United Thank Offering

The UTO Board

August 3, 2012
United Thank Offering


The UTO Board is composed of a Province Representative from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church and three continuing members serving at large, who represent the provincial regions of the Anglican Communion.  It is staffed by the UTO Coordinator, who works in The Episcopal Church Center in New York.

Within their provinces, UTO Board members establish and maintain communication with:

  • Diocesan UTO Coordinators and Bishops within their province
  • Diocesan ECW Boards
  • Episcopal Church Center Provincial Liaison
  • Seminaries
  • Provincial publications

UTO Board members attend three UTO Board meetings per year and other provincial/synod meetings and conferences.  These are held in different dioceses of The Episcopal Church.  They develop new UTO materials and programs, such as Face To Face, in order to promote, interpret, and support the ministry of the United Thank Offering.  Each UTO Board member researches applications and communicates with the UTO grant applicants within their province in preparation for the yearly granting session held each April.

UTO Board members travel within their Province, visiting churches, women’s groups, vestries, seminaries, diocesan meetings, etc., to speak on the work of the UTO.  We train, educate, and support Diocesan UTO Coordinators, including providing the annual Face To Face workshop.  We visit churches, dioceses, seminaries, etc. as requested to promote UTO.


Barbara “Barbi” Tinder
Convener, Communication Committee
Province I
(207) 928-3603

Lois J. Rodney
Convener, Memorial and Gift Trust Fund
Province II
(718) 723-6050

Anne Gordon Curran
Convener, Diocesan Network Committee
Province III
(804) 285-4210

Georgie White
Committee Member
Province IV
(770) 996-9081

Carol Feller-Gottard
Committee Member
Province V
(715) 623-3004

Mari-Lou Triebenbach
Convener, Continuing Review Committee
Province VI
(763) 559-4961


Lynn Headley
Committee Member
Province VIII
(714) 963-5932

Olga Arevalo
Convener, Covenant Network Committee
Province IX
(011 593)

Zona Tounsley
Secretary, Member-at-Large for Latin America / Caribbean
(910) 777-3377

Jan Goossens
Finance Officer, Member-at-Large for Africa
(618) 655-0326

Pamela Stewart
Vice President, Member-at-Large for Asia / Pacific
(631) 447-3996





The Rev. Cn.
Heather Melton

Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

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