Official Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention

Attending Diocesan Convention is a great opportunity to see some of the inner workings of the Episcopal Church and meet other youth and adults from around the diocese. There are lots of ways for youth to be involved.

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John Butler serving as a page at Diocesan Convention 2015.

Delegates: Four high school youth are elected at Camp to be full, voting delegates at Diocesan Convention. This is a great honor and privilege and a rarity in many diocese.

2017 Delegates:
Carson Avery, Good Shepherd, Wichita
Lily Riddle, St. Luke’s, Shawnee
Eliana Seidner, Trinity, Lawrence
Maggie Tyner, St. James/St. John’s

2017 Alternates:
Lexi Benimon, St. Paul’s, Manhattan
Mikayla Mahan, St. James, Wichita

Pages: Youth in grades 8-12 are invited to be pages at Diocesan Convention in Topeka. Pages pass out and collect ballots during the business session of convention. One person will be asked to serve as the Bishop’s page and help him as needed throughout the business sessions.

Acolytes: Youth are needed to be acolytes at the convention opening Eucharist on Friday morning at the Convention Hotel.

Compline: Youth offer our traditional youth event Compline service on Friday night after the banquet.

When: Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Youth will stay at Upton Hall, 835 SW Polk St., Topeka, KS
Who: Youth currently in grades 8-12
Fee: There is no cost to attend. All meals are provided.
Priority Deadline: Friday, September 30
Registration form: will be posted here by August 15, 2017

Youth will stay the night Upton Hall Conference Center, which has beds and showers, with linens provided. There will be two adult chaperones present as well. Youth will be transported back and forth from Upton Hall and the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center by adults and college students. Youth are asked not to transport themselves or other youth.

What should students bring?

  • Sleeping bag or bed roll, including sheets, blanket, and pillow (Twin-size air mattresses only, please.)
  • Pajamas and a change of clothes.
    Attire is “professional” or “business casual” … think “my Sunday best.” Some people dress up more for the banquet Friday night. (No shorts or flip-flops.)
  • Toiletries and a bath towel.
  • Homework and/or a book to read.
  • Your enthusiasm and positive attitude.

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