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									The Episcopal Diocese
    of Maryland




                Pre-Convention
                 JOURNAL
                         for the

           Two Hundred Twenty-Eighth
               Annual Convention
                 May 4-5, 2012


                 4 East University Parkway
                 Baltimore, Maryland 21218

 410-467-1399                                800-443-1399
                     Fax 410-554-6387
                 www.EpiscopalMaryland.org



                            1
     Pre-Convention Journal

             for the

  Two Hundred Twenty-Eighth
      Annual Convention

               of

        The Convention
             of the
  Protestant Episcopal Church
             of the
     Diocese of Maryland

         May 4-5, 2012
    Marriott Hunt Valley Inn

           Published by

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
    4 East University Parkway
 Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2437
  410-467-1399 • 800-443-1399
         Fax: 410-554-6387
   www.EpiscopalMaryland.org




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          PURPOSE OF THE
DIOCESE OF MARYLAND’S CONVENTION:

•	   Gathering the voices of the congregations into one
     diocesan community of faith for worship, learning,
     fun, and fellowship.
•	   Engaging the people in provocative and evocative
     dialogue so that the mission of the church is realized.
•	   Accomplishing the appropriate legislation before
     Convention.




                 Secretary of Convention
                The Rev. Anne Weatherholt
                    19 W. High Street
                   Hancock, MD 21750


                    Assistant Secretary
                The Rev. Canon Scott Slater
                 4 East University Parkway
                Baltimore, Maryland 21218




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                                                    Contents
Purpose Statement for the Diocese of Maryland ........................................................... 3
Agenda ................................................................................................................................. 7
Horizons 2015 ..................................................................................................................... 8
Staff at the Diocesan Center .............................................................................................. 9
Directions for Writing and Mailing Church Checks ...................................................11
Churches by Region .........................................................................................................12
Index of Parishes, Congregations, and Missions ..........................................................14
Regional Contacts ............................................................................................................19
Other Agencies, Institutions, and Organizations .........................................................22
Ecumenical Ministries .....................................................................................................23
Church Schools of the Diocese of Maryland ................................................................25
Individuals in the Formation Process ............................................................................26
Nominations......................................................................................................................28
     Secretary ....................................................................................................................28
     Compensation and Benefits Committee ...............................................................28
     Diocesan Council Members at Large .....................................................................31
     Disciplinary Board ...................................................................................................35
     Standing Committee ................................................................................................38
Procedural Guide for Convention ..................................................................................42
Selected Rules of Order ...................................................................................................43
How to Make a Motion ....................................................................................................44
Resolutions ........................................................................................................................51
     Resolution 2012-1: Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation ...........................51
     Resolution 2012-2: Resolution - on Pursuing a Just Peace in
        the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict ...........................................................................54
     Resolution 2012-3: Liturgical Commemoration of William
        “Bowtie Bill” White ..............................................................................................59
     Resolution 2012-4: Support Marriage Equality ....................................................60
     Resolution 2012-5: Resolution on Wealth and of Support for
        All Peaceful Movements for Economic and Social Justice ..............................61
     Resolution 2012-6: Economic Justice in Action: Toward
        the Creation of a Diocesan Credit Union ..........................................................64
     Resolution 2012-7: Economic Justice in Action: Support
        the Establishment of a Living Wage ...................................................................66
     Resolution 2012-8: Resolutions from General Convention 2009 ......................67
     Resolution 2012-9: Environmental Stewardship Sunday ....................................69
Diocesan Committee Reports.........................................................................................70
     Allocation Task Force ..............................................................................................70
     The Archives ..............................................................................................................72
     The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center .....................................................73
     The Bishop Claggett Center ...................................................................................74
     Bishops’ Deputy for Western Maryland ................................................................75
     Bishops’ Information Officers for Gay, Lesbian,
     Bisexual and Transgender Concerns......................................................................76

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                                                     Contents
    Chaplain of the Retired Clergy, Retired Clergy
    Spouses and Surviving Spouses .............................................................................77
    Clergy and FOCUS Chaplain..................................................................................78
    Committee on Older Adult Ministries ..................................................................79
    Diocesan Council ....................................................................................................80
    Disaster Emergency Response Team/MD .............................................................82
    The Historiographer ................................................................................................83
    Jubilee Ministries .....................................................................................................84
    Maryland Episcopal Cursillo...................................................................................84
    Millennium Development Goals Committee .......................................................85
    The Order of Urban Missioners ..............................................................................86
    Program and Budget Committee ..........................................................................87
    Property Committee ...............................................................................................88
    Public Policy ..............................................................................................................89
    Standing Committee ................................................................................................90
    The Treasurer ............................................................................................................91
    Truth and Reconciliation Commission .................................................................94
2012 Budget .......................................................................................................................95
Appendix 1: Allocation Schedule ...................................................................................99
Index ................................................................................................................................103




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                               AGENDA
             THE 228th ANNUAL CONVENTION
                         OF THE
                 DIOCESE OF MARYLAND

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00 am          REGISTRATION DESK OPENS
                 Displays and Exhibits open
                 Coffee will be available from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
8:15 am          Rehearsal for Convention Eucharist
8:30 am          Committee on Rights to Seats for Clergy and Laity
9:00 am          Opening Business Session
9:45 am          Keynote Address – Dr. Diana Butler Bass
10:15 am         Break
10:30 am         Business Session
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:30 pm          Business Session
2:45 pm          Keynote Address – Dr. Diana Butler Bass
3:15 pm          Break
4:00 pm          Convention Eucharist
6:00 pm          Fellowship Time
7:00 pm          Convention Buffet Banquet - Hunt and Valley Ballrooms
9:00 pm          Compline led by the Youth of the Diocese -
                 Hunt and Valley Ballrooms

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Breakfast on your own
8:00 am           Registration Desk Re-opens
                  Coffee will be available from 8:30 am until 10:45 am
9:00 am           Business Session
10:30 am          Break
10:45 am          Business Session
12:00 noon        Lunch
1:30 pm           Business Session
3:00 pm           Bishop Diocesan’s Address - The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton
4:00 pm           Adjournment with prayer




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                         HORIZONS 2015
              Priorities for the Diocese of Maryland

We affirm that our diocesan priorities are…

Proclamation
By 2015, in response to the call to proclaim the Good News and make disciples of all
nations, the diocese will grow its average worship attendance by 10 percent.

Evangelism
By 2015, the diocese will have equipped every member of the diocese to express his or
her faith story by words and actions.

Action
By 2015, the diocese will be an agent for transformational change in the State of
Maryland and local communities and be recognized as such.

Christian formation
By 2015, every congregation will have 40 percent of worship attendees of all ages
participating in a Christian formation program.

Education
By 2015, provide every region in the diocese training and strategies for advocating for
the poor in education.

In our efforts to fulfill the mission and ministry articulated in
these priorities, we will…
1. Build in benchmarks and accountability to measure progress towards
   the task.
2. Include youth and young adults as integral parts of the decision-making
   process at all levels surrounding the tasks.
3. Develop methods of communication using available technology to link
   local members to diocesan tasks.
4. Raise up and train leaders to direct the tasks.
5. Develop funding sources and budgets to support the tasks.
6. Use existing diocesan resources (e.g., Claggett Center, Cathedral, Diocesan
   Center) to support task development.
7. Be mindful of diversity at all levels, including ethnicity, geography, etc…




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  Staff at the Diocesan Center
                 The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton
        Bishop of Maryland, esutton@episcopalmaryland.org

                  The Rt. Rev. Joe Goodwin Burnett
   Assistant Bishop of Maryland, jburnett@episcopalmaryland.org

                     The Rev. Canon Scott Slater
        Canon to the Ordinary, sslater@episcopalmaryland.org

                 The Venerable Madeleine Beard
         Archdeacon for Formation, beardmcd@verizon.net

                       The Rev. Theresa Brion
Bishops’ Deputy for Western Maryland, tbrion@episcopalmaryland.org

                              Fran Brown
        Facilities Coordinator, fbrown@episcopalmaryland.org

                      The Rev. Charles Cloughen
      Director of Planned Giving, Stewardship and Development
                  ccloughen@episcopalmaryland.org

                            Adam Barner
      Administrative Assistant, abarner@episcopalmaryland.org

                       Caroline Bomgardner
               Administrative Assistant to the Bishops,
                cbomgardner@episcopalmaryland.org

                              Maizie Heil
Administrative Assistant to the Bishops, mheil@episcopalmaryland.org

                            Jason Hoffman
      Associate for Electronic Communications and Webmaster
                  jhoffman@episcopalmaryland.org

                          Donna Kerner
Program Director, Bishop Claggett Center, dkerner@bishopclaggett.org

                              Joe Kerner
Executive Director, Bishop Claggett Center, jkerner@bishopclaggett.org




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     Staff at the Diocesan Center
                                 Mary Klein
                Archivist, archives@episcopalmaryland.org

                                Dawn Kline
          Administrative Assistant, dkline@episcopalmaryland.org

                               Sam Marlow
            Staff Accountant, smarlow@episcopalmaryland.org

                                Will Pass
             Staff Accountant, wpass@episcopalmaryland.org

                             Randi Hicks Rowe
      Missioner for Christian Formation and Resource Center Director
                    rhicksrowe@episcopalmaryland.org

                    The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd
          Canon for Mission, ashepherd@episcopalmaryland.org

                              Karen Stewart
   Assistant Treasurer and Comptroller, kstewart@episcopalmaryland.org

                            Sharon Tillman
       Director of Communications, stillman@episcopalmaryland.org

                     The Rev. Canon Daniel Webster
             Canon for Evangelism and Ministry Development
                    dwebster@episcopalmaryland.org

                     The Venerable Charles Wilkerson
Archdeacon for Deployment and Pastoral Care, RevDnWilkerson@comcast.net

                       The Rev. Canon Stuart Wright
      Diocesan Transitions Minister and Director of Human Resources
                     swright@episcopalmaryland.org

                   The Rev. Canon Wes Wubbenhorst
         Canon for Youth, wwubbenhorst@episcopalmaryland.org




                                   10
 Directions for Writing and Mailing
          Church Checks
Separate checks are needed for each distinct purpose being remitted. Please note on
each check your intention. Noted below is information concerning special checks you
may have a need to write.

                                      Payable to:
                                 Diocese of Maryland
            4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2437
Bishop’s Appeal, F. G. Ranney Archives Fund, George F. Bragg Church School Fund,
Gifts and Donations, Health, Life, Property Insurance, Pledges to the Diocese,
Premiums (if billed by the Diocese), Resource Center, Scholarship Fund for
Children of Clergy, United Thank Offering, Workshops and Seminars, Clergy
Conference, Diocesan Convention
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                             Bishop’s Discretionary Fund
            4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2437
Visitation Offerings, Donations to Discretionary Fund or for Theological Education
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                            Executive Council Treasurer
      Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10017
Good Friday Offerings, Theological Education Sunday Offerings (unless your
Vestry designates a specific seminary, in which case, send the check directly to
that seminary.)
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                          Episcopal Relief and Development
               (formerly The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief)
                  Box 12043, Dept. EL2005-1405, Newark, NJ 07101
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                     Episcopal Community Services of Maryland
                     1014 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                              The Daughters of the King
                    7200 Third Avenue, Sykesville, Maryland 21784
                                         +++
                                      Payable to:
                      Maryland Episcopal Cursillo, Comptroller
                             c/o Church of the Ascension
                 23 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157

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Churches by Region
Anne Arundel
AA-1 Epiphany, Odenton                         AA-6      St. Luke’s, Eastport
AA-2 St. Alban’s, Glen Burnie                  AA-7      St. Margaret’s, Annapolis
AA-3 St. Andrew’s, Pasadena                    AA-8      St. Martin’s in-the-Field
AA-4 St. Anne’s, Annapolis                     AA-9      St. Philip’s, Annapolis
                                               AA-10     St. Stephen’s, Severn Parish
Frederick
F-1 All Saints’, Frederick                     F-5     St. James’, Mt. Airy
F-2 Catoctin Parish, Thurmont                  F-6     St. Paul’s, Point of Rocks
F-3 Grace, Brunswick                           F-7     St. Timothy’s, Frederick
F-4 Grace, New Market                          F-8     Transfiguration, Braddock Hts.

Harbor
HR-1     Advent, Baltimore                     HR-9      Resurrection, Baltimore
HR-2     Emmanuel, Baltimore                   HR-10     St. George’s & St. Matthew’s
HR-3     Grace & St. Peter’s, Baltimore        HR-11     St. Luke’s, Baltimore
HR-5     St. John’s, Huntingdon                HR-12     St. Mary the Virgin, Baltimore
HR-8     Redemption, Locust Point              HR-13     St. Paul’s, Baltimore
                                               HR-15     Cathedral of the Incarnation
Harford County
HC-1 Christ Church, Rock Spring                HC-6      Holy Trinity, Churchville
HC-2 Copley Parish, Joppa                      HC-7      St. George’s, Perryman
HC-3 Ascension, Scarboro                       HC-8      St. John’s, Havre de Grace
HC-4 Emmanuel, Bel Air                         HC-9      St. Mary’s, Emmorton
HC-5 Holy Cross, The Rocks                     HC-10     Grace, Darlington

North Central
NC-1 All Saints’, Reisterstown                 NC-6      St. James’, Parkton
NC-2 Ascension, Westminster                    NC-7      St. John’s, Glyndon
NC-3 Immanuel, Glencoe                         NC-8      St. Mark’s-on-the-Hill
NC-4 St. George’s, Hampstead                   NC-9      St. Thomas’, Garrison Forest
NC-5 St. James’, Monkton                       NC-10     Sherwood, Cockeysville
                                               NC-11     Trinity, Long Green
Northeast Baltimore
NEB-1 Ascension, Middle River                  NEB-7      St. Andrew’s, Loch Raven
NEB-2 Guardian Angel, Baltimore                NEB-9      St. John’s, Kingsville
NEB-3 Holy Covenant, Baltimore                 NEB-10     St. Margaret’s, Coventry
NEB-4 Holy Trinity, Essex                      NEB-11     St. Matthias’, Baltimore
NEB-5 Messiah, Baltimore                       NEB-12     St. Michael & All Angels
NEB-6 Nativity, Cedarcroft                     NEB-13     St. Thomas’, Towson


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Northwest Baltimore
NWB-1 Holy Nativity, Baltimore              NWB-4    St. Bartholomew’s, Baltimore
NWB-2 Holy Trinity, Baltimore               NWB-5    St. James’, Baltimore
NWB-3 Memorial, Bolton Hill                 NWB-7    St. Katherine of Alexandria

Patapsco Valley
PV-1    St. Christopher’s, Linthicum        PV-8    St. John’s, Ellicott City
PV-2    Christ Church, Columbia             PV-9    St. Mark’s, Highland
PV-3    Christ the King, Woodlawn           PV-10   St. Mary’s, Woodlawn
PV-4    Grace, Elkridge                     PV-11   St. Paul’s, Poplar Springs
PV-5    Holy Apostles, Arbutus              PV-12   St. Peter’s, Ellicott City
PV-6    St. Andrew’s, Glenwood              PV-13   St. Timothy’s, Catonsville
PV-7    St. Barnabas’, Sykesville           PV-14   Trinity, Waterloo

Southern Maryland
SM-1 All Hallows’, Davidsonville            SM-5    Middleham & St. Peter’s
SM-2 All Saints’, Sunderland                SM-6    St. Andrew the Fisherman, Mayo
SM-3 Christ Church, Port Republic           SM-7    St. James’, Lothian
SM-4 Christ Church, West River              SM-8    St. Paul’s, Prince Frederick

Towson/Roland Park
TRP-1 Epiphany, Dulaney Valley              TRP-5   St. David’s, Roland Park
TRP-2 Good Shepherd, Ruxton                 TRP-6   St. John’s, Mt. Washington
TRP-3 Holy Comforter, Lutherville           TRP-7   Trinity, Towson
                                            TRP-4   Redeemer, Baltimore
Washington County
WC-1 St. Andrew’s, Clear Spring             WC-5    St. Mark’s, Lappans
WC-2 St. Anne’s, Smithsburg                 WC-6    St. Paul’s, Sharpsburg
WC-3 St. John’s, Hagerstown                 WC-7    St. Thomas’, Hancock
WC-4 St. Luke’s, Brownsville                WC-8    St. James’ Chapel, Hagerstown

Western Maryland
WM-1 Emmanuel, Cumberland                   WM-5    St. John’s, Deer Park
WM-2 Holy Cross & St. Philip’s              WM-6    St. John’s, Frostburg
WM-3 St. George’s, Mt. Savage               WM-7    St. Matthew’s, Oakland
WM-4 St. James’, Westernport                WM-8    St. Peter’s, Lonaconing




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Index of Parishes, Congregations, and Missions
                                                                                                                  Region
Advent, Church of the, Baltimore ................................................................................ HR
All Hallows’ Parish, Davidsonville ............................................................................... SM
All Saints’ Church, Annapolis Junction .................................................... (Closed 2005)
All Saints’ Church, Baltimore ..................................................................... (Closed 1970)
All Saints’ Church, Reisterstown .................................................................................. NC
All Saints’ Parish, Frederick County................................................................................. F
All Saints’ Church, Sunderland .................................................................................... SM
All Souls’ Church, Brooklyn (sold) ........................................................... (Closed 1985)
Antietam Parish, Washington County, See St. Paul’s Church, Sharpsburg
Ascension and Prince of Peace, Church of................................................ (Closed 1987)
Ascension Church, Scarboro, in Deer Creek Parish.................................................. HC
Ascension, Church of the, Middle River .................................................................. NEB
Ascension, Church of the, Westminster .......................................................................NC
Bishop Paret Memorial Church, Locust Point, See Church of the Redemption
Cathedral Church of the Incarnation .......................................................................... HR
Catoctin Parish, Thurmont............................................................................................... F
Christ’s Church, Baltimore ......................................................................... (Closed 1987)
Christ Church, Columbia .............................................................................................. PV
Christ Church Parish, Port Republic ........................................................................... SM
Christ Church, Rock Spring Parish.............................................................................. HC
Christ Church Parish, West River ................................................................................ SM
Christ the King, Episcopal Church of, Woodlawn ..................................................... PV
Churchville Parish, See Holy Trinity, Churchville
Copley Parish, Gunpowder Hundred, Joppa .............................................................. HC
Deer Creek Parish, See Ascension Church, Scarboro and
          Grace Memorial Church, Darlington
Emmanuel Church, Baltimore ..................................................................................... HR
Emmanuel Church, Bel Air........................................................................................... HC
Emmanuel Church, Cumberland ...............................................................................WM
Epiphany Church, Odenton .......................................................................................... AA
Epiphany, Church of the, Govans, Baltimore ........................................... (Closed 1969)
Epiphany Church, Dulaney Valley ............................................................................. TRP
Garrett County Missions, See St. John’s Church, Deer Park
Good Shepherd, Church of the, Ruxton, Towson .................................................... TRP
Grace and St. Peter’s Church, Baltimore ..................................................................... HR
Grace Church, Brunswick ................................................................................................ F
Grace Church, Elkridge ................................................................................................. PV
Grace Church, Mt. Winans, Baltimore ..................................................... (Closed 1969)
Grace Church, New Market ............................................................................................. F
Grace Memorial Church, Darlington in Deer Creek Parish .................................... HC
Guardian Angel, Church of the, Baltimore .............................................................. NEB
Harper’s Choice Mission, Columbia, See Christ Church, Columbia
Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Furnace, See Catoctin Parish

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                                                                                                                   Region
Havre de Grace Parish, See St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace
Holy Apostles, Church of the, Arbutus ........................................................................... PV
Holy Apostles Parish, Frederick, Carroll & Howard Counties, See St. James’, Mt. Airy
Holy Comforter, Church of the, Lutherville ................................................................ TRP
Holy Commandment, unorganized mission ............................................... (Closed 1991)
Holy Covenant, Church of the, Baltimore ................................................................... NEB
Holy Cross, Church of the, Baltimore .......................................................... (Closed 2006)
Holy Cross and St. Philip’s, Church of the, Cumberland ........................................... WM
Holy Cross Church, The Rocks......................................................................................... HC
Holy Evangelists, Church of the, Canton ..................................................... (Closed 1996)
Holy Nativity, Church of the, Baltimore ..................................................................... NWB
Holy Spirit, Church of the, Aberdeen ........................................................... (Closed 1968)
Holy Trinity, Church of the, Baltimore ....................................................................... NWB
Holy Trinity Church, Churchville ................................................................................... HC
Holy Trinity Church, Essex ............................................................................................ NEB
Holy Trinity Church, Point of Rocks................................................................. (Sold 1974)
Holy Trinity Parish, Sykesville, Baltimore, Carroll & Howard Counties,
          See St. Barnabas’ Church
Immanuel Parish, Glencoe ............................................................................................... NC
Linganore Parish, Frederick and Carroll Counties, See Grace Church, New Market
Los Tres Santos Reyes, Baltimore .................................................................. (Closed 2008)
Memorial Church, Baltimore ....................................................................................... NWB
Messiah, Church of the, Baltimore ............................................................................... NEB
Messiah, Church of the, Edgewood ................ (1970 merged with Resurrection, Joppa)
Middleham & St. Peter’s, Calvert County ....................................................................... SM
Middleham Church, Lusby, See Middleham & St. Peter’s
Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore .. (Released to be received by Roman Catholic Church, 2012)
Nativity, Church of the, Cedarcroft, Baltimore ........................................................... NEB
Our Father’s House, Altamont, See St. John’s, Deer Park
Our Saviour, Church of, Baltimore ......................... (1972 merged with Holy Covenant)
Prince of Peace, Church of the, Fallston ...................................................... (Closed 1991)
Queen Caroline Parish, See Christ Church, Columbia ................................................. PV
Redeemer, Church of the, Baltimore ............................................................................. TRP
Redemption, Church of the, Locust Point ..................................................................... HR
Reisterstown Parish, Baltimore County, See All Saints’ Church, Reisterstown
Resurrection, Church of the, Baltimore ......................................................................... HR
Resurrection, Church of the, Joppa, See Copley Parish Gunpowder Hundred
St. Alban’s Church, Williamsport .................................................................. (Closed 1971)
St. Alban’s Parish, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County ............................................... AA
St. Andrew the Fisherman, The Church of, Mayo ......................................................... SM
St. Andrew’s Church, Lock Raven, Baltimore ............................................................. NEB
St. Andrew’s Church, Clear Spring ................................................................................. WC
St. Andrew’s Church, Glenwood ...................................................................................... PV

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Index of Parishes, Congregations, and Missions
                                                                                                                     Region
St. Andrew’s Church, Pasadena ....................................................................................... AA
St. Ann’s Church, Smithsburg ......................................................................................... WC
St. Anne’s Church, Annapolis .......................................................................................... AA
St. Barnabas’ Church, Baltimore ........................... (1974 merged with St. Christopher’s)
St. Barnabas’ Church, Sykesville ...................................................................................... PV
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ten Hills, Baltimore ....................................................... NWB
St. Bede’s Chapel, Canterbury House, Westminster ................................... (Closed 1968)
St. Christopher, Church of, Linthicum Heights............................................................. AA
St. Clement’s Church, Indian Spring............................................................. (Closed 1971)
St. David’s Church, Roland Park .................................................................................... TRP
St. George’s Parish, Dundalk (merged with St. Matthew’s, Sparrow Point)
          See St. George’s & St. Matthew’s Parish
St. George’s Church, Hampstead ..................................................................................... NC
St. George’s Church, Mount Savage ............................................................................... WM
St. George’s Parish, Perryman .......................................................................................... HC
St. George’s & St. Matthew’s Parish, Dundalk ................................................................ HR
St. James’ Chapel, St. James’ School, Hagerstown ........................................................ WC
St. James’ Church, Lafayette Square, Baltimore ......................................................... NWB
St. James’ Church, Irvington .......................................................................... (Closed 2009)
St. James’ Church, Lothian ............................................................................................... SM
St. James, Church, Mount Airy............................................................................................. F
St. James’ Church, My Lady’s Manor, Monkton ............................................................ NC
St. James’ Church, Parkton ............................................................................................... NC
St. James’ Church, Trappe (99-year lease) .................................................... (Closed 1956)
St. James’ Church, Westernport...................................................................................... WM
St. John the Evangelist, Shady Side ............................................................... (Closed 1989)
St. John’s Chapel, Gambrills ........................................................................... (Closed 1979)
St. John’s Church, Deer Park .......................................................................................... WM
St. John’s Church, Ellicott City ......................................................................................... PV
St. John’s Church, Frostburg ........................................................................................... WM
St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace ................................................................................... HC
St. John’s Church, Huntingdon, Baltimore ..................................................................... HR
St. John’s Church, Kingsville .......................................................................................... NEB
St. John’s Church, Mt. Washington, Baltimore ............................................................ TRP
St. John’s Church, Relay .................................................................................. (Closed 1967)
St. John’s Church, Western Run Parish, Glyndon ......................................................... NC
St. John’s Parish, Hagerstown .......................................................................................... WC
St. Katherine of Alexandria, Church of, Baltimore ................................................... NWB
St. Luke’s Chapel, Sands................................................................................... (Closed 1982)
St. Luke’s Church, Brownsville ........................................................................................ WC
St. Luke’s Church, Eastport, Annapolis .......................................................................... AA
St. Luke’s Church, Baltimore ............................................................................................ HR
St. Margaret’s Church, Coventry ................................................................................... NEB

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                                                                                                                       Region
St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis .................................................................................... AA
St. Mark’s Chapel, Deale, Tracey’s Landing, See St. James’ Church, Lothian
St. Mark’s Church, Highland ............................................................................................ PV
St. Mark’s Church, Lappans ............................................................................................. WC
St. Mark’s Church, Petersville ........................................................................ (Closed 1966)
St. Marks’-on-the-Hill, Pikesville .................................................................................... NC
St. Mark’s Parish, Frederick & Washington Counties,
           See St. Luke’s Church, Brownsville
St. Martin’s in-the-Field, Severna Park ........................................................................... AA
St. Mary, Church of, Woodlawn ....................................................................................... PV
St. Mary the Virgin, Church of, Baltimore .................................................................... HR
St. Mary’s Church, Hampden ........................................................................ (Closed 1999)
St. Mary’s Church, Emmorton ......................................................................................... HC
St. Matthew’s Church, Baltimore (1972 merged with Holy Covenant)
St. Matthew’s Parish, Oakland ....................................................................................... WM
St. Matthew’s Parish, Sparrows Point (merged with St. George’s, Dundalk)
           See St. George’s & St. Matthew’s Parish
St. Matthias’ Church, Baltimore .................................................................................... NEB
St. Michael and All Angels, Church of, Baltimore....................................................... NEB
St. Michael’s Chapel, Reisterstown .......... (Perpetual lease and reserved for special use)
St. Paul’s Chapel, Crownsville ............................................................................ (Sold 1964)
St. Paul’s Church, Perry Hall .......................................................................... (Closed 1972)
St. Paul’s Church, Poplar Springs ..................................................................................... PV
St. Paul’s Church, Sharpsburg ......................................................................................... WC
St. Paul’s Parish, Baltimore ............................................................................................... HR
St. Paul’s Parish, Point of Rocks ........................................................................................... F
St. Paul’s Parish, Prince Frederick .................................................................................... SM
St. Paul the Apostle, Church of, Baltimore .................................................. (Closed 2007)
St. Peter’s Church, Ellicott Mills ....................................................................................... PV
St. Peter’s Church, Lonaconing ...................................................................................... WM
St. Peter’s Church, Solomon’s, See Middleham & St. Peter’s
St. Peter’s Parish, Anne Arundel County, See Epiphany Church, Odenton
St. Philip’s Church, Annapolis .......................................................................................... AA
St. Philip’s Church, Cumberland ................................................................... (Closed 1966)
St. Stephen’s Chapel, Thurmont .................................................................... (Closed 1967)
St. Stephen’s Church, Severn Parish ................................................................................ AA
St. Stephen’s Chapel, Baltimore (formerly St. Stephen the Martyr) ................... (Closed)
St. Thomas’ Church, Garrison Forest .............................................................................. NC
St. Thomas’ Church, Hancock ......................................................................................... WC
St. Thomas’ Church, Homestead, Towson ................................................................... NEB
St. Timothy’s Church, Catonsville ................................................................................... PV
St. Timothy’s Church, Frederick........................................................................................... F
Servant Church of Christ, Columbia ............................................................ (Closed 1971)

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Index of Parishes, Congregations, and Missions
                                                                                                                     Region
Severn Parish, Anne Arundel County, See St. Stephen’s, Severn Parish
Sherwood Parish, Cockeysville ........................................................................................ NC
Spesutia Church, Harford County, See St. George’s Parish, Perryman
The Gathering, Walkersville........................................................................... (Closed 2008)
Transfiguration, Church of the, Baltimore (1974 merged with Holy Nativity)
Transfiguration, Church of the, Braddock Heights .......................................................... F
Trinity Church, Long Green ............................................................................................ NC
Trinity Church, Towson .................................................................................................. TRP
Trinity Church, Waterloo .................................................................................................. PV
Washington County Mission .............................................. (Relationship dissolved 1980)
Western Run Parish, Glyndon, See St. John’s Church, Western Run Parish, Glyndon
Westminster Parish, See St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis
Zion Parish, Urbana ........................................................................ (Burned, Closed 1961)




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Regional Contacts
                      Anne Arundel
              President: The Rev. Shawn Hill
                 (St. Andrew’s, Pasadena)
                   7859 Tick Neck Road
                  Pasadena, MD 211122
                       410-255-1070
                   shawnnhill@aol.com
        Council Rep: The Rev. Steven Hagerman (12)
                      (Severn Parish)

                         Frederick
              President: Ms. Donna Seniff
                  (All Saints’, Frederick)
                   9 East 4th Street, #3
                  Frederick, MD 21701
                      301-620-9175
                   daseniff@yahoo.com
        Council Rep: The Rev. Jessica Knowles (13)
                    (All Saints’ Parish)

                          Harbor
             President: The Rev. Chris Keene
                  (Church of the Advent)
                  1301 S. Charles Street
                  Baltimore, MD 21230
                       410-539-7804
                   C_P_K_@msn.com
           Council Rep: Mr. Bard Wickkiser (12)
                 (St. John’s, Huntingdon)

                          Harford
              President: The Rev. Brad Ingalls
                 (Holy Trinity, Churchville)
                     2539 Bailey Road
                   Forest Hill, MD 21050
                       410-838-3290
               office@htrinitychurchville.org
              Council Rep: Mr. Glenn Weaver
              (St. Mary’s Church, Emmorton)




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Regional Contacts
                       North Central
                          President:
             Council Rep: Mr. Lew Bradford (14)
                   (St. Mark’s on the Hill)
                     7337 Stratton Way
                   Baltimore, MD 21224
                        410-285-7098

                    Northeast Baltimore
                President: Chris Kinard (12)
                     (Holy Trinity, Essex)
                     218 Antietam Road
                    Baltimore, MD 21221
                    Cnk381@yahoo.com
      Council Rep: The Rev. Carol Bustard-Burnside (12)

                   Northwest Baltimore
                     No longer active

                       Patapsco Valley
                 Contact: Ms. Carrie Brown
                 (St. Paul’s, Poplar Springs)
                   4922 R Leeds Avenue
                    Arbutus, MD 21227
                        443-304-2603
                    cab_bfy@yahoo.com
                        Council Rep:

                    Southern Maryland
                    (All Hallows Parish)
               President: The Rev. Alistair So
                         P.O. Box 235
                 Davidsonville, MD 21035
                        410-798-0808
                     alistairso@me.com
              Council Rep: Ms. Anne Gross (12)
              (Middleham & St. Peter’s Church)




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            Towson/Roland Park
       President: Ms. Christina Harris
     (Epiphany Church, Dulaney Valley)
             29 Eastford Court
            Baltimore, MD 21234
          Mcharris1@comcast.net
                410-299-8973
    Council Rep: The Rev. Kathryn Wajda
     (Epiphany Church, Dulaney Valley)

                   Washington
      President: The Rev. Charles Holder
        (St. Luke’s Church, Brownsville)
               2150 Boteler Road
             Brownsville, MD 21715
                  301-432-4209
              c.holder@myactv.net
        Council Rep: Dian Nelson (13)
              (St. Mark’s, Lappans)

              Western Maryland
        Contact: The Rev. Dr. Chip Lee
        (St. Matthew’s Parish, Oakland)
                 P.O. Box 303
              Oakland, MD 21550
                 301-334-2510
theepiscopalchurchingarrettcounty@verizon.net
                 Council Rep:




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      Other Agencies, Institutions,
          and Organizations
Reported by the Secretary of Diocesan Council annually


              Baltimore International Seafarers’ Service Center

                           Bishop Claggett Center

                         Brotherhood of St. Andrew

                                Chase Home

                                Church Club

Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergy of the Protestant

                       Episcopal Church in Maryland

       Cursillo-Secretariat (Maryland Episcopal Cursillo Fellowship)

                         Diocesan Investment Fund

                Episcopal Community Services of Maryland

                      Episcopal Housing Corporation

                   Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, Inc.

        Episcopal Refugee and Immigration Center Alliance (ERICA)

                       Episcopal Service Corps (ESC)

                     Episcopal Women’s Caucus (EWC)

                 George F. Bragg Church School Fund, Inc.

                          Maryland Church News

                       Saint Mary’s Outreach Center

             United Thank Offering and Book of Remembrance




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                  Ecumenical Ministries
AIRS – AIDS Interfaith Residential Services

1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 700, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-576-5070			•	 Fax:	410-576-5074

Central Maryland Ecumenical Council

4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2437
410-467-6194

Ecumenical Advisory Council
The public policy office in Annapolis comprised of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian
and United Methodist advocates who work on social and economic justice issues that
come before the Maryland General Assembly and local governments.

41 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-268-4122

Ecumenical Institute of Theology
A graduate school of theology open to anyone with a Bachelor’s Degree, for one course or
to continue for a Master’s or Doctoral Degree.

Saint Mary’s Seminary and University
5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21210
410-323-3200			•	 www.stmarys.edu/ei

Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (National)

Post Office Box 51931, Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1931
800-956-2776			•	 www.visit-eam.org

Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies

956 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland 21204
410-494-7161			•	 info@icjs.org	




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                  Ecumenical Ministries
Joseph Richey Hospice
A residential hospice program for terminally ill persons.

838 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-523-2150

Center for Poverty Solutions
A statewide non-profit organization with the mission to eliminate the root causes of
poverty through research, education, direct service, advocacy and community
mobilization.

2521 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
410-366-0600 ext.108

Listening Hearts Ministry

3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 405A, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
410-366-1851			•	 listening@listeninghearts.org

Maryland Interfaith Legislative Committee
The largest and oldest interfaith organization that meets monthly on legislative and
regulatory issues on social and economic justice - comprised of Christian, Jewish and
Islamic faiths.

41 State Circle Suite 4, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-268-4122

Well For the Journey

7600 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204
410-296-9355			•	 www.wellforjourney.org




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       Church Schools of the Diocese
               of Maryland
Epiphany Day Care Center, Timonium                 St. Margaret’s Day School, Annapolis
www.epiphany-dv.ang-md.org                         www.st-margarets.org

Grace Church Child Care Center,                    St. Martin’s in-the-Field Day School,
Elkridge                                           Severna Park
www.gracechurchchildcarecenter.com                 www.stmartinsdayschool.org

Good Shepherd School, Ruxton                       St. Paul’s School, Brooklandville
www.goodshepherd-towson.org                        www.stpaulsschool.org

Pre-School for the Arts at St. Anne’s,             St. Paul’s School for Girls,
Annapolis                                          Brooklandville
www.preschoolforthearts.org                        www.spsfg.org

Redeemer Parish Day School, Baltimore              St. Peter’s Episcopal School,
www.redeemerpds.org                                Ellicott City
                                                   www.stpeterspreschool.org
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
www.stannesschool.org                              St. Thomas’ Parish Co-op Day School,
                                                   Owings Mills
St. David’s Day School, Baltimore                  www.stthomasparishdayschool.org
www.stdavid.amg-md.org
                                                   St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson
St. James’ Academy, Monkton                        www.stt.org
www.saintjamesacademy.org
                                                   The Wilkes School at Grace and St.
St. James’ Nursery School, Mt. Airy                Peter’s, Baltimore
www.stjamesmtairy.org                              www.wilkesschool.org

St. James’ Church Preschool, Parkton               Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center,
www.stjamesparkton.org                             Towson
                                                   www.tecckids.org
Saint James School, Hagerstown
www.stjames.edu                                    Trinity Church Day School, Glen Arm
                                                   www.trinitychurchdayschool.com
St. John’s Parish Day School, Ellicott City
www.stjohnspds.org                                 Trinity School of Frederick
                                                   www.trinityschooloffrederick.org




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Individuals in the Formation Process of
as of March 2012



Name                             Home Parish                    School

        Priestly Formation:

Seniors:
Christopher Dreisbach            Cathedral of the Incarnation
Sanford Groff Jr.                Memorial
Dawn Campbell                    St. Anne’s, Annapolis             VTS

Middlers:
Nathan Erdman                    St. John’s, Ellicott City      Sewanee
Sharon Watts                     Cathedral of the Incarnation      VTS

Junior:
Anne Nicholson                   Trinity Church, Towson            GTS
Ashley Miller Urquidi            Catoctin Parish                   VTS
George W. Taylor                 Holy Cross, Cumberland            GTS

Postulants Not Yet in Seminary
Nathaniel Gibson II              St. James’, Lafayette Square
E. Bernard Anderson              All Hallows’, Davidsonville
Nancy Hennessey                  All Saints’, Frederick




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The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland


    Name                     Home Parish

            Diaconal Formation:

    Seniors:
    Diane Fadely            St. Andrew’s, Glenwood
    Neva Brown              St. Katherine of Alexandria
    Kirk DeVore             St. Mark’s, Lappans

    Middlers:
    Natalie Conway          St. John’s in the Village
    Katharine Shahinian     Severn Parish

    Juniors:
    Robert John Frederick   St. Mark’s, Highland




    School Key:
    GTS             General Theological Seminary
    LTSG            Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
    Sewanee         Sewanee, University of the South
    VTS             Virginia Theological Seminary
    YDS             Yale Divinity School




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                           Nominations
                                 Secretary
The Rev. Anne Weatherholt
Nominated by the Rev. Dr. Chip Lee and the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton.



         Compensation and Benefits Committee
Elect one cleric and one lay person until 2015.


Elected members remaining after Convention 2012:




The Rev. M. Dion       Celeste Morgan          The Rev. Patricia   Charles Roebuck
Thompson (2013)            (2013)                Drost (2014)          (2014)


Appointed Members:




The Rev. Ann Boyd      The Rev. Annette          Anne Gross        The Rev. Eric Zile
                           Chappell

Not pictured:

Stephen Howard
Michael Warlow


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    Compensation and Benefits                             Clergy Nominee

                  The Rev. Thomas A. “Tom” Momberg
                  All Saints’ Parish, Frederick
                  Rector

                  As associate rector and rector in different congregations of all sizes,
                  I have become more aware of the need to reflect on and implement
whenever possible and necessary, appropriate levels of staff compensation and benefits.
I have some passion for parity and equity for both lay and ordained professionals in
parish ministry, and I am willing and able to take a leadership role in this important
ministry of administration. Diocesan service includes membership in the Maryland
Episcopal Environment Faith Partners.

Nominated by Judy Haines

As the current senior warden and prior to that as chair of the Parish Personnel
committee, I have see that the Rev. Thomas Momberg is committed to ensuring that
the clergy and lay staff of All Saints’, Frederick, are treated fairly with compensation
and benefits. He is passionate about making sure that employees’ compensation falls
within fair pay scales. He would work diligently to help parishes find ways to move
toward equity of benefits for clergy and lay staff. Fr. Tom is also knowledgeable about
the Alban Institute’s recent classification of parish size. I recommend Tom Momberg
for election to the Compensation and Benefits Committee.




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   Compensation and Benefits                                Lay Nominee

                   Louise Izat
                   St. Alban’s Church, Glen Burnie
                   Retired

                    I have attended St. Alban’s, Glen Burnie, for 27 years and have been
                    active on a number of committees and a member of the vestry. My
                    primary focus has been our environmental ministry and outreach,
currently serving as chair of our Social Ministries Committee. Before retiring from the
federal government, I had 25+ years of human resources experience. I have worked
in all major areas of HR. I would like to use the skills and knowledge acquired during
my career to serve as a member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee. I have
been privileged to work with very dedicated clergy and lay employees in the diocese.
Serving on this committee would enable me to contribute toward promoting fairness
and equity of benefits, compensation, and employment opportunities in the diocese.

Nominated by the Rev. Ann Boyd

Louise Izat has been a member of St. Alban’s Church, Glen Burnie for 27 years. She has
many years of professional experience in human resources work for the federal govern-
ment, including in Equal Employment Opportunity requirements. She is passionate
about social justice. As a member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee, she
advocates for fairness and equity of benefits, compensation and employment opportu-
nities. In her congregation, she has served on a number of ad hoc committees and been
involved in social ministries. Beyond skills and knowledge, she is highly motivated
and will make a very positive and substantial contribution to the Compensation and
Benefits Committee.




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           Diocesan Council Members at Large
Elect one cleric and two lay persons until 2015.

Elected members at large remaining after Convention 2012:




       John Willard                   Thomas                    The Rev. Nancy
          (2013)                   Meachum (2013)                White (2013)




                      The Rev. Nancy           Sarah Ingalls-
                      Dilliplane (2014)        Howard (2014)


Not pictured:

Ellen Zior (2014)


Elected Regional Representatives Remaining After Convention 2012:

The Rev. Steve Hagerman (2012)                      Anne Arundel
The Rev. Jessica Knowles (2013)                     Frederick
Bard Wickkiser (2012)                               Harbor
The Rev. Lew Bradford (2014)                        Northeast
Vacant                                              Northwest
The Rev. Carol Bustard-Burnside (2012)              Northeast
Vacant                                              Patapsco Valley
Anne Gross (2012)                                   Southern Maryland
Dian Nelson (2013)                                  Washington County
Vacant                                              Western Maryland



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    Diocesan Council at Large                             Clergy Nominee

                   The Rev. William Burt
                   St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace
                   Rector
                    As rector of St. John’s for the last one-and-a-half years, it has been
                    my joy to see this parish slowly, but surely, start to make a “turn-
                    around.” This has been due to a number of factors. The most impor-
tant of which has been the instilling of a ‘team’ ethos. When something needs to get
done, we do it. I would like to be a part of the diocesan ‘team’ because there’s much that
all of us on Christ’s ‘team’ can do together.

Nominated by Sarah Ingalls-Howard

Over the past year I have seen the Rev. William Burt start to turn around a dying
parish. The parish has begun to get new members and has a great amount of participa-
tion. He has lead them well and introduced new ideas and concepts that I think we can
use at the diocesan level. Fr. Bill also works faithfully within the region.




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   Diocesan Council at Large                                Lay Nominees
                 Mark Garcia
                 Church of the Advent, Baltimore
                 Administrative Manager
                  I have been a member of the Church of the Advent, Federal Hill, since
                  my partner, the Rev. Timothy Kroh, and I returned to Baltimore from
Philadelphia in 2010. At Advent I sing in the choir and serve on the Altar Guild and
vestry. I served as co-chair of the Diocesan Convention planning team for the 2011
convention and am continuing in that role for the 2012 convention. I have worked for
16 years in non-profit administration and currently work at Johns Hopkins University
as an administrative manager in the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. I feel called to
use my skills to serve the church and believe I can do good work on Diocesan Council.

Nominated by the Rev. Christopher Keene

Mark Garcia is an active and faithful member of Advent. In his capacity as senior
warden, chorister and Altar Guild director, he is very effective at interacting with a
wide and diverse range of people. His personal life, work life and parochial life are all
deeply rooted in a love of Christ and desire to serve his Church. Mark is well aware that
the structure of the church serves its mission and its people. Over the course of several
years, I have observed that Mark is very organized, is a clear and concise communi-
cator, and always exhibits excellent and compassionate leadership qualities. Without
reservation, I heartily recommend Mark Garcia for Diocesan Council.

                   Laura Luca
                   St. Bartholomew’s Church, Baltimore
                   Accounting

                  I love the Diocese of Maryland! It is a wonderful, diverse commu-
                  nity where ideas can be shared and acted upon. I have been involved
here in various ways: as a Convention delegate, as part of the Mission Strategy Group
during the Horizons process, and as a part of the Diocesan Youth ministry. I enjoy
understanding how the Diocese works! I have served my parish on the Newcomer’s
Committee for 11 years, as a leader of various outreach projects, and as a part of the
youth program for nine years, helping to grow this program so that it is now a reason
why people come and stay here. In the community, I work with the House of Ruth
on the Young Professionals Committee and am committed to helping The Samaritan
Women grow. I have worked in accounting for 10 years, and am familiar with putting
together and maintaining budgets. I serve as a corporate secretary and treasurer, and as
secretary on a condo board. My variety of experience makes me a great fit for Diocesan
Council.



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Nominated by Laura McGuire

I have worked with Laura at St. Bartholomew’s for more than nine years now and was
also blessed with the opportunity to serve with her on the Mission Strategy Group. She
is a devoted woman of faith and brings a variety of gifts to the Church, most notably
her abilities as a gifted leader and administrator. The diocese has been improved by
her involvement with its mission and ministry and I am glad to nominate her to serve
on Diocesan Council where she can continue in service to God, the Church, and the
Diocese of Maryland.




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                           Disciplinary Board
Elect one cleric and two lay persons until 2015.

Elected members remaining after Convention 2012:




      The Rev. Taylor                 The Rev. Pat                 Stephen Alpern
       Smith (2014)                   Drost (2014)                     (2014)



          Disciplinary Board                             Clergy Nominees
                   The Rev. William Burt
                   St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace
                   Rector

                  I have been rector of St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace, for a year-
                  and-a-half. I feel that I have a good skill set to offer the Disciplinary
Board in that my thesis work at seminary was in the area of ethics, for which I received
high honors and two ethics prizes. My interest in being on this board lies in being
instrumental in the assurance that the greater good is always served.

Nominated by the Rev. Brad Ingalls

The Rev. William Burt is an outstanding priest with a great deal of energy to help the
entire diocese and its ministry. Bill is active in the Latino Ministry and just finished
an immersion course to make him more fluent in Spanish. Bill is a dynamic and hard
working priest with a breadth of knowledge that will serve well on the Disciplinary
Board.

                   The Rev. Joanna White
                   Sherwood Church, Cockeysville
                   Rector

                    I have had the privilege of doing interventions in two dioceses and
                    heard a case as a judge on the Province II Court of Appeals. This is a
sacred task that I take very seriously. The training and experience I would bring to this

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office comes from my nursing/health care administrative and counseling background
as well as graduate work in pastoral care. My aim in this office would follow a career-
long pattern of attempting to bring grace out of a bad situation.

Nominated by the Rev. Brad Ingalls

I am privileged to know and work and study with the Rev. Joanna White on various
diocesan committees and groups. Joanna has served on the Ecclesiastical Court before
(the predecessor to the Disciplinary Board). She has experience, compassion, and
sound judgment to work through any issues brought to the board.


          Disciplinary Board                                 Lay Nominees
                  Jane Elizabeth Callaghan
                  Sherwood Church, Cockeysville
                  Registered Nurse and Business Owner

                  I currently work for the Baltimore County Public School system
                  as a substitute school nurse. My past professional life has involved
extensive upper-level managerial experience. I have a strong background in employee
management that included employee mentoring and employee discipline. I hold Masters
degrees from Johns Hopkins in Education and Administrative Science. As a member
of Sherwood, I am involved in outreach to homebound parishioners; a member of
our discernment committee; Sunday School teacher, and other duties as requested. I
have been actively involved in the communities where I resided. I was the president
of the Fellowship Forest Community Association, a board member of Hamlet Farms
Community Association, Treasurer of Hereford High Parents of Performing Students,
during which time I successfully shepherded the organization through the 501(c) 3
application. I was an active PTA member of Hereford High School. I believe that my
past experiences bring valuable assets to the Disciplinary Board. When the committee
is called to assemble, it is in very stressful circumstances. I see the role of a committee
member as curative or palliative rather than punitive.

Nominated by the Rev. Joanna White

I wish to nominate Jane Callaghan as a member of the Disciplinary Board. Jane has an
excellent educational and professional background that will enhance her effectiveness
in this role. I have experienced Jane as discerning and articulate in her ability to engage
individuals in dialogue and skillfully facilitate a group. Every small parish survives by
the willing and wise counsel of a dedicated few. Jane has played that role for Sherwood.
Moreover, she serves this parish and the wider community in connecting individuals
and families with needed physical and mental health care resources. I believe her gifts
and graces will serve the diocese will in this position.



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                  Casandra Fallin
                  Church of the Holy Trinity, Baltimore
                  Administrator/ Social Worker

                   Disciplinary Board matters are of a serious and sensitive nature
                   impacting the accused, alleged victims as well as members of our
Anglican community. All rely on an established process to yield an accurate and fair
outcome. This requires a judicious approach by objective individuals with compassion
and with reliance on God’s guidance throughout the process. I believe I possess these
qualities and offer them along with my training and skills as a social worker who inves-
tigated child abuse and neglect complaints. I defer to and rely on my ongoing Christian
walk to use any gifts God gives me to carry out this task dutifully and for the good of
the church and the community. If elected, I pray and trust He has prepared me to take
on the responsibility.

Nominated by the Rev. Eddie Blue

Sandy is currently fulfilling an unexpired term that was vacated last year but expires
as of this convention. I recommend her for election to this position so that she can
continue to serve in this role in an elected capacity. She is prepared to serve and I
believe her to be duly qualified.




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                        Standing Committee
Elect one cleric and one lay person until 2016.

Elected members remaining after Convention 2012:




   The Rev. Chip Lee           The Rev. Florence              David Mallery
        (2014)                  Ledyard (2013)                   (2014)




                  The Rev. Glenna            Russell R Reno, Jr.
                    Reed (2015)                   (2013)


Not pictured:

Sandy Criscimagna (2015)




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          Standing Committee                            Clergy Nominees
                The Rev. Jane G. Mayrer
                St. Luke’s Church, Baltimore
                Deacon, Hospital Chaplain
                 As a deacon, I seek to serve the diocese through participation in the
                 ministry of the Standing Committee because I believe the distinct role
and voice of the deacon – to bring the needs of the world to the church and to enable all
baptized people to engage in Christ’s ministry in the world – keeps the church faithful
to its mission. Since my ordination 10 years ago, my diocesan service includes two
terms on the Commission on Ministry and service on the Search Committee for the
14th Bishop of Maryland. In parish ministry, I am currently the deacon at St. Luke’s in
West Baltimore, having also served at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, and
the Church of the Holy Nativity, Pimlico.

Nominated by the Rev. Nancy A. White

The Rev. Jane Mayrer is an outstanding deacon in our diocese. She is an exemplary
individual in every respect, with excellent credentials for the ministry of the Standing
Committee, including advanced degrees and certifications in law, theology and chap-
laincy. Her experiences in ministry have been extensive in a variety of settings. Deacon
Mayrer’s presence will be a true asset to the Standing Committee of our diocese.

                 The Rev. Dina van Klaveren
                 St. Andrew’s Church, Glenwood
                 Rector

                  I am committed to the ministries of this diocese, through which I
                  discerned a call to serve as a priest in Christ’s Church beginning
                  in 1999, when I was a member of the Cathedral. All congrega-
tions benefit from stable and Spirit-led diocesan committees, especially those who
are looking to gain real traction for ministry. If selected for this office, I will serve
faithfully and utilize my ministry experience, some of which includes: Bishop Search
Committee (2007); Commission on Ministry (2007-present); Claggett summer camp
director (2012); chair of Diocesan Liturgy and Music Committee (2009-2012); Epis-
copal Service Corps; and, parish ministry (St. Andrew’s Church, Glenwood and St.
Margaret’s Church, Annapolis).

Nominated by the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson

I wholeheartedly endorse and support the Rev. Dina van Klaveren for election to the
Standing Committee. I have had the good fortune to work with Dina on a number of
committees within our diocese, and have found her to be a priest who is passionate


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and positive about the future direction of our diocese. She is well-grounded in her rela-
tionship with Christ and has a genuine concern for strong, effective, transformational
leadership exercised at all levels throughout the Church. Dina is an exemplary leader,
pastor, teacher, friend, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She takes very seriously
the ministries to which God has called her to serve giving of her “time, talent, and
treasure.” Dina cares deeply for our diocese, and I believe that she would serve you, the
Diocese of Maryland, and the larger Episcopal community proudly as a member of the
Standing Committee.


         Standing Committee                                Lay Nominees
               Alma Thompson Bell
               Memorial Church, Bolton Hill
               Retired

              We continue facing challenges as Episcopalians and I believe that my
              experience in serving on various committees at the parish, diocesan and
Episcopal Church levels has prepared me to make a meaningful contribution to the
Standing Committee of our diocese. Many things have changed since over the years
and I would be pleased to work with those who believe that what is needed now is
to come together to define what our Church should be in the years to come. Christ’s
work can only be accomplished as we work in a spirit of openness to change. I have
served my parish as senior warden, rector’s Search Committee member and on many
other committees. I have been president of the Standing Committee, member of the
Commission on Ordained Ministry and the Claggett Board, on Cursillo and as a
member of the most recent Transition Committee.

Nominated by the Rev. Martha N. Macgill

Alma Bell has served in virtually every lay leadership position in the Diocese of
Maryland, including former president of the Standing Committee, and as past senior
warden of Memorial Church, Bolton Hill. She was elected to be a lay deputy to General
Convention nine years ago. She is head of the lay deputation to General Convention
in Indianapolis this summer. She has served on the Commission on the Consecration
of Bishop’s for the Episcopal Church. I believe she brings a deep and faithful wisdom
to any committee of the church. She is a strong and faithful leader. The Standing
Committee would be blessed with her presence.




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              David H. Boyce
              St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis
              Retired Public Relations VP for AT&T

               I have been a member of St. Margaret’s since 1998 and am now serving a
               second term on the vestry. In the past I co-chaired the long-range plan-
ning committee, served as a Eucharistic minister, and am about to graduate from Educa-
tion for Ministry. I chaired a capital campaign at my previous church in New Jersey. I
believe I am called to also serve the diocese now and think my extensive business and
communications background can contribute to sound decision-making. When with
AT&T I was responsible for media relations, advertising, internal communications,
strategic planning, and corporate brand management. I have served on the boards of
nonprofits, including WETA television and radio in Washington. In the 1990s I was
honored to serve as the president of the board of Crossroads Theatre Company, the
nation’s leading African-American Equity Theater. Locally, I support Anne Arundel
County’s YWCA domestic violence program and Creating Communities, an initiative
that uses the arts to reach underprivileged students.

Nominated by the Rev. T. Stewart Lucas and John D. Willard

Dave’s excellent business and public relations background has helped the vestry in
many ways during his two terms at St. Margaret’s. He has gifts that will be of great
benefit on the diocesan level and especially to the Standing Committee. His deep spiri-
tual dedication to worship, prayer and passion for the Holy Spirit all mean that he takes
his service to the church very seriously. He is an excellent ‘team player’ and would serve
with utmost dedication, honesty and eagerness.




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     Procedural Guide For Convention
               A Word from the Parliamentarian
Convention delegates occasionally express frustration when a resolution or motion
about which they feel strongly is passed, or defeated or, worse yet, referred for further
study. They sometimes blame “parliamentary procedure” for the result they dislike,
not realizing that the Rules of Order adopted for Convention are easy to master and
ensure a level playing field for every delegate and in every debate. The purpose of this
pamphlet is to set forth for easy reference the Rules of Order adopted for Convention,
to highlight selected rules most likely to be helpful to Convention delegates, and to reit-
erate the Norms for Convention, a brief code of civility, to ensure that, having gathered
in Christian fellowship, we are open to the Holy Spirit.

Throughout Convention, the Parliamentarian will be available to assist delegates in
addressing procedural issues and in making motions under the Rules of Order. Please
do not hesitate to approach the Parliamentarian at any time with your questions,
concerns and needs.

Norms for Convention

•	   Address clergy and lay delegates by their baptismal names, rather than by titles.

•	   Listen respectfully, and be open to the movement and illumination of the Holy
     Spirit.

•	   Begin and end on time.

•	   Stand and state your name and parish when recognized.

•	   Speak for yourself. Use “I” statements.

•	   Be concise and focused.

•	   Share your discomfort here.

•	   Take care of your own needs. For example, if you need to make a phone call, you
     do not need permission to leave the floor.

•	   Turn off cell phones and pagers, or have them operate in silent mode, while on
     the floor of Convention.

•	   Be responsible in your use of Convention resources. For example, eat only
     Convention meals for which you have paid.




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               Selected Rules of Order
                (Rules most likely to be helpful to delegates)

7. When any member is about to speak or deliver any matter to the Convention, the
member shall arise, and with due respect, address the president.

8. If two or more members shall arise at the same time to speak, the president shall
decide who shall speak.

9. No member shall speak more than twice in the same debate, nor longer than five
minutes at one time, without leave of the Convention.

10. No motion shall be debated until the same be seconded, and, if desired by any
member, reduced to writing and reading by the secretary.

11. When a motion is made and seconded, no other motion shall be received, except
       - to adjourn
       - to lay on the table
       - to postpone to a certain time
       - to postpone indefinitely
       - to commit [to a committee for study]
       - or to amend

14. All questions of order shall be decided by the president, without debate, but any
member may appeal such decisions, and on such appeal no member shall speak more
than once, without express leave of the Convention.

15. When any member rises to a point of order, the member who has the floor shall
be seated until the point of order is decided by the Chair.

18. All elections shall be by ballot unless otherwise ordered; the votes of the Clergy
and Laity shall be counted separately, but the vote shall be regarded as a joint one,
and the election shall be decided by a majority of the whole number of votes taken
together, except where a vote by orders shall be required under the provisions of the
Constitution.

21. In order to be considered on the floor of Convention, every resolution, petition,
or memorial, required to be referred to the Committee on Resolutions, other than a
courtesy resolution, shall be submitted to the Committee on Resolutions at least sixty
(60) days prior to the first day of Convention.




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How to Make a Motion
To apprise all concerned of matters that will be brought before Convention, Canon
1-250 provides that proposed resolutions, petitions, and memorials not falling within
the purview of any other committee, commission, or board of the Convention, shall
be submitted to the Secretary of the Convention, and referred to the Committee on
Resolutions. The Committee on Resolutions is appointed annually by the Bishop, and
consists of at least two clerical and two lay delegates, the Secretary of the Convention
and the Chancellor. It serves until the adjournment of the Convention.

As all but courtesy resolutions must be submitted to the Committee on Resolutions at
least 60 days prior to Convention, new matters generally cannot be raised by motion
from the Convention floor.

However, resolutions may still be amended, and procedural motions may be made,
whenever a resolution is on the floor. There are five motions that the Rules of Order
allow when a resolution is being debated:

To lay on the table: [Upon being recognized by the president]
“I move that we table Resolution No. _____.”

To postpone to a time certain: [Upon being recognized by the president] “I move
that we postpone consideration of this motion until[a date and time certain].”

To postpone indefinitely: [Upon being recognized by the president]
“I move that we postpone consideration of this resolution [or amendment] indefi-
nitely.”

To refer [Upon being recognized by the president] “I move that we refer the resolu-
tion to [a particular committee] for further study.”

To adjourn. [Upon being recognized by the president]. “I move that we adjourn.”

These five motions are the only ones that may be made when another motion or resolu-
tion is under consideration. However, a delegate may still rise to a question of privilege,
a point of order, or an appeal, in the following manner:

                                        Examples

Question of privilege: [The delegate may interrupt another delegate who has the
floor]. “Mr. President, I rise to a question of privilege.”
The President: “Please state your question.”
Delegate: “I request that the speaker be asked to go to the front of the room so all can
hear him.”
The President: “Your privilege is granted. Will the speaker come to the front of the
room?”

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Point of order: [The delegate may interrupt another delegate who has the floor].
“Mr. President, I rise to a point of order.”
The President: “Please state your point of order.”
Delegate: “The motion just proposed is out of order because there is already a motion
before the Convention.”
The President: “Your point is well taken. The motion last proposed is out of order.”

Appeal of the President’s ruling: [The delegate may interrupt another delegate who
has the floor]. “Mr. President, I appeal the decision of the Chair.”
President: “There is an appeal from the decision of the Chair.
            Is there any discussion?
            Those in favor of sustaining the decision of the Chair say “Aye”.
            Those opposed to sustaining the decision of the Chair say “No”.




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Rules of Order
1.   The daily sessions of the Convention shall be opened with Divine Service, or
     appointed prayers at such hours as may be appointed by the bishop and the
     Committee on Arrangements for each Convention.

2.   The Convention, upon its first assembling, shall be called to order by the bishop,
     or if there be no bishop, or if the bishop be absent, by the president of the
     Standing Committee or by some member of that body appointed by those of its
     members who may be present.

3.   When the president takes the chair every member shall be seated and remain
     uncovered until the members shall have left the Convention.

4.   Each member of the clergy entitled to a seat in the Convention shall register
     at the Secretary’s desk by delivering to the Secretary the prescribed registra-
     tion blank duly executed, which shall be checked against a role furnished by
     the bishop or other ecclesiastical authority of the diocese, which role shall be
     evidence of the right of the members of the clergy to seats until the Convention
     shall have formally acted on the question.

     Each Lay delegate shall also register at the Secretary’s desk by delivery to the
     secretary the prescribed registration blank duly executed, which shall be checked
     against a role prepared from the certificates received from vestries. The Lay
     delegates whose certificates have not yet been forwarded to the secretary shall
     then lay their certificates upon the table, with the declaration subscribed by the
     Constitution, and with them the prescribed registration blanks duly executed.
     If by means of such registration a quorum of both Orders appear, the presiding
     officer shall announce the fact, and declare the Convention is organized and
     ready for business:

     Provided that whenever it is necessary to call the role of the Clergy and Lay
     delegates the surname only shall be called except where there may be two or
     more of the same name, in which case they shall be designated by the addition of
     their Christian names.

5.   In case of the absence of the bishop, or of a vacancy in the Episcopate, the person
     who called the Convention to order shall announce that there is a quorum
     present. The Convention shall then proceed to elect a president according to
     the Seventh Article of the Constitution; who shall, so soon as the election is
     completed, take the chair and declare that the Convention is organized and ready
     for business.

6.   The first business after the declaration is made, either by the bishop or the presi-
     dent, shall be the election of a Secretary and an Assistant Secretary. The Chair
     shall then appoint the Committees mentioned in the Order of Business. The

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     Chair shall also appoint all other committees for the appointment of which no
     other provision is made, unless otherwise ordered by the Convention.

7.   When any member is about to speak or deliver any matter to the convention, the
     member shall arise, and with due respect, address the president.

8.   If two or more members shall arise at the same time to speak, the president shall
     decide who shall speak.

9.   No member shall speak more than twice in the same debate, nor longer than five
     minutes at one time, without leave of the Convention.

     At the conclusion of any speech, the president alone, or any member of the
     Convention, if the member’s motion is supported by at least four seconds, may
     call for a vote without debate on a proposal for a recess of Convention so that the
     members may informally confer and discuss the issues of the debate. If passed by
     a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, the members of the Conven-
     tion will form small groups for ten minutes at the end of which debate will
     resume.

10. No motion shall be debated until the same be seconded, and, if desired by any
    member, reduced to writing and read by the Secretary.

11. When a motion is made and seconded, no other motion shall be received, except
    to adjourn, to lay on the table, to postpone to a certain time, to post-pone indefi-
    nitely, to commit or to amend; and motions for any of these pur-poses shall have
    precedence in the order herein named. If a motion to lay on the table an amend-
    ment be carried, the matter before the Convention shall be proceeded with as
    if no such amendment had been offered. The motions to lay on the table and to
    adjourn shall be decided without debate. The motion to adjourn shall always be
    in order, if the mover has the floor.

12. When a proposed amendment is under consideration, a motion to amend the
    same may be made. No after amendments shall be in order, but a substitute for
    both amendments may be received, which, if adopted, shall operate as an amend-
    ment to the original proposition. No proposition on a subject differ-ent from
    the one under consideration shall be received under color of an amendment or
    substitute.

13. If a question contains several distinct propositions, the same shall be divided at
    the request of any member, and a vote taken separately, except that a motion to
    strike out and insert shall be indivisible.



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Rules of Order
14. All questions of order shall be decided by the president, without debate; but any
    member may appeal from such decisions, and on such appeal no member shall
    speak more than once, without express leave of the Convention.

15. When any member rises to a point of order, the member who has the floor shall
    be seated until the point of order is decided by the Chair.

16. A question being once determined, shall stand as the judgment of the Conven-
    tion, and shall not be again drawn into debate during the session, except with the
    consent of two-thirds of the Convention, upon a motion to reconsider made by a
    member who voted with the majority and seconded by a member who also voted
    with the majority.

17. No questions shall be taken on any report unless upon a motion to print or
    recommit it; but reports shall, as of course, lie upon the table. If a commit tee
    deem any action of the Convention desirable, it shall be its duty to pre sent in
    writing such resolutions, acts, or canons, as it may think it should adopt which
    only shall be subject to the action of the Convention. Every act which divides a
    parish, or in any way affects parish boundaries, shall distinctly set out the new
    boundaries which it is intended to establish. The Convention will not act upon
    any proposed resolution, act, or canon which does not conform to the provisions
    of this rule.

18. All elections shall be by ballot unless otherwise ordered; the votes of the Clergy
    and Laity shall be counted separately, but the vote shall be regarded as a joint
    one, and the election shall be decided by a majority of the whole number of
    votes taken together, except where a vote by orders shall be required under the
    provisions of the Constitution. Nominations from the floor by a member of the
    Convention shall conform with the requirements of Canon 1-240, Of Nomina-
    tions. After opportunity according to the Order of Business has been given to
    nomination for any election, if there shall be no greater number of nominees
    than there are places to be filled in the election, on motion unanimously adopted,
    the secretary or some other person designnated in the motion may be instructed
    to cast the ballot of the Convention for the person or persons so nominated, and
    such person or persons on a ballot so cast shall be duly elected.

    If after nominations are made, an election by ballot of the members of the
    Convention is required to determine a choice, the election shall be postponed,
    unless otherwise ordered, until such hour as may be appointed for the election
    in the Order of Business, and the secretary shall, before the hour appointed for
    such election, have prepared and printed for the use of the members in voting
    official ballots containing names of nominees followed by the name of the parish
    or mission from which each nominee comes.

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19. The president shall appoint a chief teller and such additional tellers as are
    required from the Clerical Order or from communicants in good standing as
    defined in Canon 2-170, and neither the chief teller nor such additional tellers
    need be delegates to the Convention. After the clerical and lay votes shall have
    been counted by the respective tellers, the teller first named by the Chair shall
    combine them in one joint ballot, which the teller shall present to the Conven-
    tion, reading out the names of the persons voted for, the number of clerical and
    lay votes for each separately, and the sum total of votes received by each person.
    The Chair shall then state to the Convention the result of the joint ballot. After
    the first ballot and before the next ballot is taken, the tellers eliminate from the
    official ballot such nominees in each order, beginning with the nominee in each
    order who received the least number of votes on the first ballot, as may be neces-
    sary to reduce the number of nominees in each order to twice the number of
    vacancies to be filled from that order. If after the second ballot all vacancies have
    not been filled, by the consent of a majority of those present a motion may, then
    or after any succeeding ballot, be entertained for the unanimous election to the
    vacancy or vacancies still existing in each order the nominee or nominees of that
    order who have received the highest number of votes, but less than a majority,
    on the preceding ballot and the same shall be declared duly elected. If alternates
    are necessary, then by the consent of a majority of those present, a motion may
    then be entertained for the unanimous election as alternates in each order such
    number of those nominees in each order having the next highest number of votes
    on the last full ballot and the same shall thereupon be declared duly elected.

20. The Bishop’s Annual Address shall be given at such time as may be designnated
    by the bishop, the Committee on Arrangements, and the dispatcher of business.

21. In order to be considered on the floor of Convention, every resolution, petition,
    or memorial, required to be referred to the Committee on Resolutions, other
    that a courtesy resolution, shall be submitted to the Committee on Resolutions at
    least sixty (60) days prior to the first day of Convention. In cases where Conven-
    tion is not held on consecutive days and sessions of Convention are separated
    by sixty (60) days or more, such prefiling period shall be shortened to (30) days
    prior to each continued session.

22. A majority of two-thirds of the members present shall be required to suspend
    any Rule of Order or shall make any change in the Order of Business; but
    “Orders of the Day” may be intercalated in the Order of Business by a majority
    vote.

23. “Robert’s Rules of Order” shall be the parliamentary guides in all cases not
    provided for in the foregoing rules.



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Rules of Order
24. The foregoing Rules of Order shall be deemed the Rules of Order for all future
    Conventions until altered or rescinded, and the same shall be published in the
    Journal of each Convention. The Order of Business as annexed shall be gener-
    ally followed but maybe altered from time to time upon recommendation of the
    dispatcher of business.

    (Amended 1973, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1986, 1992)




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                              Resolutions
                            Resolution 2012-1
Title:            Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation

Submitted by:     Compensation and Benefits Committee
                  Michael C. Warlow and the Rev. Ann Boyd, Co-Chairs

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland, meeting May 4 –
5, 2012, continues to be committed to a Living Wage; the Diocese of Maryland strongly
encourages that all clergy and lay employees be paid according to the Maryland
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s Living Wage standard for a single
employee. Currently this is $12.49 for employers in Anne Arundel County, Howard
County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City, and $9.39 for employers in other loca-
tions of the diocese; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all clergy and lay employees be granted an annual review of perfor-
mance that should consider merit increases in compensation as appropriate; and be it
further

RESOLVED, that the recommended annual salary increase for parochial clergy and
congregational lay employees for 2013 shall be the total of a 3.0% Cost of Living Adjust-
ment (COLA) on the 2012 salary plus any salary adjustment based on responsibilities
and performance; in considering compensation, vestries should take into account the
recommended salary, adjustments based on responsibility, the performance review,
and the COLA; and be it further

RESOLVED, in accord with Resolution A177 of the 2009 General Convention, that
all employees of parishes, missions, and other ecclesiastical organizations or bodies
in the Diocese of Maryland working at least 1,000 hours per year have health benefits
through the church available to them, that the cost of these benefits up to the cost of
the HMO plan for an individual is paid by the employer; that increased costs due to
dependents or premiums of other plans may be negotiated; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the annual compensation for parochial priests for 2013 be increased
by an additional equity adjustment of 1.0% to continue the effort to increase the
compensation of Diocese of Maryland clergy to at least the median of compensation
paid to clergy of similar dioceses in Province III; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this Convention adopts the following honoraria for supply clergy
for 2013:
              1 service        between $75 and $175
              2 services       between $100 and $225


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                 3 services      between $150 and $275
                 (Midweek services may be compensated at a lesser rate)
Guest Preachers – Compensation should be appropriate to the circumstances with a
minimum of $75.

RESOLVED, that this convention urges all congregations to provide fair, equitable,
and competitive compensation to all persons providing program services such as,
but not limited to, music director, choir director, director of Christian education, and
director of youth programs. Information concerning appropriate compensation can
be obtained from the diocesan office. Suggested salary ranges for church organists and
choir directors based on information from the American Guild of Organists (AGO)
and the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM). AGO and AAM information is
available on the web at www.agohq.org and www.anglicanmusicians.org, respectively;
and be it further

RESOLVED, that for transitional deacons and newly ordained priests for the first year
following their ordination to the priesthood, the minimum annual Total Assessable
Compensation (TAC) is $54,560, bottom of the range for a cleric in charge of a family-
sized congregation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the suggested range of TAC for experienced clergy who are hired as
Assistant Rectors or Associate Rectors is $57,400 to $75,800; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this convention adopts the following TAC criteria for full-time
clergy in charge of congregations within the diocese for the year 2013. TAC for full-
time clergy must be at least the minimum of the TAC range; and be it further

RESOLVED, that clergy with ten or more years of experience in ordained ministry
should be compensated at least at the median of the applicable parish-type clergy
compensation range.

    Parish                                                                Corporate/
                  Family       Pastoral     Transitional     Program
     Type                                                                  Resource
  Average
   Sunday   Less than 70       70 – 140         141 – 225    226 – 350     Over 350
 Attendance
               Total Assessable Compensation Medians and Ranges
   Median
                  $67,290      $72,890          $91,943      $108,780       $136,170
    TAC
                 $54,560 -     $64,700 -        $69,770 -    $94,840 -     $116,950 -
 TAC Range
                  $91,310       $92,040         $108,260     $118,660       $149,400

Part-time clergy should be paid according to their experience and proportional to the
number of hours worked.


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                                      Explanation

The Compensation and Benefits Committee recommends annual adjustments reflecting
the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) reported December 31 of
the year prior to convention. Using the same standard year after year provides a consis-
tent reference point for equitable salaries for parochial clergy and congregational staff.
Whereas the projected cost of living increase and equity adjustment may fiscally chal-
lenge congregations, the annual recommendations provide norms for competitive sala-
ries, recognizing that each parish will negotiate salaries according to its circumstances.

The COLA of 3.0% is based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics information concerning
the CPI for all urban areas.

Pursuant to Canon 4-140 of the Diocese of Maryland, the Compensation and Benefits
Committee each year submits a Resolution for consideration by the Diocesan Conven-
tion that addresses annual compensation payable to parochial clergy, a cost of living
increase for congregational staff, a living wage for congregational staff and compensa-
tion for certain key congregational lay staff.

The components of TAC and information on how to formulate an equitable housing
allowance are outlined in the Diocese of Maryland Compensation and Benefits Guide
which is available on the diocesan web site or through the diocesan office. The Resolu-
tion’s TAC ranges do not include salaries which clearly are part-time nor the lowest or
highest actual salaries when these are inconsistent with other salaries in the particular
ranges. This avoids skewing the ranges unrealistically and ensures that the ranges
reflect compensation values as close to actual market values as feasible.

TAC is the assessable compensation reported to the Church Pension Fund and includes
cash salary, utilities, payments made to Social Security, equity allowances, other
miscellaneous allowances, and housing, either in the form of a housing allowance or,
if a rectory is provided, as 30% of salary. Compensation also includes such items as
contributions to individual retirement accounts, cash gifts to clergy and the payment
of school fees for clergy children. This compensation amount does not include the
pension payments made to the Pension Fund; any of the standard employee benefits
such as health, life, and dental insurance; or reimbursed employee expenses as long as
the reimbursement is based on actual expense.

An exception to the 4.0% total increase for clergy members may be made for rectors
whose current TAC exceeds the top of the range by more than 10%.

Compared to all dioceses, the median value of clergy salaries of the Diocese of Mary-
land is in the 6th decile (see note) from the top. The purpose of the extra 1% compen-
sation for clergy is to bring us up to at least the 5th decile to ensure that clergy salaries
of the Diocese of Maryland are competitive with those of nearby dioceses. Median
clergy salaries in nine of the thirteen dioceses in Province III are in the 1st through 5th
deciles. Only one diocese in Province III is below the 6th decile.

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We desire to ensure parity among all employees of parishes, missions, and other eccle-
siastical organizations or bodies in the Diocese of Maryland regarding health insur-
ance. Thus, all employees, clergy or lay, working at least 1,000 hours a year must
be offered health insurance, and the ecclesiastical organization will pay at least the
HMO premium for the individual employee. This in no way prevents employees from
enrolling in the EPO or PPO plans offered by the Diocese and paying the difference
in premium over that of the single-person HMO rate themselves. Nor does it prevent
negotiation for the payment by the ecclesiastical organization of higher premiums such
as for family plans or for EPO/PPO plans. There is no requirement that the ecclesias-
tical organization pay the cost of the premium to employees declining health insurance
coverage.

In pursuing the mandate of the Canon 4-140 as to clergy compensation, the Compen-
sation and Benefits Committee desires to bring the compensation decisions into line
with the prevailing methods used by for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in
Maryland. Most organizations establish salary ranges for a position based upon the
responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the person in the position and
the prevailing compensation paid in the geographical area in question. Within those
ranges, an employer sets compensation on the basis of experience and job performance.
The above Resolution provides information for clergy in the Diocese of Maryland and
allows the clergy and Vestries to negotiate fair compensation for each position in light
of the size, demands, and resources of each congregation.

Note: A decile is one of ten groups each of which contains an equal number of the items
that make up. In this case, all of the dioceses of the United States are split into the ten
groups.



                             Resolution 2012-2
Title:             Resolution - on Pursuing a Just Peace in the
                   Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

Sponsored by:      The Rev. Madeleine Beard, diocesan staff
                   The Very Rev. Hal T. Ley Hayek, dean of the Cathedral of
                      the Incarnation, Baltimore
                   The Rev. Charles Cloughen, diocesan staff
                   James F. Ridenour, member, Cathedral of the Incarnation
                   The Rev. Ronald H. Miller, non-parochial
                   Neal C. Baroody, member, Church of the Nativity, Cedarcroft
                   Mary H. Miller, member, St. James, Lafayette Square, former
                     chair and executive director of EPF

RESOLVED, that the 228th annual convention of the Diocese of Maryland hereby
petitions the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to adopt the following
Resolution to pursue a just peace in the Holy Land and support Palestinian Christians:

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    RESOLVED, the House of ____________ concurring, that the 77th General
    Convention, mindful of the impasse in reaching a just resolution to the Israeli/
    Palestinian conflict, calls on the Executive Council (using appropriate staff) to
    develop and implement a strategy of advocacy and education in the Church
    during the next triennium to further a just resolution of the conflict utilizing
    existing policies and resources, including but not limited to the following:
    a robust use of the Episcopal Public Policy Network in promoting Church
    policies in our nation’s capital; participating in corporate social responsibility
    by more vigorous and public corporate engagement with companies in the
    Church’s investment portfolio that do business in illegal Israeli settlements
    or contribute to the infrastructure of the Occupation; identifying a project of
    economic engagement through a loan of at least $200,000 from the Church’s
    Economic Justice Loan Fund that strengthens the economic infrastructure of
    the Territories; assisting individual Episcopalians by providing information
    on products made and distributed from illegal Israeli settlements so that they
    can make informed consumer choices; and an examination of actions the U.S.
    might take to support international law and human rights;

RESOLVED, that Council include in its planning a study in the next triennium in
every diocese of Kairos Palestine released in December 2009 by Palestinian Christian
leaders to address the plight of Palestinian Christians living under military occupa-
tion in the West Bank and Gaza as well as those Christians living within the State of
Israel who do not enjoy the full rights and privileges of Jewish-Israeli citizens; and be
it further

RESOLVED, that the Council further consider using as a resource for this study plan
an Episcopal version of Steadfast Hope (adapted from the Presbyterian original) as
developed by the Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship; and be
it further

RESOLVED, that the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with
Justice Concerns give high priority to peace with justice in the Holy Land and report to
the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church with recommendations on how
best to support our Anglican brothers and sisters in the Holy Land; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all bishops, clergy and lay people of the Episcopal Church in the
United States be encouraged to travel to the region as pilgrims and witnesses, and to
provide various forms of support for the Church in the Holy Land, including the Epis-
copal Diocese of Jerusalem, its parishes, and its Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani,
and through the sterling work of the Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and
the Good Friday Offering; and be it further

RESOLVED, that Convention request the Joint Standing Committees on Program,
Budget and Finance to provide a budget of $5,000 to Council and staff in assisting with
this work.



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                                      Explanation

The Episcopal Church has long supported a just peace in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
It has rejected anti-Semitism while affirming the right to be critical of Israeli policies,
and has taken clear positions opposing suicide bombings, development of illegal settle-
ments, the building of a separation barrier that violates Palestinian land, and the demo-
lition of Palestinian homes, among other policy positions.

This resolution asks Executive Council to give greater attention to these policies and to
develop a high profile and multi-pronged effort throughout the Church to promote a
just peace for the two peoples of the Holy Land.

The Christian Church in the Holy Land is struggling to survive as its numbers decline
steadily under Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestine and its ensuing nega-
tive impacts on the Palestinian people in the form of economic hardships, loss of basic
freedoms, and violence. Today Christians number less than 2% of the population,
down from an estimated 15% to 20% in 1968. Their voices, as found in Kairos Pales-
tine, reflect the oppression not only of Christian Palestinians, but also of all Palestin-
ians living under the Occupation and within the State of Israel, which they decry as
a “sin against God and humanity.” (See the full text of Kairos Palestine at www.
kairospalestine.ps/)

The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem shares in that decline as its members face increasing
difficulties such as the 2010 cancellation of Bishop Suheil Dawani’s “Residency Permit”
and the accompanying order for him to leave the country. That is simply a newsworthy
example of things regularly confronted by less titled Palestinians.

Most Episcopalians and most Americans are unaware of the extent of the hardships
facing Palestinians and need education on the situation to enable our support. The
Presbyterian Church has published two teaching series on the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict. One is entitled Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace, and the
other, a three-part study guide for the Kairos Palestine issued by a broad representation
of Palestinian Christians in December 2009. An Episcopal version of Steadfast Hope,
published in 2011 and based on an updated Presbyterian original, is now available and
could be used by Council to develop a study plan for the Church.

Funds of $5,000 to carry out the purposes of this resolution would be for basic mate-
rials and resources. Other line items in the budget could be used to assist in this resolu-
tion to be determined by Council and staff. Some of the work would be in the Office of
Communications, the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Council, and the
Economic Justice Loan Committee of Council in addition to work done in the Mission
Program, both in New York and Washington.

The Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship is trying to encourage a
unified and consistent approach to our support for the struggling Christian church in
the Holy Land. To that end it is asking multiple Dioceses to submit a single resolution
to General Convention. It is important that the support be for the same resolution, even

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though that Resolution may well be altered by a legislative committee of the General
Convention. This resolution already has been considered and approved by the conven-
tions of the Dioceses of Los Angeles on December 3, 2011, Chicago on November 19,
2011, Western North Carolina on November 12, 2011, Oregon on November 12, 2011,
Rochester on November 11, 2011, Pennsylvania on November 5, 2011, and Hawaii on
October 29, 2011.

  Questions and Answers on the EPF-PIN Resolution on Ensuring a Just
                Peace in the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

Question: What is the Episcopal Public Policy Network?
Answer: The EPPN is the grassroots network of the Episcopal Office of Government
Relations. That office is designated by the General Convention to engage Episcopalians
in advocating the public policy positions of the Church on issues of domestic and inter-
national social justice. A good example related to Middle East peace can be found on
their website encouraging President Obama, personally, to visit the Holy Land where
he can see the toll the conflict is taking on all lives, Israeli and Palestinian, and to hear
the voices of all Israelis and Palestinians who cry for peace. EPPN’s website message
also urges the Congress to join the Church in supporting a secure and universally
recognized state of Israel living alongside a viable and secure Palestinian state, with
Jerusalem as the shared capital of each, recognizing that Jerusalem is the possession
of God alone and should serve, as in the Psalmist’s vision, as a focus for unity rather
than strife.

Question: What is the Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship?
Answer: It is an independent group of volunteers, lay, clergy and bishops who
encourage and work for a unified and consistent approach to the struggling Chris-
tian church in the Holy Land. This group has authored this Resolution as a standard
and consistent template for submission to every Diocesan convention, to prepare for
submission at this year’s General Convention. This has already been passed by nine
diocesan conventions, the seven listed in the Resolution, the Diocese of North Caro-
lina, and now Washington.

Question: What is the Church’s Economic Justice Loan Fund?
Answer: The National Church has a $7,000,000 loan fund for social good established in
1988. Most of the money is loaned domestically but a 2005 resolution of Council asked
the oversight committee to investigate a loan to build Palestinian infrastructure. This
Resolution reiterates and asks that the determination of the Episcopal Church on this
matter now be implemented.

Question: What is the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace
with Justice Concerns?
Answer: Standing Commissions make reports to and submit resolutions for General
Convention consideration. The Standing Commission on Anglican and International
Peace with Justice Concerns deals with issues of international peace with justice,
including Middle East peace.

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Question: What is the document Steadfast Hope?
Answer: It is an educational program developed by the Presbyterian Church that the
Episcopal Peace Fellowship revised to educate Episcopalians on the situation in Israel/
Palestine describing the perspectives of the Israelis, the Palestinians, Americans, and
the Church.

Question: What is the Kairos Palestine document?
Answer: The Kairos Palestine document is modeled on the one issued by South African
clergy describing what they as Christians were asking other Christians to do to support
them. Now, in Kairos Palestine, the Palestinian Christians have described their situa-
tion in their own voices, biblically and spiritually and how they want Christians in the
rest of the world to respond.

Question: What does infrastructure development mean as described in the Resolu-
tion?
Answer: Positive investments would be made by the Episcopal Church in league with
other religious organizations and institutions investing in the economic infrastruc-
ture of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, because a stable and economically viable
Palestinian state will make for a more secure Israel. In 2005, the Social Responsibility
in Investments committee of the Episcopal Church issued a report to the Executive
Council recommending “corporate engagement” and “positive investment” practices
when dealing with companies in which the Episcopal Church owns assets and shares.
The infrastructure development section of the Resolution is not a new policy creation,
but a recommendation to advance and activate existing social policies of the Episcopal
Church on Israel and Palestine promoting peace and justice.

Question: Why are we adding costs to an already strapped budget? Can the Church
afford $200,000?
Answer: The $200,000 is a loan from a long existing loan program of $7,000,000
established for social good in 1988 as described in the above question describing the
Economic Justice Loan fund. Most of the money is loaned domestically, but a 2005
resolution of Council asked the oversight committee to investigate a loan to build
Palestinian infrastructure. The Resolution for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine, in asking
for the loan, is simply asking for implementation of standing policy since 2005. These
loans are revolving loans and add no new costs. The programs supported by this loan
program are designed to stimulate development in areas that can benefit from some
leverage, and move the borrowers to independent growth.

Question: How can a just peace exist in Israel/Palestine in the context of violence?
Answer: One of our roles as Christians is to support our Christian brothers and
sisters in Israel/Palestine so that they might live in peace in the land of Abraham and
Jesus. One of the biggest problems in Israel and Palestine, due to separation barriers,
is the impossibility for Israelis and Palestinians to know each other. There are many
Palestinians and Israelis who have memories of Palestinians and Jews being friends,
who looked after each other and who profited from their relationships. Events relating
to the wall, the private roads from settlements, the checkpoints, the settlements on

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Palestinian land, perpetuate resentment and break down a natural human relationship
in a population who has historically lived beneficially together for millennia. In many
ways, they have more in common with each other than anyone else.



                             Resolution 2012-3
Title:             Liturgical Commemoration of William “Bowtie Bill” White

Submitted by:      Mrs. Nancy Horkan, lay director, Maryland Episcopal Cursillo
                   The Rev. Brad Ingalls, president, Harford Regional Council, and
                     rector, Holy Trinity Church, Churchville
                   Mr. Tim White, sr. warden, Ascension Church, Scarborough

RESOLVED that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland, meeting May
4-5, 2012, supports the liturgical commemoration of the life and ministry of William
“Bowtie Bill” White on November 7.

RESOLVED, that this Convention urges all parishes and congregations to reach out
to the most vulnerable people in our society and bring the light of Christ to them,
creating a more just society.

RESOLVED, that this Convention submit this commemoration to the 77th General
Convention and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) for inclusion
in Holy Women, Holy Men.

                                      Explanation

This commemoration would celebrate the life of a true Christian man who lived the
life our Savior taught us to live, evangelizing those “invisible” people in our society, the
homeless, and housing the most vulnerable in our society, the poor single mothers,

Bowtie Bill followed the teachings of Matthew 25, “Come, you who are blessed by my
Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the
world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and
you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came
to visit me.” Bill White lived a truly Christian life and changed Harford County in
the process. He was the “Traveling Episcopalian” and attended all 10 churches in the
county and was well known for his love of Christ and righteous living. He was instru-
mental in starting Holy Family House in Harford County in 1988 as a place that home-
less families could have shelter, training, a safe environment, and a way out of poverty.
Bill White was president and then president emeritus of Holy Family House then
Harford Family House for many years. The National Episcopal Church declared
Harford Family House as a Jubilee Ministry. Bill White constantly helped the home-


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less: eating with them in soup kitchens, visiting them in their camps, and bringing
them spiritual grace and what food he could. He weekly visited about seven homeless
camps. Bill White helped start the Cursillo movement in Maryland, attending Mary-
land Episcopal Cursillo #1, serving on many teams throughout the years and serving
his final team on Cursillo #100 in May 2011 just before his death. Bill was known as a
holy man who was quick with prayer and had an unmatched thirst for living and loving
and a touch of the Holy Spirit as shown by his spiritual depth and enthusiasm for the
holy life.



                            Resolution 2012-4
Title:            Support Marriage Equality

Submitted by:     The Rev. Madeleine Beard
                  The Rev. Adrien Dawson
                  The Rev. Nancy Dilliplane
                  The Rev. Michelle Doran
                  The Rev. Glenna Huber
                  The Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn
                  The Rev. Timothy Kroh
                  The Rev. Chip Lee
                  The Rev. Kristopher Lindh-Payne
                  The Rev. Martha Macgill
                  The Rev. Tom A. Momberg
                  The Rev. Ken Phelps, Jr.
                  The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd
                  The Rev. Canon Scott Slater
                  The Rev. Nicholas Szobota
                  The Rev. Paul Tunkle
                  The Rev. Betsy VanAuker
                  The Rev. Kathryn Wajda
                  The Ven. Lauren Welch
                  The Rev. Joanna White
                  The Rev. Charles Wilkerson

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland the Episcopal
Church’s historical support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons as chil-
dren of God and entitled to full civil rights; and be it further

RESOLVED, that we officially recognize and support the rights of lesbian and gay
persons in committed relationships to marry per the Civil Marriage Protection Act
that was signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2012; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland urges the 77th
General Convention to revise the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church

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with regard to marriage, to reflect the fact that some jurisdictions provide by law, or
will provide by law, civil marriage or civil unions for same-gender couples

                                     Explanation

The 75th General Convention of 2006 adopted Resolution A095 that includes in its
explanation, “For at least thirty years, and even as debate about the role of gay and
lesbian people within the Church has continued, successive General Conventions have
recognized the equal claim of gay and lesbian persons to the civil rights enjoyed by all
other persons. In 1994, General Convention (1994-D006) called on all levels of govern-
ment to support legislation giving same gender couples the same legal protections as
other married couples.”

Since the state of Maryland, other states and the District of Columbia have made civil
marriage available to same sex couples and the 75th General Convention Resolution
C056 called for generous pastoral oversight and liturgies to bless these unions it is time
for the Episcopal Church to revise its Constitution and Canons.



                             Resolution 2012-5
Title:            Resolution on Wealth and of Support for All Peaceful Movements
                  for Economic and Social Justice

Submitted by:     The Rev. Madeleine Beard
                  The Rev. Michele Doran
                  The Rev. Chip Lee
                  The Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne
                  The Rev. Jane O’Leary
                  The Rev. Ken Phelps, Jr.
                  The Rev. Glenna Huber
                  The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd
                  The Rev. Nicholas Szobota
                  The Rev. Paul Tunkle
                  The Rev. Margaret VanAuker
                  The Rev. Kathryn Wajda
                  The Ven. Lauren Welch
                  The Action Task Force of the Diocese of Maryland
                  The Protest Chaplains of the Diocese of Maryland

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland recognizes the
necessity for economic and social justice, accountability and fairness in the financial
systems of our world and the promise of spiritual and democratic renewal for all;




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RESOLVED, that this Convention calls upon all elected officials and those in the
financial industry to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the dignity of every
human being;

RESOLVED, that this Convention acknowledges the deep spiritual issues caused by
the callousness, greed, and exploitation currently plaguing our society. We stand with
all peaceful movements and those who speak out for economic and social justice in
our midst;

RESOLVED, that this Convention encourages members of the diocese to conduct
their personal and professional lives and their resources to support economic justice
for all, and to support movements laboring to create a more just society;

RESOLVED, that this Convention direct the Action Task Force to develop and host
three or more regional hearings during the next year to explore the significance of this
disparity of wealth in the diocese, its impact on the communities we serve, its influence
on our ability to worship and serve in our local communities; and to report the results
of these hearings to the larger church at our next Convention, with guidelines for how
we can proceed forward in mission both as resource in our local communities and as
advocate for systemic reform.

                                     Explanation

Recognizing the severity of the economic issues facing this county, it has become clear
that The Episcopal Church must become a prophetic voice concerning practices that
have both created and exacerbated the current fiscal situation. After review of resolu-
tions from past Conventions, we realized there was dearth of resolutions regarding
some key issues that we all now face and which underlie the current debates in our
nation on issues of spending, lending, and fiscal management. The next set of resolu-
tions allow us, The Diocese of Maryland, to begin a process whereby we might find that
prophetic voice on some of the most pressing issues of today and also explore ways to
live into a more just and equitable community.

The House of Bishops, in their paper “Economic Justice and the Christian Conscience”
published in October, 1987, called for a fundamental reordering of human values “if we
are to have any hope of challenging society’s present enchantment with overweening
individualism, human avarice and social irresponsibility.” They went on to say that:

    The moral imperative for Christians is not so much to offer simple answers to
    the paradox of a prosperity that generates poverty but rather to seek under-
    standing of how the growth and extent of such poverty constitutes both a
    moral contradiction and a systemic social flaw that serves to undermine the
    very prosperity which helped create it. The special challenge to Christians is
    to commit themselves to a process of informing the conscience of society at
    large about this paradox and to suggest a variety of ways by which individual
    Christians in their personal activity and their church in its corporate life can
    witness.
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Studies reveal that Americans have little idea that the wealth distribution is as concen-
trated as it is, and similarly there is also a critical need for education within The Epis-
copal Church about how to respond to the incredible disparity of wealth distribution.
Unfettered capitalism has resulted in unacceptable inequalities within the fabric of our
society.

This increasing disparity of wealth is having a significant impact on our congregational
life as well as on the vitality of the Diocese of Maryland and the Episcopal Church,
impacting both our spiritual and common life and forcing congregations in neighbor-
hoods of declining wealth to undertake major cutbacks or even to close their ministry.

Parker J. Palmer, in his book Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create
a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit to the Habits of the Heart says that we need to
develop workable solutions to the economic and democratic issues we face. These
‘habits’ speak to the task before us:

    1. Understand that we are all in this together
    2. Develop an appreciation of the value of “otherness”
    3. Cultivate the ability to hold tension in life-giving ways
    4. Generate a sense of personal voice and agency (Chutzpah / Humility)
    5. Strengthen our capacity to create community

The Occupy movement has shed light on the economic challenges we face as both
citizens and followers of Jesus Christ. The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church
issued a resolution on October 23, 2011 affirming “that the growing movement of
peaceful protests in public spaces in the United States and throughout the world in
resistance to the exploitation of people for profit and power bears faithful witness in
the tradition of Jesus to the sinful inequities in society” and called upon “Episcopalians
to witness in the tradition of Jesus to those inequities.” Non-violent protests and direct
actions, including actions of conscientious civil disobedience, have a time-honored
place in the formation and growth of a moral civil society (though by contrast, protests
and direct actions that are mindfully designed to provoke confrontation and violence
are to be discouraged in any social movement).

Besides, Jesus said far more about money and wealth and its right use than he did about
anything else. We need to as well, both in word and deed.




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                           Resolution 2012-6
Title:            Economic Justice in Action: Toward the Creation of a
                  Diocesan Credit Union

Submitted by:     The Rev. Madeleine Beard
                  The Rev. Michele Doran
                  The Rev. Chip Lee
                  The Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne
                  The Rev. Jane O’Leary
                  The Rev. Ken Phelps, Jr.
                  The Rev. Glenna Huber
                  The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd
                  The Rev. Nicholas Szobota
                  The Rev. Paul Tunkle
                  The Rev. Margaret VanAuker
                  The Rev. Kathryn Wajda
                  The Ven. Lauren Welch
                  The Action Task Force of the Diocese of Maryland
                  The Protest Chaplains of the Diocese of Maryland

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland direct the Dioc-
esan Council to explore the establishment of an Episcopal Credit Union in the Diocese
of Maryland and return to the 229th convention with a feasibility report.

                                   Explanation

In 2001, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church passed resolutions aimed
at financial companies underwriting and servicing predatory loans. Among other
items, the council recommended that churches “create credit unions or participate in
ecumenical and secular efforts to establish credit unions and wealth-building strate-
gies” within their communities.

In 2009, the 76th General Convention meeting in Anaheim, resolved that the Conven-
tion “support and participate” and “urge dioceses and congregations to support and
participate in various models through which low-income people and their co-workers
can take control of their own lives and meet their own needs: models such as commu-
nity development corporations, housing corporations and co-ops, small business
development and land trusts.”

Further, the General Convention encouraged “at every level loans and deposits to
community development financial institutions (community loan funds, community
development banks and credit unions, and micro-loan business funds) to support local
community development” and entertained language that called upon the Church at
every level to create, where helpful and necessary, such a financial institution them-
selves.

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Commercial banks now focus their attention on wealthy depositors and corporate
accounts. It is still difficult for working families and marginalized populations to get
access to banking services at a reasonable cost. A credit union could help provide
services, including checking and savings accounts, debit cards, ATM access, and
consumer loans. It will also provide financial counseling and education in locations
throughout the diocese.

A diocesan credit union could offer loans for debt consolidation; business start-ups;
a used car; and appliances. They can offer credit to people who only have a job and
the leverage of their word. Credit unions change lives every day. Credit unions often
provide financial education; budgeting workshops; institutional loans for affordable
housing. It all depends on the CU’s size and mission.

We believe that we are called to serve all the people in our communities and that
through such an institution we can “tangibly and faithfully invest in and empower the
families, small businesses, institutions and neighborhoods that make up our diocesan
community.” (Quote from the Mission statement of the Episcopal Federal Credit Union
of Los Angeles)

We are encouraged by the observed success of the outreach and financial activities of
the credit union established by the Diocese of Los Angeles and other judicatories (e.g.,
Florida Episcopal Credit Union, Episcopal Federal Credit Union, Diocese of Arizona,
Episcopal Diocese of New York – where three congregations have established Commu-
nity Development Credit Unions, the African Episcopal Credit Union of New Orleans,
the Lutheran Credit Union of America).

We believe we are called in this critical moment to foster communities that are self-
sustaining, nurtured, and dependent upon the presence of God. We are called to recog-
nize that all our assets are from God and that we are called to be stewards of these assets
for the good of all.




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                            Resolution 2012-7
Title:            Economic Justice in Action: Support the Establishment
                  of a Living Wage

Submitted by:     The Rev. Madeleine Beard
                  The Rev. Michele Doran
                  The Rev. Chip Lee
                  The Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne
                  The Rev. Jane O’Leary
                  The Rev. Ken Phelps, Jr.
                  The Rev. Glenna Huber
                  The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd
                  The Rev. Nicholas Szobota
                  The Rev. Paul Tunkle
                  The Rev. Margaret VanAuker
                  The Rev. Kathryn Wajda
                  The Ven. Lauren Welch
                  The Action Task Force of the Diocese of Maryland
                  The Protest Chaplains of the Diocese of Maryland

RESOLVED, the 228th Convention of The Diocese of Maryland call upon the governor
and members of State Legislature to establish a living wage including health benefits as
the standard of compensation for all workers in the State of Maryland; and be it further

RESOLVED, it is the policy of The Diocese of Maryland that companies in which the
Church invests or with which it contracts provide their employees with a living wage
and serve as a model for ethical labor practices; and be it further

RESOLVED, the 228th Convention continue to support living wage campaigns in the
State of Maryland; and be it further

RESOLVED, the 228th Convention strongly affirm the right of workers to organize
as protected by federal and state law especially in low wage industries and businesses,
including the institutions of the diocese..

                                    Explanation

This resolution will put the Diocese of Maryland in compliance with the 74th General
Convention Resolution 2003-A130 that states the following:

    That it is the policy of The Episcopal Church to insist that companies in which
    the Church invests or with which it contracts provide their employees with a
    living wage and serve as a model for ethical labor practices; and be it further



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    That the 74th General Convention continue to support living wage campaigns
    in the cities and counties of every diocese; and be it further

    That the 74th General Convention strongly affirm the right of workers to
    organize as protected by federal and state law especially in low wage indus-
    tries and businesses and including the institutions of every diocese.



                           Resolution 2012-8
Title:           Resolutions from General Convention 2009

Submitted by:    The Rev. Madeleine Beard
                 The Rev. Scott Bellows
                 The Rev. Adrien Dawson
                 Christine Kinard
                 The Rev. Martha Macgill
                 David Mallery
                 The Rev. M. Dion Thompson
                 The Rev. Canon Angela Shepherd

RESOLVED, that the Diocese of Maryland, meeting in Convention May 4-5, 2012,
accept and affirm the following resolutions passed by the 2009 General Convention of
the Episcopal Church:

A081: Accommodation for People with Disabilities
RESOLVED, the House of Deputies concurring, That The Episcopal Church dioceses
or congregations make those reasonable accommodations necessary for the full partic-
ipation of staff members or volunteers with disabilities who attend conferences or
meetings on behalf of the Church.

A161: AIDS Education and Resources
RESOLVED, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 76th General Convention
of The Episcopal Church urges provinces, dioceses, congregations and worshiping
communities to include accurate and comprehensive HIV and AIDS prevention in
youth education programs; and be it further

RESOLVED, That The Episcopal Church encourage its congregations and worshiping
communities to offer educational programming to interested parents and grandparents
on how to discuss sex with their children; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition (NEAC) and National Epis-
copal Health Ministries (NEHM) be requested to compile appropriate secular and
theological resources for this programming, including but not limited to: abstinence,
resisting peer pressure and methods for preventing HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy;
and be it further

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RESOLVED, That NEHM and NEAC further be requested to make these materials
available to clergy, parishes, parish nurses, Christian educators, and Episcopal schools.

B025: Equitable Education for all our Children
RESOLVED, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention of
The Episcopal Church meeting in Anaheim, Calif., urge dioceses to encourage every
congregation to develop a partnership with a local public school; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the General Convention urge every Episcopalian to give 40 hours a
year in support of public education through direct service, participation in community
based educational enrichment opportunities, advocacy and/or teacher support; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That the General Convention call upon the United States government to
support policies and funding priorities that support equity in public education for all
young people; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the results of these efforts be communicated to the 77th General
Convention.

D011: Principles for Decisions at the End of Life
RESOLVED, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention
reaffirm Resolution 1991-A093a of the 70th General Convention, as amended in Reso-
lution 1994-A056 of the 71st General Convention regarding Principles With Regard to
the Prolongation of Life; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this 76th General Convention calls on dioceses and congregations
of this Church to become informed of the laws of states and policies of health care
institutions regarding decisions at the end of life and regarding medical futility; and
be it further

RESOLVED, That this 76th General Convention commend chaplains endorsed by the
Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces, Federal Institutions and Chaplaincies,
members of the Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains and of National Episcopal
Healthcare Ministries, and chaplains certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral
Education, the Association of Professional Chaplains, or the College of Pastoral Super-
vision and Psychotherapy as appropriate resource persons for discussions regarding
ethical care, medical futility, and decisions at the end of life.

D015: Merciful and Humane Treatment of God’s Creatures
RESOLVED, the House of Deputies concurring, that the 76th General Convention
support the humane and merciful treatment of all of God’s Creatures; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the General Convention urge Diocesan Environmental Commis-
sions or Committees to provide information to educate our congregations about deci-
sions that would affect the lives and health of endangered species, farmed food animals,
and domesticated animals; and be it further
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RESOLVED, That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their
outreach committee or other such venue in order to ensure the education and dissemi-
nation of information to their members about endangered species, farmed food
animals and domesticated animals.



                            Resolution 2012-9
Title:            Environmental Stewardship Sunday

Submitted by:     Ms. Kim Coble, St. Anne's Parish, Annapolis, co-chair
                  Mr. Jim Truby, St. John's Church, Ellicott City, co-chair
                  Maryland Episcopal Environmental Faith Partners (formerly the
                  Environmental Steering Committee of the Diocese of Maryland)

RESOLVED, that the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Maryland declares September
2012 to be Environmental Stewardship Month and encourages each congregation to
hold a Sunday service outdoors and to consider other initiatives and programs that
bring an awareness of God’s presence and action in all creation.

                                     Explanation

God created the world and all that is in it; (Psalm 24 1:1-2)
Jesus as the Word of God was present at creation; (John 1:1-4)
God asked human beings to till and keep the garden; (Genesis 2:15)

Jesus was baptized by John in the flowing waters of the river Jordan, was tested in
the wilderness, called disciples upon the sea, and preached in urban, village and rural
settings;

Environmental stewardship is an expression of our love of God and each other;

The trees, grass, air, and water are God’s original and most beautiful cathedral;

This resolution is being offered to encourage congregations to worship outdoors as a
way of celebrating, strengthening our connection to, and showing our appreciation for,
God’s creation. The Maryland Episcopal Environmental Faith Partners [formerly the
Environmental Steering Committee of the Diocese of Maryland] will provide liturgical
and programmatic resources to help facilitate a congregation to hold a Sunday service
outdoors and engage in other activities to further our connection to God’s creation.
Resources will include suggested music, readings, and sermon ideas for the service as
well as, ideas for a “green” coffee hour, community service projects, publicity, and ways
to include youth.




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          Diocesan Committee Reports
                        Allocation Task Force
The Allocation Task Force was established after the passing of Resolution 2011-3 at the
227th Diocesan Convention. The task force was comprised of members from various
sized congregations. In accordance with this resolution, the task force researched and
compared the methods by which comparable dioceses receive funding from their
parishes. The task force also reviewed the financial impact of the diocesan allocations
on the congregations of the Diocese of Maryland. The following is the task force’s find-
ings.

The current allocation formula is derived from resolutions presented to and approved
by the annual Diocesan Convention. It is based on the calculation originally devised in
1985 with a change approved at the Diocesan Convention 2007. The latest change, in
2007, increased the categories allowed in the deduction to include diocesan allocations
paid by year-end and budgeted outreach.

Congregation allocations for 2012 are the lesser of the results of the following two
equations:

18% of the three year average Normal Operating Income (years 2008, 2009, and 2010)
less 4% of the 2010 normal operating expenses (including diocesan allocation and
outreach) and less $2,860.

Or

18% of the 2010’s Normal Operating Income less 4% of the 2010’s normal operating
expenses (including diocesan allocation and outreach) and less $2,860.
The calculations result in a graduated allocation reflecting 1% to 13% of congregation’s
2010 Net Operating Income with an average of 12%.

The task force selected five dioceses of similar size, complexity, scope, and geographical
layout to compare allocation formulas. The five diocese chosen were the Dioceses of
Ohio, Southwest Florida, Olympia, North Carolina and Chicago. Each diocese uses
a different formula to determine the amount of shared ministry derived from their
congregations. These formulas vary in type from a staggered rate dependent on total
operating expenses to a flat percentage rate assessed to operating income. Along with
assessing operating expenses, the Diocese of Southwest Florida also assesses the amount
of capital improvements reported on the Parochial Report. The allocation schedule (see
Appendix 1, Allocation Schedule, p. 99.) shows the effects of applying the five different
formulas to the Diocese of Maryland’s financial results used to calculate the 2012 allo-
cations. There is a significant increase in overall allocation amounts when the diocese
of Chicago, Ohio and Olympia were utilized. The increase caused by applying the three
formulas ranged from 18% to 38%. There was a slight decrease of 7% and 12% noted

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when the formulas of the Dioceses of Southwest Florida and North Carolina were used.
In addition to the percentage of change findings the Allocation Task Force discovered
that the Diocese of Maryland’s current formula offers more flexible alternatives than
the formulas of the comparative diocese. The current formula affords congregations
the opportunity to adopt the lesser of two calculations. Congregational allocations do
not increase when there is a single good financial year, however, the allocation amount
does decrease when congregations experience a single bad financial year.

Therefore, it is the decision of the task force that the current diocesan allocation
formula is significantly less than that of comparable dioceses and is more favorable for
variable-sized congregations.

The second part of the Allocation Task Force’s responsibility of assessing allocation
impact on our congregations was addressed through the distribution of an Impact
Survey. The survey contained four questions. Forty-one congregations completed a
survey and the results were mixed. The following is a synopsis of the survey results by
question.

Question 1: If the diocese moved, over time, to a reduced allocation formula what minis-
tries would you be able to develop or improve? Eleven congregations said they would
create or enhance specific programs if their allocation was decreased. Eight congrega-
tions said they would increase outreach but did not specify what programs would be
started or enhanced. Twenty-two congregations said they would support their oper-
ating budget if their shared ministry allocation was reduced.

Question 2: How would a reduction in allocation positively impact your current ministry?
Seven congregations said they would increase their specific outreach programs. Five
congregations said they would enhance outreach but did not specify what programs.
Twenty-eight congregations said they would support their operating budget with a
reduced allocation.

Question 3: Would changing the allocation formula to a flat 12% of Line A on the paro-
chial report help your congregation understand how your apportionment is calculated?
Twenty-eight congregations said that having a flat 12% allocation formula would help
their understanding the calculation. Thirteen congregations stated they understood
the current calculation and a 12% flat rate would actually increase their amount of
allocation.

Question 4: Realizing that any reduction will negatively affect Diocesan and National
ministries, would your congregation be willing to pledge more than your calculated allo-
cation if it is reduced? Thirty-One congregations stated they would not give additional
support to Diocesan and National ministries while ten congregations stated they might
contribute above the allocation formula if the circumstances allowed.

In summation, the Allocation Task Force accomplished its assigned tasks. The task
force studied the current allocation formula results and compared the outcome with

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the findings from application of formulas from five different but comparable dioceses.
It was determined that our formula, on average, created a lower congregational alloca-
tion result than that of the comparable dioceses. Our current allocation formula grants
a 4% deduction of total operating expense making the rate, before additional deduc-
tion, 14%. From this amount every church is granted a deduction of $2,860. This addi-
tional deduction provides a buffer for financially challenged congregations and can
lower the “flat rate” to less than 8% of operating income.

The task force studied the impact of our current shared ministry allocation calcula-
tion on our congregations. Only 41 surveys were returned but of the ones that were
completed the majority of congregations felt that a decrease in allocation amount could
help support operating budgets. The task force reviewed the effects of a flat 10% of
operating expense calculation on the diocesan budget. It was determined that a reduc-
tion to 10% of operating expenses will negativity impact several congregations in all
areas of the diocese because of the loss of shared ministry funds need to support them.
Many other services and programs provided by the diocese to congregations would be
negatively impacted as well, especially since the majority of congregations responding
to the survey stated that they would not pay more than the calculated amount.

In light of everything learned through its research, the task force recommends the
continuance of our existing allocation formula as it is the best for the varying sizes and
financial situations of our congregations.

Members:
The Rev. L. Rowland Bonadie                     The Rev. Tracy Bruce
Mr. Ron Burr                                    The Rev. Mark Gatza
The Rev. Portia Hirschman                       The Rev. Brad Ingalls
The Rev. Kirk Kubicek                           The Rev. Peter Mayer
The Rev. Amy Richter                            The Rev. Fran Stanford
Ms. Karen Stewart                               Mr. Lee Weber
Mr. Chris Wooten.

Submitted by:
Ron Burr, member, Allocation Task Force



                                 The Archives
The F. Garner Ranney Archives of the Diocese of Maryland plays a vital part in the
mission of the diocese. We must insure the continuation of this essential ministry, not
only by using it, but by supporting it. Volunteers are always welcome, as are donations
to the Ranney Archives Fund. One hundred percent of all donations go directly into
the fund, and are used to keep the Archives open and functioning as the guardian
of the long and unique history of this diocese. Checks may be made payable to the
“Diocese of Maryland” with “Archives” in the memo line. Any and all donations are
happily and gratefully accepted.

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Again in 2011, volunteers donated many hours of their time and expertise to sustain
the Archives. The Rev. Lance Gifford is a weekly volunteer, giving nearly 90 hours of
his time to transcribe many of the 19th century letters of Bp. William Whittingham,
as well as complete other archival duties. William Hardisky completed his high-school
internship from Dulaney High School, contributing several far-reaching finding aids,
while organizing at least three large collections. Sarah Bomgardner also gave several
hours of her time helping in the Archives.

Because the Archives is the official depository of diocesan records, many and varied
researchers continue to avail themselves of the outstanding assets available to them.
Topics of research are as different as the researchers themselves, including parish
histories, individuals, letters, Colonial music, places of interest, families, buildings,
and sacramental records, to name a few. There is never a charge for research done
by the Archivist, and documents may be scanned and sent by email - a real bargain
for researchers! Diocesan staff members continue to increase the number of research
requests sent to the Archives, demonstrating the unambiguous need for a well-func-
tioning, professional repository. The Archivist is always available to parishes, clergy
and lay persons to help set up or organize archives, assist in historical research, plan
workshops, write articles or deliver historical presentations.

Thanks go to our friends and supporters who help sustain the Archives. You are
sincerely appreciated! Please join forces with others who are committed to the future
of the Archives, because not only will you help document the past, you will help secure
the future.

Submitted by:
Mary O. Klein, Archivist



     The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center
The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center offers pastoral care, hospitality and
advocacy to crews of commercial ships calling in Baltimore. In order to support
their families, seafarers leave their countries for up to a year, with few chances to call
home because of tighter work schedules as well as security policies. Affiliated with the
(Anglican) Mission to Seafarers, our center strives to represent God’s unconditional
love to seafarers of all backgrounds.

Highlights of 2011 and early 2012 included:

•	    Praying with seafarers struggling with bereavement, other family issues, the risk
      of piracy, or violent weather
•	    Contacting labor representatives in Baltimore and abroad to resolve back pay and
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•	   Appearing on WJZ-TV while delivering some of our 1,100 Christmas boxes, and
     being interviewed by the New York Times about a crew request to contact Coast
     Guard
•	   Welcoming the Rev. Gerry Rickel, a half-time Lutheran pastor salaried by
     Seafarers’ and International House

If you ride in a car or bus, wear clothes, or use a computer, you have a relationship
with seafarers! To make that relationship more Christian, please consider:

•	   Donating to the Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center, a 501-c-3. We are
     struggling with the economy, gasoline prices, and higher demand for our rides
     since security rules have complicated transportation.
•	   Volunteering! We especially need ship visitors and center hosts evenings and
     weekends.
•	   Participating in the 2012 Bishop’s Cup golf tournament in the fall

To learn more, write MaryHTDavisson@aol.com, watch our videos at baltseafarers.
ang-md.org, or visit our Facebook page.

We are a partnership ministry, supported by many of you in this diocese, and drawing
on Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, and others for board members
and volunteers. Please join us.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Mary Davisson, director
Mr. George “Bud” Nixon, board president



                   The Bishop Claggett Center
Contrary to all indications at the beginning of the year, 2011 turned a positive cash
flow while continuing to build on a solid base of youth and adult ministry. Perhaps
the greatest achievement of the year was a 30 percent increase in the number of youth
attending summer camp. In part this can be explained by the introduction of a new
camp director in 2010. Amanda Knouse and her husband, John, certainly added to
the trend. However, what occurred here was also consistent with a national trend of
increased camp attendance. Claggett experienced the most Hispanic attendance in
recent years and everyone felt that the 2011 camps were some of the strongest commu-
nities in many years.

The other major achievement for 2011 was the launch of the capital campaign,
“Claggett: A Place to Grow.” The campaign actually got a head start in the fall of 2010
with a totally unexpected $500,000 matching grant, which was received in October
with a deadline for finding the matching pledges of December 31, 2010. Working with
the board of trustees and a few others, we received pledges totaling $610,000. Since
Diocesan Council had not yet approved the campaign, fundraising activities were

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suspended January 1, 2011 until CCS, a fundraising consulting firm, could conduct a
feasibility study for a capital campaign. The CCS report was very positive on a campaign
in the $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 range and Diocesan Council approved moving forward
with the campaign at its April meeting. As of March 1, 2012, the campaign had raised
$3,150,000 in pledges and gifts.

Youth and adult programming continued as a bright spot in the life of the center, with
over 1,600 bed nights for overnight programs. Day programs continued to flourish in
the wonderful Monocacy Hall. Claggett became even GREENER with many new trees
and the new patio at the corner connector. We also became more accessible with the
addition of a wonderful ramp on St. Andrew’s Chapel.

Board of Trustees Membership:
The Rev. Edward Chapman                        Joyce Chabot, Secretary
Becky Fisher                                   The Rev. Canon Scott Slater
Thea Burdnell Israel                           Jim Ferguson
David Mallery, Vice Chairperson                Mitch Owens
The Rev. Allen Spicer, Chairperson             Karen Kinnemont Stewart
Dr. Lee Tidball                                Doug Vaughan
Lee Weber                                      Wadi Williams
The Rev. Nancy White                           Joseph Kerner, Executive Director

Submitted by:
Joseph Kerner, executive director



         Bishops’ Deputy for Western Maryland
As noted in the 2011 Pre-Convention Journal, a committee of clergy and educators, in
consultation with Dr. Stephen Fowl and the Commission on Ministry, drafted a new
mutual ministry discernment and formation program for Western Maryland, which
was adopted and released by Bishop Sutton and Bishop Rabb in fall 2010. The discern-
ment and formation program became operational as 2010 closed, with aspirants to
the diaconate and priesthood beginning their formal formation and discernment
processes in early January 2011. The program continues to operate with the guidance of
the committee, the Commission on Ministry, Dr. Fowl, and Bishop Sutton and Bishop
Burnett.

A regional discernment committee consisting of representatives from four of the
region’s churches met individually with each aspirant on a regular (generally monthly)
basis throughout 2011. Six-week instructional modules, each including two all-day
Saturday face-to-face sessions, occurred throughout the year. The aspirants engaged
in reflection, paper-writing, reading and other preparation for the Saturday lectures
and discussions. Emmanuel Church, Cumberland, St. John’s Church, Frostburg, and St.
Matthew’s Church, Oakland, served as the venues for the instructional classes. Priests
and educators from across the diocese (the Rev. Anne Weatherholt; the Rev. Dr. Amy

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Richter; the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pagano; the Rev. Edward (Bo) Chapman; and the Rev. Dr.
William F. (Chip) Lee) shared their expertise through lecture and activities as instruc-
tors. Local priests (the Rev. Karen Crosby; the Rev. Edward (Bo) Chapman; and the
Rev. Dr. William (Chip) Lee) mentored aspirants from other parishes for the Advent
and Christmas seasons and through Epiphany 1.

The aspirants and approximately half of the existing mutual ministry support team
members attended these modules, which included modules on Old Testament, New
Testament, theology, liturgy, homiletics and early church history. The remaining active
team members elected to pursue seminary-level studies in lieu of the local training
for satisfying their continuing education requirements. The cross-learning and sharing
through the “one-room schoolhouse” has proven to be invaluable to the aspirants as
they share their concerns and receive “in the trenches” suggestions from the existing
support team members across the region.

The aspirants will engage in additional modules in 2012, including church history,
ethics, pastoral theology, contemporary society and Episcopal polity. They also partici-
pated in further field educational experiences during the Lenten and Easter seasons.
Safe-church training and anti-racism training is occurring through the diocesan-
provided seminars and workshops. Further studies will continue into 2013, which
will include both instructional and experiential modules. Currently, the aspirants are
continuing with their active discernments within the region and are proceeding with
the diocesan canon-required steps as those milestones are reached.

The discernment program has received positive reviews from representatives from
other dioceses that use mutual ministry support team leadership models (i.e., our Living
Stone Partnership partner dioceses), noting the objectivity and diversity achieved by
such a design. Our Living Stones Partnership partners also were interested in learning
more about the discernment and formation programs in general. All in all, it appears
that the program, as it has been modified and further revised over the past year, offers
a solid, basic program for discernment and formation within the region.

In short, I am pleased that 2011 has tested the program and that the program is oper-
ating with such success.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Theresa M. Brion



  Bishops’ Information Officers for Gay, Lesbian,
       Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
As this is being written, we await Governor O’Malley’s promised signing of the marriage
equity bill into law. The bill has passed both houses and has been scheduled to be
signed on March 1, 2012. This will make Maryland the eighth state to legally recognize


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marriage between same-sex couples. In keeping with the policy established by Bishop
Sutton in July 2010, our diocese has been blessing same-gender unions and should
more easily accommodate the enactment of this new state law.

As significant as this legal change is, it does not address many issues concerning full
inclusion of GLBT persons in the life of the church. We look forward to full equity
for all adults, especially single persons, regardless of sexual orientation. Why should
married persons have more legal rights than persons who choose to remain single or
who have not found a partner? We also need to be aware of mechanisms for creating
a nurturing environment in which persons questioning their sexual orientation,
especially younger members of our congregations, can do so while maintaining their
footing in their respective parishes.

We welcome the opportunity to assist congregations in this exciting work. Please do
not hesitate to contact us since we stand ready to address parish and/or vestry meet-
ings, and regional or convention groups similar to the one held at St. Paul’s School last
year.

We are aware that the Holy Spirit is guiding our diocese in living fully into our baptismal
covenants.

Submitted by:
Fred Mason III
Guy H. Wolf II, Ph.D.



  Chaplain of the Retired Clergy, Retired Clergy
          Spouses and Surviving Spouses
I have been in this position for five years now. It is a position that supplements the
pastoral work of the bishop to the retired clergy and their families. According to the
recent listing from the Church Pension Fund, we have some 200 retired clergy. While
most have parish clergy of their own, the diocesan chaplain is called upon to minister
to those who have no parish connection, are new to the area, or what have you.

Our fall luncheon has become an annual event and is well attended. It is hosted by
the bishop and is an occasion that brings our retired folk together for a relaxed and
informative time. This last year the speaker was the Rev. Kingsley Smith, whose talk,
“Maryland Goes to War,” provided many insights into military chaplains, and people
past and present.

We are in the third year of our monthly meetings, which are held on most first Wednes-
days of the month at the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore. Our convener for this
group is the Rev. Erv Brown. We begin with the Eucharist at 12 noon in the chapel led
by clergy from the group who rotate the celebration. We then have the bagged lunch


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and beverage we bring, brief business and our program for the day. Programs last year
and so far this year have included:

•	   The Rt. Rev. Joe Goodwin Burnett, assistant bishop; trends in our Church the last
     few decades
•	   The Rev. Canon Stuart Wright, diocesan transition minister and director for
     human resources; his many responsibilities in the diocese
•	   The Rev. David Cammack; “The Trinity as Key to Great Religions”
•	   The Rev. Dr. Emora Brannan, retired pastor of Grace United Methodist Church,
     Baltimore; “The Christmas Conference of 1784” held at Lovely Lane United
     Methodist Church, Baltimore
•	   Katharine LeVeque, LCSW; “Sleep Help for Seniors”
•	   The Rt. Rev. John L. Rabb, retired bishop suffragan; “The Church of North India-
     Christianity in a Multi-Faith Country”
•	   The Rev. Bill Fallowfield; “Sacred Ground, Sacred Stories” a video showing the
     daily life of enslaved people at Buckingham Plantation (Bishop Claggett Center)
•	   A tour of the recently renovated Basilica of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The Chaplain is also called upon to have a part in gaining some financial assistance for
retired clergy or their families through the bishop and the Church Pension Fund.

We all know that this whole area of work is continually expanding. To this end the
Pension Fund provides information and training for diocesan chaplains that includes a
national convention every few years and regional ones in the other years. This year the
regional convention is again in Williamsburg, Va.

The position of chaplain for this work continues to give witness to the love and concern
of the diocese and of the Episcopal Church for its treasured retired clergy and their
families.

Submitted by:
The Rev. William Dunning



                    Clergy and FOCUS Chaplain
It is my privilege to serve as chaplain to clergy and their families since the fall of 2010.
During that time I have made numerous hospital calls, especially in the Anne Arundel/
Carroll/Howard/Baltimore County and Baltimore City areas. I also visit and take Holy
Communion to clergy and clergy spouses and partners at their residences as requested.

I meet with clergy and members of their households to discuss matters of pastoral
concern to them; all discussions are strictly confidential. I have participated in three
clergy-related funerals this past year. I also conducted one baptism for a clergy family.
It is my practice to attend as many clergy events as possible in order to be known to
clergy and their families. I have been present in every part of this diocese over the past
year.
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I meet each week with the bishop’s Pastoral Team to pray with them for clergy and their
families who are on our prayer list, whose needs have been made known to the team.
MECA, Maryland Episcopal Clergy Association, meetings are also on my calendar.
Last March I hosted a conference for FOCUS, Families of Clergy United in Support, at
the Bishop Claggett Center. Fifteen people were present on Friday night and Saturday.
We also had an opportunity to gather clergy spouses and partners at the Clergy Confer-
ence at the Bishop Claggett Center last fall. FOCUS held sessions together while the
bishops were making their reports to the clergy alone.

We are planning events this spring. One is with MECA on Wed., April 25, 7 pm, with
the Rev. Bruce McPherson; the program is his report on a study he completed about
the common elements found in healthy parishes. We are also planning a one-day event
with Bishop Burnett on Sat., May 19, to discuss the various ways clergy spouses and
partners relate to the parishes they live in. We will look at a recent national survey in
this regard. We also plan to meet at next fall’s Clergy Conference at the Bishop Claggett
Center.

I continue to be available to all clergy and their households, and can be reached
by calling my cell phone, 410-852-5578, or by email at focuschaplain@
episcopalmaryland.org.

Prayers and blessings to you all as you engage in your various ministries today.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Allen Spicer, chaplain to clergy and clergy families (FOCUS)



           Committee on Older Adult Ministries
Mission Statement: The Mission of the committee is to encourage and promote effec-
tive ministries by, for and with older adults, and to help people of all ages prepare for
older adulthood.

Committee Activities: During the past year the committee has focused its efforts in
the following areas:

Educational Activities:

•	   The Committee has upgraded its website (www.olderadults.ang-md.org) with
     the assistance of Jason Hoffman, associate for electronic communications for the
     diocese; particular thanks to him.

•	   The committee also works collaboratively with the Claggett Adult Ministries
     Council, the Health Care Task Force, and the St. Mary’s Outreach Center,
     Hampden.


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•	   The committee offers a number of educational programs, including such topics
     as How to Make an Advance Directive, How to Choose a Nursing Home, and
     Understanding Social Security.

The Gift of Aging
This occasional publication, which has the goal of not only educating its readers, but
also providing spiritual and humorous writing, continues to serve the diocese both in
print and via our website.

Further information about the committee may be found on our website: www.
olderadults.ang-md.org or by contacting the chair at marjorie.b.richmond@gmail.com
or by phone at 443-934-3673.

Committee Members:
Dr. Patricia Alt                    Ms. Crissa Holder-Smith
Ms. Penelope Paul                   Ms. Marjorie Richmond
Mr. Charles Tucker                  Ms. Ruth Lawson Walsh
Ms. Anne Wyatt-Brown

Submitted by:
Marjorie Richmond, chair



                            Diocesan Council
The Diocesan Council has held regular meetings in June, September, November and
December 2011, and in April 2012, as well as a September 2011 retreat at the Bishop
Claggett Center since our last convention. The primary work at our retreat was anti-
racism training. To all parishes hosting our daylong meetings: Thank you for your
warm hospitality and delicious food!

Some highlights of the Council’s work this past year include the following.*

The Council:

•	   Approved the Program and Budget Committee’s recommended 2012 diocesan
     budget, which is balanced and requires no borrowing.

•	   Approved the Grants Committee’s recommended endowment grants, totaling
     about $100,000.

•	   Received and reviewed completed financial statements and very helpful narrative
     descriptions throughout the year, thanks to Treasurer Doug Vaughan, Comp-
     troller Karen Stewart and Program and Budget Chair Jim Rauth’s outstanding
     work.


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•	   Agreed that some members would serve on the Convention-requested task force
     to evaluate the diocesan allocation formula.

•	   Remained regularly informed of actions regarding mediation stemming from
     the Mount Calvary (Baltimore) congregational vote to join the Roman Catholic
     Church.
•	   Was advised of the Property Committee’s decision and Standing Committee’s
     approval to sell 611 W. University Parkway to Hal Hayek, dean of the Cathedral
     of the Incarnation.

•	   Monitored the Horizons 2015 process, with Council members serving as liaisons
     on each task force. With strong support from the bishops and diocesan staff,
     Horizons leaders and task force members were hard at work this past year. Each
     task force presented an overview at Convention and workshops at the subse-
     quent Christian Formation Festival. Since the convention, task forces have met in
     October 2011 and in January, March and May 2012.

•	   Signed a new loan with M&T Bank to replace the former Claggett loan. In July
     2011, the old loan balance was $763,793. The diocese applied the $358,759
     received from Maryland for the Claggett Land Trust to the old loan balance,
     reducing the new Claggett loan to $395,033. The loan rate is LIBOR +0.75
     floating rate (about 2.5%), with a 5-year amortization. Additional principal
     payments may be made at any time without penalty.

•	   Approved conceptual plans for the building and a fundraising campaign for the
     Inn at Claggett.

*A full summary of the Council’s work is on file in the Bishop’s office.

Diocesan Council Members 2011-2012:
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Bishop, President
Dian Nelson, Washington County 13, First Vice President
Anne Gross, Southern MD 12, Council Secretary
Susan Beares, Council Planning Team Chair (ex-officio)
The Rt. Rev.Joe Goodwin Burnett, Assistant Bishop (ex-officio)
Fred Mason, Past First Vice President (ex-officio)
Jim Rauth, Program and Budget Chair (ex-officio)
The Rev. Scott Slater, Canon to the Ordinary (ex-officio)
Doug Vaughan, Diocesan Treasurer (ex-officio)
Kathy Boyer, Convention 12
The Rev. Lew Bradford, North Central 14
The Rev. Tracy Bruce, Convention 12
The Rev. Carol Bustard-Burnside, Northeast 12
The Rev. Nancy Dilliplane, Convention 14
The Rev. Steve Hagerman, Anne Arundel 12
Sarah Ingalls-Howard, Convention 14

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Christine Kinard, Convention 12
The Rev. Jessica Knowles, Frederick 13
Thomas Meachum, Convention 13
The Rev. Barbara Seras, Patapsco Valley 13 (served through 2011)
The Rev. Kathryn Wadja, Towson/Roland Park 14
Glen Weaver, Harford County 14
Nancy White, Convention 13
Bard Wickkiser, Harbor 12
John Willard, Convention 13
Ellen Zior, Convention 14
Vacant (clergy), Northwest 14
Vacant (lay) Western Maryland 13

Boards and Committees that report to the Council include the following:

Appeals Committee
Claggett Board
Compensation and Benefits Committee
Convention Planning Committee
Convention Nominating Committee
Endowment Grants Committee
Financial Advisory Board
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Grants Committee
Program and Budget Committee
Property Committee

Submitted by:
Dian Nelson, First Vice President


         Disaster Emergency Response Team/MD
The leadership team, Disaster Emergency Response Team of Maryland (DERT/MD),
was approved as a committee of Diocesan Council in Dec. 2010. Working with Sharon
Tillman, diocesan disaster coordinator and diocesan director of communications, the
team consists of people throughout the diocese who are already doing this work and
those who want to get involved. This team works in conjunction with Episcopal Relief
and Development’s domestic disaster preparedness office to respond to churches and
ministries in need following a local disaster.

DERT has a dual focus. One area of concentration is to promote disaster preparedness
in each of our churches, ministry centers and Episcopal schools. In 2011 presenta-
tions on the importance of preparedness and the steps to becoming prepared were
made by Sharon Tillman to three regional councils: Patapsco Valley, Harford Regional
and Northeast. Christ Church, Columbia, and Holy Cross Church, the Rocks, Street,
both invited Tillman to adult forum discussions on the subject. Both of the churches
are creating their own disaster plans using resources provided by DERT and ER-D. In
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addition, CPR trainings were offered at three churches by the group. DERT presented
an introductory preparedness workshop at the May 2011 ministry fair as well.

Concurrently, DERT is exploring ways in which to “plug volunteers into” the existing
disaster response system in the state of Maryland (governmental agencies such as
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland Defense Force) and with
other non-governmental volunteer agencies such as VOAD (Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disasters). ER-D also offers its Ready to Serve volunteer network. As of Sept.
2011 there are six members of the diocese on this national volunteer list.

The diocesan disaster coordinator’s role is that of liaison and facilitator. During the
past year news and information about domestic disasters, including floods, tornadoes
and wildfires, was passed along to members of the diocese through Maryland Church
News and the Parish Emailing (e-newsletter of the diocese). Information regarding the
earthquake and tsunami in Japan was also shared along with donation requests.

Learn more about DERT/MD at episcopalmaryland.org/dert or about ER-D at er-d.
org.

DERT Members:
The Rev. Sue Oldfather, co-chair               Carl Pelton, co-chair
The Rev. Janice Gordon Barnes                  The Rev. Tom Carter
The Rev. Annette Chappell                      Ms. Jenifer Johnson
Ms. Ellie Lopez                                The Rev. Joanna White
Ms. Cynthia Willis

Submitted by:
Sharon Tillman, diocesan disaster coordinator, DERT/MD


                         The Historiographer
As my parish responsibilities at Immanuel Church, Glencoe, have lessened I turn now
to the task of researching, writing and publishing a history of our diocese. My sources
will be current parish histories and files, the extraordinary Garner Ranney Archives
housed at the Cathedral of the Incarnation and Diocesan Center, and personal memo-
ries. I have been in Maryland since my ordination in 1956, and I have recruited a
company of other “Gray Shepherds” to assist me.

I hope to produce a history that is more than just a chronicle of names and dates, but
rather insights into how we came to be and where God may be leading our reformed
catholic church. My goal is to be accurate, relevant and interesting.

This year I have visited 12 parishes in Baltimore, Poplar Springs, Silver Spring, Sykes-
ville, Odenton and elsewhere, often conducting seminars as we discuss why a congre-
gation came to be, how it’s doing, and what its mission is to be.


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I am happy to help other parish archivists, clergy and search committees; I can be
reached at 410-825-8744 and at pksmi@comcast.net.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Kingsley Smith, Diocesan Historiographer



                            Jubilee Ministries
The Diocese of Maryland has 15 Jubilee Ministries. The 15th, Lighthouse Shelter,
Annapolis, was designated by Bishop Sutton in 2011.

Jubilee Ministries and Centers do the work of compassion ― feeding, clothing, shel-
tering, visiting ― and the work of justice ― speaking, teaching, and prophesying. They
are committed to reflect to the world the generosity of God and the invitation to live
in his kingdom.

Jubilee Ministries and Centers are places of refuge and hope, living expressions of our
Baptismal promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as
ourselves.

The Bishops of the Diocese of Maryland invite every congregation to examine the work
they are doing with and among the poor, both here in Maryland and around the world,
and prayerfully consider applying for designation and affirmation as Jubilee Ministry
Centers.

To learn more about the 15 Jubilee Ministries or to apply for Jubilee status for your
church’s ministry, visit http://www.jubilee.ang-md.org or contact the Rev. Madeleine
Beard at beardmcd@verizon.net.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Madeleine Beard, Jubilee Officer



                 Maryland Episcopal Cursillo
Cursillo is a movement of the Episcopal Church under the authority of the presiding
and diocesan bishops. The goal of Cursillo is to bring the world to Christ by empow-
ering adult Christian leaders to live out their Baptismal Covenant to serve Christ. God
calls and teaches a group of dedicated leaders how to work for Him in a way that bears
fruit and helps equip others to go and make disciples of all nations.

The Maryland Episcopal Cursillo, which started in 1979 in partnership with the
National Episcopal Cursillo, endeavors to evangelize and change the world for Christ
by educating Christian leaders through a three-day weekend. This “Short Course in


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Christian Life” is commonly called a Cursillo weekend. The Epistle of James tells us
that, "Faith without works is useless.” So, as members of the Cursillo movement, we are
called to share Christ’s love with those around us.

During 2011 Maryland Episcopal Cursillo held two Cursillo weekends, MD #100 and
MD #101, giving 37 people their “Short Course in Christian Life.” The learning was
joyful, the singing was uplifting, and the Holy Spirit flowed through everyone present.
Bishop Ilhoff presided over the closing ceremony of MD #100 while Bishop Sutton
served on the team of MD #101 and finished by presiding over the closing ceremony.

Cursillo uses other Spanish terms throughout the program and one is De Colores for
all the colors of the rainbow and that all are welcome in the Christian community. De
Colores!

Board Members:
Nancy Horkan, Lay Director                     Bill Miller
Carol Gooden                                   David Richardson
Debbie Bargar                                  Shelly Collinson
The Rev. Anjel Scarborough                     The Rev. Brad Ingalls
Becky Fisher                                   Mary Beth Robinson
Jim Stultz                                     Sarah Ingalls-Howard
Pam Mann                                       Vicki Mattock
Pamela Blyth                                   Dick Mitchell
David Wissmann                                 Earl Buffaloe
Liz Brodell                                    Robyn Mayfield

Submitted by:
The Rev. Brad Ingalls, Cursillo spiritual advisor



      Millennium Development Goals Committee
Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope (Ghana) received $3,000 for latrines at the school. Ghanaian
Mothers’ Hope has been the recipient of grants beginning in 2007. Previous grants for
this ministry, based at Church of the Ascension, Westminster, have provided meals
for the children at the preschool, teacher salaries, a water tank, and to construct and
stock a clinic. Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope was also the initial Diocesan Lenten Project –
Pennies for the Playground.

Opac in Uganda was given $4,850 for green commerce, the co-cultivation of crops
and trees. This is the second year we have recommended at grant for the ministry at
Opac in Uganda. This ministry is sponsored by St. John’s Church, Mt. Washington. This
ministry was the 2010 Diocesan Lenten Project – Sunflowers for Opac.

Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities in Thailand was given $8,375
for teacher and physical therapist salaries at the Rainbow Daycare center. This is the

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third year the diocese has awarded MDG grants to CCD. The grants have paid teacher
salaries at the foundation in Thailand. CCD provides care for disabled children who
otherwise would be abandoned. This project is sponsored by Christ Church, Columbia.

Church of the Transfiguration, Braddock Heights, sponsors a ministry at Nyakishenyi
in Uganda. In 2011 the diocese helped construct a health care facility with a grant of
$7,170. Previous MDG grants have helped provide water and sponsored young people
in trade schools in 2009 and 2010.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Madeleine Beard, Chair



                 The Order of Urban Missioners
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Urban ministry can be lonely. Lay and ordained leaders of small, struggling parishes
may find their challenges different from their counterparts in parishes with large staffs.
People who choose to tutor or counsel or live in urban settings sometimes encounter
skeptical responses from their friends.

The Order of Urban Missioners nurtures ministry as a community experience rather
than a “Lone Ranger” effort. Members have been covenanting annually since 2000
to give our fears over to God, to live in love, and to support one another in prayer,
especially in relation to our urban callings. Our vows include following some form of
Daily Office, praying for one another, and gathering monthly, usually third Saturdays.
Among those covenanting have been urban artists, neighborhood advocates, social
workers, volunteer tutors, and clergy, as well as members in discernment about lay
or ordained ministry. Members feel strengthened by shared silent and spoken prayers
at our Saturday meetings; and elsewhere, even when praying “alone,” they sense the
community praying along with them.

In December 2011, the Rev. Mary Davisson visited the New York Chapter at St. John
the Divine and presided at their Eucharist. In March 2012, the Maryland Chapter gath-
ered at Aisling for a weekend retreat. And as this goes to press, we are preparing to
meet with Episcopal Service Corps interns later in March.

We are grateful to the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, for hosting our Liturgy
of Covenanting and to the Church of the Holy Nativity, Pimlico, for hosting our
Saturday gatherings.

We invite anyone seeking further information, desiring prayers for their urban ministry,
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Members 2011-12:
Anne Clewell                         Lu Coleman
The Rev. Mary Davisson               Diane Fadeley
Nancy Fenton                         James Johnson
The Rev. Jane Mayrer                 Martha Montgomery

Submitted by:
The Rev. Mary Davisson, convener



                Program and Budget Committee
Once again, things don’t change. The Program and Budget Committee started its work
in July in order to present the diocesan budget to Diocesan Council in December as
our diocesan canons require. The ‘asking’ amount was more than $425,000 over the
projected income. I challenged the committee again by setting the standard, which
was to submit a balanced budget to Council without having a cash borrowing line item
for income. We did just that when our proposed budget was approved by Council in
December. Please refer to the Diocesan Budget for 2012, which is published in another
portion of this journal.

We have continued the format of aligning the budget with the five priorities of Horizon
2015. The committee also has placed the staff associated costs into the five Horizon 2015
areas. It is hoped that this 2012 budget will be the baseline for the ‘asking’ amounts in
future budgets and will be the blueprint to our moving towards our new directions. The
dollar amounts in this budget will be used by the P and B Committee for the levels of
the 2013 budget and years beyond. It is essential for the line item managers to use these
amount levels so the committee may start its evaluation in a more realistic manner.
This will allow a more mission-oriented approach to these evaluations.

I continue to have concerns as to the amount of the Claggett loan that remains for the
dining and meeting buildings that were built in recent years. This loan continues to
use approximately $86,000 annually, which otherwise could be allocated to mission
and program. We were forced to reduce the requested amounts for several line items
and the committee hopes that programs that have multi-sources of income will look
to increase their level of funding from other than the diocese for their individual
programs. A few, not many, programs were not funded in this budget and it is hoped
that this will be temporary. We just do not have the required level of income to fund
all the requests. Another concern, or factor, which is making our work more difficult,
is that the appeals requests from congregations have increased significantly. Another
concern is the fact we had to reduce the funding for the diocesan Property Committee,
which means that maintenance will be deferred to the out-year budgets. The diocese
cannot sustain this approach.

Again, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the committee
listed below for their individual time, effort and talent, and for their dedication and

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commitment to serve on the Program and Budget Committee. It is sometimes a
thankless task that we are confronted with. We have added five new members to the
committee. This should broaden our ‘look’ at our evaluation of the requested amounts
by line item supervisors. Along with the bishops, the members of the committee are:

John Willard               Dian Nelson                           Sarah Ingalls-Howard
The Rev. Mel Truiett       Lee Weber                             Vicki Willard
Doug Vaughan               The Rev. Anthony (Tony) Hollis        Jim Hall
Ken Hawley                 Stephen Howard                        Karen Stewart
Fred Mason                 The Rev. Allen Robinson

Submitted by:
Jim Rauth, Chair



                          Property Committee
The Diocesan Property Committee oversees and maintains the diocese’s mission
churches and associated resources such as cemeteries and houses. We also provide
advice and guidance to diocesan churches regarding building and property issues.
Highlights of projects from 2011 and 2012 include:

•	   Holy Cross-St. Phillip’s Church, Cumberland – the church has a cracked founda-
     tion and the rectory has mold issues and water damage. Actions taken include
     committee members visiting the church and providing legal and building repair
     advice. The vicar and vestry continue to investigate ways to resolve the issues by
     consulting dry-basement companies and engineers.
•	   Trinity Church, Waterloo – the rubble stone and stucco apse of the 1890s church
     is bowing. Members of the committee visited in Nov. 2011 to view the damage
     and wrote to the Rev. Skip Steiner, rector, advising him how to correct it. Further
     discussions have ensued as the church received proposals regarding the wall
     repair.
•	   St. Mark’s Church, Petersville – The cemetery fence was in poor repair and falling
     down on headstones. The fence was removed in Dec. 2011.
•	   St. Paul’s Church, Poplar Spring – In Dec. 2011, the Property Committee
     provided a loan in the amount of $25,000 to the church to construct a new
     asphalt parking lot in order to improve access and make the grounds more
     attractive to prospective members.
•	   Handicap ramps were installed at the Diocesan Center’s parking lot and at St.
     Mary’s Outreach Center in Hampden in Dec. 2011.
•	   611 University Parkway, Baltimore – the single family dwelling known as the
     Doll House was sold on Feb. 14, 2012, following extensive repairs to the interior
     and exterior of the building.
•	   Diocesan Center HVAC System – the Property Committee reviewed proposals
     from two companies for a traditional HVAC system and for a geothermal
     system with or without a variable refrigerant flow system. On Feb. 29, 2012,

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    the committee approved the geothermal with variable refrigerant flow system
    that will provide a “green” heating and cooling system with the greatest zoning
    control.

The Property Committee seeks new members, particularly from the western region of
the diocese. Meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5 pm at the Diocesan
Center, but participation may be by conference call. Please contact Anne_Bruder@
hotmail.com if interested in learning more about the committee’s work.

Submitted by:
Anne E. Bruder, chair, Property Committee


                                Public Policy
The 2011 session of the Maryland General Assembly was long and contentious. The
session’s primary concerns were around the budget and immigrants. We testified on
23 bills relating to immigrants and how Maryland will treat them. They ranged from
allowing all high school graduates in-state tuition at Community Colleges regardless
of immigration status to a bill to change the Maryland constitution to allow only those
residents who are citizens of both the United States and of Maryland to be counted
in redistricting. The diocese supported the in-state tuition bill and we are happy that
it passed and the governor signed it. Unfortunately, a group who opposed the bill
collected enough signatures for a referendum on the 2012 ballot to undo the Maryland
Dream Act. The diocese strongly opposes any efforts to overturn this legislation.

The beginning of the session was dominated by the effort to enact a civil marriage act,
which failed. Toward the end of the session we testified on a bill to prohibit discrimina-
tion based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It passed the House but did not
come out of the Senate committee. After the tragic incident in Baltimore County in
April, proponents believe it has a good chance of passage in the 2012 session.

We were pleased that child neglect penalties have been enhanced. Protecting Mary-
land’s children is an important part of our work in Annapolis. Legislation was passed to
provide additional protections for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
We will continue to support similar legislation.

A bill to repeal the death penalty was introduced but died in committee. In 2012 the
diocese will again join in the ecumenical effort to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

Together with MILC (the Maryland Interfaith Legislative Committee), CASE MD
(death penalty repeal), CASA MD (immigration), the Polaris Project (human traf-
ficking), the diocese worked to expand opportunity for all and to insure that every
resident of the state can live as God intends – productively and happily, respectful of
one another and of the natural resources given into our care.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Madeleine Beard, Coordinator for Public Policy
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                          Standing Committee
Following are the actions of the Standing Committee from May 2011 to February
2012.

Consents
1.   Election of the Rev. Marianne Edgar Budde as Bishop Diocesan of Washington.
2.   Hold election for office of Bishop Suffragan of Virginia.
3.   Hold election for office of Bishop Diocesan of Atlanta.
4.   Election of Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.
5.   Election of the Rev. J. Scott Barker as Bishop Diocesan of Nebraska.
6.   Election of the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloane, Bishop Suffragan of Alabama as
     Bishop Diocesan of Alabama.
7.   Election of the Rev. Canon Andrew M.L. Dietsche as Bishop Coadjutor of
     New York.
8.   Election of the Rev. Gregory Orrin Brewer as Bishop Diocesan of Central
     Florida.
9.   Election of the Rev. Oge Beauvoir as Bishop Suffragan of Haiti.

Renunciations

Donald Wells Belcher renounced his priestly vows.

Consents for Ordination

The Rev. Ramelle McCall, transitional deacon for ordination to the priesthood
The Rev. Steve McCarty, transitional deacon for ordination to the priesthood
The Rev. Roberta (Robin) Taylor, transitional deacon for ordination to the priesthood
(to be ordained in the Diocese of Hawaii)

Church Changes

Mt. Calvary Church left the Episcopal Diocese to become part of the Anglican Ordi-
nariate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Property

1.   Church of the Holy Trinity, Baltimore – to rescind previous restriction on use of
     funds acquired from sale of rectory.
2.   Church of St. Christopher, Linthicum – discussion on continuing contractual
     relationship with T-Mobile or change to another company.
3.   St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace – received permission for sale of property.
4.   St. John’s Church, Mt. Washington – received support in their desire to worship
     at the Springwell Senior Living Center.

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5.   Emmanual Church, Bel Air – received permission to sell land to State Highway
     Commission.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson, president



                              The Treasurer
Before I review our financial position for 2011, I would like to thank those congre-
gations who sent in their 2011 parochial reports on or before the March 1 deadline.
Although completing a parochial report is not always a pleasant experience, it is
required and we appreciate your support in this process. Special thanks go to Holy
Trinity Church, Essex, for having been the first congregation to complete its report
online by submitting it early in February.

Also, I thank every congregation that paid its diocesan allocation on or before
December 31, 2011. Your pledge brings God’s ministry forward across the world. I
understand with this troubled economy that it is hard to stay within budget, and I
appreciate your continued commitment to God’s work. This shared ministry reflects
the fact that the Diocese of Maryland is located not only at 4 E. University Parkway,
but is also comprised of members of all our congregations. Together we are one in the
Body of Christ.

Further, I would like to thank all the volunteers who served on all our committees
including the Financial Advisory Board, Program and Budget Committee, Investment
Committee, Property Committee and the Claggett Board of Trustees. The task of fiscal
responsibility is intense and time consuming. I want everyone to know that we could
not manage this without the help of all members. After all, stewardship is not only
treasure, but also gifts of time and talents.

2011 financial highlights
The audit of our financial statements was completed on March 31, 2011, by the
auditing firm, Gross Mendelsohn, Certified Public Accountants. We received a clean
audit opinion. I wish to thank Karen Stewart, comptroller/assistant treasurer, and Sam
Marlow and Will Pass of the Business Office staff, for their hard work and long hours
invested in this task while continuing their normal day-to-day operations of congre-
gational and diocesan program support. The full results of the audit were delivered to
the Financial Advisory Board at their March meeting and to Diocesan Council at their
April Meeting. The audited financial statement can also be found on our website under
Parish Resources.

2011 by the numbers:
1.   Congregational allocations made up 78 percent of our total cash received in
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2.   We withdrew money from our investments to support our ministries. In 2011 we
     again used the ratio of 5 percent of the three-year rolling average of our unre-
     stricted investments for use in our ministry. The total amount withdrawn was
     $492,315.
3.   We received and utilized $288,447 of restricted funds. This money accounts for 7
     percent of our total revenue.
4.   As of the end of the year 2011, our fundraising effort, “Bishops’ Appeal,” brought
     in $187,800. These funds are designated to support diocesan projects including
     the programs at the Bishop Claggett Center. I would like to thank our donors for
     your continued support. Several programs would not exist without your help. I
     would also like to thank all staff members, whose dedication and support helped
     this effort be successful, especially the Rev. Charles E. Cloughen, Jr., director
     or development, planned giving and stewardship for the diocese, who headed
     this effort, and under whose leadership we increased the number of givers by 33
     percent.
5.   We utilized our funds efficiently, spending 97% on direct ministry, while
     spending only 3 percent of the revenue for administration and fundraising. A few
     of the ministries paid for by your allocations are:

     Congregational Financial Assistance
     Truth and Reconciliation Commission
     Campus Ministries (on five college campus)
     Camp Excel (a summer camp at Holy Covenant Church)
     Rainbow Camp (overnight camp at Claggett)
     Camp Amazing Grace (overnight camp at Claggett)
     Seminarian and Post-Ordination Support
     Urban Ministries
     Rural Ministries (Western Maryland)
     Baltimore International Seafarers Center
     Other Grants for ministry

6.   The Claggett Center signed an agreement with the State of Maryland to put 64
     acres into a land trust, a CREP easement. Most of this land is either in a 100-year
     flood plain or is in very steep grades and therefore cannot be use for traditional
     use. In April the state paid the diocese $368,000 for this permanent watershed
     easement. This money was used to pay down half of the debt incurred by the
     building of the dining hall and meeting center.
7.   The outstanding bank note with M&T Bank was converted into five-year vari-
     able interest loan on July 31, 2011. The debt balance at the time of the conver-
     sion was $763,793. The balance of the new loan was $395,033 after application
     of the CREP funds. As of December 31, 2011 the outstanding loan balance was
     $361,281.
8.   The Inn at Claggett Campaign has received pledges totaling $3,105,540 from 246
     pledges during the silent phase of the campaign. The campaign went public on
     Sunday, January 29, 2012, when the campaign was announced to the congrega-
     tions. The campaign goal is $5,000,000, and the campaign is to end on April 30,
     2012.
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9.   In 2011, 17-cents of every dollar contributed through your allocations was sent
     to the Domestic Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). We sent $546,144 to aid in
     ministries around the U.S. and the world.

Other financial facts
The Bottom-Line: By Canon, we are charged with presenting a balanced budget. Our
budget is brought into balance by authorizing only the amount of expenses covered by
anticipated revenue or cash due in throughout the year. We had a short-fall in revenue
of approximately $12,066 in 2011. Our 2012 narrative budget is posted on our website
under Parish Resources, and on pp. 95-98 of this journal..

Investments
Our investment portfolio is looking better than it did in 2010. We continue to monitor
the balance of our total portfolio, and the Investment Committee responds as needed
to ensure our risks are minimized.

In our portfolio, we have a Socially Responsible Investment Fund. This fund is
designed to invest in community development, support socially responsible corpora-
tions, and help our investments work toward the greater good. Parishes are welcomed
and encouraged to participate in this fund, as well as to invest in other areas of our
portfolio. For more information, please contact Karen Stewart at the Diocesan Center.

The year ahead
In conclusion, I would like to say we had a good year although we continue to be finan-
cially challenged. It is clear to me that we are one church with one focus on partnering
with mission and ministry.

Although we are collectively facing financial challenges, we are able to continue to
encourage and to follow good stewardship practices utilizing all funds raised to benefit
ministry and missions of our church in the Diocese of Maryland, the United States and
the world.

Karen Stewart would like me to remind you that the Diocesan Business Office is a
shared resource for each congregation. So please feel free to call her if you have
any questions or concerns. Transparency of financial activities is very important
because this is our diocese and we all have a part in ensuring stewardship and ministry
fulfillment.

Submitted by:
Douglas E. Vaughan, Diocesan Treasurer




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          Truth and Reconciliation Commission
We continue to work for justice, peace and enlightenment as it pertains to past, present
and future concerns around race. The residuals of slavery still impact our worship,
church growth, communities, and places of employment. Three working groups have
been established: Education, Research & Pilgrimage, and Day of Service and Repen-
tance – November 1, 2014. In 2011:

•	   97 people completed Seeing the Face of God in Each Other: Antiracism Workshop.
     Lay – 66, Ordained – 31; African American –11, Euro-Americans – 86.
•	   Abbreviated workshops were adapted for Diocesan Council and Episcopal
     Service Corps volunteers as a way to introduce the topic, but not satisfy the
     requirement.
•	   Adult forums were held in three congregations.
•	   Resolution 2011-4 from the 227th Diocesan Convention called for the creation
     of a consciousness raising workshop for search committees and vestries. Material
     has been developed, and with the approval of the bishop will be integrated into
     the Seeing the Face of God Workshop.
•	   Several pilgrimage sites have been selected and are under consideration.
•	   Congregations have been encouraged to research their historical ties to slavery
     and the civil rights movement.
•	   A bibliography is available through the diocesan webpage.
•	   The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal
     Church, will be with us on November 1, 2014 for a day of remembering the past,
     celebrating accomplishments and visioning for the future. Please sign-up at the
     TRC table if you would like to join this committee or contact the co-chair.
     Next meeting – June 9, 10-noon, Diocesan Center.

All clergy, vestries, committees, commissions and boards of the Diocese of Maryland
are required by resolution to complete the Episcopal Church’s designated antiracism
program, Seeing the Face of God in Each Other. This is a 12-14 hour commitment and
we understand finding time in a busy schedule may be challenging. Facilitators will
work with host congregations. This could be consecutive Saturdays or Sundays (after
worship of course), or Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday. The latter leads
to information overload. Minimum number for this workshop is 10. Consider offering
it for your region or pairing with another congregation.

Racism hurts everybody therefore we are in this together.

Submitted by:
The Rev. Canon Angela F. Shepherd, organizer and co-chair




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                                                           Index
Agenda ................................................................................................................................. 7
Allocation Task Force Report .........................................................................................70
Appendix 1: Allocation Schedule ...................................................................................99
Archivist’s Report ............................................................................................................72
Baltimore International Seafarer’s Center Report .......................................................73
Bishop Claggett Center Report, The ..............................................................................74
Bishops’ Deputy for Western Maryland Report ..........................................................75
Bishops’ Information Officer for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
   Transgender Concerns Report ................................................................................ 76
Budget, 2012 Diocesan ...................................................................................................95
Chaplain to the Retired Clergy, Retired Clergy Spouses and
Surviving Spouses of Retired Clergy in the Diocese of Maryland Report ...............77
Churches by Region ........................................................................................................12
Church Schools ................................................................................................................25
Clergy and FOCUS Chaplain Report ............................................................................78
Committee on Older Adult Ministries Report .............................................................79
Compensation and Benefits Nominations ...................................................................28
Convention, Norms for ...................................................................................................42
Convention, Procedural Guide for ................................................................................42
Diocesan Council Nominations ....................................................................................31
Diocesan Council Report ................................................................................................80
Directions for Writing and Mailing Church Checks ..................................................11
Disaster Emergency Response Team/MD Report........................................................82
Ecumenical Ministries ....................................................................................................23
Formation Process, Individuals in ................................................................................26
Historiographer, Report of the ......................................................................................83
Horizons 2015 ..................................................................................................................... 8
How to Make a Motion ...................................................................................................44
Index of Parishes, Congregations, and Missions .........................................................14
Jubilee Ministries Report .................................................................................................84
Maryland Episcopal Cursillo Report .............................................................................84
Millennium Development Goals Committee Report ..................................................85
Nominations......................................................................................................................28
   Secretary ......................................................................................................................28
   Compensation and Benefits Committee .................................................................28
   Diocesan Council Members at Large .......................................................................31
   Disciplinary Board .....................................................................................................35
   Standing Committee ..................................................................................................38
Norms for Convention ....................................................................................................42
Order of Urban Missioners Report ...............................................................................86
Other Agencies, Institutions, and Organizations ........................................................22
Parishes, Congregations, and Missions, Index of ........................................................14
Procedural Guide for Convention .................................................................................42
Property Committee Report ...........................................................................................88

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                                                        Index
Public Policy Report.........................................................................................................89
Purpose Statement for the Diocese of Maryland .......................................................... 3
Program and Budget Committee Report .....................................................................87
Regional Contacts ...........................................................................................................19
Resolutions ........................................................................................................................51
    Resolution 2012-1: Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation .............................51
    Resolution 2012-2: Resolution - on Pursuing a Just
       Peace in the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict .............................................................54
    Resolution 2012-3: Liturgical Commemoration of William
       “Bowtie Bill” White ...............................................................................................59
    Resolution 2012-4: Support Marriage Equality ......................................................60
    Resolution 2012-5: Resolution on Wealth and of Support for
       All Peaceful Movements for Economic and Social Justice ...............................61
    Resolution 2012-6: Economic Justice in Action: Toward the
       Creation of a Diocesan Credit Union .................................................................64
    Resolution 2012-7: Economic Justice in Action: Support
       the Establishment of a Living Wage ....................................................................66
    Resolution 2012-8: Resolutions from General Convention 2009 ........................67
    Resolution 2012-9: Environmental Stewardship Sunday ......................................69
Selected Rules of Order ...................................................................................................43
Staff at the Diocesan Center ............................................................................................. 9
Standing Committee Report ...........................................................................................90
Treasurer’s Report.............................................................................................................91
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report ............................................................95




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