Anderson will not seek re-election as House of Deputies president

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN President of the House of Deputies May 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm Thank you for your faithfulness to the task in your service. You have set the bar very high indeed. I offer blessings and thanksgivings in gratitude. 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I understand something of the personal cost of her ministry, and pray that her retirement from this office will be a source of deep blessing for her and her family.  Well done, good and faithful servant.”The president of the House of Deputies is elected every three years to serve throughout the triennium. Anderson was vice president of the House of Deputies and a lay deputy from the Diocese of Michigan when she was elected at the 2006 General Convention to serve as president of the House of Deputies. She was re-elected at the 2009 General Convention.She is a past president of the Standing Committee in the Diocese of Michigan and as a lay deputy she served on the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget & Finance (PB&F) for four terms and served as its president for two terms.Since being elected as president of the House of Deputies, Anderson has served as vice president of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, the elected body that carries out programs and policies adopted by the General Convention and oversees the ministry and mission of the church. The president also appoints the lay and clergy members to most committees, commissions, agencies and boards that serve the church.The process for electing a new president, as well as a new vice president, was announced May 24 and is available here.A biography is available here.The full text of Anderson’s letter follows.Dear Deputies and First Alternates,I write to you for two reasons: to thank you for your support, friendship, prayers, challenges, brilliance and love that has inspired and humbled me during these 6 years and second, to let you know that I do not plan to stand for election as President of the House of Deputies for another term.The reason I am not seeking re-election is a simple one: I want to spend more time with my family. My husband, Glen, is retired. I want to be with him more. Our amazing son, Justin, lives with us and reminds us every single day, by his very existence, that God is a generous miracle maker. I want to celebrate Justin’s life by being with him every day. I want to bake cakes with my grandchildren and go to all their band concerts, soccer games and school plays. I want to have leisurely phone conversations with my daughters. You get the picture.By tomorrow, you will receive information on the process for electing a President and Vice President while we are in Indianapolis.I have been honored beyond measure to lead this house, and gratified to observe the many ways in which Deputies and Alternates serve and lead God’s Church, both when General Convention is in session and when it is not. Your voices resonate not only within the great representative diversity of General Convention, but also in our communities and in commissions during the triennium, in vestries, and in the leadership roles you hold in our congregations, dioceses and provinces. In my 21 years in the House, and my two terms as your president, I have been reminded again and again of our forebears’ wisdom in creating a system of governance that honors the simple theological truth that the Holy Spirit blows where she will, and that to discern God’s purposes, we must listen to the voices of all of the baptized.Please know that I will serve the House of Deputies as President at full capacity until the “gavel goes down” on July 12 in Indianapolis.Peace and blessings,Bonnie Anderson, D.D. President, The House of DeputiesAlmighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in General Convention for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.—The Book of Common Prayer– – – – –In Spanish Submit an Event Listing Anderson will not seek re-election as House of Deputies president Process for electing new president, vice president announced Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC May 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm I will never forget your constant source of strength when I was with the Diocese of San Joaquin. You, my friend, are a true inspiration and TEC was honored to have you serve in this most important role. Enjoy your ‘retirement’, your family and all the wonderful times that are coming. Thank you, thank you.Lori BrownToronto, Canada Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (4) TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Dianne Lowe says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI May 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm I, like so many people, want to thank you, Bonnie, for your service to our church as the House of Deputies President. I will keep thanking you through the convention. You have borne this office with so much grace and brilliance. I never really appreciated all your predecessors did, but I have been amazed at how you have taken the reins of leadership and public profession in so many ways since you took office. You have made the House of Deputies really matter between conventions by stepping forward with wisdom in your opinions and teaching on so many of the hard issues that have faced our church. Too often people just think “The Presiding Bishop,” and imagine she or he speaks for the church. Your constant presence, your publishing statements, criticisms, and profound challenges have really given witness to the fact that we, Americans in the United States and some provinces, are not a church of Bishops, rather the whole people of God. You have walked that in an incarnate way that has strengthened our church. In addition, I remain totally disgusted that the National Church does not put the President of the House of Deputies on salary. I also know how much and how long you have served as a volunteer in this capacity. For a church that pretends to honor clergy who are not bishops and lay people and has a leadership structure that demands so much from its leadership, this is without reason.Susan McGarry, sometime deputy from the Diocese of Michigan (1997, 2000, 2003) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Lori Brown says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Al Pacino, A View from the Bridge & More

first_imgSavor One Singular Sensation RepeatedlyAvailable October 23The theme of rejection, uncertainty, and unemployment make A Chorus Line (celebrating its 40th anniversary) a perfect candidate for a revival. Until then, we’re going to have to bide our time. No, we don’t mean putting on a workplace version. Tim from HR in tights is a waking nightmare. Instead, available on CD and (fittingly) vinyl, is a remastered edition of the original Broadway recording that features eight bonus track demos. Enjoy a Glengarry Reunion at China DollStarts October 21 at Schoenfeld TheatreA new David Mamet play is a big deal. But when it starts the peerless Al Pacino—who nailed Rick Roma in the movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross—you get tickets at any cost. Dinner with your boss, a date with the super-cute neighbor across the hall, your cousin’s plumber’s niece’s sweet 16. Forget all that. You’re headed to see China Doll, which runs through January 31. Click for tickets! Hey, you, plotting your apple-picking trip! You know you can buy them in the grocery store, right? And unless you plan on baking through Christmas, there is no point to acquiring four-dozen apples. Thankfully, we have less aggravating and far more enjoyable options. There’s a new play from David Mamet, an old favorite from Arthur Miller and Billy Elliot on PBS. Get ready for this week’s picks! Take in A View from the BridgeStarts October 21 at Lyceum TheatreMark Strong is a classic “that guy” whom you have enjoyed in countless movies (Sherlock Holmes, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy). Well, you’re going to remember him now. Strong stars in the acclaimed West End transfer and Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge. Arthur Miller’s classic drama explores a Brooklyn longshoreman’s (Strong) rage over his niece’s romance with a recent immigrant. Click for tickets! Spend Your Weekend with Billy ElliotOctober 23 on PBSFinding theater-related content on television requires as much effort as looking for a new job. It’s a frustration endeavor that ends up with a grown man screaming catchphrases over sports highlights. Thank God for PBS. Today, TV’s smart, dignified representative delivers the goods as Great Performances presents Billy Elliot the Musical Live from the West End. What makes it special? Well, one of the original Billys (Liam Mower) returns, along with “25 current and former Billys.” Yeah! Let Kelly and Jarrod Educate YouOctober 20-23 at Feinstein’s/54 BelowIf you were talking to Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett, you’d ask way better questions than, “What’s it like being married to another artist?” Yet, the two newlyweds are asked that so often that it’s the basis of a new show. The standout performers try to provide an answer via songs from married musical duos—from Alan and Marilyn Bergman to Beyoncé and Jay-Z—in “This is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages.” Click for tickets! View Commentslast_img read more

Building a Tradition

first_imgA lot of people have asked how Batesville has developed such a good distance running program.  When I came to Batesville and took over the cross country program, it was run by the basketball coach, and the main participants were the basketball players trying to get into shape for basketball.  They had very little desire to improve as runners.Even though I coached basketball at the time, I decided to recruit athletes whose first love was running. One of these young men was Dennis Dierckman who went on to finish second in a state distance race.  Also, I expanded the training to include practicing on Saturdays and running through the summer vacation for fun.  Since most other programs in southeastern Indiana were just like Batesville had been, it was not difficult to dominate them.With the success of Dennis Dierckman and the runners who followed him, we built a tradition which continues today.  After I retired, Leo Turchyn, Ron McAllister, Lisa Gausman, and Ben Pierson have continued with this attitude.  They are continuing to do quite well in distance running.  Once the tradition is established, athletes want to be a part of winning programs.last_img read more