The General Convention is the primary governing and legislative body of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. With the exception of the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Constitution and Canons, it is the ultimate authority in the Episcopal Church. General Convention comprises two houses: the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. It meets regularly once every three years.

Next up: 81st GC in Louisville! Deputies were elected at our Diocesan Convention on October 22, 2022:

  • Clergy – The Rev. Joshua Hill, The Rev. Cn. Lisa Fry, The Rev.Kerry Mansir, The Rev. Lauren Kay
  • Lay – John Hennessy (Chair), Mark Spahr, Christian Clough (in place of Karen Perka), Richard Rozene
  • Official Youth Presence – Catherine Mansir

Find more information here.

Youth Working to End Gun Violence


High school students from across the Episcopal Church who are called to be advocates and witnesses against gun violence in their communities. The Episcopal Diocese of Maine will bring a group and youth from other dioceses are invited to join us.


Youth will learn from experienced community organizers in the gun violence prevention movement, spend time with participants in Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and experience the 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church.


June 25-27, 2024, during General Convention


Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky for both lodging and most activities


Households will be invited to contribute toward the cost of a participating youth, but we recognize that that amount will vary between households. The true cost of the event is about $500 per participant.

Current Agenda:

June 25: Community Organizing 101

Foundational tools to advocate with local government and boards for gun violence prevention, with an emphasis on advocating from a faith-based perspective.

June 26: Experience General Convention

Participants will have the opportunity to observe the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, learning about governance and advocacy in the church and welcoming the 28th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

June 27: BUAGV Public Witness

Continuing organizing training and a lunchtime witness with participants in Bishops United Against Gun Violence, which will center youth voices.

If you are interested in participating, please be in touch with Emily Keniston, Director of Faith Formation, at [email protected].

A Look Back at the 80th General Convention held in 2022


July 12, 2022

Watch this final message from Mark Spahr recorded as they travel home from #GC80.

Resolution Voting Results


July 12, 2022

Watch  first time General Convention Deputy, Sarah Braik, talk about her experience.

Find more:

Episcopal Maine Blog


July 11, 2022

Hear from Bishop Brown on the final day of #GC80.

Photo Gallery

July 10, 2022

Watch General Convention Deputy, the Rev. Claudia Smith, talk about their third day in Baltimore. 

Find more information and articles:

Episcopal News Service GC80 Coverage


July 9, 2022

Watch the Rev. Cn. Lisa Fry and Dick Rozene, General Convention Deputies, check-in after day two in Baltimore. 

View photos from #GC80:

Photo Gallery

July 8, 2022

Watch the Very Rev. Dr. Ben Shambaugh, Dean of the Cathedral and General Convention Deputy recap  the deputation’s first day in Baltimore. Continue to pray for them and the work of the convention.

Find a transcript of this video, photos from the deputation, and more on our blog:

Episcopal Maine Blog

General Convention began on July 8th and ran through Monday the 11th and everyone was able to follow along with the action in Baltimore.

The sessions of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, as well as daily media briefings from the Office of Public Affairs and #GC80 Daily Show videos were available via livestream and on demand on the Media Hub.

We also shared updates from our Maine deputation and Bishop Brown here on the blog and on our social media channels.