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 […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] During its Feb.5-7 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council Approve the revised charter of the Joint Audit Committee of the Executive Council and the DFMS (EC009). Advocacy & Networking for Mission   Declare solidarity with Dominicans of Haitian […]

UTO, Episcopal Church ratify ‘historic’ agreement

New bylaws, memo of understanding on operations meant to begin a new day

Editors’ note: Story updated to add links to agreement documents. [Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The United Thank Offering and the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council officially agreed Feb. 7 on a memorandum of understanding and a new set of bylaws for the organization that for 125 years has supported the church’s mission and […]

Executive Council: Presiding Bishop’s Opening Remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presented the following opening remarks at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting currently gathered  at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland). Executive Council 5-7 February 2014 Maritime Center, Linthicum Heights, MD Opening remarks The […]

Executive Council: House of Deputies president’s opening remarks

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, presented the following opening remarks at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting currently gathered  at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland). Opening Remarks Executive Council Linthicum Heights, Maryland […]

Baker elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Baker of the Diocese of Northern California has been elected the Province 8 clergy representative on the Episcopal Church Executive Council. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, during the opening session of the […]

Pierce elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Nathaniel W. Pierce of the Diocese of Easton has been elected the Province III clergy representative on the Episcopal Church Executive Council. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, during the opening session of the Executive Council […]

Executive Council begins busy meeting in Chicago

United Thank Offering, structural change, budget changes among agenda topics

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council began its Oct. 15-17 meeting here facing an agenda that ranged from specific line-item adjustments to the current budget and the structure of the next triennium’s budget to large conceptual issues about the future shape of the Episcopal Church. The members also are facing a […]

Re-imagining task force members say ‘real challenge’ is transformation

Council hears update on TREC’s work, discusses foundational assumptions

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] One of the co-conveners of the Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church told Executive Council Oct. 15 that the task force was aiming for “not just a legislative success”; that is, having the 2015 General Convention accept its recommendations. “The real challenge is actually not in the legislative […]

Architects unveil plan for Haitian cathedral

‘Iconic symbol’ would reflect hope for resurrected church, nation

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] The architects of a dramatic new cathedral for Haiti unveiled their design Oct. 15 for the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council. The new Port-au-Prince cathedral is to be built on the same site as the previous Holy Trinity Cathedral that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It would seat more […]