Welcome!

2014 Convention Graphic 03Come to Chillicothe – Ohio’s first capital! Plans are well underway to welcome the 140th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio to the campus of Ohio University – Chillicothe this November 14-15. The Dispatch of Business Committee and Local Host Arrangements Committee have been preparing since March to ensure our gathering is both effective and enjoyable in the Scioto River Valley. In addition to engaging the work of convention, there will be ample opportunities to worship, explore exhibits, share and deepen our faith, partake of the hospitality of St. Paul’s, Chillicothe, and enjoy one another’s fellowship which is vital to strengthening our relationships in Christ.

The Rev. Paul Daggett, Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s, Chillicothe, chairs the Local Host Arrangements Committee. He has pulled together a team from all the churches of the Scioto River Valley Deanery – small congregations that make a big difference in their communities and beyond: St. Paul’s, Chillicothe; St. Philip’s, Circleville; St. Mary’s, Hillsboro; Christ Church, Ironton; All Saints, Portsmouth; and St. Andrew’s, Washington Court House. They are working hard to support and encourage our time together.

St. Paul’s is even planning a delicious Italian dinner for those who plan to arrive in Chillicothe on Thursday, November 13, the night before convention convenes. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with a service of Evening Prayer at 7:15 p.m. Space will be limited and reservations required, so mark your calendars now and plan to attend this great fellowship event.

Note a time change this year: Convention will convene at 11 a.m. Friday morning, November 14 – preceded by the Nominee Forum at 9:30 a.m.

On this page you can find a list of the elected positions for which we seek nominees at this year’s Convention. Prayerfully consider if God is calling you to elected leadership in our diocese! In Southern Ohio we self-nominate for positions.

Nomination form

Contact the Nominating Committee Chair Nadya Richardson at Nadya19767@aol.com if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chillicothe – and we have set aside just about every hotel room in Ross County for the weekend so that we can be together! See you soon –

The Rev. Steve Cuff
Chair, Dispatch of Business Committee