(Doubletree Hotel - Dallas, TX)
The 2014 Diocesan Assembly began this morning at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Dallas with the first session of the Diocesan Council. After singing 'O Heavenly King,' introductory remarks were offered by His Eminence, Archbishop NIKON and Archpriest Marcus Burch, Chancellor of the Diocese.
Many important items were discussed, including implementation of the OCA-wide PSPs to prevent sexual misconduct and ensure the protection of our churches, Seminarian Summer Intern programs, the need to add further staff on the Diocesan level, and possible locations for next year's conferences. Additionally, His Eminence provided an update on our search to find a new Pastor for the Diocese before Mr Rudy Reudelhuber presented the results of last year's Audit Committee work.
The Diocesan Council continues its work this afternoon with the Treasurer's Reports and consideration of a number of policies, procedures, and guidelines.
This evening, conference registration will begin at 7:00pm, followed by a Reception at 8:00. Tomorrow morning the Assembly will begin at St Seraphim Cathedral with the celebration of Matins at 8:00am. Continue to check back here for updates.
Update: The Audit Committee Report is now available here!