Convention of the Diocese of Western NC
This Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, the annual Convention of the Diocese of Western NC meets at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville. Nancy Fitzgibbons, Patti Smith, and Beth Turner, our priest, will represent St. Thomas as voting delegates. Our Bishop José McLoughlin presides over the Diocesan Convention, which is the ultimate organizational decision-making body comprised of clergy and lay members. The Convention approves the Diocesan budget (based on recommendations from the Budget and Finance Committee of the Diocesan Council), elects members of the diocese’s various administrative, executive and judicial bodies and votes on any resolutions – including those that amend or add to the Constitution or Canons (rules of order of the Diocese).