Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Last week the entire staff gathered to discuss how we can serve the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. We reflected on our work, our procedures and the path to developing processes and timelines. We also worked on the journey to becoming efficient, transparent and act as faithful servant ministers. We will continually seek to understand that we are here to serve you. We have made some small changes. Previously, when you called the office it was “The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.” We are aware the clergy and laity are the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. We are the Offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. We answer in this manner and follow by and “how can we serve you?” We have calendars so you can speak to any staff member, and have made a commitment to return calls and emails within 24 hours.
You will notice substantive changes regarding the formulation of manuals, procedures, and processes. We have made public our Relational Covenant. Moreover, there is a targeted emphasis on internal and external communication. You will see new process initiatives over the next year. I am proud of the staff and encouraged by our retreat.
During our retreat have developed a short statement stating our purpose. Our objective as a team is to “Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and build the Kingdom of God by serving the clergy and laity of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.”
The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutierrez
XVI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania