Church to Fill Vacancies

Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

The Episcopal Church is accepting nominations through May 1 for a lay member of the Executive Council.

The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive secretary of General Convention, announced that the vacancy was created by the resignation of Executive Council member Joseph Ferrell of the Diocese of North Carolina, whose term concludes at General Convention 2018.

“In accordance with the Rules of Order, the Executive Committee of Executive Council will review all suggestions, and will nominate at least two and no more than five candidates,” Canon Barlowe said. “The election by the entire Executive Council will take place at our June meeting.”

Barlowe said candidates should be willing to attend these future meetings of Executive Council:

  • October 20-22
  • February 6-8, 2017
  • June 9-11, 2017
  • October 18-21, 2017
  • January 22-24, 2018
  • April 21-23, 2018

Send nominations to Barlowe at with a 150-word biography and digital photograph.

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Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

The Episcopal Church is recruiting volunteers for a search committee to develop a position description and to interview candidates for the Episcopal Church’s indigenous missioner, a member of the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff.

A letter to all Episcopalians, which follows, details the process for the nomination and selection of a search committee, the duties, and the timeline.

Dear Episcopalians,

The position of Indigenous Missioner on the staff of the Presiding Bishop is vacant. In order to call the next Indigenous Missioner, the Presiding Bishop has decided on following process.

  1. The Presiding Bishop will appoint a 6 to 8 member search committee which is broadly representative of those engaged in and knowledgeable about ministry with and among Indigenous people in the Episcopal Church.
  2. The search committee will review the job description of the job held by the previous Indigenous Missioner and assist in writing a new job description based on the needs of the church today.
  3. The job description will be posted and applications for the Missioner position will be received for approximately four weeks.
  4. Using a confidential process, the search committee will review resumes, conduct interviews and recommend at least two candidates to the Presiding Bishop.
  5. The Presiding Bishop will interview the candidates and call the next Indigenous Missioner.

This letter is an invitation for members of the Episcopal Church to nominate individuals to serve on the search committee. The search committee will include 6-8 members, and will be constituted to be broadly representative and diverse.

The form to nominate persons for the search committee may be found at

Please join us in prayer as we enter the call process for this important post.

The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén
Team Leader for Ethnic and Diversity Ministries and Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries

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