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Martha Alexander to run for president of House of Deputies

Martha Alexander to run for president of House of Deputies

Martha Bedell Alexander, a trustee of the Church Pension Fund and a North Carolina state legislator, had announced that she will stand for election as president of the House of Deputies.


Episcopal News Service reports:

A cradle Episcopalian, Alexander has served in a variety of roles throughout the church, as well as serving in a variety of organizations on a local, state and national level, according to the release.

In addition to serving on the Church Pension Fund board of trustees, Alexander is on the General Convention’s World Mission legislative committee for the upcoming session.

She is a member of the Diocese of North Carolina Standing Committee and is the companion diocese coordinator for the church’s Province IV. Alexander serves on the Botswana-North Carolina Companion Link Committee, chairs the dispatch of business for the diocesan convention and is a member of the Micah Initiative’s microfinance committee at Christ Church in Charlotte where she lives.

Here’s the press release from the Diocese of North Carolina. The person elected will succeed Bonnie Anderson, who has served two three-year terms as House of Deputies president, and has announced that she would not ask convention to elect her to a third and final term.

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Jesse Zink

Can we revive the questions for PHoD candidates' thread of a few weeks back now that there's more than one candidate?

I'd be interested to know how long each candidate envisions serving. The church is set for leadership change three years from now. Both these candidates are of an older generation. Do they anticipate being around to work with the next presiding bishop or do they think this might be a one-term kind of thing? (Tough question to answer because I imagine you can't really know until you've tried the job.)

I'd also be interested in how the candidates see the role: expansively (like the current occupant) or more narrowly?

I'm sure there are many more questions out there.

-Jesse

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Leslie Scoopmire

Why do we still discuss whether someone is a cradle Episcopalian or not? One would think we need more Episcopalians by choice if we are going to thrive.

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