*Please also reserve Sunday, December 3 in case a decision is not reached on December 2. 

There is a dedicated Bishop Search and Transition website: diocalbishopsearch.org. Please go there to find the most up-to-date information and resources about the search process.

Convention Resources


The Standing Committee and Search & Transition Committee’s Slate of Nominees. Nominees by petition will be added following the close of the petition period.

Meet and greets

Opportunities to meet the Nominees for the Ninth Bishop of California will be made available to all members of the Diocese of California.


Clergy and Delegates register for the special Electing convention


Voting will take place in-person at Grace Cathedral using the VPOLL app. Learn about VPOLL here. 

Bring your own voting device

You’ll need to bring your own smart phone, tablet, or other device to vote. 


Agenda for the special Electing Convention of the Diocese of California 

Convention documents

Governing Documents of Convention


View the liturgies for the Special Electing Convention


Information about Closed Captioning for the special Electing Convention.

Spanish interpretation

Spanish interpretation will be available at the cathedral and online.

Child care

The cathedral child care center has permanently closed. Clergy and delegates should arrange their own childcare and the diocese will reimburse the cost.

Bring your own lunch

Because the timing of the election results cannot be determined in advance, delegates are asked to bring their own lunches.

Packing list

We’ve created a pack list to make sure you have what you need.

Parking and transportation

Please plan your transportation to the cathedral and arrive early to ensure a timely start to the convention.

Accessibility and mobility

The Grace Cathedral nave is wheelchair accessible by elevator from the crypt level using the entrance on Taylor Street or from the parking garage on level G1.

Live stream

All non-voting individuals are welcome to join and watch the special Electing Convention virtually.

Latest Convention news and updates

Stay up to date with all convention recent news and updates.

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Questions or Concerns regarding Convention resources?

Contact Br. Richard Edward Helmer, Secretary of the Convention.

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