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 Convention, I will begin a new ministry position at St. Peter's By the Sea, Narragansett RI as the Director of Ministry focusing on Formation, Hospitality, and Outreach. I previously served St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Providence RI as the Director of Christian Formation. I am most passionate about transformative and transcendent worship and helping to form people to desire the Kingdom of God. I believe the Church is at a critical moment where we have the opportunity to stand up and claim who we are - a Church that rejoices in worship, fellowship, and the spreading of the Gospel throughout the world in which we live. A 2011 graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.A. in Political Science, my studies focused on Courts and Public Policy, and International Non-Governmental Organization Studies (INGOS). My senior thesis was on the history and development of the Book of Common Prayer. I am a member of the national history honors society and an associate of the Society of St. Margaret.
The Rev. Canon Mally Ewing Lloyd, as canon to the ordinary to Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE since December 2008, serves as a chief executive, overseeing operations for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. She is a deputy to the Episcopal Church's General Convention and a member of the Program, Budget and Finance Committee and the Standing Commission for Ministry Development. Before joining the bishop's staff, Lloyd was for six years the rector of Christ Church in Plymouth. Prior to that she served as an associate rector, and then interim rector, of Christ Church in Needham. She has been an active leader in the diocese for many years, serving on Diocesan Council and its Executive Committee and providing mentorship through the Fresh Start program for clergy beginning in new ministry. She has served both on parish search committee and suffragan bishop nominating committees in the diocese. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds a master of divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School.