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Diocese of Olympia Welcomes the Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as Convention Keynote Speaker

Diocese of Olympia Welcomes the Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as Convention Keynote Speaker

The Diocese of Olympia is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff as the keynote speaker for the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Rev. Hauff is the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. He lives and works in Minnesota. As Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, Hauff is responsible for enabling and empowering Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. His primary focus is leadership development, education,

Convention 2019 Elections and Resolutions

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At our 2019 Diocesan Convention at the Lynnwood Convention Center, we elected representatives to Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and the diocesan offices of archivist and records manager, treasurer, and historiographer. We also elected our deputation to the 2021 General Convention of The Episcopal Church! See our complete list of elections below. Diocesan Council The Rev. Connie Carlson (St. Andrew, Seattle) | Be Attitudes Regional Ministry | Clerical Order Stuart Case (St. Barnabas, Bainbridge Island) | Peninsula Regional Ministry | Lay

2019 Convention Awards

2019 Convention Awards

At the 109th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, held November 8-9 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, a series of awards were given to members of our community: the Ky Chen Employee Excellence “No Problem” Award and the Bishop’s Cross Award. Ky Chen Employee Excellence “No Problem” Award In 2011 Bishop Rickel established the Ky Chen Employee Excellence “No Problem” Award to honor the service of Ky Chen upon his retirement. For 25 years Ky ably and graciously staffed the print

Bishop Rickel’s Convention Eucharist Sermon

Bishop Rickel’s Convention Eucharist Sermon

The reading today from the Acts of the Apostles begins with the 12 disciples saying, or at least having these words put into their mouths, “It’s not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait tables.” That seems kind of like a slight to me. As if that lowly work of waiting tables, we might say this is one of the first whisperings of delusions of grandeur about those in leadership in the church. We

Bishop Rickel’s Convention Address

Bishop Rickel’s Convention Address

So good to welcome you all again to the 109th Convention of the Diocese of Olympia with our theme, People of the Way: Our Year of Pilgrimage, Listening, and Obedience. In Flat Rock, North Carolina, just outside Kanuga, sits the great poet and writer Carl Sandburg’s home and farm. It’s a beautiful place, pretty much left as it was when it was turned over to the National Park Service. Whenever I’m at Kanuga, I never miss going there, hiking the