The combined parishes of the Northern Kentucky Clericus offered a living demonstration of what being in it together can do as they hosted a 118th convention that was high on fellowship and learning, from the opening reception and booksigning at Trinity Church on Thursday evening through the closing prayer.
The long awaited report of the Blue Ribbon Commission included five areas of focus:
Stronger Mission Centered Congregations
Strengthening the Ties that Bind
New and Sustainable Vision for the Cathedral Domain
Generosity and Stewardship
Witness in the Public Square
The Bishop’s address took the form of commentary on a power point presentation naming these priorities, and looking at a five year plan, building on the hopeful signs and activities already present and looking toward the future. Look for the power point to be available on the web site soon.
Deputies attended morning and afternoon workshops growing out of the ministry concerns of the northern Kentucky region of the Diocese, including
Civil Dialogue on Coal
Church’s Response to Addiction
Fresh expressions/emerging Church
Faith in Time of War
Northern KY Reading Camp
Sacred Partners/New use of buildings and sources of income
St. Paul’s Outreach
The Convention Eucharist was held at Trinity Church, Covington, followed by the Convention Banquet at the Marriott, the Convention hotel.
Elected to Diocesan Positions were:
Deputies to General Convention:
The Rev. Elise Johnstone, Chair of Deputation, Holy Trinity, Georgetown
The Rev. Matthew Young, St. Paul’s, Newport
The Rev. Marshall Jolly, Grace Church, Florence
The Rev. Margaret Shanks, Interim, Church of Our Saviour, Madison County
1st Alternate-The Rev. Jeff Queen, St. Andrew’s, Fort Thomas
2nd Alternate – The Rev. Jan Cottrell, Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County
3rd Alternate – The Rev. Peter D’Angio, Trinity Church, Covington
4th Alternate – The Rev. Duane Smith, St. Hubert’s, Clark County
David Sevigney, St. Raphael’s, Lexington
Mary T. Yeiser, Emmanuel, Winchester
Ann Davis McClain, St. Peter’s, Paris
Jim Ware, Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
1st alternate – Holli Powell, Holy Trinity, Georgetown
2nd altgernate – Mary Ann Weiss, Trinity, Covington
3rd alternate- Barbara Crain, St. Phlip’s, Harrodsburg
The Rev. Joe Mitchell- Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
The Rev. Keila Thomas, St. Alban’s, Morehead
Barbara Crain- St. Philip’s, Harrodsburg
Natalie Gabbard- Trinity, Covington
Steve Oberman-St. Mary’s, Middlesboro
The Rev. Peter D’Angio- Trinity, Covington
The Rev. David Copeland Johnson, St. peter’s, Paris
TRUSTEE UNIVERRSITY OF THE SOUTH
Addison Hosea – Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
Appointments to the Diocesan commissions and committees will be posted on the web site.
Bishop Hahn announced that the 119th Convention would be held in Morehead in 2015.
What did people take home from the convention to share with their parishes?
Here are a few of the ‘take homes’ captured on the post-meeting response sheets. The summary of the PMR’s will be posted on the web page.
We’re all in this together (and a poster that reminds us!)
The knowledge of a welling up of visions and actions to move outside the doors of churches to help those in need
Ways to think outside of the box in how we use our building; using resources collaboratively to make a difference
Wonderful energy, hopefulness, collegiality, exciting things are happening here
Jump start grants
Difference between dialogue and debate and the civil dialogue process
The need to continue to promote health as we live and work together
Better appreciation of ministries of the diocese
Renewed, refreshed, re-taught, energized and grateful to be a part of it all!