AED Board Nominee - 2018 Election
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Deacon Candidate - Electing 3
Diocese of Chicago
Present Employment: Deputy Director of the Northwest Side Housing Center
Current Ministries: Board member of AED, working with older adults in three senior living facilities
Current Church Assignment: Deacon-in-charge
Previous Positions: Archdeacon of the Diocese of Chicago
Education: Art Institute of Chicago 1962-1964, Interior Design; Roosevelt University 1979-1982, Personnel Administration
Prior Board Experience: Member of COM, Diocese of Chicago; V-P Block Club; Board member, Union of Black Episcopalians
Skill sets: Community Organizing and Legislative Advocacy
Question #1 How do you envision contributing to the AED Board? What are your special talents and gifts?
I envision using my Organizing skills to chair very successful A3D conferences in 2019 and 2020. Also, speaking out on Social Justice issues that AED needs to confront. I think my gift of building relationships with a variety of people, being able to articulate a vision and getting things done will help in growing AED in the deacon communities, which will increase our membership.
Question #2 What is your vision for the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons?
My vision is to help AED become a major force in the Episcopal Church. I want AED to be recognized as the one for aII deacons to join. To be the voice or all deacons and become a true equal order in our church. I am excited about the future of AED and want to be a part of that future.