by Lisa Marie Ryder
Co-Executive Director of the Claggett Center
The Claggett Center will have a presence at the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Austin! General Convention is a unique opportunity to promote the Claggett Center and market our facilities to national church groups. Claggett’s location and facilities are ideal for the many events, meetings, and various retreats that national groups host. Also, the Christiane Inn was not yet completed as of the last convention, so we are especially looking forward to spreading the word about our incredible new conference lodging that so many in the Diocese contributed to.
James and I, along with our son Fletcher, will be at Convention for part of the time to promote Claggett. The Claggett Center is one of the sponsors of the Episcopal Camps & Conference Centers booth in the exhibition hall. Claggett’s photographs and promotional materials will be highlighted in the ECCC booth throughout convention, and we will be stationed at the booth to talk with convention goers about Claggett.

Members of the Maryland deputation will also assist us in serving as Claggett Ambassadors. They will be decked out in Claggett branded items, including lanyards, t-shirts, and buttons. Deputies are also equipped with talking points to help share information about Claggett that may be most relevant to national church groups.

Our goal is to speak authentically and from the heart while inviting folks to visit Claggett and consider it for their next event. 

Together we can promote the Claggett Center and share the good news of the camp, retreat, and conference center facilities of the Diocese of Maryland!