Committees

 

Aid to Theological Students Fund Committee
Anti-Human-Trafficking Action Committee
Anti-Racism Commission
Cathedral Chapter
Central American Refugee Commission
Christmas Fund
The Church Foundation
Church Training and Deaconess House Board of Managers
Commission on Ministry
Congregational Life and Re-Development Team
Continuing Education/Sabbatical Leave Committee
Convention Arrangements Committee
Deacons
Differently Abled
Diocesan Council
Diocesan Disciplinary Board
Diocesan History Committee
Education for Ministry
Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Clergy Association of Pennsylvania
Finance Committee
Fresh Start
Girls Friendly Society
Global Mission Commission
Global Partnerships
Guatemala Companion Diocese Committee
Committee on Incorporation
Middle East Study Group
Nominations Committee
Recovery Ministry
Committee on Resolutions
Sacred Gifts
Standing Committee
Union of Black Episcopalians
United Thank Offering Custodians
Wellness Commission
Veterans Ministry
 
 

Descriptions

Aid to Theological Students Fund Committee
The Aid to Theological Students Fund Committee reviews applications for financial assistance and makes recommendations to the Bishop, who awards the grants. The policy of the Committee is to strive for an equitable distribution of scholarship monies based on the applicant’s financial need and the availability of funds. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Funds are limited, and applicants are urged to seek aid from other sources.
Contact: The Rev. Carol Anthony

Budget Committee
Contact: The Rev. Samuel Adu-Andoh

Christmas Fund
For clergy canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania who are disabled; the surviving spouses and orphans or other dependents of clergy; and seminarians and self-supporting clergy and their dependents.
Contact: Kay Johnson

Congregational Life and Re-Development Team
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez is committed to providing support and resources for parishes so that, together, we may be builders of God’s kingdom in our congregations and communities. In this spirit, he has appointed a Congregational Life and Re-Development Team to lead this vital and holy work.
Contact: The Rev. Samuel Adu-Andoh, The Rev. Kathryn Andonian, The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, The Very Rev. Michael Ruk

Convention Arrangements Committee
Appointed by the Bishop to make and carry out all arrangements for the convention.
Contact: The Rev. Benjamin Wallis

Differently Abled
Focuses on raising awareness of, and educational issues related to, persons with disabilities, especially architectural and attitudinal barriers to full participation in congregational life.
Contact: Suzanne Erb

Episcopal Clergy Association of Pennsylvania
Represents the professional and personal concerns of clergy. Membership is open to all clergy in the Diocese.
Contact: The Rev. Glenn Matis

Fresh Start
A program for new clergy and clergy new to their position.
Contact: The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph

Girls Friendly Society
An international organization, founded in England in 1875, which provides girls and young women with opportunities for fellowship, study and service through parish chapters. The diocesan Girls Friendly Society maintains a Holiday House in Cape May, NJ (609.884.3074) for vacationing families and friends.
Contact: Llyn Carter

Global Mission Commission
The Global Mission Commission (GMC) is committed to inspiring, educating, and supporting congregations and individuals in the Diocese to engage in the reconciling work of God in the world. We encourage long-term relationships with global partners for lasting change. Building relationships not just structures, offering friendship not just aid.
Contact: The Very Rev. Koshy Mathews

Middle East Study Group
Established by the 1992 Diocesan Convention to support and increase awareness of our relationship to the Diocese of Jerusalem and to the issues of the Middle East through the Good Friday offering, study, assisting pilgrimages, ecumenical efforts, national networking and speaker presentations.
Contact: The Rev. E. Clifford Cutler

Committee on Resolutions
Resolves substantially similar motions into a single motion, makes editorial corrections that do not affect the substance of a motion, holds hearings on proposed resolutions, makes recommendations regarding the disposition of the resolution, brings to the convention resolutions arising out of the bishop’s address.
Contact: Karen Lash

Sacred Gifts
Each voluntary parish Sacred Gifts for Ministry to the Program Budget goes toward the support of mission outreach, youth, campus ministry, education, and support of the parish network within the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. In addition, the annual Program Budget also earmarks support for The Episcopal Church and its worldwide mission efforts.
Contact: The Rev. Michael Rau

United Thank Offering Custodians
The United Thank Offering – UTO – is part of the ministry of the Episcopal Church Women with a daily prayer and a tangible offering of thanks. These monies are distributed in annual grants by the National UTO Committee.
Contact: Betty Berry-Holmes