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124th Annual Council

Diocese of Southern Virginia

February 5 & 6, 2016 • Williamsburg Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia

Continuing the Sacred Conversation: Racial Justice and the Role of the Church

Keynote Speaker

The Very Rev. Mike Kinman

Our keynote speaker was the Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, MO. Following the Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., Kinman was an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement and provided sanctuary for the movement at Christ Church Cathedral. “As a church leader, I go where I see Christ,” Kinman told The St. Louis American in an interview. “And right now, I see Him in the young people. I see Him in the young people non-violently leading this movement.”  

Bishop Hollerith’s Address to Council

Click here for Bishop Hollerith’s address to Council.

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee:
    The Rev. Conor Alexander, Mr. Scott Norris
  • Disciplinary Board:

    The Rev. Dale Custer, The Rev. Susan Grimm, Mr. Matthew White

  • Provincial Synod:
    The Rev. Frederick Walker, Ms. Andrea Morgan

Budget Passed by Annual Council

Click here for the 2016 Budget as passed by Council.

Our preacher for the Council Eucharist was the Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson, rector of St. Andrew and Holy Communion Episcopal Church in South Orange, New Jersey. She has served with Presiding Bishops Allin, Browning, Griswold, and Jefferts Schori on the National Executive Council for 18 years.

She is a member of the Episcopal Church’s national Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. She was National President of the Union of Black Episcopalians from 1997-2004 and president of Province VI of the Episcopal Church from 2001-2004