2021 BC Synod Convention

Journey. Together: Liminal Space

October 21 – 24, 2021

Online Meeting Format

Livestream the Convention


Livestream the 2021 BC Synod Convention here, including Opening Worship on Thursday, September 21, 2021 and Closing Worship on Sunday, September 24, 2021.

*NOTE: In order to fully participate in Convention, delegates should join the meeting directly via Zoom. The link was emailed to all delegates on October 20, 2021 (see email with subject line “BC Synod Convention – Important Information Bulletin #2”)


Newly Elected Bishop and Synod Council Members

The BC Synod in Convention has elected Rev. Kathy Martin as Bishop. Kathy will assume the Office of Bishop as of January 1, 2022.

We look forward to announcing the ordination date very soon. In the meantime, please keep Bishop-elect Kathy, Bishop Greg, and the incoming and outgoing Synod Council members in your prayers. Thanks be to God!

The BC Synod in Convention has elected the following Synod Council Members:

  • Bishop-Elect: Pastor Kathy Martin
  • Chairperson: Pastor Eric Krushel
  • Secretary: Tarynn McKenzie
  • Treasurer: Jerry Nieman
  • Lower Mainland Rostered: Pastor Aneeta Saroop
  • Vancouver Island Lay: Lisbeth Scott
  • Southern Interior Rostered: Pastor Jane Gingrich
  • North Lay: Robin Dielissen
  • At Large Lay: Karen Lee
  • At Large Lay: Cathy Preibisch
  • At Large Rostered: Pastor Kristen Steele
  • At Large Rostered: Pastor Brenda Nestegaard Paul

Election Results for Bishop

Results of the third ballot for the election of our new Bishop:

  • 79 ballots cast
  • 40 votes (majority) required to elect)

SUMMARY (arranged alphabetically by surname)

  • Jane Gingrich (9)
  • Eric Krushel (17)
  • Kathy Martin (45)
  • Brenda Nestegaard Paul (8)

Results of the second ballot for the election of our new Bishop:

  • 76 ballots cast + 1 abstention
  • 51 votes (2/3 majority) required to elect

SUMMARY (arranged alphabetically by surname)

  • Fleming Blishen (1)
  • Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford (2)
  • Ed Chell (1)
  • Nathan Fong (4)
  • Paul Gehrs (0)
  • Jane Gingrich (9)
  • David Hunter (1)
  • Thomas Keeley (0)
  • Larry Kochendorfer (1)
  • Brian Krushel (1)
  • Eric Krushel (11)
  • Kathy Martin (35)
  • Lyle McKenzie (1)
  • Brenda Nestegaard Paul (6)
  • Christoph Reiners (1)
  • Kristen Steele (2)
  • Katrina Vigen (0)

Results of the first ballot for the election of our new Bishop:

  • 72 valid ballots cast + 5 abstentions
  • 54 votes (75%) required to elect

SUMMARY (arranged alphabetically by surname)

  • Fleming Blishen (2)
  • Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford (1)
  • Ed Chell (1)
  • Nathan Fong (7)
  • Paul Gehrs (1)
  • Jane Gingrich (7)
  • David Hunter (1)
  • Thomas Keeley (1)
  • Larry Kochendorfer (1)
  • Brian Krushel (1)
  • Eric Krushel (7)
  • Kathy Martin (26)
  • Lyle McKenzie (2)
  • Brenda Nestegaard Paul (6)
  • Christoph Reiners (1)
  • Kristen Steele (6)
  • Katrina Vigen (1)

Bulletin of Reports

Delegates and visitors are advised to download the Bulletin of Reports to their preferred device (computer or tablet) before the convention.

The 2021 Bulletin of Reports are available in two formats

  1. Complete Bulletin of Reports – However you will still need to download the 2018. 2019, and 2020 Audited Financial Reports below – see Section D – Treasurer

2. Complete Bulletin of Reports divided into sections for ease of downloading:

Table of Contents and Agenda
Code of Conduct
Section A – Report of the Office of the Bishop
Section B – Report of the National Bishop
Section C – Secretary
Section D – Treasurer
BC Synod Fiscal 2018 Audited Financial Report
BC Synod Fiscal 2019 Audited Financial Report
BC Synod Fiscal 2020 Audited Financial Report
Section E – Committees and Groups
Section F – Bylaw Amendments
Section G – Nominating Committee
Supplemental Report re Election of Delegates to ELCIC National Convention
Supplemental Report re Elections to Synod Council and Board of Governors
Section H – Related Institutions
Section I – Appendices
BC Synod Constitution and Bylaws
Bourinot’s Rules of Order
Inclusive Language Guidelines
Nomination Form for 2022 National Convention
Nomination Form for BC Synod Council and Board of Governors
Petition Form – as a fillable pdf


REGISTRATION – Delegates

Registration closed on September 21, 2021.

Voting delegates for the BC Synod Convention are as follows (as specified in Bylaw 3, Section 2): 

  • Lay delegates from congregations (see Bylaw 3 to figure out how many lay delegates you are entitled to send)
  • Rostered ministers in the BC Synod
  • Lay members of Synod Council
  • Ordained ministers of the Anglican Church who serve a BC Synod congregation or a Shared Ministry
  • Youth delegates (between the ages of 14 and 21), one selected from each Region.

Registration Fees
The fee for each Delegate is $200.

Those under call or appointment will have their registration fee covered by their employer (congregations in most cases). Congregations also cover the registration fee for lay delegates they elect and are encouraged to cover the registration fee for retired ministers in their congregation, if they are planning to attend.

Registration fees for Youth Delegates and Lay Synod Council members are covered by the BC Synod.


REGISTRATION – Visitors and Guests
Visitors and Guests do not need to register for the 2021 BC Synod Convention. The meeting will be livestreamed via YouTube for public viewing.

Access links will be posted on this page closer to the Convention dates.

Please note that the Learning Day portion on Saturday, October 23rd will not be livestreamed. Registration is required in order to participate in the Learning Day.


REGISTRATION – Learning Day
Learning Day Registration is now open!

Rev. Susan Beaumont will join us on Saturday, October 23rd ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm PDT. Susan will explore the experience of moving through a liminal season and clarify the differences between decision-making and discernment, and how each of them can be used as we seek to understand the new things God wants us to learn. 

Registration Fees
The Learning Day registration fee is $15 per person, to a maximum of $45 per congregation. Congregations will be invoiced after Convention.

The registration fee for all other participants is $15 per person. Payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer. Full details will be included in your registration confirmation email.

NOTE: Convention Delegates are automatically pre-registered and pre-paid for the Learning Day; they do not need to complete a separate registration.


CONSIDERATIONS FOR ONLINE GATHERINGS

  • Lay delegates can be elected at a congregational AGM or at a congregational council meeting. Considering that a number of congregations may or may not be holding an annual meeting (in the usual way) during the pandemic, election of lay delegates by the congregational council is an acceptable and responsible option.
  • Since the Synod Convention is meeting using online technology, it’s important that delegates be familiar and comfortable with computer hardware (e.g. desktop, laptop, tablet, phone) and be able to navigate the software programs for video and audio access. A reliable internet connection will also be important.
  • Training and information sessions will take place for delegates in the weeks leading up to the convention.

NOMINATION FORM FOR BC SYNOD COUNCIL AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS
https://form.jotform.com/80375601630248


BIOGRAPHICAL FORM FOR BC SYNOD DELEGATES TO ELCIC 2022 NATIONAL CONVENTION
https://form.jotform.com/71857412930256

CERTIFICATION FORM FOR BC SYNOD DELEGATES TO ELCIC 2022 NATIONAL CONVENTION


SERVICE OF BLESSING OF DELEGATES TO THE BC SYNOD CONVENTION
CLICK HERE