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Convocation & Synod 2022


Friday November 4 - Saturday, November 5

Church of the Holy Spirit

6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018

Join us for Convocation and Synod 2023 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke, VA!

Taking place the first week in November every year, Convocation and Synod is an opportunity for clergy, laity, diocesan staff, and other leaders to worship and fellowship together, engage the Scriptures, and vote on important canonical items.

We're excited for Dr. Bruce Hindmarsh and Carolyn Hindmarsh to lead us through a study of Mary of Bethany and consider what it means to befriend Jesus and be beloved by him.


College of Presbyters and College of Deacons Schedule

Check In: 2:30pm

Welcome and Vision-Casting: 3:30pm

Prayer: 4:30pm

Dinner Out (together): 5:45pm

Morning Prayer: 8:30am

College Meetings: 9:00am

Lunch: 12:00pm

College Meetings: 1:30pm

Prayer: 4:30pm

Dinner (on your own)

Convocation and Synod Schedule

Morning Prayer: 9:00am

Plenary 1: 9:30am

Break: 10:45am

Plenary 2: 11:00am

Lunch: 12:15pm

Plenary 3: 1:45pm

Fellowship/Extended Break: 3:00pm

DInner: 6:00pm

Eucharist: 7:30pm

Morning Prayer: 9:00am

Synod: 9:30pm

End of Event: 12:30pm

Convocation Speakers

Dr. Christopher A Hall

About Chris

Christopher A. Hall is a member of the Renovaré Ministry Team. He served as president of Renovaré from 2015-2022.

Hall is author of a four volume set on the Church Fathers: Reading Scripture with the Church FathersLearning Theology with the Church FathersWorshiping with the Church Fathers, and Living Wisely with the Church Fathers, all published by IVP Academic. He also was associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (29 volumes: published by IVP Academic).

Chris previously served at Eastern University for twenty-four years in several roles, including chancellor, provost, dean of Palmer Theological Seminary, dean of the Templeton Honors College, distinguished professor of theology, and director of academic spiritual formation.

Dr. Hall possesses a B.A. from UCLA in history, an M.A. in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Regent College, and a Ph.D. from Drew University. He has served in the pastorate overseas (France, 5 years) and in Canada (British Columbia, 2 years). He has also served as Director of Pastoral Care at New Jersey’s only state gero-psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Hall has ministered in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle-East, Canada, and the United States. He served on the editorial board of Christianity Today. He has published articles and book reviews in Christianity TodayCatalystChristian HistoryinMinistryBooks and CultureChristian Scholars ReviewModern Theology, and Crux.


Christine Warner

About Christine

Born and raised in Guatemala, Christine witnessed the power and mercy of Jesus Christ in a context of poverty, violence, and civil war. To this day she is most drawn to the frontiers of God’s kingdom where light is pushing back darkness, and where men and women are formed in the crucible of sacrificial service. In the United States she currently serves as the director of the ACNA's Matthew 25 Initiative and has also been involved in campus ministry, urban mission on the Mexican border, and church planting in Austin, Texas. She also teaches writing at a small liberal arts university, chairs a denominational task force for biblical justice, is on the supervising faculty of Selah (a spiritual direction training program), and is the director of Lumen: Center for Mission and Spirituality (a ministry for spiritual formation and spiritual direction).

Christine, along with her pastor husband and four children, lives in Austin, Texas, spending summers in Guatemala’s city dump serving in ministry to and with staff who are pouring their lives out for the poorest of the poor. Christine’s particular emphasis is working with justice workers and mission/ministry staff within the U.S. and internationally.



Who Should Attend Convocation and Synod?


All domiciled clergy are required to attend and each congregation or mission sends at least two lay delegates to take part in Synod, but Convocation and Synod is open to everyone! We'd love for you to join us for a wonderful time of worship, teaching, and fellowship. 


Several registration options are available:

Full Event: $175

Convocation Only: $125

Synod Only: $50

Register now for an early bird discount! The early bird rate expires September 10, 2023!


We have a group rate at two Roanoke area hotels:

Hampton Inn Roanoke Downtown: $169/night

Home2 Suites Roanoke: $124/night

Space is limited. If one of the above options is full when you try to book, consider these other area hotels:

Other Area Hotels:



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Church Delegations to Synod

Please access the Synod Document Center below for all of the items necessary for your role as a 2022 Synod delegate.

Synod Document Center