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228th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina

The 228th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held March 15-16, 2019 at Saint James Church, Charleston

St. James Church is located at 1872 Camp Road, Charleston SC

View a printable Call to Convention with schedule.

Friday, March 15, 10:30 am-12 noon

The Art of Neighboring: mini conference   Learn moreClick here to register!

Romans 12:13 tells us to “take every opportunity to open our life and home to others.”

The Art of NeighboringWhat if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.

What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?

Pastor Dave Runyon will be sharing his own testimony of how that idea of neighboring impacted his own walk with the Lord, and re-doubled his efforts to share what the Lord put on his heart with church and community leaders all across the country.

Join us at St. James, and spend the morning listening and praying about how to impact your street, block, neighborhood and community with the love of Jesus Christ.

Click here to register for the Mini-Conference!


Convention Schedule

Friday, March 15

10:30 a.m. – noon, The Art of Neighboring Mini-Conference

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.,  and 2:45-4 p.m., “Loving Our Neighbor” Convention Workshops (each offered twice)

5:00 p.m., Convention Worship

6:30 p.m., “A Taste of the Lowcountry” Dinner


Saturday, March 16

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Convention Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and Convention Business Meeting

Friday, March 15, 1:00 pm-2:15 pm & 2:45 pm-4:00 pm

Loving Our Neighbor: Convention Workshops


Culture & Contextualizing for Mission & Church Planting with The Rev. Dr. Dan Alger

Representational Confession: A Tool for Healing Wounded Communities with The Rev. Dr. Russ Parker

INSITE-Part II–Won’t You be My Neighbor, with The Revs. Gary Beson and Tyler Prescott

Neighboring-second mini workshop with Dave Runyon

Learn more and read descriptions of the workshops.

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Friday, March 15, 5:00 PM

Convention Worship

(St. James Sanctuary)
Followed by

A Taste of The Lowcountry

(St. James Ministry Center)

Shrimp boat with "A Taste of the Lowcountry"

Sit a spell with your brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the diocese, and enjoy small plates of lowcountry fare: boiled peanuts, pimento cheese crostinis, BBQ sliders, sweet ham biscuits with peach jam, crab cakes and shrimp and grits.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 am-8:45 am

Convention Registration & Continental Breakfast (Administration Building)

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer & Call to Convention (Business Meeting)
St. James Ministry Center

Register for the Convention.

$75/per clergy/lay delegate
$45/per visitor

Convention Nominations:

The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of candidates for prayerful consideration by the delegates to the 228th Diocesan Convention. The Committee was composed of clergy invited from every deanery, laity serving in the major ministries of the Diocese as well as members of the diocesan ministry staff. With the insights that breadth of experience in the Diocese brings, the Committee’s goal is to submit candidates who will provide the strongest possible leadership for the Diocese at this time. Please keep all candidates, delegates and clergy in your prayers as we prepare for the future of our Diocese and for our annual Convention, March 15-16, 2019.

Download the nominations booklet.

Standing Committee:

Clergy: 2 needed for 3-year term: The Rev. Shay Gaillard (St. Helena’s, Beaufort); The Very Rev. Ron Greiser (Resurrection, Surfside Beach); The Rev. Greg Kronz (St. Luke’s, Hilton Head); The Rev. Greg Smith (Trinity, Myrtle Beach); The Rev. Chris Warner (Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island); Laity: 2 needed for 3-year term: Mrs. Judy Hood (Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant); Mrs. Susan McDonald (Trinity, Myrtle Beach); Mr. William McRee (St. John’s, Florence); Mrs. Carol Morrison (Holy Trinity, Pinopolis)

Diocesan Council:

Clergy: 2 needed for 3-year term: The Rev. Mary Ellen Doran (St. David’s / St. Paul’s); The Rev. Brian McGreevy (St. Philip’s, Charleston); The Rev. Sean Norris (Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island); The Rev. Ryan Street (St. Philip’s, Charleston); Laity: 2 needed for 3-year term: Mr. Todd Barnum (St. Paul’s, Summerville); Ms. Wynne Boone (St. Timothy’s, Cane Bay); Mrs. Lynelle Jensen (The Cross, Bluffton); Mr. Justin Johnson (St. John’s, Johns Island); Mr. Walt Miller (St. John’s, Johns Island); Mr. Dickie Miler (St. Paul’s, Summerville)

Diocesan Trustees:

Clergy: 1 needed for 6-year term: The Rev. Andrew O’Dell (St. Philip’s, Charleston); Laity: 1 needed for 6-year term: Mr. Robert Kilgo (St. Matthew’s, Darlington)

Ecclesiastical Court:

Clergy: 3 needed for 3-year term: The Rev. David Booman (St. Michael’s, Charleston); The Rev. Dan Farley (Good Shepherd, Charleston); The Rev. Marshall Huey (Old St. Andrew’s, Charleston); Laity: 2 needed for 3-year term Mr. Framp Harper (St. Helena’s, Beaufort); Mrs. Tami Neff (St. Timothy’s, Cane Bay); Mr. Gene Scarborough (Holy Comforter, Sumter); Mr. Chip Sloan (Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant);

ACNA Provincial Assembly:

Clergy: 9 needed for 1-year term: The Very Rev. Craige Borrett (Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island); The Rev. Rags Coxe (Prince George, Georgetown); The Rev. Janet Echols (St. Matthew’s, Ft. Motte); The Rev. Shay Gaillard (St. Helena’s, Beaufort); The Rev. Cindy Larsen (Grace Parish, N. Myrtle Beach); The Rev. Bob Lawrence (St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center); The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis (Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant); The Rev. David Thurlow (Prince George, Winyah); The Rev. Ken Weldon (St. John’s, Florence); Laity: 9 needed for 1-year term:  Mrs. Laura Bowman (Grace Parish, N. Myrtle Beach); Mr. John Benson (Prince George Winyah, Georgetown); Mr. Ned Collins (Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island) ; Mrs. Joy Hunter (St. Paul’s, Summerville); Mr. Terry Jenkins (Christ St. Paul’s, Yonges Island); Mr. David Marten (Holy Comforter, Sumter); Mrs. Henrietta Rivers (St. John’s Chapel, Charleston); Mr. Alan Runyan (St. Helena’s, Beaufort); Mr. Nelson Weaver (St. Timothy’s Cane Bay)

Looking for information about last year’s Convention? Visit the Convention Archives page. 

If you have questions contact the Convention Coordinator  Beth Snyder at (843) 722-4075 or

Proposed Budget for 2019

View the proposed budget.

Convention Committees

View assignments for Convention Committees.

Convention Agenda

View the Convention Agenda.


The Tides Hotel, Folly BeachThe Tides Hotel on Folly Beach
1 Center St, Folly Beach, SC

Call The Tides Hotel directly:
843-588-6464 for reservations

Discount Code:
Diocese of SC (South Carolina)

3/14/19 Thursday night: $150
3/15/19 Friday night: $250