AED Board - 2022 Election
James M. Jenkins
Diocese: Central Pennsylvania
Present Employment: Retired
Current Ministries: Parish
Current Church Assignment: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Previous Positions: St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (Eugene, OR)
Education: BS - Business Administration, University of Nebraska; MBA - University of South Dakota
Prior Board Experience: Council of Trustees - Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania; Volunteer Services Council Waco Center for Youth
Skill sets: Internal audit, management, regulatory compliance
How do you envision contributing to the AED Board? What are your special talents and gifts?
I have over 20 years of experience as an internal auditor and have a sound understanding of tax-exempt financial reporting. I have also served on the boards of various types of non-profit organizations and provided training to boards on their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, I bring the perspective of a deacon working in small, rural parishes.
What is your vision for the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons?
I see three primary missions for the AED; 1) support people in discernment and training for the diaconate, 2) advocate the ability of deacons to exercise the full range of their ministries, and 3) to act as a resource for all active and retired deacons.