Submitting Resolutions


Submitting Resolutions for the 2023 Convention

The Committee on Resolutions is ready to receive proposed resolutions for the 174th Convention in 2023.​ Please read the following carefully to guide you in preparing a resolution for submission.

Resolutions changing the assessment formula must be submitted to the Finance & Budget Committee by Saturday, April 1, 2023 by contacting Lane Ringlee, Treasurer of the Diocese.

The deadline for submitting all other resolutions is Saturday, July 29, 2023.

More detailed information about submitting a resolution is provided below. If you have any questions about submitting a resolution, please contact the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions, Dave Frangquist (

If you intend to submit a resolution to amend the constitution, canons, or rules, please send your proposal to the Secretary of Convention, The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer no later than Saturday, July 29, 2023. All other resolutions should be sent to the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions, Dave Frangquist (

Key Things to Know about Resolutions at Diocesan Convention (PDF)

  1. A resolution is the way the diocese as a whole acts to address a need or problem.
  2. Resolutions can address issues at various levels:      a. How our diocese operates.
    b. How The Episcopal Church operates (resolutions for General Convention).
    c. How our larger society operates (matters of public policy).
  3. Resolutions should propose action rather than just stating an opinion.
  4. Resolutions can be proposed by any clergy, elected lay delegates or alternates, or by recognized diocesan organizations, such as congregations, deaneries or commissions.
  5. The Committee on Resolutions encourages proponents to build support among deaneries and appropriate diocesan groups before submitting a resolution. For example:      a. If it will cost money, consult with the CFO and Executive Council.
    b. If it involves worship or seeks support from the bishop’s staff, consult with the bishop.
    c. If it’s a church-wide issue, consult with the General Convention deputation.
  6. Draft resolutions must be submitted no later than July 29, 2023 for the 2023 convention.
  7. Draft resolutions must be emailed to the chair of the Committee on Resolutions, Dave Frangquist,
  8. Changes to the diocesan constitution and canons do not go to the Committee on Resolutions. Send them to the Secretary of the Convention for submission to the Committee on Canons.
  9. You do not need to know how to write resolution language; just give it your best shot, and the Committee on Resolutions will help you get it in shape.
  10. At least one sponsor for each resolution must be available to work with the Committee on Resolutions during August and must be empowered to make decisions about changes.
  11. Sponsors should be prepared to present their resolutions to the deaneries during September and October and at diocesan convention, October 27-28, 2023.
  12. Detailed information about submitting resolutions can be found below and at

Or go to the diocesan web site:, select the “Convention” quick link at the bottom, and click on the “Resolutions” icon.

Full Instructions for submitting a resolution are available HERE as a PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about resolutions are available HERE as a PDF.

Guidelines for consideration of resolutions used by the Committee are available HERE as a PDF.

Resolutions for the 2022 Convention

Resolutions as presented to the 2022 Convention are listed below. For the final versions of the resolutions that passed Convention, see the Certified Resolutions and Actions of the 173rd Convention.

To view a resolution, simply click or tap on the resolution title below. Your comments are welcome on each resolution. They will assist the Committee on Resolutions work with the submitters in perfecting each resolution.

1. Disability Sensitivity Training

Last Update: September 26th, 2022

2. Florence Li Tim-Oi Project

Last Update: September 23rd, 2022

3. Task Force on Truth-telling, Reckoning, and Healing

Last Update: September 23rd, 2022

4. Active Shooter Training and Safety Resources

Last Update: September 1st, 2022

5. Task Force on Young Adult Ministries

Last Update: September 23rd, 2022

6. Listening to Lambeth 2022

Last Update: September 30th, 2022

7. Refuse or Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Last Update: August 25th, 2022

8. Addressing the Need for Clergy Housing in the Diocese of California

Last Update: September 23rd, 2022

The following resolution is a proposed amendment to the canons, and will be reported by the Committee on Canons to the Convention to be considered for adoption:

A. Amendment to Canon 5.06 – Clarifying the Role of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors