Annual Conference

Heading to Seattle Washington in September 2020

 The people of the Diocese of Olympia, the Episcopal Church in Western Washington, welcome you to Seattle for the 2020 Vergers Conference, September 24-27th! We continue to try new things to make the conferences more cost effective, more beneficial, and more rewarding for everyone.

The Seattle conference will be the first conference that will not include required lodging for participants. Those who attend the conference will be able to book their own lodging, at any hotel or bed and breakfast they choose. All conference activities will take place at one of two Seattle parishes: Saint Mark’s Cathedral and Epiphany Parish. 

Both Saint Mark’s and Epiphany are located along main transportation thoroughfares, and are within reasonable distance of numerous hotels and other lodging options. 

Additionally, the Vergers Guild has decided to engage all members of the guild in shaping the content of the conference. Your feedback is helping us decide what the content will be! Please respond to the emailed survey as soon as possible!

About the VGEC Annual Conference

One of the most anticipated and popular activities of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church is our annual conference which takes place at a member parish each year.

These exciting events are normally held Thursday through Sunday in late September to mid-October. Each conference has a series of sessions that cover several topics of interest to the verger and several events that foster fellowship, learning, and worship during the weekend.

Each conference culminates with a festival Holy Eucharist with a procession of all vergers in attendance. Each conference has an official conference photo to commemorate the weekend. Photos for all past conferences are located HERE.

Complete coverage of the VGEC Annual Conference is available at - the official news blog of the VGEC.

Future Conferences

Mark your calendars now for the next  conference:

2019 in the Houston, Texas area, October 24-27

If you are interested in hosting a VGEC Annual Conference, please contact Terry Hughes, chair of the VGEC Conference Committee [email protected]. You will be asked to submit this VGEC Annual Conference proposal document as part of the process.



2015 St. Louis, Missouri
2014 Burlington, Ontario Canada
2013 Nashville, Tennessee, 25th Annual Conferrence
2012 Lakeland, Florida
2011 Cleveland, Ohio 
2010 Washington, DC
2009 San Diego, California
2008 Burlington, Vermont 20th Annual Conference
2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico
2006 Boca Raton, Florida
2005 Sewanee, Tennessee
2004 Dallas, Texas
2003 Lexington, Kentucky, 15th Annual Conference
2002 Denver, Colorado
2001 Overland Park, Kansas
2000 Vancouver, BC Canada
1999 Jackson, Mississippi
1998 Houston, Texas, 10th Annual Conference
1997 New York City, New York
1996 Atlanta, Georgia
1995 Spokane, Washington
1994 Indianapolis, Indiana
1993 Miami, Florida, 5th Annual Conference
1992 St Louis, Missouri
1991 Phoenix, Arizona
1990 San Francisco, California
1989 Nashville, Tennessee, Inaugural Conference