Diocesan Convention

Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention

Based on Title I Canon 1 Section 2 of the Canons of the Diocese of Bethlehem

Each Parish and each Mission shall elect one or more Lay Delegates based on the number of lay members as reported in the annual Parochial Report for the year ending December 31 preceding to to represent said Parish and Mission in Convention; and may also elect Alternates, equal in number to the Delegates to which the Parish or Mission is entitled, to take the place of the regular Delegates in case of absence:

Number of Lay Members Reported in Parochial Report

      • Less than 100                             1 (one) Lay Delegate
      • 100 – 299                                     2 (two) Lay Delegates
      • 300 – 499                                    3 (three) Lay Delegates
      • 500 – 699                                    4 (four) Lay Delegates

Parishes or Missions reporting 700 or more lay members in the Parochial Report shall have an additional delegate for each additional 199 lay members reported above 700.

Download the Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as a Word document or PDF


The following elections took place at the 149th Diocesan Convention in 2020

The Commission on Ministry

  • Paul Barnwell – Trinity, Pottsville
  • The Rev. Christine Sutton – Prince of Peace, Dallas*

The Diocesan Council

  • Melissa Amator – Trinity, Easton
  • Ross Mangina- Trinity, Bethlehem
  • The Rev. Melinda Artman- Redeemer, Sayre
  • The Rev. Dr. David A. Zwifka- St. Luke’s, Lebanon

The Standing Committee

  • Carol C. McMullen- St. Luke’s, Scranton
  • The Rev. Jane Bender- St. Margaret’s, Emmaus