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The Rev. Leslie Nunez Steffensen has been named the Canon to the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this full-time position, Steffensen works with Bishop Carl Wright, Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries and among her duties are the direct administrative support of Episcopal priests who serve as federal chaplains in the Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs hospital centers and Federal Bureau of Prisons.  She assists the Bishop Suffragan in the recruitment, support and care of these chaplains.

"This ministry to our Federal Chaplains draws upon my experience in the US Navy, upon hard-won knowledge as a military spouse, upon my international experience, and upon my priesthood," said Steffensen. "The Episcopal Church currently has 110 Federal Chaplains stationed all around the world. I am honored to serve and support my fellow priests in their call to ministry in difficult settings, whether at sea on a battleship, on a battlefield, at a remote duty station, in a prison, or in a hospital."

After graduating from Officer Candidate School and completing studies at the Navy and Marine Intelligence Training Center in 1989, she was on active duty for four years as a Naval Aviation Intelligence Officer, "chasing Soviet submarines at the end of the Cold War," she adds. Steffensen later served as a Volunteer for Mission, the Episcopal Church's program for adult volunteers. She was the Academic Dean and instructor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Most recently, she was assistant to the rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria ,VA. Prior to that, she was Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary.

For the Episcopal Church, she served on the Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries Interviewing Committee; the Disciplinary Committee, Diocese of Virginia; and

Co-Editor for The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion.

She is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, with a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theological Studies; and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD with a Bachelor’s in International Studies.

Steffensen is based in in Washington DC. She can be contacted at lsteffensen@episcopalchurch.org.

 

The Rev. Leslie Nunez Steffensen has been named the Canon to the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In this full-time position, Steffensen works with Bishop Carl
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The Rev. Melanie Mullen of Richmond, VA has been named the Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this new full-time position, Mullen will lead the church’s work on domestic poverty and Jubilee Ministries, and shepherd the work of Episcopal Church staff in relation to racial reconciliation and justice, domestic poverty, stewardship of creation, and the United Thank Offering. She will also partner closely with the Advisory Council on Stewardship of Creation to develop and support eco-justice sites and networks.  The Director will report to the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation.

“The Rev. Mullen brings a unique blend of experiences and gifts to this position,” Spellers said. “She’s a trained community organizer with a heart for building teams and leading communities to make a difference. She has a demonstrated passion for environmental justice and economic justice. She knows parishes, she knows Capitol Hill and she knows the trenches, and she’s ready to work with our already strong team to take the Episcopal Church’s engagement around reconciliation, justice and creation care even deeper.”

The Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care is based in Washington DC.

“It is an honor to be called to this the new position for the church,” Mullen said.  “The work of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care is vital to our life together, as we further the vision of equipping the people of God to be Christ’s hands and feet on the earth.”

Mullen begins her new position on March 1 and at that time she will be available at mmullen@episcopalchurch.org.

Meet Melanie Mullen

Mullen currently serves as the Downtown Missioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond. Prior to that she was the Interim Missioner for Youth Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Assistant Director of Community for Camp Richmond Hill; and the Director of Communications and Development for Lutheran Volunteer Corps. During her years in the nation’s capital, she also worked in campaign fundraising and development and raised more than $10 million for leadership PACs, the Congressional Black Caucus, and US Congressional and gubernatorial races from Louisiana to Connecticut; and she served as Development Associate for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, with a focus on poverty advocacy.

She is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, with a Bachelors in History.

The Rev. Melanie Mullen of Richmond, VA has been named the Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In this new full-time position, Mullen will lead the church’s work on
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The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Director of Human Resources, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

The Director of Human Resources position is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City and is a full-time position.

The Director of Human Resources reports to the Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for providing organizational development strategies and direct human resources management to partner and support the mission and ministry goals of the Episcopal Church; managing every aspect of employment needs; overseeing the talent acquisition process and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and in-house regulatory requirements and procedures; and benefits administration.

Information about the position, details for applying and process overview are available here.

To apply, provide résumé and a cover letter that includes at least three professional references with contact info by email to TEC-HR@ies-consulting.org. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled.

For more information, contact Dr. George Conway, President, IES Consulting, gconway@ies-consulting.org. IES Consulting has been engaged as the search firm for this position.

 

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Director of Human Resources, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. The Director of Human Resources position is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City and is a
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The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Chief Legal Officer, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

A new full-time position, the Chief Legal Officer is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. The Chief Legal Officer will be responsible for assuring the reliable and timely provision of high quality legal advice and services to the Presiding Bishop, the President of the House of Deputies, the Executive Office of the General Convention, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and Executive Council.

The Chief Legal Officer reports to, and is accountable to, the Presiding Bishop and will serve as a senior member of the Presiding Bishop’s leadership team.

Candidates must be a member of, or have the ability to become a member of, the New York bar within 18 months of hire.

Detailed information about the position, details for applying and process overview are available here.

To apply, provide résumé and a cover letter that includes at least three professional references by email to TEC-CLO@ies-consulting.org.  Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. George Conway, President, IES Consulting, gconway@ies-consulting.org. IES Consulting has been engaged as the search firm for this position.

According to Canon I.4.2(h): Upon joint nomination by the Chair (Presiding Bishop) and the Vice-Chair (President of the House of Deputies), the (Executive) Council shall appoint a Chief Legal Officer who shall function as general counsel and serve at the pleasure of, and report and be accountable to, the Chair.

Materials will be reviewed by a Chief Legal Officer Nominating Advisory Committee that is comprised of lawyers who are Episcopalians and chancellors of Episcopal Dioceses.

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Chief Legal Officer, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. A new full-time position, the Chief Legal Officer is based at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. The Chief
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The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock has been named Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In his position as the Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, Woodcock will be responsible for nurturing Episcopal Church relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and working with the Episcopal Church’s office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.  He will serve as a resource for parishes, dioceses and institutions, and as a bridge in nurturing and promoting relationships with this region.

He is currently the Interim Pastor at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, NY (Diocese of New York) and has served congregations in the Diocese of Newark.

A former employee of Church Pension Group, his positions included Manager, International Relations & Pastoral Care; Manager, International Relations; Manager, Companion Pension Plan Strategies; and Manager, Overseas Pension Plans.

Through his work at Church Pension Group, Woodcock notes extensive regional experience, with strong ongoing contact and personal ties with Anglican primates, provincial secretaries and staff officers in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the Philippines, clergy in Guam/Saipan, along with the bishop, clergy and staff of the Diocese of Taiwan.

His previous work at the Episcopal Church Center included as Deputy to the Senior Executive for Mission Operations; Deputy Director of the World Mission Overseas Development Office; and Assistant Secretary for Legislation for the General Convention.

He was elected an alternate deputy to the 73rd General Convention from the Diocese of New York and served on various council and committees in the Diocese as well as the community.

He served in the US Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and has worked on refugee and community development programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Woodcock holds a Master of Sacred Theology and a Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary; a Master of Arts in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT; and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Hobart College. He is the recipient of numerous certificates and awards and was named a Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Monrovia, Liberia, in 2008.

The position is a member of the Episcopal Church Global Partnerships.  Woodcock will be based in Nyack, NY.  He will begin his new position on March 1.  At that time he will be available at bwoodcock@episcopalchurch.org.

 

The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock has been named Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In his position as the Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, Woodcock will be
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The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff has been named the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

As Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, Hauff will be responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. His primary focus will be leadership development, education and ministry development opportunities by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering leaders from within the community.

As member of the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Office, Hauff will be based in Minneapolis, MN. Hauff will begin his new position on February 21.  At that time he will be available at bhauff@episcopalchurch.org.

Hauff has been rector of All Saints’ Torresdale Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA, (Diocese of Pennsylvania) since 2012. He previously served in congregations in the dioceses of Florida, Minnesota, South Dakota and Texas. Hauff is enrolled with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, headquartered in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is a speaker, presenter and author on various Native American topics and issues. 

For the church, he served on The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC); Board of Examining Chaplains in the Dioceses of Florida and Pennsylvania; and the Board of Trustees and adjunct faculty member at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.

In Minneapolis, he was the Director of the Adolescent Program for the Domestic Abuse Project.

He holds a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary; a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University; a Master of Education from South Dakota State University; and a Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff has been named the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. As Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, Hauff will be responsible for enabling and empowering
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Jeremy Tackett has been named the Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this new full-time position, Tackett’s duties will include strategizing efforts for the building of relationships, creating community, and fostering an aspirational online social presence by managing and implementing the Episcopal Church's growing digital evangelism ministry.

Most recently, Tackett was Director of Communications at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that he was Coordinator of Publications at University of Pikeville, KY

Tackett boasts extensive background in digital and social media platforms, web data analytics (Google Analytics, Strategic Email Marketing, Social Media Engagement) and web engagement. He holds Inbound and Email Marketing certifications from Hubspot and is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Tackett holds a BS in Communication from University of Kentucky.

Additionally, he has more than 10 years of experience in ministry and church leadership, in a variety of church settings and roles as both a professional and volunteer.

A member of the Office of Communications, Tackett will be based in Raleigh, NC and will report to the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church

Tackett will begin his new position on February 1.  At that time he will be available at jtackett@episcopalchurch.org

Jeremy Tackett has been named the Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In this new full-time position, Tackett’s duties will include strategizing efforts for the building of relationships, creating
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Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has announced the retirement of John E. Colón as Director of Human Resources at the Episcopal Church, a position he has held since 1989.

“John has served the church as a member of the staff of four Presiding Bishops,” Presiding Bishop Curry said.  “What a tenure of service and witness! We will miss his kind, faithful and delightful presence, but we thank God that we have served with him.  As was said when John Glenn was about to orbit the earth, we say now, ‘Godspeed’ John Colón.”

“It has been a privilege and an honor to have served at the churchwide offices for more than 28 years under four Presiding Bishops and with current and former colleagues,” Colón said. “Be assured that as The Jesus Movement continues to revive us in this Church, I will be there walking alongside you in prayer, action and thanksgiving.”

Colón joined the staff of the Episcopal Church in September 1988 and was named Director of Human Resources in June 1989.  Prior to the Episcopal Church, Colón was the Corporate Secretary and Director of Personnel and Director of the Christian Herald Youth Program for Christian Herald Children’s Home, and Bowery Mission and Young Men’s Home, New York, NY. He has taught courses as a Lead Adjunct Instructor at Cornell University – NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations and as an Adjunct Faculty Member at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  He has been dedicated to Camp Viva (Family Services of Westchester), Yonkers, NY since 2001, currently serving as a Program Coordinator.

A graduate of Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts and the State University of New York, Binghamton, NY with a Master of Arts, Colón holds numerous certifications and professional licenses.

Colón will retire on February 28. In his retirement Colón plans to continue providing consultant services focused on diversity, inclusion and managing difference in varied organizational systems.

Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has announced the retirement of John E. Colón as Director of Human Resources at the Episcopal Church, a position he has held since 1989. “John has served the church as a member of the staff of four
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There is still time to apply for the Episcopal Church position of Manager for Language Services, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

In this full-time position, the Manager for Language Services will manage all aspects of translation and interpretation activities for the Episcopal Church, including items needed from the Presiding Bishop’s Office, General Convention office, and other church bodies and staff.

More information and application instructions for this position are available here  

The deadline for applying has been extended to October 31.

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at hrm@episcopalchurch.org.

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

There is still time to apply for the Episcopal Church position of Manager for Language Services, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In this full-time position, the Manager for Language Services will manage all aspects of translation and

Applications are now accepted for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

The Missioner for Indigenous Ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. The position’s primary focus is leadership development, education and ministry development opportunities by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering the building and emergence of Indigenous leadership at all levels of the Church from within the community.

Detailed position information and application instructions are available here 

Deadline for applying is September 16. 

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at hrm@episcopalchurch.org.

The position description was developed by a search committee named by Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry to review and edit a position description and to interview candidates. The search committee members are:

  • Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Becky Clark, Diocese of Olympia
  • Bishop Mark Lattime, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Deacon Lewis Powell, Diocese of Northern California
  • Byron Sloan, Diocese of Arizona
  • The Rev. Rachel Tabor-Hamilton, Diocese of Olympia
  • The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, staff liaison
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, and John E. Colón, Director of Human Resources are staff support.

Input welcomed

As the Committee begins to receive and consider applications, input is welcomed from the Church community on areas of importance for this ministry.  To facilitate this process, an online survey has been created and is available here

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Applications are now accepted for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. The Missioner for Indigenous Ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and

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