119th Convention Proposed Agenda
The proposed agenda is now available. Click here to view it.

 Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.
Pre-Convention Assemblies to Assist in Preparation and Engagement 

The rush of "who is running for what role?", "what does that resolution mean?", "what do I do at convention as a new deputy?" are often questions that arise around each Diocesan Convention.  This year, clergy and churches around the diocese will be hosting Pre-Convention Assemblies in order for our clergy and deputies to engage more fully with the issues that we will ponder on at our gathering as a diocesan body.  Our theme this year is "The Gifts of God for the People of God," and in raising awareness of the issues that our convention will be prayerfully addressing, we are more fully recognizing the gifts with which we have been imbued by God.  These assemblies will also help us to better know and connect with people in our parishes and enhance our fellowship and common life. The dates and times for all the assemblies are still forthcoming, but if you have a question about attending a Pre-Convention Assembly, please contact Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Cn. Elise Johnstone ( and she will help you to connect with your regional assembly.


Who should attend a Pre-Convention Assembly?

  • Clergy and deputies from each congregation.  Alternates and others are welcome and encouraged to attend.

What will be discussed?

  • Informal orientation of new deputies
  • Helping those gathered become familiar (through shared information) with candidates for elected leadership roles
  • Become familiar with legislative materials - resolutions, canon changes, etc. that will come before convention.

A full list of locations, dates, and times will be published in next week's Link. 

Michelle Sjogren to Leave as Reading Camp Director

It is with bitter sweetness that we announce that Michelle Sjogren, Director of Reading Camp, has accepted a position at Gateway Community and Technical College as the  Director of  Marketing and Public Relations for their five campuses in Covington, Edgewood and Florence. Michelle has brought much to this position and to Reading Camp as whole.  In the time Michelle has been with Reading Camp, Reading Camp is in "the black" for the first time in five years, with an over $4000.00 surplus;  there is a  beautiful new, interactive website that is mobile friendly; the Reading Camp Network added six new camps in 2014, and four more are scheduled to open in 2015, one of those at Georgetown College; Reading Camp initiated year-long contact with campers through mentoring in Fayette County and an after school program at Southern Middle School in Georgetown; and Reading Camp engaged the community through partnerships with the United Way, school districts and businesses. 


Michelle shares, "Although I am very excited about this new path, I'm sad about what I have to leave behind. We have worked very hard in the past 18 months to define direction for Reading Camp and put plans in place that will move us toward our vision and implement our mission to serve children. I'm disappointed that I will not be able to complete that process, but know it will be completed. I am also sad to leave this community that has taken me in and taught me so much. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve the diocese and Reading Camp."


We wish Michelle many blessings as she begins this new period in her vocation, and will miss her energy, intelligence, vitality and community-building skills.  We are grateful to the leadership of the Reading Camp Advisory Board and its chair, The Rev. Marshall Jolly of Grace Church, Florence who will partner with Bishop Hahn to discern the interim path for Reading Camp and help it to continue to serve young people in need of respect, time, and educational formation. 

Guatemala Mission Trip Meeting
Those interested in the youth and young adult Mission Trip to Guatemala are invited to attend an informational meeting on Saturday, February 14 at 10:30AM. If the youth is unavailable this weekend, no problem, just send a parent!

Fundraising, trip details, and information about the mission work and Guatemala City in general will be discussed. For more information, contact Lauren Villemuer-Drenth, Diocesan Deacon for Christian Formation at
St George's Day 2015 Celebration
Save the Date: April 18, 2015

Hikes! Games! Camp Info! Music! Worship! Good Food! Good Friends!

Registration Information Coming in March!
Watch DioLex Link for details!
Experience Spring at the Cathedral Domain!
The Three Kings Arrive at Calvary, Ashland
Ordination of Andrew Hege
Ordination Invitation for Kate Byrd
A Call for Resolutions
If you are hoping to submit a resolution for a Diocesan Convention, resolutions need to be submitted by February 5. To read more about what a resolution is, who may submit a resolution, and what an example resolution looks like, please visit this page and go the Resolutions tab. 
A Call for Nominations for Diocesan Leadership
You may feel called to leadership in our common diocesan life.  If you are active and pledging in your parish and feel that God may use your gifts for leadership in our life together as the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, we encourage you to nominate yourself or someone you know for service as a member of the Standing Committee, Executive Council, or as a clergy representative to the Board of Trustees of the University of the South. For more information or to complete the initial nomination form, please go to this page and click on the nominations tab. If you have questions or need further information, please contact The Rev. Amy Meaux at
Youth Scholarship Silent Auction at Convention

One of the highlights each year at Diocesan convention is the Youth Scholarship Silent Auction. Everyone enjoys the opportunity to bid on the lovely items that are donated by churches and different groups throughout the diocese.


On behalf of the Diocesan Youth Community, I am asking each church or organization in the diocese to donate a gift basket or something nice for this years' convention silent auction. At previous auctions we have had stained glass work, beautiful quilts, hand-painted items, hand-knitted scarves and caps, gift certificates for dining out or movies, art prints, handmade furniture and a number of beautifully themed baskets. Please attach a card listing the item that is to be auctioned, who is donating the item and an approximate cost of the item.


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Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry

Transitional clergy, Judicatories and Lay Leaders serving or preparing to serve a church in transition can get the training to strengthen their ministry and the congregations they serve. We all have one goal: to have a strong and healthy congregation. With the Fundamentals of Transitional training we can all reach that goal. The next Work of the Leader (FTML) course is February 24-26, 2015 at St. Paul's Cathedral Center in Los Angeles, California. Click here to get more information. The next Work of the Congregation (FTMC) course is March 2-6, 2015 at Marywood Retreat Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Click here for more information.

What's Happening
Treasurers and Administrators Workshop
Mission House, 203 E Fourth St., Lexington, January 31

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 1

The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22

Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13

Epiphany 3
St. Thomas Church, Beattyville
   The Ven. Bryant C. Kibler, Sr., Priest-in-Charge

Epiphany 4
The Church of Our Saviour, Madison County
     The Rev. Margaret Shanks, Interim Priest-in-Charge
     TJ Tetzlaff, Lay Assistant


22 Jan. Marshall Jolly D
24 Jan. Carol Wade P
26 Jan. Rebecca Myers D 
  5 Feb. Jeffrey Queen P

We pray for beloved clergy experiencing medical concerns: Jay Pierce.
We pray for the friends and family of those who have departed: John Madden and John Dews.

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