Official Youth Presence at Diocesan Convention

Attending Diocesan Convention is a great opportunity to see some of the inner workings of the Episcopal Church and meet other youth and adults from around the diocese. There are lots of ways for youth to be involved.

Delegates: Four high school youth are elected at Camp to be full, voting delegates at Diocesan Convention. This is a great honor and privilege and a rarity in many diocese.

2017 Delegates:
Carson Avery, Good Shepherd, Wichita
Lily Riddle, St. Luke’s, Shawnee
Mikayla Mahan, St. James/St. John’s, Wichita
Maggie Tyner, St. James/St. John’s

2017 Alternates:
Lexi Benimon, St. Paul’s, Manhattan
Parker Lyon, St. Thomas, Overland Park

Pages: Youth in grades 8-12 are invited to be pages at Diocesan Convention in Topeka. Pages pass out and collect ballots during the business session of convention. One person will be asked to serve as the Bishop’s page and help him as needed throughout the business sessions.

Acolytes: Youth are needed to be acolytes at the convention opening Eucharist on Friday morning at the Convention Hotel.

Compline: Youth offer our traditional youth event Compline service on Friday night after the banquet.

When: Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Youth will stay at Upton Hall, 835 SW Polk St., Topeka, KS
Who: Youth currently in grades 8-12
Fee: There is no cost to attend. All meals are provided.
Priority Deadline: Friday, September 22
Registration form:

Youth will stay the night Upton Hall Conference Center, which has beds and showers, with linens provided. There will be two adult chaperones present as well. Youth will be transported back and forth from Upton Hall and the Topeka Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center by adults and college students. Youth are asked not to transport themselves or other youth.

For more information, please click HERE.


Happening is a Christian Experience by youth for youth. It’s a weekend retreat, focusing on Jesus and what he taught. There are games, music, great food, and a chance to talk with peers about things that really matter.

When: Happening #92 will be December 1-3, 2017
Where:  St. Micheal's And All Angels,
6630 Nall Ave, Mission, KS 66202
Who: Youth in grades 9-12
Fee: $55 ($70 after November 17)
Priority deadline: Friday, November 17
Registration forms

For more information, please click HERE.


MIQRA (meek-rah) is a weekend retreat that focuses on the Bible and allows teens to discover what’s in it, why we should care, and how to read it.

What’s with the name?
“MIQRA” is a Hebrew word, which means “reading,” and refers to the ancient Jewish practice of gathering at the local synagogue to hear a public reading of scripture, thus it was also sometimes used to mean, “Bible.”

Is the Bible read out loud at MIQRA?
Yes. We read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation in 72 hours! The reading is voluntary and participants take turns reading in shifts around the clock.

What else happens along with the reading?
So many fun things happen at MIQRA! We play wacky games like Church Commandos and Nave Olympics. We have a movie night. We worship with the Mustard Seeds, our diocesan youth band. Participants attend engaging workshops on various biblical topics and hear clergy speak about the bible. Those who attend also meet with a small group several times to make friends and talk about what they’re discovering about the Bible through the event.

Why do we have this event?
The Bible is obviously important to the Christian faith, but many Christians may not know what’s in it, may find it difficult to read, or may not know how it is relevant to their life. This event offers teens a chance to come together, make friends, ask questions, and learn about God’s love letter to the world.

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1 pm to Monday, January 15, 2018, 10:30 am
Where: St. David’s Church, 3916 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS (unfortunately, the Cathedral will still be under construction in January, so we will need to do Mega-Miqra again this year.)
Who: Grades 6-12
Fee: $55
Priority Deadline: Friday, December 29, 2017 (price increases by $15 after this date)

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