The 202nd Convention of the Diocese of Maine

“Go forth with hope and grace”

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  – Hebrews 4:16 NRSV

BISHOP BROWN’S CONVENTION ADDRESS & CONVENTION WORSHIP

The entire diocese joined in online worship on Saturday, October 23rd! We took time to pause throughout convention to hear the Word of God, praise God with song with our virtual choir, and share Spiritual Eucharist. Worship will include Bishop Thomas Brown’s Convention Address/Sermon.

CONVENTION RECAP

ELECTIONS

Convention voted to fill the positions listed below at Convention.

Learn more about NOMINEES FOR DIOCESAN OFFICES (17 pages) here.

  • Secretary  – one year term
    • Elected: Karen Perka
  • Treasurer   – one year term
    • Elected: Thomas Ward
  • Trustees  – four year term
    • Elected:  Timothy Boggs, Nathaniel Henshaw, Carlos Mello, Nick Penfield
  • Provincial Conference- Lay Deputy– two year term
    • Elected: Ted Fletcher
  • Standing Committee – Clergy  – three year term
    • Elected: Kerry Mansir
  • Standing Committee – Lay  – three year term
    • Elected: Mark Spahr
  • Disciplinary Board – Clergy Representative  – two year term
    • Elected: Shirley Bowen 

BUDGET

Below are two documents outlining the budget for 2022 and a presentation of the proposed budget at the 9/28/21 Town Hall:

RESOLUTIONS

Adopted resolutions are posted below.
#3:    Adopted – TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
#4:    Adopted – FAITH, FARMING, GOOD NEWS GARDENS
#5:    Adopted – CLERGY COMPENSATION FOR 2022 Supporting Documents for Resolution #5: Tables 1 and 2
#6:    Adopted –  LAY COMPENSATION FOR 2022
#7:    Adopted –  CHANGE IN STATUS: WINTHROP
#8:    Adopted – CHANGE OF STATUS: HALLOWELL

REPORTS

Bishop’s Official Acts for 2021

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Planning Team
Holly Sargent, St. George’s, York Harbor (Chair)
Rev. Dave Dalzell, Trinity, Saco
Steve Mine, Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton
Seth Stewart, All Saints by the Sea, Southport
Resolutions Team
Marge Kilkelly, Christ Church, Gardiner (Chair)
John Atwood, St. Giles, Jefferson
Lis Ingoldsby, St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle
Rev. Calvin Sanborn
Tracy Shaffer, St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth
 
Worship Team
Rev. Brent Was, St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill (Chair)
Robert Ludwig, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley
Rev. Ryan Mails, St. George’s, York Harbor
Rev. George Sheats, St. Michael’s, Auburn

PRAY

Pray for the convention’s work supporting diocesan mission and ministry. Suggested prayers are in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 817-18.