Today’s Deputy of the Day is a member of the Official Youth Presence at General Convention. Anna Foster, a member of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, and a recent graduate of South Portland High School, is one of 18 young people from across The Episcopal Church chosen through a competitive process to be involved in General Convention. Yay, Anna!
by Anna Foster
Walking into the Salt Palace today, the fact that I was going to be attending General Convention finally hit me. There are many different aspects of Convention that are very exciting. There are endless things to do and people to meet, and it’s all set in beautiful Salt Lake City. It may have been the first day, but it was not a slow start. From early committee meetings, to learning how to navigate the Blue Book on the iPads, the day was jam packed. However it was also very fulfilling. Listening to the Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Katherine Jeffers Schori, and the President of the House of Deputy, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings reminded me of all the amazing opportunities available to me here. I’m excited to work with my fellow Official Youth Presence members to discern and speak about many of the issues and changes facing the church. Listening to the words of the candidates for Presiding Bishop was an enriching experience and added to the excitement.
There are so many exciting things in store for me, and I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to experience it all with God in my heart and amazing people surrounding me.