The Episcopal Church is featured prominently in a story by Daniel Burke of Religion News Service about the efforts of mainline Protestant churches to streamline their governance structures.
Chief Operating Office Bishop Stacy Sauls: “We’ve been operating in a system where certain expertise resides at the churchwide level and pronouncements get sent down the pipeline. That model is last century. It’s a radically different time now.”
President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson: “I believe that we need more resources and authority at the local level. The days of the big corporate front office, if not gone already, are dwindling pretty fast.”