AED Board Nominee - 2018 Election
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Bishop Candidate - Electing 1
Gregory H. Rickel
Diocese of Olympia
Present Employment: Bishop Diocesan
Current Ministries: Many, many, CPG Board, House of Bishops, Cristosal, Compass Rose
Current Church Assignment:
Previous Positions: Rector, St. James, Austin; Vicar, St. Peter’s, Conway
Education: BA University of Arkansas; MA Communication, UA Little Rock; MHSA UA, Little Rock; MDiv, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin; D.Min. Univ. of South, Sewanee
Prior Board Experience: CPG, Cristosal, Compass Rose, Seminary of the Southwest Board
Skill sets: Stewardship, Management, Community Organizing, Non-profit Management, Administration.
Question #1 How do you envision contributing to the AED Board? What are your special talents and gifts?
I do have the skill of organization. I was a hospital administrator before becoming a priest. I have a deep and abiding belief in the order of deacons. I believe the order is essential to the realization of a complete catholic faith. As the bishop representative this past term I have tried to be the bridge to that order for the AED Board. I would want to continue that role and to strengthen it.
Question #2 What is your vision for the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons?
My vision is for AED to become essential to the development and ongoing ministry of every Deacon in the Episcopal Church. The AED Board has the responsibility and call to make that vision a reality.