Archives for 2015

Tara Elgin Holley named Director of Development

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry announced that Tara Elgin Holley has been named Director of Development for The Episcopal Church. As director, Holley will lead the Development Office on all projects, including cultivating major prospects including the rebuilding of churches and institutions of the Episcopal Diocese […]

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers named Canon to the Presiding Bishop for evangelism and reconciliation

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry announced that the Rev. Stephanie Spellers has been named Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Spellers will be responsible for supporting the ministry of the presiding bishop and primate as it pertains to evangelism and reconciliation […]

Oklahoma bishop receives award for outstanding human rights achievement

[Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, was recently recognized by the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance for his outstanding human rights achievement. The mission of the Oklahoma Universal Rights Alliance is to be, “…a guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities […]

Esslie W. Hughes appointed New York chief of finance and operations

[Episcopal Diocese of New York press release] Bishop Andrew Dietsche Dec. 11 announced the appointment of Esslie W. Hughes to be chief of finance and operations of the Diocese of New York, effective Jan. 13. Hughes, who since 2013 has served as chief Administrative officer of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan, will replace interim Chief […]

Neel Lane appointed Episcopal Relief & Development board chair

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Daniel McNeel ‘Neel’ Lane, Jr. has been appointed the new chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors, effective Nov. 1.  The appointment was made by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, newly installed presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, who transitions to the position of honorary chair.  […]

Episcopal Church Foundation elects two new members

[Episcopal Church Foundation press release] The Episcopal Church Foundation’s (ECF) board of directors has unanimously voted to elect two new members: Kurt V. Feaster of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Michael S. Penfield of Portland, Oregon. “We are excited to welcome Kurt and Mike to the ECF Board,” remarked Donald V. Romanik, ECF president. “Together […]

Episcopal Health Foundation welcomes new vice president for applied research

[Episcopal Health Foundation press release] The Episcopal Health Foundation welcomes Dr. Shao-Chee Sim as EHF’s new vice president for applied research. Sim comes to EHF after more than 20 years of extensive research, community engagement, planning, and strategy experience within philanthropy, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and nonprofit organizations. Sim is known nationally as a leader in […]

Wisdom Year begins at Newark Shared Ministries

[General Theological Seminary] Two M.Div. seniors from The General Theological Seminary, Tommie Watkins, Jr., and Nancy Hennessey, began their Wisdom Year internships this semester at Newark Shared Ministries. A collaboration between St. Paul’s Chatham, Christ Church Short Hills, The Apostles’ House, Inc., and House of Prayer in Newark, the effort to share ministry began more […]

Palmer Trinity School announces Valorie Baker as director of auxiliary programs

[Palmer Trinity School press release] Palmer Trinity School (PTS) is pleased to announce the addition of Valorie Baker as Director of Auxiliary Programs. Baker will be responsible for designing, marketing and supervising innovative programs and activities that support PTS’s mission. She will work closely and collaborate with the School’s athletic, academic, fine arts, and operations […]

Everett B. Ward to be invest as St. Augustine’s University president

[Saint Augustine’s University press release] Saint Augustine’s University is set to host an investiture ceremony for President Everett B. Ward on Oct. 30 at Wake Chapel Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. With all the pomp and circumstance befitting the return of a son of Saint Augustine’s University, the investiture ceremony is part of a week-long […]