Executive Council previews ‘legendary Louisville’ hospitality as 81st General Convention approaches

Executive Council was running ahead of schedule on Jan. 28 when the Rev. Michael Barlowe, its secretary, rose to address The Episcopal Church governing body’s members. They had just voted to advance a 2025-27 churchwide budget plan totaling $143 million, and with a day left before the meeting’s adjournment, members likely would have some free time.

Barlowe, who also serves as executive officer of General Convention, encouraged the members to sightsee around Louisville, because apart from their scheduled agenda, Executive Council’s Jan. 26-29 meeting here offered a preview of the state’s largest city. Best known for its bourbon and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville will host an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 Episcopalians when the 81st General Convention convenes downtown at the Kentucky International Convention Center from June 23-28.  To read more click here