2020 SC – Lay

Ms. Shirley Bolden

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Elected to Diocesan Council in 2022. 1st two-year term.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level

  • Currently Senior Warden.
  • Treasurer from 1990 until 2007.
  • Vestry member 1998-2003.
  • Past President of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Women.
  • Chair of the Deacon Williams’ Food Pantry.
  • Altar Guild and Choir Member (currently).
  • Eucharistic Minister and Visitor.
  • Lay Chaplain- through the Community of Hope.
  • Treasurer 1990 to 2007.
  • Coffee Hour Committee.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Currently-President of Standing Committee (2020-2022).
  • Member of the Standing Committee and Vice-Chair (2016-2020).
  • Currently Chair of the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission.
  • Member of the re-established Peace and Justice Commission.
  • Work with the Necessities Project.

Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • Past President of the Province VII Episcopal Church Women 2005-2008.
  • Alternate Deputy to General Convention-Minneapolis, Minesota.
  • Triennial delegate 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018.
  • Chosen as Women of The Year at the 2012. Triennial.

Additional comments

I feel that Racial and Cultural Differences are seen as Assets. A level of welcoming and acceptance is what we should be aiming for in all of our parishes. This means a concerted effort at eradicating the social sin of any racial bias and truly accepting diverse peoples in our congregations.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with latest supplied information
  • 11-22-2021. Updated to add role as President.
  • 10-29-2020. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee

Walter George

Standing Committee Nominee, 2020.
Elected for a one-year unexpired term.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, City Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

  • 6 years Senior Warden, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, volunteer

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Former Vice President of the Diocesan Council having served two terms
  • Currently a member of the Standing Committee
  • Active in the Heartland Cursillo

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • None at present.

Additional comments

The Standing Committee is actively preparing for and planning the upcoming transitions for the Diocese (in addition to it’s other responsibilities). I think my extensive experience with Diocesan Council matters has been helpful in my first year of Standing Committee and will be helpful over the next term of the Standing Committee work.

Updates

  • 10-28-2020. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee
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