The 40th Annual Convention of the
Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee

Here We Are: Heeding God’s Call Again & Again

Friday, February 9th, 2024
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
Episcopal School of Knoxville


2024 Convention PDF

The 2024 Diocesan Convention PDF is available for download. This year's PDF, a modified version of our previous convention PDFs, has been adjusted to accommodate hole-punching and binding as well as separation into sections for folder divider use. As such, you will...

Meet the Nominees

Thank you to all who submitted nominations to be considered for elected positions on diocesan bodies. Below you will find all those who have submitted their nominations by the publication deadline. For those positions that did not receive nominations (or for...

2024 Budget Presentation Bishop Brian Cole along with Ms. Mary Embler, Diocesan Administrator, and Mr. John Hicks, Diocesan Treasurer, present the results of the 2023 budget along with the proposed 2024 budget.

2024 General Resolutions Presentation and Hearing The Rev. Matt Farr, Chair of the Committee on General Resolutions, as well as the resolution author, Ms. Courtney Shea, present this year's resolution on Carbon Net Neutrality. Click here to...

2024 Constitution and Canons Presentation and Hearing The Committee on Constitution and Canons presents two resolutions to be considered at the 40th annual convention of the Diocese of East Tennessee on Saturday, February 10, 2024. You may find...

Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended

January, 2, 2024 - 4:00 pm The deadline for hotel reservations has been extended from Monday, January 1, to Thursday, January 18. Please visit our Hotel page for information regarding hotel reservations. To book your room, click the "Learn More" button under the...

Bishop Brian Cole Announces Secretary of Convention and Opening of Nominations and Resolutions Bishop Brian Cole updates the diocese on our new Secretary of Convention, the Rev. Christopher Hogin, and the opening of nominations and resolutions to the 40th annual diocesan convention. The nomination form is now open and...

Nominations Delayed to December 6, 2023

The original date for the opening of nominations intake of November 15 has been delayed to December 6. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Please hold on to your nominations and be ready to submit them on December 6.

Voices from Leadership: Interview with Rev. Lou Parsons

We sat down with the Rev. Lou Parsons to hear about her experience of the work and ministry of Bishop and Council. As she prepares to finish her latest round of service on that leadership body, Rev. Parsons reflects on the challenges of the pandemic, the relationships...

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