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125th Annual Council

Diocese of Southern Virginia

February 10 & 11, 2017 • Williamsburg Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia

Stewardship: It's not about money... it's about relationships

Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek

Canon for Stewardship in the Diocese of Arizona, and Priest in Charge of Church of the Advent in Sun City West, Arizona. Dombek serves as an officer of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship and has created an online Stewardship University called “Stew U.” He gave two presentations at Annual Council: It’s Not about the Money… Relational Stewardship; and Pledge Data that Matters & One Easy Way to Begin Planned Giving.

Bishop's Address to Council

Click here for Bishop Hollerith’s address to the 125th Annual Council.

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee:

    Lynn Farlin, Ascension, Norfolk
    The Very Rev. Susan Grimm, St. Timothy’s, Clarksville & Trinity, South Boston

  • Disciplinary Board:
    John Rector, St. Paul’s, Suffolk
    The Rev. Ronald Ramsey, St. Cyprian’s, Hampton
    The Rev. Stewart Tabb, Ascension, Norfolk
  • Provincial Synod:

    Gay Forloine, Hickory Neck, Toano

General Convention

  • Lay Deputies:
    Sam Webster, Ascension, Norfolk; Alice Webley, All Saints, Virginia Beach; Toni Hogg, St. John’s, Hampton; Isabel Burch, Bruton Parish, Williamsburg
  • Lay Alternates:
    Matthew White, St. David’s, Chesterfield; Cara Kinsey, Emmanuel, Chatham
  • Clergy Deputies:
    Julia Messer, Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach; Willis Foster, St. Stephen’s, Petersburg; Samantha Vincent-Alexander, St. John’s, Hampton; Cameron Randle, St. George’s Parish on the Eastern Shore
  • Clergy Alternates:
    Dale Custer, St. John’s, Chester; Ronald Ramsey, St. Cyprians’, Hampton; Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly, Hickory Neck, Toano; Mark Wilkinson, St. Aidan’s, Virginia Beach


Resolution C-1 – PASSED
Resolution R-1 – WITHDRAWN  
General Convention Resolutions – PASSED AS READ

Delegate Materials

Worship at Council

Exhibitors at Annual Council

Exhibitors at this year’s Annual Council included:
Parish Book Store, Union of Black Episcopalians; Bruton Parish Shop; Epiphany Studios; African Team Ministries; Crafts from Jerusalem; BK Textiles; GraceInside; VIPCare; Ministering to Ministers Foundation; Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging; Mission of the Holy Spirit; Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services; Episcopal Relief & Development; Cursillo; Episcopal Church Women.