Program, Budget and Finance presents budget to General Convention

The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance completed its work on the proposed 2013-15 budget and presented it to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies in a joint session at 2:15 pm Eastern on July 10. The budget is structured according to the Five Marks of Mission and based on a 19% asking for each year of the 2013-15 Triennia. The budget document is available here. Diane B. Pollard, Diocese of New York, was Chair of Program, Budget and Finance, and our own Bishop Stephen Lane, Diocese of Maine, was Vice chair.

The Honorable Byron Rushing Elected Vice President of the House of Deputies

Byron Rushing from the Diocese of Massachusetts was elected on the second ballot July 11 to serve as the next vice president of the House of Deputies. Rushing has been a General Convention deputy since 1973 and has served as a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature since 1983. He is founding member of the Episcopal Urban Caucus, and serves on the boards of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus and the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice. He currently serves on the council of advice for the president of the House of Deputies. He was nominated by the Rev. Altagracia Perez, deputy from Los Angeles. She said Rushing’s primary ministry is politics, “in the best and most accurate use of that word

Gay Jennings elected President of the House of Deputies

The following is the statement from the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, clerical deputy, Diocese of Ohio, on her election on July 10 as President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church: I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues in the House of Deputies as their next president, and I’m grateful to all of the people across the church—deputies, bishops, and many other leaders—who have expressed their confidence in me and shared their ideas. I’m especially grateful to Deputy Martha Alexander and Deputy Frank Logue for offering their gifts to the church, and I look forward to working with them during the next triennium. I am a priest, ordained in 1979, born and raised and ordained in t

Dante Tavolaro and the Rev. Cn. Mally Llyod elected to represent Province 1 on Joint Nominating Comm

Dante Tavolaro is a lay deputy from the Diocese of RI. This is my third General Convention and second time as a deputy. I am a parishioner of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pawtucket RI where I served in music and formation ministries and currently serve on the vestry. I also serve as a board member of The Jonathan Daniels House - which is in the process of becoming a member of Episcopal Service Corps. I have served on Diocesean Council and is a delegate to the Diocesan Convention. On the wider Church level I have had involvement with Episcopalains for Global Reconciliation, Integirty, TransEpiscopal, The Episcopal Youth Event, and Young Adult Gatherings. Upon returning home from General Conve

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