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Media Notice: Episcopal Church Executive Council Meets in February

January 25, 2010
Office of Public Affairs
The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church will meet February 19 – February 22 at the Hilton in Omaha, Nebraska. Media representatives wishing to attend the meeting must secure credentials. Contact Neva Rae Fox at

A media conference with phone access for media not able to attend is planned for February 22 at the conclusion of Executive Council (time TBD). Pre-registration for media is required; contact Neva Rae Fox at

Executive Council

According to the website: “The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church is an elected body representing the whole Church. In the course of the three years between convention, known as the “triennium”, the Executive Council will customarily meet once in each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church. The Executive Council has the duty to carry out programs and policies adopted by General Convention. It is the job of Executive Council to oversee the ministry and mission of the Church. The Executive Council is comprised of twenty members elected by General Convention (four bishops, four priests or deacons and twelve laypersons) and eighteen members elected by provincial synods.”


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori chairs Executive Council; President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson is vice –chair; the Rev. Canon Dr. Gregory Straub is secretary.

Members and their dioceses are:

The Rt. Rev. David Alvarez, Puerto Rico; the Rev. Cn. Timothy Anderson, Nebraska; Hisako Beasley, Olympia; Sarah Dylan Breuer, Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Los Angeles; Stephanie Cheney, West Tennessee; the Rev. Brian Cole, Western North Carolina; Jane Cosby, Pennsylvania; the Rev. Dr. Lee Crawford, Vermont; the Rev. Dr. Ian Douglas, Massachusetts; Blanca Echeverry, Colombia; Scott Evenbeck, Indianapolis; the Rev. Floyd Gamarra, Los Angeles; Martha Gardner, Newark; E. Bruce Garner, Atlanta; Dr. Anita George, Mississippi; the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs, Michigan; Dr. Delbert Glover, Western Massachusetts; the Ven. Joyce Hardy, Arkansas; Canon Bettye Jo Harris, Hawaii; the Rev. Cn. Mark Harris, Delaware; Angela Helt, Oklahoma; the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Ohio; Stephen Hutchinson, Utah; the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, Ohio; Bryan Krislock, Olympia; Lelanda Lee, Colorado; the Rev. Cristobal Leon Lozano, Litoral Ecuador; Vycke McEwen, Oklahoma; Francisco Quinones, Puerto Rico; the Rev. Silvestre Romero, El Camino Real; Katie Sherrod, Fort Worth; Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Virgin Islands; the Rev. Deacon Terry L. Star, North Dakota; Deborah Stokes, Southern Ohio; the Rev. Winnie Varghese, New York; Anne Watkins, Connecticut; the Rev. Canon Sandye Wilson, Newark.

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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