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The Episcopal Church to broadcast two daily shows from General Convention

The Episcopal Church to broadcast two daily shows from General Convention

From The Episcopal Church, released today, the announcement of two shows covering GC79 – “Inside General Convention” and “Adentro de la convención general”:

[June 27, 2018] Two daily shows originating from the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will offer an insider’s view to Episcopalians across the church. 

“For a lot of people, General Convention can be overwhelming,” said the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, host of both Inside General Convention and Adentro de la convención general. “But this year we’re aiming to change that. We’re going to take you all over the convention hall. We’re going to meet different people from throughout the church and give you an insider’s look.”

Each show premieres July 4, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in English and at 6:30 p.m. in Spanish (both times are CT). Joining Lebrija are correspondents Hannah Wilder for Inside General Convention and Hugo Olaiz for Adentro de la convención general. 

Produced by the Office of Communication, Inside General Convention and Adentro de la convención general will be daily 30-minute magazine-format shows. Each show will offer news and highlights as well as its own lineup of interviews and guests. Beginning July 4, viewers can find Inside General Convention and Adentro de la convención general here. The shows will also be available on the Media Hub, live and on-demand.

Producer Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelist, said, “The format of Inside General Convention was initiated at the March Evangelism Matters Conference, and we knew right away that this was an ideal approach for our General Convention coverage.” 

Daily coverage of General Convention will also be provided by Episcopal News Service.

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas). 

Meet the anchor and correspondents

The Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija is the Chief Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. He took on this role after serving in multiple congregations in Southern California.

Hugo Olaiz is associate editor for Latino/Hispanic resources at Forward Movement, an agency of the Episcopal Church charged with inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists. He serves on the vestry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and on the Council of Advice to the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries in the Episcopal Church. 

For the past 11 years, Hannah Wilder has served as the communications director for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. She is passionate about communicating the message of progressive, socially-active Christianity and is an Episcopal priest-in-training.

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church. General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the church, at more than 800 members. Between conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions.  The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.

This press release can be found in English and Spanish online here.

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