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Nominations Committee’s Last Call for 2021 Diocesan Elections

Nominations Committee’s Last Call for 2021 Diocesan Elections

From the Rev. Edie Weller, Nomination Committee: The Nominations Committee is in the final weeks of conversation with those interested in potential nomination to serve on four of our diocesan leadership bodies. If you’re interested or would like to recommend someone for any of the positions listed below, please contact us as soon as possible. Our process concludes September 14 when we deliver the slate of nominees to Bishop Rickel. (Note: By our canons, individuals may be nominated up to

Ky Chen & Bishop’s Cross Award Nominations

Ky Chen & Bishop’s Cross Award Nominations

The Office of the Bishop has issued a call for nominations for two diocesan awards: the Ky Chen for outstanding employees, and the Bishop’s Cross for those whose lives embody the spirit of Christ. If you know of a person deserving of either award, talk with your church office or leadership about submitting a nomination. The awards will be announced during the 2021 Diocesan Convention. Nomination submissions are due no later than September 17. Nominations must be submitted using the

2021 Diocesan Elections – Additional Information

2021 Diocesan Elections – Additional Information

From the Rev. Edie Weller, Nomination Committee: Here’s additional information about the positions we’ll be electing at convention this year, plus descriptions of the four diocesan groups for which we’re inviting candidates. Open Positions for 2021 Diocesan Elections The Nominations Committee is actively seeking a diverse group of qualified candidates for the following positions: For Diocesan Council (terms vary by region, per the transition plan for Council developed after 2020 Diocesan Convention): Lay representatives from Eastside (3-year term), Willapa (3

2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award

2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award

It’s again time for preachers or for those who have heard an outstanding sermon to nominate a preacher and a sermon for the 2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award. This year, we will be accepting video sermons only accompanied by a written text. If you do not have a video version of your sermon to submit, it’s permissible to record one and submit it along with your text. We’re focusing on video recordings (accompanied by a text) to acknowledge the fact that

2021 Diocesan Elections: Call for Nominations

2021 Diocesan Elections: Call for Nominations

From the Nominations Committee in the Diocese of Olympia: To prepare for elections at diocesan convention, the Nominations Committee is now calling for candidates to represent our diocese in four areas: Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, and General Convention 2022. This year we’re seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: For Diocesan Council: In fulfillment of Resolution 4 passed at the 2020 Diocesan Convention, the Council will begin a 3-year transition to a new structure including both elected

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