Diocesan Convention guest speaker is Mary Parmer

Diocesan Convention guest speaker is Mary Parmer


Bishop Megan Traquair has selected Mary Parmer as Diocesan Convention's guest speaker for her ability to teach and inspire connection.

Born and raised in the deep South, Mary Parmer is a congregational development consultant/coach, speaker, and retreat leader living in Sewanee, Tennessee. She serves as Director of INVITE WELCOME CONNECT, a transformational ministry of evangelism and hospitality now housed at the Beecken Center, School of Theology, University of the South. Mary is the past Director of the Gathering of Leaders, a national leadership gathering of young Episcopal clergy.

Mary has served as a Lay Deputy to the the past four General Conventions of The Episcopal Church, and she currently serves on the Task Force on Clergy Leadership Formation in Small Churches (GC 2015-A045). Mary holds a degree in Religious Studies from St. Edwards University in Austin and formerly served as Director of Adult Ministries & Evangelism, St. Stephen’s, Beaumont. She has two grown children and six young grandchildren, builds stone labyrinths, and spends her time away from the office hiking and reading memoirs. Learn more about Mary on her website.

Diocesan Convention is Nov. 7-9 in Sacramento. Early registration is now open until Sept. 27; you may register via this link: bit.ly/diocon2019

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