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
Education for Ministry
Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Clergy Association of Pennsylvania
Evangelism Committee
Finance Committee
Financial Strategy Committee
Fresh Start
Girls Friendly Society
Global Mission Commission
Global Partnerships
Guatemala Companion Diocese Committee
History Committee
Committee to Incorporate the Diocese
Mentor Committee
Middle East Study Group
Mission Process Committee
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

Evangelism Committee
A a diocesan initiative that helps congregations and individual Christians to reimagine and engage their roles in proclaiming the Gospel. The committee curates resources from around the Episcopal Church and the Diocese to represent best practices.
Contact: The Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley

Financial Strategy Committee
The Financial Strategy Committee is newly formed committee by the Bishop to look into Diocesan issues and help develop long range strategic plans to address them. Some of the principle issues are: growth of the Diocese, balanced operations of the Offices of the Diocese and addressing the property needs of the parishes.
Contact: Gie Liem

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

History Committee
The History Committee acts as a resource for the Diocese and its parishes. For parishes it exists to help them conduct research on their history; decide which records to preserve and which to discard; share their unique story with their members and their communities; increase membership through an education program that features their history; plan special events that feature their history; and collaborate with other parishes on historical projects. For the Diocese it exists to increase awareness of our rich history and conduct research on the history of the Diocese; increase identification with the Diocese through an education program that explores its long and distinguished history; and foster mutual understanding and reconciliation among our diverse membership by calling attention to our past complicity with slavery and our participation in racism and discrimination of all kinds.
Contact: William W. Cutler, III

Mentor Committee
Contact: The Rev. Palmer Hartl

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. Visit their website.
Contact: The Rev. E. Clifford Cutler

Mission Process Committee
The Mission Process Committee was convened by an action of  Diocesan Council in 2017.  The mandate of the committee is to study the concept and history of missions in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and to create process and tools to develop and nurture mission churches while ensuring that they work with the blessing of the Holy Spirit and in a structure with accountability to the goals of the Diocese.  In all deliberations of the Committee, the earliest acts of the disciples of Jesus Christ and the Great Commission are paramount to the decisions and guide the discussion. 

The Committee is comprised of vicars, clergy and laity, with guidance and support of the Bishop and the Staff of the Offices of the Diocese.
Contact: Kirk Muller

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