Archives for June 2015

Lillibridges, Bergstrom honored as Heroes of Camping

[Diocese of San Diego – Salt Lake City] The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, bishop of Minnesota, June 28 presented the Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers’ Hero of Camping Ministry Award to the Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, bishop of West Texas, and his wife, Mrs. Catherine Lillibridge. And in a delightful twist at the end of […]

The Rev. David Boyd named interim director of development

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, announced that the Rev. David Boyd has been named Interim Director of Development for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Boyd assumes this position as Director of Development Elizabeth Lowell announced her retirement. A search for a permanent director […]

Companions of St. Luke, OSB elects a new superior

Brother Basil Edwards, OSB was elected by the professed membership of the Benedictine Community, The Companions of St. Luke – OSB to be their Abbot for the next five years. The constitution of the Companions of St. Luke requires that the superior serves a single five year term.  Abbot Basil who follows Abbot Robert Cotton, […]

St. Columba’s calls Ledlie I. Laughlin as new rector

[St. Columba’s Episcopal Church] The vestry of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce the calling of the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin as its new rector. “Ledlie’s work has demonstrated a love of children, an appreciation of the importance of great music to liturgy, a commitment to thoughtful, well-crafted preaching and a […]

Minnesota: Six Hmong people among 33 to be ordained

[The Episcopal Church in Minnesota] The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, will ordain 33 people on Saturday, June 20. Of these 33, six are Hmong members of Holy Apostles, the first Hmong-majority faith community within the Episcopal Church. Two of the six are being ordained as vocational deacons, while […]

Gary Hall elected chair of Episcopal Divinity School’s board of trustees

[Episcopal Divinity School press release] The Very Rev. James Kowalski has announced that he is retiring from Episcopal Divinity School’s board of trustees, where he has served for five years and was elected chair three times. In a private message to fellow trustees, Kowalski expressed his hope and prayers for a bright future for the […]

WCC mourns the loss of Anglican ecumenist Kodwo E. Ankrah

[World Council of Churches press release] In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the (Anglican) Church of the Province of Uganda, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed sympathy following the death on May 29 of “this great Pan-Africanist […]