Directors appointed for new mission centers

Three priests have been chosen to head up three new mission centers as part of the reorganization taking place at the church’s national headquarters in New York City, according to Episcopal News Service:

Continuing to reorganize the Episcopal Church Center staff to achieve new levels of service and collaboration, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named directors for three of four new churchwide Centers for Mission.

Director for the new Advocacy Center is the Rev. Canon Brian J. Grieves, who has led Peace and Justice Ministries at the Church Center since 1988. Concurrently, Grieves will serve as interim director of mission, the Presiding Bishop said, until completion of the search for a successor to the Rev. James Lemler, who has accepted a new position as rector of Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Rev. Suzanne E. Watson, the Church Center’s staff officer for congregational development, will lead its new Center for Evangelism and Congregational Life, and the Rev. Margaret Rollins Rose, the Church Center’s director of women’s ministries, is director for the new Center for Mission Leadership, the Presiding Bishop said.

The complete article, with bios for each of the new directors, is here.

An interesting sidebar: Watson administers a blog with resources for small churches. Check it out here.

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