Deputies elect 13 Church Pension Fund trustees; two clergy Executive Council members

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Deputies on June 28 elected 13 trustees of the Church Pension Fund and two clergy members of Executive Council. Six lay members of Executive Council are to be elected when the House of Deputies reconvenes on June 29. Elected as Church Pension Fund trustees were: […]

Final report of Joint Subcommittee on Location of the Church Center

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, General Convention executive officer, has announced that the final report from the Joint Subcommittee on the Location of the Episcopal Church Center has been issued, and has been distributed to the House of Deputies and House of Bishops in preparation for the […]

Executive Council awards Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Executive Council, at its January meeting in Linthicum Heights, MD, approved the recipients of the Constable Fund Grants, totaling $187,250 for the 2015 grant cycle. The Constable Fund Grant Review Committee was chaired by Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of […]

Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry awarded grant for Asian ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Bishop Stacy Sauls, Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer, has announced the awarding of a $150,000 grant devoted to Asian Ministries at the Li Tim-Oi Center for Chinese Ministry in San Gabriel, CA (Diocese of Los Angeles). The funding, to be distributed in increments of $50,000 annually, was approved by […]

Executive Council defers proposal to make diocesan asking progressive

Issue will come up again at council’s January meeting

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Oct. 27 tabled until its next meeting a resolution calling for the 2016-2018 budget to be predicated on a progressive diocesan income asking structure. The action came as council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) prepared to release to the church for […]

Executive Council discusses process used to fund churchwide mission

Members: Dioceses want to pay less, more payment accountability

[Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] The liveliest discussion during the opening session of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council June 10-12 meeting here surrounded how much money the General Convention ought to ask dioceses to contribute to the church-wide budget – and what should be done about dioceses that do not pay the full amount. […]

House of Deputies president’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening Remarks June 10, 2014 Not too long ago, I had an alarming moment when […]

Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks at Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks to the Executive Council, currently meeting in Phoenix, AZ, through June 12. Executive Council Opening remarks 10 June 2014 Good to see you all; welcome to the desert.  When I landed in Phoenix Saturday evening It […]

Mauai elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Deacon Brandon Mauai of the Diocese of North Dakota has been elected by the Episcopal Church Executive Council to serve the unexpired term of the late Rev. Deacon Terry Star. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, […]

Deacon Terry Star, Executive Council member, found dead at seminary

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Terry Star, a 40 year-old deacon in the Diocese of North Dakota and a member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, has died suddenly at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, where he was studying for ordination to the priesthood. After Star did not attend chapel the morning of March […]