[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Structure will conduct its inaugural meeting February 14-16 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.
The opening prayers and remarks from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings on Feb.14 at 3:00 p.m., as well as a review of the group’s mandate, are open sessions, according to a media advisory here.
The remainder of that day, the next two days’ proceedings and small-group discussions are private. The closing worship on Saturday is open.
The task force plans to issue a statement following the conclusion of the meeting, the advisory said.
Resolution C095 calls for a 24-member task force charged with presenting a plan to the next General Convention in 2015 “for reforming the church’s structures, governance, and administration.” According to the resolution “the membership of the task force shall reflect the diversity of the church, and shall include some persons with critical distance from the church’s institutional leadership.”
The roster of the task force is here and below:
The Rev. Jennifer L. Adams, Diocese of Western Michigan
The Rev. Joseph M.C. Chambers, Diocese of Missouri
Canon Judith G. Conley, Diocese of Arizona
Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, Diocese of North Carolina
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, Diocese of Texas
The Rev. Canon Marianne S. Ell, Diocese of North Dakota.
The Rev. Miguelina Espinal-Howell, Diocese of Newark
Professor Victor A. Feliberty-Ruberte, Diocese of Puerto Rico
The Venerable Robert Anton Franken, Diocese of Missouri
Dr. Catherine George, Diocese of New Jersey
Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, Diocese of El Camino Real
Ian L. Hallas, Diocese of Chicago
Julia Ayala Harris, Diocese of Florida
The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff, Diocese of Pennsylvania
The Rev. Leng Leroy Lim, Diocese of Los Angeles
Thomas A. Little, Esq. Diocese of Vermont
The Rev. Canon Craig W. Loya, Diocese of Kansas
Sarah Miller, Diocese of Alabama
The Rev. Kevin D. Nichols, Diocese of New Hampshire
Bishop Sean W. Rowe, Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Margaret B. Shannon, Diocese of Texas
T. Dennis Sullivan, Diocese of New York
Jonathan McKenzie York, Diocese of North Carolina
The Rev. Dr. Dwight J. Zscheile, Diocese of Minnesota
In addition, two partners from other Anglican Communion provinces have been appointed: the Very Rev. Peter Elliott of the Anglican Church of Canada, dean of the Diocese of New Westminster and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver; and the Rev. Sathianathan Clarke, Th.D., of the Church of South India, who is the Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity and professor of theology, culture and mission at Wesley Theological Seminary.
The task force will conduct a special gathering with representation from every diocese in preparation of its final report, due by November 2014, the advisory said. The date and location of the special meeting will be determined later.