Josephine Hicks has joined Episcopal Relief and Development in the newly created role of vice president for Episcopal Church programs. She is charged with deepening the organization’s programs and engagement within the Episcopal Church.

“We are excited and honored to have Josephine join our organization in this new capacity,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development. “She knows us well, having served as a member of our board of directors, and she is widely respected throughout the Episcopal Church. Josephine’s expertise will be invaluable in enhancing relationships with individuals and institutions around the Church, a major priority in our current strategic plan.”

Hicks will focus on developing programs and resources to meet the needs of Episcopal dioceses and congregations by overseeing staff working with the U.S. Disaster Program, engagement, and Episcopal Asset Map teams.

“My hope is that the Episcopal Church Programs team will help Episcopalians better understand and connect with Episcopal Relief and Development and find ways to engage their faith through our work in the U.S. and around the world,” Hicks said. “A strong relationship with Jesus doesn’t happen only on Sunday mornings or within the church walls. In Matthew 25, Jesus called us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and heal the sick. Episcopal Relief and Development provides an opportunity to respond to that call.”

Hicks, a trial lawyer, has 30 years of experience litigating disputes for a wide range of clients, including public utilities, manufacturers, and other businesses. Most recently, she was a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of the South and Vanderbilt University Law School.

She is the author of If There’s Anything I Can Do …s What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes, a book aimed at those who want to help colleagues, friends, and loved ones experiencing serious illness or needing care at the end of life.

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