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‘An Inspiring Evangelist’

Jerusalem Greer of Greenbrier, Ark., begins her work March 1 as the Episcopal Church’s staff officer for evangelism.

In this new full-time position, Greer will coordinate churchwide efforts to inspire, gather, equip, send, and celebrate Episcopalians in the ministry of evangelism and discipleship, especially through initiatives like the Way of Love, Episcopal Revivals, Evangelism 101 trainings, and resource development.

Greer is the minister for formation and connection at St. Peter’s Church in Conway, Ark. For the past year she was a consulting evangelist with the Presiding Bishop’s Evangelism Team and a member of the working group on the Way of Love.

Greer served as project evangelist for Virginia Theological Seminary’s Baptized for Life: An Episcopal Discipleship Initiative, as creator and coordinator of Forma’s Faith-at-Home resources, and as the author of multiple curricula through Forward Movement and Episcopal Relief and Development.

She has written two books: At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises and A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting and Coming Together, both published by Paraclete Press. She is a speaker and contributor on evangelism, discipleship, welcoming former evangelicals, and ministry with families and children.

“It was a great day at General Convention when we secured the funding and mandate for this position. It’s even more of a joy to now welcome Jerusalem Greer to serve as staff officer,” said the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care.

“She is an inspiring evangelist, teacher, preacher, and lover of souls, and she brings a breadth of wisdom, creativity, organizational savvy, and expertise that are beyond what we could’ve hoped for.”

Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs


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