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129th Annual Council

Diocese of Southern Virginia

Council Week: February 22-27, 2021 • Held Virtually

Rooted in Love: Where Good News, Spiritual Practices and our Baptismal Promises Meet

Keynote Speaker

Jerusalem Greer

How does our baptism inform our ministries and our lives? What does Good News sound like? What exactly is the purpose of formation? Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, joined us virtually on Friday, February 26 to share about the Way of Love, Episcopal Evangelism, Discipleship, and why our “why” matters most of all.

Jerusalem Greer is the Staff Officer for Evangelism for The Episcopal Church in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. She is also a member of the Way of Love creation and leadership team and serves on Episcopal Relief & Development’s Council of Advice. Jerusalem has authored two books and a host of curricula. She lives with her family on a hobby farm in rural Arkansas, where they are attempting to live a slower version of modern life. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Click here to watch a recording of this presentation

Click here for the slides used during the presentation

The Council’s business meeting on Saturday, February 27 was live streamed on YouTube. A recording can be viewed here.

Bishop Haynes’ Address to Council

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

Click here to watch Bishop Haynes’ address

Elections at Council

  • Standing Committee: Alice Webley (Lay); the Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander (Clergy)
  • Disciplinary Board: John Rector (Lay); The Rev. Mark Riley (Clergy)
  • General Convention Alternates – Lay (in order): Toni Hogg, Faye Felton, Madeline Hanlon (Young Adult deputy), Hunter Phillips
  • General Convention Alternates – Clergy (in order): the Ven. Jan Brown, the Rev. Charlie Bauer, the Rev. Frederick Walker, the Rev. Les Ferguson

Proposed 2021 Diocesan Budgetapproved

Council Week Live Events

  • Spotlight Focus on Formation. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • 2020 Financial Report & 2021 Budget Presentation and Q&A. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • Chanco on the James: Your Camp and Retreat Ministry. Click here to watch a recording of this event.
  • EYC Hang Out: Council 101 and Compline. (an event for youth only)
  • College Ministry Gathering: Council 101 and Compline. (an event for college students only) Click here to watch a recording of this event.

Council Reports

Delegate Materials