Lay Deputies

Dr. Navita Cummings James, L-1
St. James House of Prayer, Tampa
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Mrs. Joan O. Kline, L-2
Ascension, Clearwater
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Ms. Jacqueline Smith, L-3 (Chair)
St. John’s, Clearwater
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Mrs. Melissa Rau, L-4
St. Mark’s, Venice
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Mr. Duane Hollier, LA-1
1st Alternate
St. Martin’s, Hudson
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Anna H. Hauser, LA-2
2nd Alternate
Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota
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Clerical Deputies

The Rev. Ryan R. Whitley, C-1
St. Thomas, St. Petersburg
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The Rev. Adrienne R. Hymes, C-2
Wesley Chapel Episcopal Church, Wesley Chapel
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The Rev. Roy W. Tuff, C-3
Good Shepherd, Punta Gorda
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The Rev. Bryan O’Carroll, C-4
Holy Innocent’s, Valrico
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The Very Rev. A. Charles Cannon, III, CA-1
1st Alternate
St. Hilary’s, Fort Myers
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The Rev. Matthew Grunfeld, CA-2
2nd Alternate
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach
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Proposed Amendments

It is a requirement of Canon I.1.1.e that dioceses receive notice whenever any alteration of the Book of Common Prayer or of the Constitution is proposed. The 80th General Convention proposed three resolutions with changes to the Constitution. The Diocese of Southwest Florida hereby makes known such proposed alterations to the Convention.

Please see the proposed amendments below:

Important Links

  • The General Convention of The Episcopal Church has published a summary of its actions, available HERE.
  • The Executive Offices of the General Convention website contains information on the schedule as well as attendee resources including housing and registration; legislative resolution guidelines; deputy certification and change forms; and deputation resources.
  • Reference Materials: The General Convention Blue Book is now online HERE.
  • If you have questions about the General Convention, please contact the Diocese at 941-556-0315.

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