Convention challenged to expand global missionary opportunities

[Episcopal News Service] Crossing cultural boundaries, building partnerships, and engaging God’s mission locally and globally are at the very heart of The Episcopal Church’s missionary program. The 78th General Convention, meeting June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be asked in two proposed resolutions to commit to its ongoing support and development of […]

Transformed by 12 years in Tanzania, missionaries set to return

[Episcopal News Service] As a child, the Rev. Sandra McCann dreamed of someday going to Africa. But she never imagined it would become her home, her ministry and her entire life for 12 years. When Sandy and her husband Martin reached their mid-50s, they made the audacious decision to give up their successful medical careers […]

Episcopal missionaries nurture global partnerships, deepen Communion

[Episcopal News Service] As The Episcopal Church prepares to observe World Mission Sunday on Feb. 15, the following article looks at some of the treasures of its missionary program. The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” […]

Video: Missionary in Romania embraces social, ecumenical role

Episcopal-Orthodox partnership deepened through common mission

[Episcopal News Service, Huși, Romania] The Rev. Dorothee Hahn is well into her third year as an Episcopal Church missionary in Romania. The former lawyer from Germany is committed to supporting struggling families and otherwise walking alongside the rural community in Huși, near Iași. A priest in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Hahn’s […]

Ministry of missionaries featured in new Episcopal Church video

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The mission, ministry, and impact of Episcopal Church missionaries on a local community through the Episcopal Volunteers in Mission program are featured in a new video here. The video about Episcopal Volunteers in Mission features two  missionaries, Kyle Evans of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and Dan Tootle […]

Video – Jenny McConnachie: Long-term missionary in South Africa

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal missionary Jenny McConnachie has devoted her life to the poorest of the poor. Jenny and her late husband Chris moved from North Carolina to South Africa’s Eastern Cape in the early 1980s. Together, the McConnachies set up African Medical Mission, strengthening the most vulnerable communities with commitment and compassion. Chris transformed […]