's, Windham
Standing Committee–Lay (3 year term) - Charles Priest, St. Paul's, Brunswick
Disciplinary Board–Lay (3 year term) - Elise Magnuson, St. Luke's, Portland
Provincial Synod–Lay Deputy (2 year term) - Rita Redfield, St. Andrew and St. John, Southwest Harbor
Provincial Synod–Clerical Alternate Deputy (2 year term) - Sheila Seekins, St. John Baptist, Thomaston
General Convention Deputation 
Lay Deputies
  Elizabeth Hall - Christ Church, Gardiner
  Elizabeth Ring - St. Bart's, Yarmouth
  Dick Rozene - St. Ann's Windham
  John Hennessy - St. Luke's, Portland
Clerical Deputies
  Nina Pooley, St. Bart's, Yarmouth
  Mary Lee Wile, St. Paul's, Brunswick
  Calvin Sanborn, St. George's, York Harbor
  Ben Shambaugh, St. Luke's, Portland
Lay Alternates
  Mark Spahr - St. Patrick's, Brewer
  Daniel Summers - St. George's, York Harbor
Clerical Alternates
  Maria Hoecker - St. Columba's, Boothbay Harbor
  Nathan Ferrell - St. Mary's, Falmouth
  John Van Siclen 
Trustee of Diocesan Funds (4 year term) 
  Lawrence E. Dwight
  Elizabeth T. McCandless
Diocesan Council Nominations for Area Lay Representatives
Area 1 - Aroostook  - Nancy Mooers, Good Shepherd, Houlton
Area 2 - Hancock/Washington - Liz Graves, St. Dunstan's, Ellsworth
Area 3 - Piscataquis/Penobscot - Mark Spahr, St. Patrick's, Brewer
Area 4 - Franklin/Oxford/Androscoggin - Peter Bickford, Christ Church, Norway
Area 5 - Kennebec/Somerset - Tom Ward, St. Andrew's, Winthrop
Area 6 - Sagadahoc/Lincoln/Knox/Waldo - Judith Cox, St. Margaret's, Belfast
Area 7 - Cumberland - Kim Wallace, St. Ann's, Windham
Area 8 - York - Jason Briggs, Trinity, Saco
All resolutions passed as submitted. 
*Resolutions (eight pages)
2017 Budget
The 2017 budget passed as presented. 
Here's a handy single sheet budget graphic to share with your congregation.
Convention Booklet
Materials to download:
(Those marked with an asterisk are recommended to have on-hand - either hard copy of downloaded onto a phone, tablet, or laptop - to refer to during Convention.)

 Convention Planning Committee  
The Rev. Carolyn Eklund, St. Paul's, Brunswick, Chair; Mr. Mark Spahr, St. Patrick's, Brewer; The Rev. Laura Peckham, St. Martin's, Palmyra; Mr. Jack Swanton, Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland; The Very Rev. Ben Shambaugh, Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland; Ms Pam Green, Trinity, Portland; Ms Rachel Zoller, St. Andrew's, Newcastle; Ms Barbara Martin, Diocese of Maine, Staff Liaison 


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