AED Board Nominee - 2018 Election
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Deacon Candidate - Electing 3
Genevieve M. Grewell
Diocese of Olympia
Present Employment: Retired
Current Ministries: Archdeacon/Formation Leader
Current Church Assignment: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church - Lakewood WA
Education: High School, Jr. College, Business School
Prior Board Experience: AED Board Secretary for the last 3 years
Skill sets: Experience with non-profits, community organizing, organization planning, gathering, working with hotels for events, administrative details.
Question #1 How do you envision contributing to the AED Board? What are your special talents and gifts?
To the best of my ability, I envision contributing to the AED Board through offering ideas and ways that the organization can help to empower and enhance others to expand the diaconate around the country and to further the kingdom of God. The special skills, talents and gifts I have to offer are strong organizational skills with an attention to detail. Having been ordained for almost 20 years, my experience not only at the local level but across the church helps to give me a broader perspective and the ability to see the larger picture. I also have experience with community organizing, gathering and planning large events.
Question #2 What is your vision for the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons?
I believe the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons depends on its ability to become sustainable beyond just the collection of membership dues. I will do all in my power to support AED monetarily, but also in ways that will encourage others to do the same. AED must believe in itself and show ways which will help to empower and enhance the diaconate across the country. It must have a presence in every diocese. It must continue to be able to provide ways for deacons to participate in educational opportunities with a minimal monetary outlay since most are non-stipendiary. I am aware that we have a group working on ways to fund-raise so that this may become a reality. Anything I can do to help open doors for financial support I will do my best to be present and help support.