Mission Personnel

"The Heartbeat of the Church is Mission." — the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

The Mission Personnel Office offers members of The Episcopal Church a chance to enter into relationships with people outside national and cultural borders and to nurture worldwide partnerships. Individuals who feel called to serve God across cultural boundaries have the opportunity to serve as Episcopal missionaries in over 25 countries around the Anglican Communion, supporting local church communities in their calling to participate in God’s mission. Missionaries are doctors, nurses, teachers, accountants, agriculturalists, computer technicians, administrators, theologians, and communicators. Missionaries are lay and ordained, young and old.


As the Episcopal Church relaunches Episcopal Volunteers in Mission, interested adult candidates are invited to consider opportunities for sharing and learning in locales throughout the Anglican Communion. “We are relaunching this long-...

April 17, 2013

[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] For missionaries Tom and Dianne Wilson the most challenging part of service in El Salvador thus far has been learning Spanish. The couple, from Rutland, Massachusetts, and members of St...

October 17, 2011

In late 2007 the Rev. Zach Drennen, at the time working as a teacher and chaplain at a school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a three-month, self-funded sabbatical. But rather than hike the Appalachian Trail or climb Mount...

October 14, 2011

The Rev. Richard Tolliver didn't go to St. Edmund's Episcopal Church at 61st Street and Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, with the intention of building affordable housing. Yet 20 years later, the...

October 4, 2011

After spending a year as a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer teaching Xhosa children in Grahamstown, South Africa, Travis Shields, 23, has decided to change the course of his life. Rather than pursue a Ph.D. in medical physics, he's...

November 12, 2010

Sudan is in the news more and more these days and will continue to be as the Jan. 9 referendum on independence draws nearer. It is a sensational and important story, and such stories make the headlines. But if you just hear about Sudan in...


Jessica Pitcher, Diocese of Minnesota, is a YASC volunteer in the Diocese of Maseno North, Anglican Church of Kenya. http://apearlwithoutashell.blogspot.com/

Mr. Michael Tedrick, Diocese of California, is serving in the Diocese of Curitiba, Brazil. http://www.awanderersjournal.blogspot.com

Mary Barber, Diocese of Olympia, is a Young Adult Service Corps volunteer in Liberia. http://missionarymary.blogspot.com/

Highly respected Chinese Christian mission agency with opportunities for short and long term English teaching as well as young adult programs.

Mission agency reaching out to the 25 largest and least Evangelized people groups. “We have a simple focus at Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM): We desire to see 25 ethnic groups reached with the love of Jesus Christ. Simple as that!”