Henry Carnes

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Henry graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy, Bennington College, and received a M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary. He participated in the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., served on the Racial Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches, as National Director of Partners In Ecumenism (the National Council of Churches program for the Historic Black Churches), and led the first African American delegation to the All Africa Council of Churches in Lome, Togo chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In recent years he has served as the resident photographer for International House Philadelphia and has worked nationally as a freelance web designer, photographer and videographer. He also studied and performed as a Jazz guitarist with Jimmy Garrison, former bassist for John Coltrane and with Jimmy Cheatham, former arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

As Director of Education and Communications Henry is responsible for administering Safe Church and Eucharistic Visitor Training and serves ex officio on the Education Sub-Committee of the Anti-Racism Commission and the Anti-Human Trafficking Commission. He is also responsible for oversight of diocesan Constant Contact communications, publishes the Episcopal News Weekly, designed and maintains the Diocesan website, coordinates development of mobile applications, and is responsible for still photography and video production for the Diocese.