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123rd Annual Council

Diocese of Southern Virginia

February 5 & 6, 2015 • Williamsburg Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia

Awakening and the Work of Transformation

Click here to see photos from the 123rd Annual Council.

Keynote Speaker

Diana Butler Bass

Our keynote speaker was Diana Butler Bass, author and independent scholar of American religion and culture, on “Awakening and the Work of Transformation.”

Diana Butler Bass received her Ph.D. from Duke University. She has taught at Westmont College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalester College, Rhodes College, and Virginia Theological Seminary.

She is the author of numerous books, including most recently Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.

Bishop Hollerith's Sermon

Click here for Bishop Hollerith’s sermon at the opening Eucharist.

Video Presentations

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee:
    Clergy – The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti, St. David’s, Chesterfield
    Lay – Ms. Cleo Shield, Johns Memorial, Farmville
  • Disciplinary Board:

    Clergy – The Rev. Sandra B. Kerner, St. Luke’s, Powhatan
    Lay – Mr. Larry Clark, Trinity, South Boston; Mr. Albert Poole, St. Aidan’s, Va Beach

  • Young Adult Alternate to General Convention:
    Lily Burroughs, Old Donation, Virginia Beach

Courtesy Resolutions

Delegate Materials

Worship at Council

The Council offering went to the Church of the Good Samaritan, Virginia Beach, for meals and staff salaries for the summer camp for neighborhood children co-hosted with Enoch Baptist church.

The program provides a safe space for more than sixty African American children from low-income families while their parents are at work.