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128th Annual Council

Diocese of Southern Virginia

February 28 & 29, 2020 • Williamsburg Lodge – Williamsburg, Virginia

Keynote Speaker

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Th.D.

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD, was our keynote speaker and gave two presentations:

  • Baptized into the Cloud and the Sea: Immersion and Improvisation
  • Can God Set a Table in the Wilderness? Mission on the Edge

Kittredge is dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest. The focus of Kittredge’s leadership is the formation of Christian leaders in community for the vitality of the church and to advance God’s mission of reconciliation. She believes that critical engagement with scripture, tradition, and context, energized by imagination, and grounded in prayer is the center of formation for mission. 

Read more here.

Bishop Haynes’ Address to Council

Click here for the text of Bishop Haynes’ address to Council

Click here to listen to audio of Bishop Haynes’ address

Click here for a PDF of the five baptismal promises

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee: The Rev. Andie Rohrs; Rusty Bishop
  • Disciplinary Board: The Rev. Jacqueline Soltys; The Rev. Grant Stokes; Carolyn Kelly
  • Provincial Synod: Rusty Bishop
  • General Convention Deputies: Sam Webster; Pam Pringle; Helen Sharpe-Williams; Alice Webley; the Rev. Cathy Boyd; The Rev. Carter Sinclair; The Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly; The Rev. Ron Ramsey (Head of Deputation)

Resolution CON-1 and Resolution C-1 were both approved by Council.

The proposed 2020 Diocesan Budget was approved as presented.