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Episcopal Church grants awarded to 16 small-community leadership projects

Episcopal Church grants awarded to 16 small-community leadership projects

This week’s release, from The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs:

Roanridge Trust Award Grants announced
for Episcopal Church innovative leadership development programs

[February 16, 2016] Sixteen grants, totaling $221,300 for the Roanridge Trust Award Grants, have been announced for 2016.
The Roanridge Trust Award grants are awarded annually for new and creative models for leadership development in small communities across The Episcopal Church. The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who donated a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to The Episcopal Church. The interest from the sale of the farm generates the grant funds.
Awarded for 2016 work were:
Diocese of California: Evangelism Training for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood, CA
Diocese of Chicago: Project Resource Rural Church Stewardship Initiative
Diocese of Colorado: Seminarium: Theological Education & Leadership Formation for the Rural Parish
Dioceses of East Tennessee & Alabama: Transforming Congregations & Communities
Diócesis Litoral, Iglesia Episcopal del Ecuador: Training and development of leaders in management of gender violence and childhood and teenage pregnancy in the Manabí area
Diocese of Los Angeles: Church Nuts and Bolts in Ten Minutes or Less
Episcopal Church in Navajoland Area Mission: Appreciative Inquiry for Navajo Clergy
Diocese of New York: Spark Education Center
Diocese of Newark: Going Local
Diocese of Mississippi: AC Marble School
Diocese of Oregon: Escuela de Liderez Montesinos
Diocese of Spokane: Between the Ridges Doctrine of Discovery Training
Diocese of Tennessee: DuBose Conference Center Community Engagement Initiative
Diocese of Vermont: The Pastoral Power of Listening
Diocese of Virginia: Rural Health Care Ministries
Diocese of Western Kansas: New Deacons’ Mentoring Program 2016
The members of the Roanridge Grant Selection Committee were: N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer; the Rev. David Copley, Global Partnerships Mission Personnel Officer; the Rev. Meghan F. Froehlich, Transition Ministry Acing Missioner; C. Kirk Hadaway, PhD, Congregational Research Officer; the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner; and Charles A. Wynder, Jr., Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement Missioner.


Photo: DuBose Conference Center


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Pete Haynsworth

So … this press release was accomplished without Director of Public Engagement Alex Baumgarter and the grants were awarded without the participation of Director of Mission Samuel McDonaldand or the oversight of Chief Operating Officer Stacy Sauls.

Maybe Messers Baumgarter, McDonald, and Sauls aren’t really needed back in the DFMS fold.

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