Deacons from across the diocese gathered July 7-9 at the Heartwood Conference Center, Trego, for the annual Deacon Convocation. Attending were (front row, left to right) deacons, their wives and presenters: John Bardos, Clarence Campbell, Brian McCaffery, Tom Rausch, Joe Paron, Al Goodrich, Howard Cameron and Teresa Cameron; (standing, from left to right) presenter Dr. Steven Ostovich, Jim Frederick, Tom Fuhrmann, Richard Meier, Christine McCaffery, Larry Amell, Gregg Miller, Owen Gorman, Stanley Marczak, Darlene Marczak, James Arndt, Kathleen Ramassini (widow of a deacon), Barb Grek and director of Diaconal Life John Grek. Missing is Deacon Steven Linton. (Submitted photo)