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Director of Government Relations named; digital evangelist sought

Director of Government Relations named; digital evangelist sought

From the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs:

The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the new full-time position of digital evangelist, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.

Duties for the digital evangelist include strategizing efforts for the building of relationships, creating community, and fostering an aspirational online social presence by managing and implementing the Episcopal Church’s growing digital evangelism ministry. The position works in a team setting, is part of the Office of Communication, and reports to the presiding bishop’s canon for ministry within the Episcopal Church.

Detailed position information and application instructions are available here.

Deadline for applying is Aug. 29.

The Presiding Bishop has announced a new Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has appointed Rebecca Linder Blachly as Director of Government Relations, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

“Rebecca Blachly provides the capability and knowledge  that the Episcopal Church wants and needs when working with our government leaders,” Presiding Bishop Curry said.  “Please join me in welcoming Rebecca to her new position, coming at a critical juncture for religion-government relations.”

Based in Washington, DC, the Director of Government Relations is a full-time position responsible for  representing the public policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and Executive Council, and the ministry of the Presiding Bishop, to policy makers in Washington, including the White House, the Congress, the Washington, D.C. diplomatic community, the Episcopal institutions and networks, visiting Anglican and Episcopal leaders, the ecumenical community, and public interest organizations so that the Church has a direct presence and ability to advocate its positions to those who make or are concerned about governmental policy.

“I am honored and thrilled to take on this critical role for the Episcopal Church, and I look forward to working for the Presiding Bishop and with his extraordinary team,” Blachly said.  “My experience in the policy community – both in and out of government – has shown me the crucial role of faith communities in advancing priority issues. I look forward to advancing the presence of the Episcopal Church in Washington.”

Read more about the background to Blachly’s appointment here. Find the press release seeking applications to the position of digital evangelist here.

Featured image: Rebecca Linder Blachly

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