AED Board Nominee - 2020 Election
Deacon Candidate #6
Present Employment: Assist at Cathedral of St. Philip
Current Ministries: New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta, Board Member; Absolam Jones Center for Racial Healing, Board member; Faith in Public Life, Board Member; Hispanic Commission; La Amistad (education for children) Advisory board; Hispanic ministry; Design team member for national Episcopal Latino Ministry Nuevo Amanecer conference; Work with Habitat; Board member AED; Stewardship Commission member/instructor; Vital Teams instructor.
Current Church Assignment: Cathedral of St. Philip
Previous Positions: St. James, St. Patrick’s, Atonement, Christ Church; Cathedral of St. Philip. AED Board Member.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing and Health Care Administration; Stephen Minisiter; Stephen Leader.
Prior Board Experience: On AED Board at present; worked with Vocational Development; assisted in translation of AED Deacon competencies to Spanish.
Skill sets: Legislative Advocacy with Faith in Public Life; Community education with New Sanctuary; Provided mini-pilgrimage in Immigration via three day experience; worked at non-profit free health clinic. Advocacy with Georgia for Dreamers.
How do you envision contributing to the AED Board? What are your special talents and gifts?
Energy and use of prior knowledge and experience to further educational basis for deacons.
What is your vision for the future of the Association for Episcopal Deacons?
I would like to see us use the available pool of deacons and archdeacons to provide exposure of AED to churches who do not have deacons and better use across all of the provinces of the Episcopal Church. Imagine most churches having a deacon proclaim the Gospel via video or in person.