“Opportunity for the Diocesan Family” – The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Committee

The Rev. Stephen Carson shares with Council about the work of The Douglass Foundation Scholarship Program. Established to support the fields of education, entrepreneurship, science and the arts in the Diocese of West Texas, the foundation has awarded $650,800 to 39 recipients since 2000. This scholarship is for those seeking advanced degrees in the fields […]

“Building a Bridge for Diocesan Schools” – Deputy for Episcopal Schools

Mary Katherine Duffy, incoming Deputy for Episcopal Schools, reports on her vision for the new consulting role for Episcopal Schools she will assume beginning in the fall. Duffy shares, “As the Chairman of the Episcopal Schools Commission for the last ten years, I can tell you firsthand that our schools have not had the diocesan […]

“Building Trust and Building Relationships” – The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania, addresses Council after his keynote at the Bishop’s Luncheon. Bishop Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016 as the 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania. Before his ordination as bishop, Gutiérrez served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of […]

Resolutions from the Constitutions and Canons Committee

Rod Schneider with the Committee on Resolutions presents two resolutions: Resolution 1-2019 on Canon 9, Section 4 regarding Synod of the Province delegates Resolution 2-2019 on Canon 15, regarding Episcopal Schools Both resolutions pass after a brief discussion from the floor. You can read the full text of the resolutions here. The complete diocesan Constitutions and […]

“Shared Success and Gratitude” – Good Samaritan Community Services Report

[AUDIO RECORDING PENDING] The Rev. Michael Chalk, Board Chairman, and Mr. Simon Salas, CEO give the report on Good Samaritan Community Services, a ministry of the Diocese of West Texas, which serves as a catalyst for change, supporting youth, individuals, and families, by providing excellent community services to overcome economic poverty. Mike Chalk shares, “During […]

Way of Love Conversation: Worship

During Council 2019, participants are invited into seven conversations about each of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life laid out by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Contributors to the Fall/Winter 2018 Reflections Magazine that explored the Way of Love will introduce each Bible study conversation, either in person or via video. The Rev. Daniel […]

“Shining Light and Walking in Love”: Immigration Perspectives from the Rio Grande Valley

The Rev. Rod Clark, Vicar at St. Peter and St. Paul, Mission speaks to Council about responding to the needs in Border Communities and Congregations. He says, “This issue is not easy. People have strong opinions about it, and it can be divisive, but be confident that wherever you fall on this issue, whatever your […]

“Resiliency, Hope, and Determination in the Wake of Harvey”- Disaster Recovery Report

Jennifer Wickham, Bishop’s Deputy for Disaster Recovery presents the report on Disaster Recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey and on the revitalization of the newly-revitalized Commission on Disaster Preparedness and Response. Jennifer shares, “During this past year I have traveled with representatives from Episcopal Relief and Development to visit sites still reeling from Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and […]