The Executive Council is the governing body of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. It makes decisions regarding everything from human resources and property to ministry and mission initiatives. Fourteen members of the council met at Camp Stevens in Julian for a two-day retreat on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Bishop Mathes gave an overview of the components of diocesan ministry and the new Congregational Vitality Plan. The Rev. Canon Suzann V. Holding spoke about the distinctions among parishes, missions, mission action parishes and aided parishes. Mr. Mike Collier reported on the diocesan Mutual Ministry Review, while Ms. Pauline Getz spoke clearly about the legal and corporate responsibilities for council members. She elaborated on legal requirements as board of director members who are subject to state, church and diocesan law. Canon Julie Young explained the budget and financial reporting procedures.
The group met at the diocesan camp, Camp Stevens, where they enjoyed healthy meals and brisk weather. Each person brought an object to share with the group that gave others a sense of who they are as people. People brought objects and shared about their work, family and vocations.
A healthy discussion of the resolutions before them occupied most of Saturday morning and the retreat wrapped up with a closing Eucharist at 2:30 p.m.
Veterans Day in the US, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day elsewhere, is remembered on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – since 1918, when “the war to end all wars” came to an end. Veterans are just ordinary people who served this country with honor. They are ordinary people who […]
This is the first in a series of regular updates from our Diocesan Migration Missioner, Troy Elder, who can be reached at email@example.com. For further information about the Migration (formerly Border) Missioner position, please visit https://edsd.org/news/edsd-to-add-new-border-missioner. Missions, Fields, and Borders Orthodoxy and history suggest that Protestant mission involves a Christian protagonist crossing an […]
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]