Archives for May 2013

Kansas woman readies for mission to Nepal

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Karin Feltman, by her own admission, is pretty fearless. She is terrified of only two things — spiders and heights. So why is she preparing to become a long-term missionary in Nepal, where spiders are everywhere and where eight of the world’s 10 tallest mountains are located? “My whole life has […]

Oklahoma tornado clean-up shows ‘miraculous’ outpouring of support

[Episcopal News Service] Barely a week into the cleanup after a string of tornadoes killed dozens and devastated parts of Oklahoma, the Rev. Paul Snyder’s role had shifted from first responder to “helping people try to get order back into their lives.” Snyder, a 35-year sheriff’s deputy, an 18-year police chaplain and a deacon for […]

Archbishop Chama: ‘Anglican Alliance a catalyst for change’

[Anglican Alliance — Press Release] “A catalyst for change” across the Communion is how Archbishop Albert Chama of Central Africa describes the Alliance, as he takes on the position of Chair of the new Board of Trustees. The Primate will be leading the Anglican Alliance into a new stage of its life as a charity […]

Archbishop of York has surgery for prostate cancer

Following an operation May 30, Archbishop of York John Sentamu released the following statement. [Diocese of York] I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing […]

Southwestern Virginia notified of successful consent process

Bishop-elect Bourlakas ordination and consecration set for July 20

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs — Press Release] The Office of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia that Bishop-Elect Mark Bourlakas has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the Presiding Bishop confirmed the receipt of […]


Pierre Whalon, obispo de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa con base en París, presentó al papa Francisco un Libro de Oración Común forrado en piel en ocasión de una visita a la Ciudad Eterna. El libro tiene oraciones y oficios en inglés, español y francés, además de una dedicatoria pidiendo bendiciones en su […]

Virginia leaders recognized with honorary degrees

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia — Press Release] Dr. David Charlton, president of the Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Sewanee: The University of the South near Chattanooga, Tenn., at the school’s May 11 Baccalaureate ceremony. Charlton is the second in his family to receive such an […]

David Griffith joins Episcopal Community Services as executive director

[Episcopal Community Services — Press Release] David E. Griffith has been named the first non-clerical executive director of Episcopal Community Services, Philadelphia, Pa. Griffith has left his position as CEO of Modern Group Ltd. headquartered in Bristol, Pa., and joined the Rev. John Midwood, retiring ECS executive director, for an unusual two-month overlap of leadership. […]

Seeds of Hope: ‘We can farm the diocese’

[Diocese of Los Angeles] For Tim Alderson, the new executive director of “Seeds of Hope,” coordinating efforts to feed the hungry and undernourished throughout the diocese is a pretty simple equation—lots of churches have available land, lots of people need food — so, he says, “Let’s get to work.” That “three million people, including a […]

Development Office presents fall fundraising symposium

'It’s all about money'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Office of Development will present the Fall 2013 Fundraising Symposium – It’s All About Money! – on Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27. Designed for directors of development at dioceses, congregations, and other Episcopal organizations, as well as clergy interested in parish/diocesan fundraising, It’s All About Money! will be held at the Episcopal […]