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Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Journal of the 225 th Diocesan Convention Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood, New Jersey February 27-28, 2009 808 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08618-5326 Phones: (609) 394-5281 - (877) 394-5281 Fax (609) 394-9546 E-mail: [email protected] Website: newjersey.anglican.org

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Page 1: Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Journal

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Journal of the

225th Diocesan Convention

Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood New Jersey February 27-28 2009

808 West State Street Trenton New Jersey 08618-5326

Phones (609) 394-5281 - (877) 394-5281 Fax (609) 394-9546

E-mail Diocesenewjerseyanglicanorg Website newjerseyanglicanorg

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The next Diocesan Convention will be held God willing

at the

Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Cherry Hill New Jersey

on

Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6 2010

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Table of Contents

Section A Organization

Officers of the Diocese helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Life Members of Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Retired Bishops of the Diocesehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Bishoprsquos Staff and Associateshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Committees of the Convention - Appointed by the Presidenthelliphellip 2 Committees of the Diocese - Appointed by the Bishophelliphelliphelliphellip 3 Committees of the Diocese - Elected by Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 10 Officers of the Diocese ndash Elected by Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 14 Committees of the Diocese - Elected by Convocationhelliphelliphelliphellip 15 Other Diocesan Organizationshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 16 College Chaplainshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 18 Clergy Serving in Institutionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 18 Convocational Areashelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 19 Canonical List of Churcheshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 22 Canonical List of Clergyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 25 Licensed Clergy Listhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 34 Lay Deputies Present at Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 35 Bishop Councellrsquos Journalhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 43 Bishop Romerorsquos Journalhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 50 Parochial Visitationshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 56 Official Acts helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 59 Diocesan Statistics helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 60 Necrology helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 61

Section B Convention Business

Rules of Orderhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 62 Convention Minuteshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 70 Bishoprsquos Addresshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 116

Section C Reports - 2008

Altar Guildhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 126 Anti-Racism Commissionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 127 Audit Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 129 Bishoprsquos Appointmentshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip130 Board of Missionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 137 Commission on Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 140 Committee on Priesthood helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 140 Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deaconshelliphellip 142 Committee on Life Long Christian Formationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 143 Ministry Institutehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 144 Commission on Ministry with Disabled 146 Committee on Resolutionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 146 Companion Diocesehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 161 Congregational Developmenthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 163 Darfur Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 164 Diocesan Councilhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 166 Diocesan Investment Trusthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 169 Environmental Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 170

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Table of Contents

Section C Reports - 2008 (continued)

Education for Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 171 Historiographerhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip172 Insurance Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 176 Loan and Grant Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 177 Migrant Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 182 New Jersey Chaplaincyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 183 Nominating Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 184 Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jerseyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 196 Registrarrsquos Reporthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 198 Resolutions of Courtesy for 2009helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 200 Right Onward Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip200 Standing Commission on Clerical Compensationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 201 Standing Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 209 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canonshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 211 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7A - Proposed Amendment of Article II Section 2 of the Constitutionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 224 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Supplementary Report ndash Document 7Bhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 228 Trinity Cathedral Deanrsquos Reflectionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 232 Trinity Cathedral Financial Situationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 236 Union of Black Episcopalianshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 237 Urban Ministry is Revitalizedhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 239 Youth Councilhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 240

Section D Financial Reports

Exhibit I Treasurerrsquos Report and the 2009 - 2010 Budgetshelliphellip242 Exhibit II The 2009 - 2010 Fair Share Report helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 249 Exhibit III Comparative Report of Trust Funds for the Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 259 Exhibit III-1 Addendum Catalog of Funds for the Year Ending December 31 2008 helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 266 Exhibit IV Budget for Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphellip 269 Exhibit V Fair Share Report for Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 283

Handouts (From the Handout Table at Convention)

A Auditorrsquos Report - Administrative Offices - December 31 2007 With Comparative for December 31 2006helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 291 B Comparative Report of the Aged and Infirm 2007-2008hellip 312 C Comparative Report of the Widows Widowers and Orphans Fund 2007-2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 313 D Loan Funds Five-year Report ndash2004-2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 314 E Fair Share by Parochial Income 2009helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 318

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics for the year 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip325

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Section A Organization

Officers of the Diocese Life Members of Convention Retired Bishops of the Diocese Bishoprsquos Staff and Associates Committees of the Convention -

Appointed by the President Committees of the Diocese -

Appointed by the Bishop Committees of the Diocese -

Elected by Convention Officers of the Diocese -

Elected by Convention Committees of the Diocese -

Elected by Convocation Other Diocesan Organizations College Chaplains Clergy Serving in Institutions Convocational Areas Canonical List of Churches Canonical List of Clergy Licensed Clergy List Lay Deputies Present at Convention Bishoprsquos Journal Parochial Visitations Official Acts Diocesan Statistics Necrology

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Officers of the Diocese

Diocesan Bishop - The Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey President Ex Officio of the Convention Chancellor ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Treasurer ndash Reginald Whitman Secretary of the Convention ndash Emma A Warren Church Attorney ndash Steven J Lewis Esq RegistrarHistoriographer ndash The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish

Life Members of Convention Daphne Burdett Jacquelin Tootell Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Norma R Tucker Canon Eugene M Haring Esq

Retired Bishops of the Diocese

The Rt Rev G P Mellick Belshaw The Rt Rev Joe Morris Doss

Bishoprsquos Staff

The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Assistant Bishop The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon to the Ordinary The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Deployment Officer and Canon for Ministry Development Canon Wanda V Greene Chief Financial Officer Canon Kepner M Short Director of Youth Ministry Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Communications

Associates

The Rev Debra Clarke Dcn Ann Notte The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Sarah Paige Cecilia Alvarez Mary Ann Rhoads Deborah Crall Emanuel Strauss Ronald Gritz Michael Wilkes Curtis Wilson

Section A - 1

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Committees of the Convention Appointed by the President

2009 Convention Appointments Chancellor ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Parliamentarian ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq ArchivistHistoriographer ndash The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Assistant Secretary of Convention ndash Mary Ann Rhoads Convention Coordinator ndash Ann Notte

Balloting Committee The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn Chair

The Rev Louis J De Sheplo Dcn Jerry Allen The Rev Frederick B May Dcn Daphne Burdett The Rev Leslie G Mazzacano Dcn Norma RTucker The Rev Douglas J Reans The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

Committee on Classification of Congregations The Rev John V Zamboni Chair

Carolyn Belvin

Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles D Sasso-Crandall Chair

Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Mary Julia Capasso Mary DiGennardo

Committee on Deceased Members The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Chair

Mary Ann Rhoads Staff

Committee on Resolutions Paul Ambos Esq Chair

The Rev Terence Blackburn Margaret Hughes The Rev Dirk C Reinken Cynthia A Miller The Rev Jane L Rockman Mary Ann Rhoads Staff John A Sully

Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Chair

The Rev Dean Henry Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Peter T Manzo Daphne Burdett

Committee on Validation of the Minutes The Rev Robert H Legnani Chair

The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Kathleen OrsquoHagan

Section A - 2

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Committees of the Diocese Appointed by the Bishop

Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel Chair

The Rev Joan E Fleming Annette Buchanan The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Susan Espenshade The Rev Martha M McKee Charles O Hughes The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Cesar Imbert The Rev Mark R Van Sant Sebastian Vasquez

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Liturgy The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair

The Rev Valerie L Balling Terry Cooper The Rev Terence Blackburn Deborah Ford The Rev Philip B Carr-Jones Nanci Miller The Rev Peter S Cornell Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Francis N Hebert The Rev Linda L Moeller Co-Chair The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike The Rev Arthur P Powell Co-Chair The Rev Valerie T Redpath

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Music The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair

The Rev Russell A Griffin SSC Charles M Banks The Rev Francis N Hebert Stephen Bearse The Rev Dennis Witt Nichols Deborah Ford Brent Miller Co-Chair Mark Trautman Gladstone Trott Jeffrey Unger Thomas Whittemore Vernon Williams

Commission on Church Architecture The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev Bruce Montgomery Chair The Rev William Otis Breedlove II Peter Morgan The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Charles Nakash

Commission on Ministry The Rev John C Belmont Jr Chair

The Rev Deborah A Cook Constance White The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn The Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn

Section A - 3

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Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation The Rev Deborah A Cook Co-Chair

Vacancy Co-Chair 2010

The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Eve Chamberlain The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Lori Cooper Suzanne Johansson

2011 The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey Nancy H Miller The Rev Mary Jean B Metzger

2012 The Rev Justin Falciani Lisa Hoffman The Rev Emily A Griffin Susan Legnani Elizabeth LaVeta

2013 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Deb Ellwood The Rev Lisa G E Caton The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Lisa S Mitchell Liaison for EFM Canon Kepner M Short Staff

Committee on the Diaconate Co-Chairs The Rev Lynn Johnson Dcn The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn Staff The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Ex Officio The Rev Linda L Moeller Directress of School for Deacons

2010 The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn Nancy Metcalf The Rev Anna S Powell 2011 The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Carroll C Wilson The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn

2012 The Rev Carolsue J Cummings Dcn Nancy H Miller The Rev David L Laquintano

2013 The Rev William C Parker Cedric Richardson The Rev Thomas E Sweeny Dcn

Committee on Priesthood

Co-Chairs The Rev John C Belmont Jr Co-Chair Constance White Co-Chair Staff The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz

Section A - 4

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Committee on Priesthood continued

2010 The Rev Pedro S Guzman The Rev Philip H Kasey Dawn McDonald

2011 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla James Nishimura The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins Carroll E Wilson The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel

2012 The Rev Kuruvilla K Chandy Alicia Graham The Rev Ophelia G Laughlin Herbert Thomas The Rev Ronald N Pollock

2013 The Rev Jane T Brady Vincent Tortorello The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Robert Lewis The Rev Edmund W Zelley

Commission on Ministry With Disabled The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke and Donna Devlin Co-Chairs

The Rev Susan E Richardson Elaine Bailey Brother John Baptist Noelinda Cassell Barbara Coppens Deb Ellwood Charlotte Hayden Joan Manzo Elizabeth Papp Secretary Jennifer Reid Phyllis Volker Mark Willis Thomas Devlin Associate Member

Committee of the Church Pension Fund The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair

The Very Rev Lloyd G Chattin Jacquelin Tootell The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Fred Vereen Jr Canon Wanda V Greene Staff

Companion Diocese Committee The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Chair

The Rev Pedro S Guzman John Ackerman The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn Hillary Thomas Dorer The Rev Lisa S Mitchell Felix Estepa The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Arnetha Jackson The Rev John G Steed Charles Nakash The Rev C Scott Trull Vincent Tortorello The Rev Mark R Van Sant

Section A - 5

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Congregational Development Committee Deborah Crall Chair

The Rev Debra K Bullock Jean DeVitto The Rev Justin Falciani Richard Macauley Sr The Rev Emily A Griffin Lawrence L Stroud The Rev Jonathan B Percival The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay The Rev James M Tucker The Rev Robert Turner Dcn

Convention Arrangements Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Ann M Notte Chair The Rev Valerie L Balling Daphne Burdett The Rev Mark H Chattin Brent F Miller The Rev Idalia S Craig Charles Perfater The Rev Canon Martin Gutwein Mary Ann Rhoads Staff The Rev Dr Jeffrey M Kirk James Sullivan The Rev Linda L Moeller Norma R Tucker The Rev Dr Edward J Murphy The Rev Arthur P Powell The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Staff

Darfur Committee The Rev Dr Hugh Brown Chair

The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Glendon Bell The Rev Jane T Brady Alicia Graham The Rev Sharon L Sutton Dcn Matt Bollinger The Rev Martin UN Oguike

Ecumenical Commission The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Chair

The Rev Jane T Brady The Rev Anna S Powell The Rev Bruce Montgomery

Environmental Commission The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Chair

The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Harry L Allen The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn Barbara Bach The Rev Fletcher Harper Sr Linda Clare The Rev Barbara A D Jensen Dcn Harvey Cottrell The Rev Nancy Hite Speck James Cramer The Rev Dr Franklin E Vilas Tom Crane The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Ellie Dunn The Rev Paul A Westman Linda Field The Rev Richard C Wrede Theresa Gregory

Section A - 6

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Environmental Commission continued

Ray Hellings Virginia Lamarche-Beaufays Lisa Redfield Gail Reilly Patricia Sayles John Wood

Hispanic Commission The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Chair

The Rev J Rodney Croes Francisca Ascue The Rev Kathleen De John Dcn Deborah Crall Staff The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Felix Estepa The Rev Pedro S Guzman Jorge Galeano The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Cesar Imbert The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Zulema Melo The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Staff Rosa Pentildea-Brown The Rev Salvador Ros Sergio Lopez Nelsis Ruiz Luz Sanchez Robert Taylor Sr Rosa Terminelle Sebastian Vasquez

Hunger Task Force The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Chair

The Rev Frank M Goss Carolyn Cain Cynthia Shoyer

Insurance Committee The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair

The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson William G Bloor Consultant The Rev Dr Frank K Jago Cynthia A Miller The Rev Dr Alan K Salmon David Mulcahy The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Ardelle Zervos Canon Wanda Greene Staff

Loan and Grant Committee The Rev Francis A Hubbard Chair

The Rev Matthew S Engleby Felix Estepa The Rev Philip H Kasey Edward Filipski Canon Wanda Greene Staff Jay R Ham Edward H Higgins Jr John Holt

Section A - 7

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Migrant Ministry The Rev Pedro S Guzman Chair

The Rev Salvador Ros Wilfredo Cortez Canon Wanda Greene Staff

Ministry to the Imprisoned The Rev Johnine V Byrer Dcn Chair

The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn Emmanuel S Bourjolly The Rev Frederick R Pray Dcn Henry H Murray Thomas Rigg Ellen Wanser

Planned Giving Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev Dean Henry Chair The Rev Russell A Griffin Richard Ellwood The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins Canon John Wood Goldsack The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike Esq The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff David Ludgin Esq Robert Rodgers Charles Watson

Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey The Rev Catherine E Brunson Dcn Chair

The Rev Mary Ann Jensen Dcn Paula Horvath The Rev Nancy H Speck Robert Lowry The Rev Mark R Van Sant Harriet Stuart Joseph Sweeney Curtis Wilson

Right Onward Visioning Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Annette Buchanan Chair The Rev Philip Carr-Jones Henry Foster The Rev Kuruvilla K Chandy Margaret Hughes The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Meg Smith The Rev Kathleen DeJohn Dcn Johanna Tineo The Rev William F Feus The Rev Terry L Martin The Rev Austin B Murray The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff The Rev Lyndon C Shakespeare

Section A - 8

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Stewardship Commission Canon Charles Perfater Chair

2010 The Rev Patrick R Close Eunice Owens The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Robert Rodgers

2011 The Rev Dr Hugh Brown Donna Devlin The Rev Dr David L Snyder David Waite

2012 The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Clara Gregory The Rev Donald L Turner Canon Charles Perfater

The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso - Liaison between National Church and the Diocese

Trustees of Jane O P Turner Fund The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay Chair

Canon Wanda Greene Staff Janet W Byard Harold Hill Jr

Womenrsquos Commission The Rev Nancy H Speck Chair

2010 The Rev Susan E Osborne-Mott Deborah Kirk The Rev Nancy H Speck

2011 The Rev Jacquelyn Rowe Pamela Maiolo The Rev Margaret Sterchi Jean McFarland

2012 The Rev Debra K Bullock Laurie Morgan The Rev Dr Jill L McNish Greta Brown - Liaison between the ECW and Womenrsquos Commission

Section A - 9

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Committees of the Diocese Elected by Convention

Audit Committee

Richard S Ellwood Chair

2010 The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen The Hon Robert W Scott

2011 Canon Charles Perfater Richard S Ellwood

2012 Herbert Geiss John Scherer

Diocesan Councilrsquos Appointments 2010

Ronald Sheay Morris Anderson

Canon Wanda V Greene and Michael Wilkes Staff

Cathedral Chapter The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Very Rev Reneacute R John Dean

2010 The Rev Jefferson Hulet Naomi Cressman The Rev Dr Deborah Anne Meister Geoffrey Dunham appointed 2011 The Rev Margaret Sterchi Donna Devlin David T Hicks appointed

2012 The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Noreen L Duncan appointed Nancy H Miller Dorothy Spolarich

Diocesan Council The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Elected Members 2010

The Rev Bruce Montgomery Henry Foster The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Jay Ham The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Ronald J Sheay

Section A - 10

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Diocesan Council continued

2011 The Rev Pedro S Guzman James Bathurst The Rev Arthur P Powell Elsa Fuentes The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Robert McGonigle

2012 The Rev Valerie L Balling Morris Anderson The Rev Brian K Burgess Cheryl Browne The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Noreen L Duncan

Non-Voting Members of Diocesan Council

The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Assistant Bishop of New Jersey The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon to the Ordinary The Very Rev Reneacute R John Dean of Trinity Cathedral Greta Brown ECW President Canon Wanda V Greene Chief Financial Officer Reginald Whitman Diocesan Treasurer Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Communications Mary Ann Rhoads Secretary

Elected by Diocesan Council The Rev Bruce Montgomery Chair of the Visitation Committee The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Corresponding Secretary The Rev Arthur Powell Board of Missions Representative Ronald Sheay and Morris Anderson Audit Committee Representatives The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor and Cheryl Browne Finance and Budget Committee

Diocesan Review Committee 2010

The Rev Denise B Cavaliere Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey

2011 The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Andrea M Nowack Stephan Sroka

2012 The Rev Margaret Sterchi Thomas J Scott The Rev Anne McRae Wrede

Finance and Budget Committee

Reginald Whitman Ex Officio Chair

2010 The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Richard S Ellwood The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr

Section A - 11

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Finance and Budget Committee continued

2011 The Rev Derrick Wedderburn Timothy D Collins Richard Engle

2012 Anthony Fusco Canon Charles Perfater Stephan Sroka

Diocesan Council Appointments The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Cheryl Browne

Canon Wanda V Greene Staff Michael Wilkes Staff

General Convention - 2009 Deputies Alternates The Rev Joan M P Anders The Rev Ronald N Pollock The Rev John V Zamboni The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn The Rev Joan E Fleming The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso The Rev Mark H Chattin Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Georgeanne Dorney Noreen L Duncan Alicia Graham Canon Charles Perfater Paul Ambos Esq Robert Fox Carole Forsythe

Provincial Synod

Deputies Alternates The Rev Joan M P Anders The Rev Ronald N Pollock The Rev John V Zamboni The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn The Rev Joan E Fleming The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso The Rev Mark H Chattin Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Georgeanne Dorney Noreen L Duncan Alicia Graham Canon Charles Perfater Paul Ambos Esq Robert Fox Carole Forsythe

Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation

2010 The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen Arthur G Pedersen II The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Chair Clive Sang

2011 The Rev Denise B Cavaliere Dcn David E Magee The Rev Dr W Kenneth Gorman Edith A Rohrman

2012 The Rev Valerie L Balling Sr Cass Lavin-Spause LSW The Rev Philip H Kasey Mary Lou Steed

Section A - 12

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Standing Committee 2010

The Rev Lisa S Mitchell President Sylvia Temmer 2011

The Rev Karin R Mitchell The Hon Robert W Scott 2012

The Very Rev Reneacute John Secretary Annette Buchanan 2013

The Rev Joanna D Graham Deborah Kirk

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons 2010

The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III Paul Ambos Esq Chair 2011

The Rev Terence Blackburn The Rev Petrina M Pyatt 2012

Paul DeSarno Esq

Trial Court Members

The Rev John C Belmont Virgil Johnson Ed D The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Richard Peirce Esq The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow Robert Vogel Presiding Judge The Rev Wayne L Smith

2010 Alternates

The Rev Dr W Kenneth Gorman James Bathurst The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen Mark Novalsky The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr John Will The Rev Richard C Wrede

2011 Alternates

The Rev Walter F Hartt Dawn Donahue The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor John Hoehn The Rev Stephen Wisner Martin F Nelson

Trustees of Diocesan Investment Trust The Rt Rev George E Councell President Ex Officio

Elected by Convention Appointed by Trustees 2010 John Holt Vacant 2011 The Rev David A Stout Hilton Jervey 2012 George J Mullen Jr Christopher McCrudden 2013 Kathy Lowry Richard S Ellwood

Canon Wanda V Greene Staff

Section A - 13

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Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds The Rt Rev George E Councell President Ex Officio

2010 Bruce Brand 2012 Kathy Lowry 2011 Kurt Jordan 2013 David F Hoyt 2014 Lynne M Davis

Diocesan Treasurer - Reginald Whitman Staff Members - The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon Wanda V Greene

Officers of the Diocese Elected by Convention

2010 Treasurer ndash Reginald Whitman 2010 Church Attorney ndash Steven J Lewis Esq 2011 Secretary of the Convention ndash Emma A Warren

Section A - 14

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Committees of the Diocese Elected by Convocation

Board of Missions The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Chair

Atlantic The Rev Derrick Wedderburn 2011 Rudolph Meyer 2011 Burlington The Rev Helen M Orlando Dcn 2010 Nancy Sullivan 2010 Camden The Rev Pedro S Guzman 2012 Paul Wolfgang 2012 Monmouth The Rev Nancy H Speck 2011 Georgeanne Dorney 2011 Northern The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso 2010 Carolyn Hales 2010 Trenton The Rev Karin R Mitchell 2011 Lynette Darling 2011 Watchung The Rev Matthew S Engleby 2011 Norma R Tucker 2011 Woodbury The Rev Carmen Viola Dcn 2012 Thomas OrsquoConnor 2012

Diocesan Councilrsquos Appointments Felix Estepa 2010 The Rev Arthur P Powell 2011

Bishoprsquos Appointment The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor 2011 Staff Deborah Crall

Deans of Convocation Atlantic The Rev John Sosnowski Burlington The Rev Martha M McKee Camden The Rev Mark H Chattin Monmouth The Rev Valerie Tolocka Redpath Northern The Rev Salvador Ros Trenton The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Watchung The Rev Harry Mazujian Woodbury The Rev Brian K Burgess

Nominating Committee - Convention 2009 The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Chair

Atlantic The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Carl Zerr Jr Burlington The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Steven Quinn Burlington Elected by Committee Dr James W Sullivan Camden The Rev Margaret Sterchi Naomi Cressman Monmouth Vacant Elizabeth Papp Northern The Rev Salvador Ros Arthur G Pedersen II Trenton The Rev Dirk C Reinken Jane E Miller Watchung The RevTheodore E Moore Dcn Vacant Woodbury The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Christine Hoehn

Section A - 15

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Other Diocesan Organizations

Altar Guild The Rt Rev George E Councell President

Nancy J Gorman Secretary Sarah Hockings Treasurer Nanci Miller Directress The Rev Arthur P Powell Chaplain

Atlantic City Mission Board The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison

Harold Hill Jr Chair

Church of the Ascension Atlantic City Christ Church Somers Point The Rev Timothy Holder Jeffrey L MacNeill Abbie Carthy Joette Herrera Holy Trinity Ocean City Jayne Eells The Rev David L Laquintano Kristine M Brady Treasurer Thomas Gill Church of the Epiphany Ventnor St Augustinersquos Atlantic City James Cramer Secretary The Rev Dr Augustine Unuigbe Theodore Finkenauer Co-Chair Melvin Albright Theodore Foley Gwendolyn Demones Jennifer Couthen St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway Judith M Gibson St Maryrsquos Pleasantville Delores M Smith Harold Hill Jr Patricia Smith

Episcopal Church Women Greta Brown President

2010 Charlotte Baker Secretary Camille Quinton Vice-President L Marie Williams UTO Coordinator Greta Brown President

2011 Kathy Stephenson Treasurer Edna Haney Assistant Treasurer

Girlsrsquo Friendly Society Jill Brzezynski President

Margaret Lynch Vice-President Edgar I VanDerveer Treasurer Lisa Auletta Secretary

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The William Alexander Procter Foundation Officers and Ex-Officio Members President The Rt Rev George E Councell Vice President The Rev Philip W Stowell TreasurerFinance Chair Catherine Newcombe Secretary Paul Ambos Esq

Properties Chair Vacant ECP Oversight Chair D Vance Smith Rutgers Oversight Chair Karen G Bemis Ex Officio The Rev Paul Jeanes III Rector of Trinity Church Princeton The Rev Dr Deborah Meister Rector of Christ Church New Brunswick

ECP Chaplain The Rev Peter French

Rutgers Chaplain The Rev Gregory A Bezilla

Nominating Committee The entire board of trustees

Executive Committee President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

The following also normally meet with the Executive Committee Finance Chair Properties Chairs ECP Oversight Chair Rutgers Oversight Chair ECP Chaplain and Rutgers Chaplain

Members of the Procter Foundation Board by Class

Class of 2009 (terms expire on December 31 2009) Carolyn Groff (2) (Rutgers) Catie Newcombe (2) (Independent) The Rev Philip W Stowell (3) (Independent) The Rev Joanne Epply-Schmidt (1) (Princeton) Vacancy (Independent)

Class of 2010 (terms expire on December 31 2010) Paul Ambos (2) (Rutgers)

Don Taylor (2) (Rutgers) Alana King (2) (Princeton)

Van Davis (1) (Princeton) Vacancy (Independent)

Class of 2011 (terms expire on December 31 2011) Dr Andrew R Murphy (1) (Rutgers) D Vance Smith (2) (Princeton) Karen G Bemis (2) (Independent)

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The William Alexander Procter Foundation continued

Gus Escher (2) (Princeton) H Chris Spilker (2) (Rutgers)

(1) Serving in a first term (2) Serving in a second term (3) Serving in a third term

College Chaplains

The Rev Gregory A Bezilla ndash Rutgers University New Brunswick The Rev Lisa GE Caton ndash The College of New Jersey Ewing The Rev Idalia S Craig ndash Rowan University Glassboro The Rev Peter A French ndash Episcopal Church at Princeton University Princeton The Ven Dr John H Hanson Dcn ndash Rutgers University Camden The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins ndash Associate Chaplain Princeton University Princeton The Rev Dirk C Reinken ndash College of New Jersey Ewing

Clergy Serving in Institutions Daughters of the King The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr NJVA Health Care System The Rev Robert W Mikol Princeton Medical Center The Rev Idalia S Craig Refugee Detention Center Elizabeth The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Somerset County Jail Somerville The Rev Johnine V Byrer Dcn The Evergreens Moorestown The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen The Rev Martha McKee Trinity Counseling Princeton The Rev Peter K Stimpson Monmouth County Police Academy The Rev Peter S Cooke Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital The Rev Margaret Forsythe Dcn Virtua Memorial Hospital The Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn Visiting Nurse Assn of Central Jersey The Rev Frederick B May Dcn

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Convocational Areas Designated by the Bishop under Canon 30

Atlantic Convocation

(Cape May and parts of Atlantic and Ocean Counties) The Rev John Sosnowski Dean

Atlantic City Ascension Ocean City Holy Trinity Atlantic City St Augustinersquos Pleasantville St Maryrsquos Avalon St Johnrsquos Somers Point Christ Church Barnegat Light St Peterrsquos Stone Harbor St Maryrsquos Beach Haven Holy Innocentsrsquo Tuckerton Holy Spirit Cape May Advent Ventnor Epiphany Cape May Point St Peterrsquos Villas St Barnabasrsquo Galloway St Mark and All Saints Waretown St Stephenrsquos Longport Redeemer Whiting St Stephenrsquos N Wildwood St Simeonrsquos

Burlington Convocation (Burlington County)

The Rev Martha M McKee Dean

Beverly St Stephenrsquos Moorestown Trinity Church Bordentown Christ Church Mount Holly St Andrewrsquos Burlington St Barnabasrsquo Palmyra Christ Church Burlington St Maryrsquos Pemberton Grace Church Delran Trinity Church Riverside St Stephenrsquos Florence St Stephenrsquos Riverton Christ Church Lumberton St Martin-in-the-Fields Vincentown Trinity Church Medford St Peterrsquos Willingboro Christ the King

Camden Convocation (Camden and parts of Burlington and Atlantic Counties)

The Rev Mark H Chattin Dean

Bellmawr Holy Spirit Gibbsboro St Johnrsquos Berlin Good Shepherd Gloucester Ascension Camden St Andrewrsquos Haddonfield Grace Church Camden St Augustinersquos Haddon Heights St Maryrsquos Camden St Paulrsquos Hammonton St Markrsquos Camden St Wilfridrsquos Laurel Springs Atonement Cherry Hill St Bartholomewrsquos Lawnside Annunciation Chews Landing St Johnrsquos Magnolia Christ Church Clementon St Maryrsquos Maple Shade St Johnrsquos Collingswood Christ Church Merchantville Grace Church Collingswood Holy Trinity

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Convocational Areas continued

Monmouth Convocation (Monmouth and part of Ocean County)

The Rev Valerie Tolocka Redpath Dean

Allenhurst St Andrewrsquos Long Branch St Jamesrsquo Asbury Park St Augustinersquos Mantoloking St Simonrsquos Asbury Park Trinity Church Matawan Trinity Church Avon-by-the-Sea St Johnrsquos Middletown Christ Church Bay Head All Saintsrsquo Navesink All Saintsrsquo Belford St Clementrsquos Ortley Beach St Elisabethrsquos Bradley Beach St Jamesrsquo Point Pleasant Beach St Maryrsquos Brick St Raphaelrsquos Red Bank St Thomasrsquo Eatontown St Jamesrsquo Red Bank Trinity Church Fair Haven Holy Communion Rumson St Georgersquos Freehold St Peterrsquos Sea Girt St Urielrsquos Keansburg St Markrsquos Shrewsbury Christ Church Keyport St Maryrsquos Spring Lake Holy Trinity Lakewood All Saintsrsquo Toms River Christ Church Little Silver St Johnrsquos Wall St Michaelrsquos

Northern Convocation

(Middlesex and part of Union County) The Rev Salvador Ros Dean

Cranford Trinity Church New Brunswick St Albanrsquos Edison St Jamesrsquo New Brunswick St Johnrsquos Elizabeth Grace Church Perth Amboy Holy Cross Elizabeth St Johnrsquos Perth Amboy St Peterrsquos Elizabeth San Jose Rahway Church of the Good Shepherd Elizabeth St Elizabethrsquos Sewaren St Johnrsquos Fords St Johnrsquos South Amboy Christ Church Helmetta St Georgersquos South River Holy Trinity Linden St John the Baptist Spotswood St Peterrsquos Metuchen St Lukersquos Union St Luke and All Saintsrsquo Monmouth Junction St Barnabasrsquo Westfield St Paulrsquos New Brunswick Christ Church Woodbridge Trinity Church

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Convocational Areas continued

Trenton Convocation (Mercer and part of Hunterdon County)

The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Dean

Cranbury St Davidrsquos Princeton Trinity Church Ewing St Lukersquos Rocky Hill Trinity Church Hamilton St Matthiasrsquo Trenton Christ Church Lambertville St Andrewrsquos Trenton St Michaelrsquos Mercerville Grace-St Paulrsquos Trenton St Peterrsquos IGBO Pennington St Matthewrsquos Trenton Trinity Cathedral Princeton All Saintsrsquo Yardville St Jamesrsquo

Watchung Convocation (Somerset and parts of Hunterdon and Union Counties)

The Rev Harry Mazujian Dean

Alexandria St Thomasrsquo Lebanon Holy Spirit Basking Ridge St Markrsquos New Providence St Andrewrsquos Bernardsville St Bernardrsquos N Plainfield Holy Cross Bernardsville St Johnrsquos Plainfield Grace Church Bound Brook St Paulrsquos Plainfield St Markrsquos Bridgewater St Martinrsquos Scotch Plains All Saintsrsquo Dunellen St Francisrsquo Somerville St Johnrsquos Flemington Calvary Gladstone St Lukersquos

Woodbury Convocation

(Gloucester Salem and Cumberland Counties) The Rev Brian K Burgess Dean

Bridgeton St Andrewrsquos Salem St Johnrsquos Clarksboro St Peterrsquos S Vineland Christ Church Glassboro St Thomasrsquo Swedesboro Trinity Church Millville Christ Church Vineland Trinity Church Mullica Hill St Stephenrsquos Wenonah Holy Trinity Paulsboro St Jamesrsquo Westville St Lukersquos Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Williamstown St Markrsquos Pennsville St Georgersquos Woodbury Christ Church Pitman Good Shepherd Woodstown St Lukersquos

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Canonical List of Churches Independent Parishes

Alexandria St Thomasrsquo Laurel Springs Atonement Asbury Park St Augustinersquos Lebanon Holy Spirit Asbury Park Trinity Church Linden St John the Baptist Atlantic City Ascension Little Silver St Johnrsquos Atlantic City St Augustinersquos Long Branch St Jamesrsquo Basking Ridge St Markrsquos Lumberton St Martin-in-the-Fields Bay Head All Saintsrsquo Matawan Trinity Church Beach Haven Holy Innocentsrsquo Medford St Peterrsquos Berlin Good Shepherd Mercerville Grace-St Paulrsquos Bernardsville St Bernardrsquos Merchantville Grace Church Bernardsville St Johnrsquos Metuchen St Lukersquos Beverly St Stephenrsquos Middletown Christ Church Bordentown Christ Church Moorestown Trinity Church Bound Brook St Paulrsquos Mount Holly St Andrewrsquos Bradley Beach St Jamesrsquo Monmouth Jct St Barnabasrsquo Brick St Raphaelrsquos Navesink All Saintsrsquo Bridgeton St Andrewrsquos New Brunswick Christ Church Bridgewater St Martinrsquos New Brunswick St Johnrsquos Burlington St Barnabasrsquo New Providence St Andrewrsquos Burlington St Maryrsquos North Plainfield Holy Cross Camden St Augustinersquos North Wildwood St Simeonrsquos Camden St Paulrsquos Ocean City Holy Trinity Cape May Advent Pemberton Grace Church Cherry Hill St Bartholomewrsquos Pennington St Matthewrsquos Chews Landing St Johnrsquos Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Clarksboro St Peterrsquos Pennsville St Georgersquos Collingswood Holy Trinity Perth Amboy St Peterrsquos Cranbury St Davidrsquos Pitman Good Shepherd Cranford Trinity Church Plainfield Grace Church Eatontown St Jamesrsquo Plainfield St Markrsquos Elizabeth St Elizabethrsquos Point Pleasant Beach St Maryrsquos Elizabeth St Johnrsquos Princeton All Saintsrsquo Ewing St Lukersquos Princeton Trinity Church Flemington Calvary Rahway Church of the Good Shepherd Freehold St Peterrsquos Red Bank St Thomasrsquo Galloway St Mark and All Saints Red Bank Trinity Church Gladstone St Lukersquos Riverside St Stephenrsquos Glassboro St Thomasrsquo Riverton Christ Church Gloucester Ascension Rumson St Georgersquos Haddonfield Grace Church Salem St Johnrsquos Haddon Heights St Maryrsquos Scotch Plains All Saintsrsquo Hamilton St Matthiasrsquo Sea Girt St Urielrsquos Lakewood All Saintsrsquo Shrewsbury Christ Church Lambertville St Andrewrsquos Somers Point Christ Church Somerville St Johnrsquos South Amboy Christ Church

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Canonical List of Churches continued

South River Holy Trinity Waretown St Stephenrsquos Spotswood St Peterrsquos Wenonah Holy Trinity Stone Harbor St Maryrsquos Westfield St Paulrsquos Toms River Christ Church Whiting St Stephenrsquos Trenton Trinity Cathedral Woodbridge Trinity Church Ventnor Epiphany Woodbury Christ Church Wall St Michaelrsquos Yardville St Jamesrsquo Organized Missions Full Ministry Partial Ministry Elizabeth San Jose Barnegat Light St Peterrsquos New Brunswick St Albanrsquos Belford St Clementrsquos Pleasantville St Maryrsquos Clementon St Maryrsquos Swedesboro Trinity Church Lawnside Annunciation Magnolia Christ Church South Vineland Christ Church Trenton St Peterrsquos IGBO Tuckerton Holy Spirit Villas St Barnabasrsquo Williamstown St Markrsquos

Incorporated Missions Full Ministry Partial Ministry Camden St Andrewrsquos Bellmawr Holy Spirit Edison St Jamesrsquo Camden St Wilfridrsquos Elizabeth Grace Church Collingswood Christ Church Gibbsboro St Johnrsquos Delran Trinity Church Hammonton St Markrsquos Dunellen St Francisrsquo Mullica Hill St Stephenrsquos Fair Haven Holy Communion Trenton Christ Church Florence St Stephenrsquos Vineland Trinity Church Fords St Johnrsquos Willingboro Christ the King Highland Park All Saintsrsquo Keansburg St Markrsquos Keyport St Maryrsquos Maple Shade St Johnrsquos Millville Christ Church Palmyra Christ Church Paulsboro St Jamesrsquo Perth Amboy Holy Cross Rocky Hill Trinity Church Sewaren St Johnrsquos Trenton St Michaelrsquos Union St Luke and All Saintsrsquo Vincentown Trinity Church Westville St Lukersquos Woodstown St Lukersquos

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Canonical List of Churches continued

Raritan Bay Ministry Fords St Johnrsquos Sewaren St Johnrsquos

Seasonal Chapels Allenhurst St Andrewrsquos Longport Redeemer Avalon St Johnrsquos Mantoloking St Simonrsquos Avon St Johnrsquos Ortley Beach St Elisabethrsquos Cape May Point St Peterrsquos Spring Lake Holy Trinity

Collegiate Chapels Piscataway St Michaelrsquos Princeton The Episcopal Church at Princeton University Ewing The College of New Jersey

Institutional Chapels Burlington Chapel of the Holy Innocents at St Maryrsquos Hall Moorestown Emilie Williams Chapel at The Evergreens

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey In the Order of Canonical Residence

Updated through February 2008

Name Retired Date Received From Purdy James E Retired 060939 Bethlehem Sullivan Robert E Retired 061452 Chattin Lloyd G Retired 042553 Albury Ronald G Retired 050854 Van Sant John A Retired 050854 Higgons E Thomas Retired 043055 Sullivan Elmer L Retired 043055 Buntaine Raymond E Retired 081856 Trask Richard E Retired 110156 Griesmann Donald A Retired 042757 Rauscher William V Retired 042757 Sumner Jr Edwin R Retired 042757 Hardman Richard J Retired 050157 Pittsburgh Moreau Walter J Retired 011859 Minnesota Weatherly Bruce A Retired 070159 Morrow John Thomas Retired 043060 Paul William H Retired 041561 Dallas Cook Edward R Retired 042961 Neilson John R Retired 042961 Sorensen Harry R Retired 051062 North California Thomas Dcn Warren G Retired 102762 Chenoweth Russell M Retired 042763 Fish Laurence D Retired 042763 Jago Frank K Retired 042763 Pendleton Dudley D Retired 122163 Elliott Jr Nathaniel R Retired 042564 Salmon Alan K Retired 042564 Reiss Gerald A Retired 091464 Bethlehem Cesaretti Charles A Retired 050165 Hulbert James Edward Retired 070165 Newark Stowe David A Retired 080165 Albany Belshaw G P Mellick Retired 091065 Delaware Aldrich Jr Kenneth D Retired 042366 Conway Thomas B Retired 061566 Indianapolis Hart Harry Retired 091267 Harrisburg Gauvin Joseph H Retired 121167 Moosonee Dubois Charles H Retired 010868 Erie Berlenbach Thomas L Retired 040168 Long Island Collins Harry N Retired 042068 Englund Henry C Retired 042068 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Sakin Charles R 042068 Sink Thomas L 042068 Molnar DD Peter A 060168 New York Swartzentruber A Orley Retired 032869 Albany Cooke Peter S Retired 041969 Gluckow Kenneth A Retired 041969 Gorman W Kenneth 041969 Zelley Jr E Walton Retired 020170 Adams Frank G Retired 041170 Manola John E Retired 041170 Matthews Arthur W Retired 072870 Wildsmith Joseph N 080170 Harrisburg Lyons Leroy A 022471 TrinidadTobago Belmont John C 042471 Wisner Stephen 042471 Doublisky CSSS Jerry Retired 042272 Immel Otto W Retired 042272 Gutwein Martin 102772 Rochester Reynolds Wayne L Retired 042873 Rozzelle Stephen M 042873 Croes J Rodney 042774 Legnani Robert H 042774 West Geoffrey V 042774 Druce Glenn Edward Retired 100174 W Virginia Kahl Robert M 102374 Oklahoma Hartt Walter F Retired 010875 Easton Speer William R Retired 040175 Patterson John W Retired 041075 Newark Hawkes Daphne W P Retired 042675 McHugh J Michael 042675 Sheay Virginia M Retired 042675 Jones III James W 062675 Michigan Townley Jr Richard W 031176 Newark Collis Geoffrey 060576 Zeilfelder Eugene W 060576 McLeester John Retired 113076 Cogan Timothy B Retired 121376 New York Gerhart William J 020177 Lexington Christiansen Jr Carl E Retired 060477 Kingston Louise L Retired 060477 Neuer Paul Edward Retired 060477 Tibbett William K Retired 071477 Missouri

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Mattei Raul H Retired 101477 Mississippi Crocker Jr John Retired 103177 Massachusetts Chattin Mark H 060378 Turner Peter Retired 060378 Webber Bruce 060378 Parodi Louis M Retired 101378 Puerto Rico Counselman Robert L 112078 Rio Grande McAfoos Jr MD Louis Retired 060279 Sasso-Crandall Charles Retired 060279 Trull C Scott Retired 080179 Newark Niese Jr Alfred M Retired 020180 Newark Lloyd James E Retired 050180 Pennsylvania Carney Susan R 060780 Fuller Lynnette 060780 Civalier G Richard 090180 Newfoundland Kerbel Dcn Carol 091380 French Alan C 111480 Long Island Westman Paul A Retired 112480 Holt Ann C Retired 060681 Rosheuvel Terrence W 120181 Smith Jean R 021682 California Montgomery Bruce 022382 Pennsylvania Turner Dcn Robert 022682 Newark Wiesner Donald A Retired 050182 Newark Edwards Lydia A 060582 Morrison Larry Retired 060582 Deppen G David Retired 082482 Missouri Leigh W Joseph 032883 Colorado Coffey Margaret H Retired 060483 Duffy Christopher G Retired 060483 Powell Arthur P 060483 Sasso-Crandall Rose M Retired 060483 Troncale John E Retired 060483 Van Sant Mark R 060483 Zamboni John V 060483 Smith Wayne L Retired 110183 Milwaukee Atkins Jr Henry L 012484 N Carolina Carr-Jones Philip B 060284 Marshall Howard 060284 Hubbard Francis A 090184 Massachusetts Benedict Richard A D 122884 Maryland Baldwin Frederick S 123184 New York

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Bickerton Frances Cathy B 011585 Pennsylvania Watson Joan R Retired 033085 Bennett Dcn Gail M 041385 Cressman Dcn Louise 041385 Dill Dcn John R 041385 Hall Dcn Daniel C 041385 McCoy Dcn W Keith 041385 Pray Dcn Frederick R 041385 Rabe Dcn Eugene C 041385 Reed Dcn Kenneth C Retired 041385 Roman Dcn James M 041385 Smith Dcn Mary Jo 041385 Spencer Dcn Warren D 041385 Stoy Dcn Carol B Retired 041385 Critelli Robert J 062685 Cho Francis S Retired 092085 Seoul Powell John C 103085 Rio Grande Nelson PhD JR Peter 011586 Connecticut Halvorsen Douglas C 040586 Powell Anna S 042486 Rio Grande Fleming Joan E Retired 061486 Norris Susan BP 061486 Strasburger Frank C 091586 Europe Eddy J Elizabeth 040887 Newark Wight-Holby Patricia P Retired 060887 Murray Austin B 091287 Armington Shawn Aaron 101487 Albany Ashton Harroldean 112187 Harris Suzanne Love 041288 Newark Adams David R 061188 Van Sant Sr Paul A 061188 Mantell Denise Pariseau 062488 Newark Walton Albert C Retired 071188 California Bird Jr John E Retired 090688 Florida Gammons Jr Edward B Retired 010389 Pennsylvania Hebert Francis N 031589 San Diego Epply-Schmidt Joanne 061989 Henry Dean 091189 Los Angeles Moscoso Servio R 091389 Dominican Republic Parrish Jr Joseph R 012990 New York Cohen Georgia S 051690 Michigan Auer Dorothy Kogler Retired 060990 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Cummings Dcn Carolsue J 060990 Jaenke Dcn Karen Ann 060990 Langston Dcn John L 060990 McCrum Dcn Lewis 060990 Kirk Jeffrey M 061590 Maine Mazujian Harry 110590 Easton Stimpson Peter K 011191 Albany Fisher James A 011491 Easton Smith Leslie C 011491 Newark Breedlove II William O Retired 060891 Downs Alice L 093091 Maine Blackburn Terence 052092 New York Ottaway Richard N Retired 060892 N Carolina Moroney Kevin 061392 Guerard William R 010193 Central PA Nichols Dennis Witt 012293 S W Virginia Geitz Elizabeth Rankin 061293 Koenig John T 061293 Zelley Edmund W 061293 Brown Barton 090193 Newark Doss Joe Morris Retired 090193 California Hermanson David H 110193 Pennsylvania Kunz Richard A 110193 Pittsburgh Sherrill Christopher R Retired 120893 Washington Hubert de Bussy Muriel S 061194 Pollock Ronald N 061194 Pozo Francisco 061694 Dominican Republic Frampton III C William Retired 100394 Delaware Eberly G Douglas Retired 012195 Los Angeles Stone Mary R Retired 012395 Newark Cromwell Richard 022795 Newark Stone John C Retired 030195 Newark Martin Jr Edward E Retired 031795 Newark Anderson Jr Theodore L 033095 SE Florida McReynolds James C 041795 New York Harris Barbara Retired 042995 Wedderburn Derrick 050195 Arizona Ripson H Robert Retired 122795 Newark Haynes J Connor 010196 Springfield Pritts C Edward 010396 Maryland Deacon Jonathan Retired 020196 New Zealand Hunt J Patrick 020196 Long Island Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Brechner Eric 021596 Los Angeles Reans Douglas J 100595 Newark Stowell Philip W 022796 New York Carlson Cynthia 050397 Mitchell Lisa S 081197 Oklahoma Sosnowski John 081097 Connecticut Close Patrick R 082597 Newark Crumbaugh III Frank B 100797 Missouri Zimmerman Gretchen 111197 Missouri Mulder Timothy 021198 Dower Ronny W 022598 SW Virginia Griffiths Robert Retired 031798 Connecticut Guzman Pedro S 040198 Puerto Rico Metzger Mary Jean B 050998 Morrison Karl F 050998 Cuff Dcn Victoria 103198 De John Dcn Kathleen 103198 De Sheplo Dcn Louis J 103198 Forsythe Dcn Margaret AK 103198 Funk Dcn Peter VK Retired 103198 Hain Sr Dcn John W 103198 Hoston Dcn Veretta L Retired 103198 Mazzacano Dcn Leslie G 103198 Smyth Dcn Margaret F 103198 Spaeth Dcn Colleen G 103198 Thomas Dcn Robert W 103198 Nancekivell Diane 110798 Manzo Peter T 011098 Anders Joan M P 022299 Albany Laquintano David L 052799 Bethlehem Raven Margaret H 071399 West Virginia Steed John G Retired 072899 N Carolina Johnston Hewitt V 083199 S W Florida Blacklock Martha Retired 091099 New York Campbell George L 022299 New York Murphy Edward J 052299 Pierce Patricia D 091099 E Carolina Engleby Matthew S 092299 Washington Wible Christina 102399 Graham Joanna D 052000 White Stephen L 052000 Craig Idalia S 052000 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 30

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Oasin E Jayne 052000 Wrede Richard C 061900 Newark Hamersley Andrew C 061900 Albany Krause Frederick 062700 Rutherford Ellen C 091400 New York Elley Dcn Eric M 102100 Frey Dcn Louane 102100 Holman Dcn Emily C 102100 Lemay Dcn Anne 102100 Cavaliere Dcn Denise B 102100 May Dcn Frederick B 102100 Suruda Dcn Teresa A 102100 Sanzo Dcn Maria B 102100 Lillard Sr Dcn Eddie L Retired 102100 Orlando Dcn Helen G 102100 Johnson Dcn Lynn H 102100 Knight Dcn Arthur J 102100 Bradley M Mantelle 112200 Southern VA Rockman Jane L 112900 New York Laughlin Ophelia G 031501 Connecticut Powers Lee 031501 Central Florida Kollin James T 050101 Philippines Jensen Dcn Mary Ann 050801 Carlson-Scholer Linda M 060201 Bezilla Gregory A 060201 Moore Joseph I Retired 062501 Pennsylvania Chandy Kuruvilla K 072301 Newark Allen Diogenes Retired 072901 Jansma Henry P 100101 United Kingdom Lochner Charles Nugent 111901 Newark Smith Molly D 022502 W Missouri Percival Jonathan B 030502 Newark Turton Neil C 031402 United Kingdom Eklund Carolyn H 031802 North Carolina Bridge Peter J 062102 Code David 062202 Johnson Janet H 062202 Mitchell Karin 062202 Brunson Dcn Catherine E 092102 Byrer Dcn Johnine V 092102 Clark Dcn Frances 092102 Clarke Dcn Debra Mattern 092102

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Hanson Dcn John H 092102 Jansma Dcn Barbara T 092102 Jensen Dcn Barbara A D 092102 Krieger Dcn Kristin S 092102 Spoor Dcn Cornelia P 092102 Sweeny Dcn Thomas E 092102 Hodgkins Margaret R 100402 Newark Moeller Linda L 112602 New York Oguike Martin U N 010103 Nigeria Reinken Dirk C 010303 Pennsylvania Ohlson Dcn Elizabeth A 012103 Chicago McKee Martha M 060703 Griffin Emily A 060703 Councell George E 101803 Chicago Moore Andy J 110303 TrinidadTobago Muller Donald 051404 Bethlehem Hite Speck Nancy 061204 Thiele William C 061204 Pyatt Petrina 061204 Redpath Valerie 061204 Goss Frank M 090104 Newark Kasey Philip H 091404 Chicago McWilliams Kasey Polly M 091404 Chicago Stout David A 120304 New York Griffin Russell A 121304 Central Florida Eustis Patricia A 010405 Maryland Burgess Brian K 011805 Louisiana Walsh-Minor Gina 032105 Southeast Florida Deatrick George E 041205 Chicago Martin Terry L 060605 El Camino Real Balling Valerie L 061105 Clarke Sheelagh A 061105 Deavours Dcn Cipher A 061105 Dooley Dcn Martha M 061105 Esposito Dcn Catherine P 061105 Krautter Dcn Donald H Retired 061105 Moore Dcn Theodore E Retired 061105 Piggins Dcn Deborah A 061105 Thompson-Quartey C John 080205 Newark Noble William C 092705 W North Carolina Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From

Gilbert Dcn Carol B 061105 Hayden Andrea Rose-Marie 102705 Washington Rimassa Paul S 112205 Brady Jane T 121305 Richardson Susan E 060306 Hulet Jefferson 060306 Brewin-Wilson Debra 060306 Meister Deborah Anne 080906 Alabama Horton Carol J 090506 Bethlehem Clemons Earlie Roland 112206 New York Shakespeare Lyndon C 120606 Washington Wrede Anne McRae 121506 Newark Rodriguez Christopher M 011007 Central Africa John Reneacute R 011807 Long Island Sterchi Margaret 011807 Delaware Ros Salvador 030107 Dominican Republic Caton Lisa G E 060907 Ventura Greg W 060907 Wisniewski Richard J 060907 Gowland James D 060907 Cornell Peter S 060907 Castellon P Frank 060907 George Joanna E 060907 Cook Deborah A 060907 Sutton Sharon L 060907 Wendell Chris S 060907 Romero Sylvestre D 111907 El Camino Real Brown Hugh 121107 Ohio Parker William C 121107 Long Island Holder Timothy S 121107 New York Bullock Debra K 010808 Chicago Walley Kent 012208 South Carolina Saunders James L 013108 Pennsylvania Snyder David L 022408 ELCA Tucker James L 060708 Hartman Dcn John 060708 Falciani Justin 060708 Wells Charlotte 060708 Jeanes III Paul 091508 Kentucky French Peter A 122408 Australia Mitchell John P 010509 Newark Feus William F 011609 Newark Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 33

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Licensed Clergy 0108-1208

Name Canonically Resident The Rev Jennifer H Adams-Massman Convocation of American Churches The Rev Canon Dr Noel Amadi Nigeria The Rev Linus Amonu Nigeria The Rev Charles N Arlin Newark The Rev Park M Bodie New York The Rev George H Brant Newark The Rev Dr John A Cerrato III Delaware The Rev David A Cooling South Carolina The Rev John-Michael Crothers New York The Rev Thomas P Davis Upper N Carolina The Rev Herbert G Draesel Jr New York The Rev Matthew C Fenlon Central Florida The Rev Nathan W Ferrell Massachusetts The Rev William Feus Newark The Rev Dr John B M Frederick Connecticut The Rev Peter French Australia The Rev John A Golden Pittsburgh The Rev Gordon Graham Scotland The Rev Melissa M Hartley Atlanta The Rev Marvin H Hummel Delaware The Rev John W Inman Western Michigan The Rev M Joan Jackson New York The Rev William J Johnson Rochester The Rev W Jarrett Kerbel Chicago The Rev Allan B King Massachusetts The Rev Richard J Kirk Pennsylvania The Rev Driss R Knickerbocker New Hampshire The Rev Martin Lavengood Northern Indiana The Rev Dr Henrietta L Lavengood Northern Indiana The Rev Ronald W Lockhart Sr Pennsylvania The Rev Jim McNish Newark The Rev Robert E Mellon Dcn Pennsylvania The Rev Robert W Mikol Pennsylvania The Rev Frederick M Miller Central Pennsylvania The Rev C Thomas Myers Quincy The Rev John J Negrotto Newark The Rev Ifeanyi B Obiechefu Nigeria The Rev Susan E Osborne-Mott Chicago The Rev Sister Barbara Jean Packer Newark The Rev Anne Marie Richards Washington The Rev William Chandler Riker Newark The Rev Jacquelyn Rowe Central Gulf Coast The Rev John F Salmon Newark The Rev Lois Schembs Newark The Rev Mary Frances Schjonberg Newark The Rev Marshall Shelly Pennsylvania The Rev James Strader Newark The Rev Richard D Straughn SW Florida The Rev Donald L Turner Central New York The Rev Dr Augustine Unuigbe Sabongidda-Ora Nigeria The Rev Dr Franklin E Vilas Newark The Rev James C Walworth Long Island The Rev Howard Fitler Wood Pennsylvania The Rev Bruce Woodcock Southeast Florida The Rev Kenneth B Yerkes Missouri Present at convention

Section A - 34

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Lay Deputies Present at Convention

Alexandria St Thomas Ed Filipski Jack Holt Roger Prince

Asbury Park St Augustines Sandra Crenshaw Hareld Crenshaw Larry Farris

Asbury Park Trinity Church Susan Folta Joe Majorie Larry Myers

Atlantic City Church of the Ascension Theresa Davenport Thomas DeRitis H Hannah Mosee

Atlantic City St Augustines Cheryl Browne Lionel Dabney Sr Mortimer Mills

Barnegat Light St Peters Joanne Kranch Lois Stiles

Basking Ridge St Marks Edwin Kirch Marylea Schmidt Bill Schmidt

Beach Haven Holy Innocents LE Hammond Lillard Law Robert Meyer

Belford St Clements Rose Marie Cornell Pat Laursen Carl Laursen

Bellmawr Holy Spirit Phil Miller Regina Parker

Berlin Good Shepherd Bruce Cecchini Donna Smith Lisa Taylor Bernardsville St Bernards Sue Smith John Smith Bernardsville St Johns Kathy Christie Edmund Rogers Beverly St Stephens Christopher Stockton Patricia Uibel Bruce Uibel Bordentown Christ Church Gayle Carson Joseph Jukes Jacquelin Tootell Bound Brook St Pauls Margaret Rothberg Susan Schwartz Anna Trudeau-Smith Bradley Beach St James RoseAnn Goss Charles Katten Brick St Raphaels Henri Touanen Diane Trinkowsky Howard Trinkowsky Bridgeton St Andrews Mary Alice Robinson Bob Smith Bridgewater St Martins Rosemary Hollingsworth Jane Linn Marilyn ORegan

Section A - 35

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Burlington St Marys Barbara Frake Susan Harnischfeger Robert Mead Camden St Augustines Janet Dempsey Dorothy Gilbert Nataliece Moore Camden St Wilfrids Norman Valentine Cape May Church of the Advent Patricia Keltie John Mc Intyre Brenda Williams Elliott Cape May Point St Peters John Mather Cherry Hill St Bartholomews Robert Alexander Earle Hicks Gwyn Hicks Chews Landing St Johns Chris Goodman Sallie Ann Jones Ernie Jones Clarksboro St Peters Ray Sperber Wayne Stetser Clementon St Marys Diane Pichini Roberta Taylor Robert Taylor Sr Collingswood Holy Trinity Paul Wolfgang Grace Woods Cranbury St Davids Jean McFarland Donna Munde

Cranford Trinity Church Joan Cornell James Lenney Nancy Miller Dunellen St Francis Barbara Dalto Pam Maiolo Leslie Oliver Eatontown St James Louis Cooke Jr Robin McKeever Beverly Thompson Edison St James Harriette Ward Clay Ward Elizabeth Grace Church Rosaura Espailat Jacqueline Liz Nelsis Ruiz Elizabeth San Jose Felix Estepa Angela Moscoso Jose Paradela Elizabeth St Elizabeths Shirley Howell Richard Howell Eugenia Wilson Elizabeth St Johns Arthur LaMirande Marie Mason Evaus Nsofor Ewing St Lukes Linda Field Pat Sayles Fair Haven Holy Communion Fred Horney

Section A - 36

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Flemington Calvary Church Stephanie Baggaley Priscilla Jefferson

Florence St Stephens Harry Guest Barbara Hand Bonnie Tete

Fords St Johns Olutoyin Araromi Arthur Pedersen Ellen Pedersen

Freehold St Peters Adriana Crump Charlotte Roy-Guido Deb Turi-Smith

Galloway St Mark amp All Saints Askari Asante Judith Gibson Maurice Shepherd Gibbsboro St Johns Margaret Cavanaugh Muriel Johnson Virgil Johnson Gladstone St Lukes Eugene Matheson Belinda Roll Robert Sawyer Glassboro St Thomas Daisy Alward Talbot Kramer Robert Shaw Gloucester Church of the Ascension Dale Christensen Richard Fox Charles Lezenby

Haddon Heights St Marys Naomi Cressman Jean Johnson Linda Menel Haddonfield Grace Church Beth Beatty Michael Guerriero Al Schmidt Hamilton St Matthias Patricia Allen Lydia Dickson Ardelle Zervos Hammonton St Marks Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Cynthia Shoyer Keansburg St Marks Dave Chandler Harvey Cottrell Lakewood All Saints Barbara Berger Esther Camm Ursula Margulski Lambertville St Andrews Laura Finneran Donna MacKenzie Mark Stewart Laurel Springs Church of the Atonement Bob Earl Chris Spilker Kathy Spilker Lawnside Church of the Annunciation Mona Andrews Christine Campbell Laura Geyer

Section A - 37

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued

Lebanon Holy Spirit Anne Simpson Sandra Sullivan Elizabeth Van Velhuisen Linden St John the Baptist Goldie Bronson Paul Sefranka Amanda Thorn Little Silver St Johns Milt Hall Paula Hayes Kathy Lowry Long Branch St James Karen E McKevitt Josephine Simmons Thomas Simmons Lumberton St Martins Marsha Cavender Peggy Craig Robert McGonigle Magnolia Christ Church Ann Marie Gallagher Bruce Husted Maple Shade St Johns Gary Riecke Kathy Riecke Mickey Tyler Matawan Trinity Church Sonia Brakowski Hank Ramsey Judy Ramsey Medford St Peters James Beard Anita Beard Barbara LaRue

Mercerville Grace-St Pauls Amy Davis Allie Graham Patricia Hines Merchantville Grace Church Christopher Costa Marian Daly Robert Faussett Jr

Metuchen St Lukes Peggy Jarvis John Sharp III Katherine Young

Middletown Christ Church William Cuff Richard Ellwood Deborah Ellwood Millville Christ Church Tom Crane Monmouth Junction St Barnabas Willard G Eldred Carolyn Hales JoAnn Palmer

Moorestown Trinity Church Lorraine Ryan Robert Winzler Robert Zmirich

Mount Holly St Andrews Sue Espenshade Mark Miller John Powell

Mullica Hill St Stephens Andy Misinkavitch Carole Misinkavitch Lisa Redfield

New Brunswick Christ Church Paul Ambos Carole Forsythe Marcia Newcombe-Travers

Section A - 38

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued New Brunswick St Albans Easton Haughton James Simmons Jr Joseph Tinley Jr New Brunswick St Johns Teddy Edwards Dick Engle Lynn Pilanen New Providence St Andrews John Carroll Cathy Egan Nancy Murray North Plainfield Holy Cross Janice Allen Harry Allen Cheryl Gorman North Wildwood St Simeons Pat Cafiero Charles Carr Gert Jennings Ocean City Holy Trinity Jo Armstrong Sally Lutton Steven Roach Ortley Beach St Elisabeths Dennis Bellars Palmyra Christ Church John Miller Lynn Rausher Nancy Sullivan Paulsboro St James Muriel Sprock April Zieger Pemberton Grace Church Cliff Day Toby Green Joann MacRae

Pennington St Matthews Sandra Belmont Marty Nelson Kim Sherman Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Mary Cook Christine Hoehn Cliff Jones Pennsville St Georges Cathy Antonik Edward Heath Marion Heath Perth Amboy St Peters Mary Aponte Alan Erickson Bill Meyer Piscataway St Michaels Chapel Christine Phillips Pitman Good Shepherd Kara Anderson Nancy Johnson Mark Nicolle Plainfield Grace Church Gloria King Trevor King David Magee Plainfield St Marks Elvis Belle Henry Foster Carla Potter Pleasantville St Marys Kevin Smith Lawrence Stroud Joan Biondo

Section A - 39

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Point Pleasant Beach St Marys John Drew Len Ludovico Princeton All Saints Kent Kilbourne Cecelia Tazelaar Megan Thomas Princeton Trinity Church Curtis Hoberman Edwin Metcalf Don Taylor Rahway Good Shepherd Laura Esannason Maxine King Henry Varriano Red Bank St Thomas Charles Hughes Lucille Thornton Red Bank Trinity Church Candy Pellechio Janet Pflederer Emely Telford Riverside St Stephens George Barszcz Susan Barszcz Linda Magliaro Riverton Christ Church Richard Frost Nancy Gorman Sheryl Telford Rumson St Georges Sally Bonello Donald Grant Joan Pra Sisto

Salem St Johns John Ensslen Susan Harker Diane Wohlrab Scotch Plains All Saints John Burk Don Kern Tom Loop Sea Girt St Uriels Karen Cavagnaro Pamela Gallamore Stephan Sroka Sewaren St Johns Robin Docwra Margaret Oppong Afua Oppong Shrewsbury Christ Church Georgeanne Dorney Kim Honecker Robert Honecker Somers Point Christ Church Barbara Caffyn JoAnn Dearden Somerville St Johns Robert Fox Fred Schmelz Deanna Jameson South Amboy Christ Church Reginald Springer Inell Springer South River Holy Trinity Paul De Sarno JoAnn Devlin Ellen McConnell

Section A - 40

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued South Vineland Christ Church Ryan Bailey H Kenneth Milner Spotswood St Peters Kathy Foley Ted Foley Joseph Kraus Stone Harbor St Marys Valentine Armstrong James Armstrong Janice Dantuono Swedesboro Trinity Church Sallye Aikens Bob Fredd Tina Wiltsee Toms River Christ Church Carolyn Belvin Charles Nakash Vince Tortorello Trenton Christ Church Gloria Alarcon Mirtala Castro Jorge Galeano Trenton St Michaels Lynette Darling Trenton Trinity Cathedral Clara Gregory Charles Perfater Janet Thompson Tuckerton Holy Spirit William Chapman Eileen Minett Lynn Robbins Union St Luke amp All Saints

Ventnor City Epiphany Church Robert McLaughlin Stephen Miller Mary Lou Monihan Villas St Barnabas Dawn Donahue Roberta Powell Barbara Southard Vincentown Trinity Church Brenda Lawrence Jan White-Molnar Ricard Worrell Vineland Trinity Church Marge Miller Sophie Pearson John Pearson Sr Wall St Michaels Tracy Smires Waretown St Stephens Marie Carr Rudy Meyer Pattie Meyer Westfield St Pauls Barbara Bach Pamela Elmendorf Frank Schwarzer

Westville St Lukes Brian Hughes Barbara West Williamstown St Marks Jozsef deKovacs Bob Rambo Jane Rambo

Dawson Yeomans

Section A - 41

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Willingboro Christ the King Marcus Gales Arnetha Jackson Woodbridge Trinity Church Mary Ellinger Catherine Karlick Jane Strauss Woodbury Christ Church Kim Henning Carol Hill Diana Redfield Woodstown St Lukes Judy Oshipp Paul Oshipp Yardville St James Arlene Manning Jane Miller Nanci Miller Youth Commission Kenneth Austin Jimmie King Cassandra Otten

Section A - 42

Bishoprsquos Journal - 2008

The Rt Rev George E Councell

This is not comprehensive and does not represent all of the Bishops activities in 2008 It may also show meetings that were scheduled but the Bishop was unable to attend due to a conflict not listed The Bishops visitations are shown in Parochial Visitations Monday ndash Sabbath Friday ndash Study Day January 3 Office appointments

4-5 Lay Retreat - Stella Maris Retreat Center Long Branch

8 Finance amp Budget meeting office appointments 9-13 Province II Bishops meeting - Port au Prince

Haiti 15 Office appointments St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville

- vestry meeting 16 Office appointments 17 DIT meeting 18 Finance amp Budget meeting 19 Christian Educators Day - Trinity Cathedral 20 Ordination to the Priesthood The Rev Lisa

Caton - All Saintsrsquo Church Princeton 22 Clergy Fireside Chat with the Presiding Bishop - Trinity Cathedral 23 Deans meeting Diocesan Council Right Onward Committee meeting 24 Office appointments Standing Committee 25 Conversion of St Paul service - Trinity Church Princeton 26 Bishoprsquos Ball - Trinity Cathedral 29 Office appointments St Francisrsquo Dunellen - vestry meeting 30 Trustees meeting office appointments

Convention Arrangements Committee meeting 31 Meeting with Archdeacons taping for Trinity

Cathedral DVD

February 1-2 GTS Board meeting - New York City 5 Office appointments St Paulrsquos Bound Brook - vestry meeting 6 Ash Wednesday service - Trinity Cathedral

Section A - 43

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

February 7 Office appointments 8 Provincial Council meeting - Episcopal House Newark 9 Acolyte Festival - Trinity Cathedral 11 Religious leaders meeting with Governor Corzine - Drumthwacket

12 Office appointments 13 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co- Chairs Meeting with Pastoral

Response Team office appointments 14 Office appointments 17 Absalom Jones Celebration - Trinity Cathedral 19 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office

appointments Procter Foundation meeting - Princeton

20 Office appointments conference call - Budgetary Funding Task Force Holy Communion Fair Haven - vestry meeting

21 Office appointments Standing Committee 24 Reception to the Priesthood The Rev David

Snyder - Christ the King Willingboro 25-27 Convention Preparation

28 Travel to Wildwood Staff dinner - The Golden Inn Avalon

29 Diocesan Convention - Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood NJ

March 1 Diocesan Convention - Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood NJ

4 Christ Church Bordentown - vestry meeting 5 Taping for Trinity Cathedral DVD Staff meeting meeting with GOE readers Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs office appointments St

Georgersquos Helmetta - vestry meeting 6 Office appointments

7-12 House of Bishops meeting - Camp Allen Texas 13 Travel back to New Jersey 15 Retirement luncheon for the Rev James

McReynolds - Branches West Long Branch

Section A - 44

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

March 18 Clergy Quiet DayBlessing of Oils - Trinity

Cathedral 19 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-

Chairs office appointments 20 Maundy Thursday service - St Paulrsquos Camden 21 Good Friday service - St Paulrsquos Camden 22 Easter Vigil - Trinity Cathedral 23 Easter service - Trinity Cathedral 25 Funeral Frederic McFarland - St Maryrsquos Burlington office appointments 26 Office appointments 27 Companion Diocese Committee meeting office appointments dinner meeting with Bishop Elect Prince and Roja Singh (Rochester)

April 1 Watchung Clericus meeting - Calvary Church Flemington

2 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs Clerical Compensation meeting Convention Arrangements Committee meeting

3 Office appointments Hispanic Clergy meeting General Convention Deputies dinner meeting

4 Office appointments 5 Youth Generation Conference - Grace Church

Plainfield 8 Office appointments Cathedral Chapter meeting

- Trinity Cathedral 9 Atlantic Clericus meeting - Church of the

Epiphany Ventnor office appointments 10 Fresh Start DIT meeting Art Exhibit Opening

Reception - Trinity Cathedral Anglican Covenant Conference - GTS New York City

11-12 Anglican Covenant Conference - GTS New York City

12 Evensong and Reception for Bishop Romero - Trinity Cathedral 13 Recovery Ministries Service - Trinity Cathedral 15 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office appointments 16 Trustees meeting St Maryrsquos HallDoane

Academy press meeting - Burlington

Section A - 45

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

April 17 Office appointments Standing Committee

19 Senior Retreat - St John Baptist Mendham 22 St Maryrsquos HallDoane Academy - chapel with

students office appointments St Margueritersquos House Mendham (100 years of ministry celebration)

23 Volunteer luncheon office appointments 24 Healthy Choices Healthy Relationships Clergy

Day - Trinity Cathedral Trial Court committee meeting

26 St Andrewrsquos Bridgeton - vestry meeting 29 Office appointments 30 Monmouth Clericus meeting - St Georgersquos-by-

the-River Rumson Friends of the Cathedral reception - The Evergreens

May 1 Trenton Clericus meeting - Trinity Cathedral office appointments

3 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Kent Walley - St Lukersquos Gladstone

4 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Valerie T Redpath - St Jamesrsquo Long Branch

6 Burlington Clericus meeting - The Evergreens office appointments 7 Office appointments meeting with Committee on

Priesthood Co-Chairs Church of the Ascension Gloucester - vestry meeting

8 Meeting with Archdeacons office appointments St Georgersquos Helmetta - parish meeting 10 Spring Youth Event - Camp Lebanon

12-14 GTS Board meeting and commencement New York City 15 Woodbury Clericus - Cooper Express Woodbury office appointments Standing Committee

20 Deans meeting Diocesan Council conference call - Lambeth Reflections Planning Committee Procter Foundation meeting - Rutgers

21 Office appointments Grace-St Paulrsquos Mercerville - vestry meeting

Section A - 46

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

May 22 Clergy Day at the Beach - Holy Innocentsrsquo

Beach Haven 24 EFM Graduation - Christ Church Toms River 27-29 Provincial Leadership Conference - Atlanta GA 30-31 Consecration Bishop of Rochester - The Rt Rev Prince Singh

June 2 Corporation for the Relief of Widows Widowers and Orphans meeting -

Episcopal House Newark 3 Camden Clericus meeting - Holy Trinity Church Collingswood office appointments 4 Office appointments Convention Arrangements Committee meeting 5 Office appointments 6 Retreat with Ordinands Finance amp Budget meeting 7 Deaconsrsquo Ordination - Trinity Cathedral Christ Church New Brunswick - parish meeting 8 Retirement celebration for the Rev G Richard Civalier - Ascension Gloucester 10 Office appointments 11 Northern Clericus meeting - St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction office appointments 12 Office appointments Standing Committee 13 Black Clergy Caucus meeting - Trinity Cathedral 14 Trial Court and Review Committee training event 15 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev William C Parker - Epiphany Ventnor

17 Office appointments Deans meeting Diocesan Council

18 Office appointments 19-20 Budgetary Funding Task Force Meeting -

Chicago IL 24 Belshaw Theological Fund meeting - Princeton

office appointments St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy - vestry meeting

25 Office appointments meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs St Peterrsquos Spotswood - vestry meeting

26 Staff Retreat Day

Section A - 47

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

June 28 Consecration Bishop of Maryland - The Rt Rev Eugene Sutton

29 UBE Annual Meeting - Philadelphia Cathedral

July 1-2 Office appointments 3 Office appointments conference call -

Budgetary Funding Task Force 7 Office appointments 8-10 EYE - San Antonio TX 12 Funeral Keith P Jones Esq - Christ Church Bordentown 13-31 Lambeth Conference - London England

August 1-8 Lambeth Conference - London England

9-31 Bishoprsquos Vacation September 3 Meeting - Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs 4 Office appointments conference call - Lambeth Reflections Planning Committee

9 Office Appointments Convention Arrangements Committee meeting

Cathedral Chapter meeting - Trinity Cathedral 11 Homecoming Day with the Bishop - Trinity Cathedral 12 Office appointments 13 Youth Council meeting Young Adult meeting - Trinity Cathedral 14 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev

Dr Hugh E Brown III - All Saintsrsquo Princeton 15-19 House of Bishops meeting - Salt Lake City Utah 23 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office

appointments Right Onward Committee meeting

24 Office appointments Pastoral Response Team Sr Staff

25 Meeting with Archdeacons office appointments Standing Committee

27 Deaconsrsquo Day with the Bishop 28 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev M

Mantelle Bradley - St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway

Section A - 48

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

September 30 Office appointments Luncheon with Senior

Clergy Monmouth Convocation meeting - Christ Church Toms River

October 1 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-

Chairs Hispanic Clergy meeting Atlantic Convocation meeting - Christ Church Somers Point 2-3 Budgetary Funding Task Force Meeting -

Chicago IL 4 Lambeth Reflections - Trinity Cathedral 5-7 Clergy Conference - White Sands Hotel Point Pleasant Beach 8 Staff meeting office appointments Northern Watchung Convocation meeting

St Lukersquos Metuchen 9 Office appointments BurlingtonTrenton

Convocation meeting - St Jamesrsquo Yardville 12 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor - Trinity Church Cranford 13 Trinity Cathedral Community Day - Mercer Oaks Golf Course 14 Office appointments Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Paul Jeanes - Trinity

Church Princeton 15 Trustees meeting office appointments CamdenWoodbury Convocation meeting

Trinity Church Wenonah 16 Office appointments DIT meeting Standing Committee 17-18 GTS Board meeting - New York City

19-31 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical November 1-30 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical December 1-31 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical

Section A - 49

Bishoprsquos Journal - 2008 The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero

This is not comprehensive and does not represent all of the Bishops activities in 2008 It may also show meetings that were scheduled but the Bishop was unable to attend due to a conflict not listed The Bishops visitations are shown in Parochial Visitations Friday ndash Sabbath January 1-7 Vacation 8-16 Surgery and recovery 17 Ecumenical Service ndash Haddonfield 22 Hispanic Commission 23 Diocesan Council Deansrsquo Meeting Committee

on Vision 24 All Saints Highland Park Grace Church

Elizabeth Celebrant Evening Prayer ndash New Brunswick

Theological Seminary 26 Bishoprsquos Ball 28 Office Appointments St Stephenrsquos Beverly 29 Clergy Conference Planning meeting 30 With Bishop George to meet with Cursillo

Secretariat February 4 Ordination Recruitment meeting 5 Office Appointments

9 Acolyte Festival 10 St Peterrsquos Phoenixville PA 12 Board of Missions 13 Committee on Priesthood 15 Spanish Bible Study ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 17 Absalom Jones Celebration ndashTrinity Cathedral 19 Deansrsquo meeting Diocesan Council 20 Office Appointments 21 Office Appointments 24-26 Clergy Silent Retreat 28 Office Appointments

28 Diocesan Convention preparation 29 Diocesan Convention March 1 Diocesan Convention

Section A - 50

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

March 3 Commission on Ministry Financial Aid 4 Joint Task force Board of Missions and Hispanic Commission 5 Committee on Priesthood 7-13 House of Bishops ndash Camp Allen Texas 16 Vestry Meeting ndash Grace Church Elizabeth 18 Renewal of Vows Blessing of Oils 19 Preparation of Candidates for the Diaconate

Ministry Meeting 20 Maundy Thursday ndash Trinity Cathedral 21 Good Friday ndash Trinity Cathedral

23 St Wilfridrsquos Camden 24 Wake ndash St Maryrsquos Burlington

27 Companion Diocese Committee NJ Council of Churches

April 2 Committee on Priesthood 3 Meeting Latino Clergy and Bishop Councell

4 Anti-Racism Commission 8 Board of Missions 9 Altar Guild Eucharist ndashTrinity Cathedral Commission on Liturgy

12 Evensong Celebration for Bishop Romerorsquos Ministry ndash Trinity Cathedral

13 Recovery Sunday ndashTrinity Cathedral 15 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 17 Office Appointments 18 Training Hispanic laity ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 19 Cross Cultural Training Workshop 21 Office Appointments 22 Hispanic Commission 23 Latino Clergy gathering ndash Cristo Rey Trenton 24 Healthy Choices Workshop 26 Trinity Cathedral Parish Dance

27 St Wilfridrsquos Camden 29 Office Appointments

May 2 Memorial Service ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 3 Convocation Confirmation Installation of Rector ndash St Lukersquos Gladstone 6 Board of Missions and Hispanic Commission Joint Task Force 7 Diocesan Staff Meeting

Section A - 51

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

May 8 Cross Cultural Meeting Memorial Service St Andrewrsquos Camden 9 Immigration Colloquium ndash Princeton

13 ECWUTO Ingathering ndash Trinity Cathedral Board of Missions 17 Board of MissionsHispanic Commission Joint Task Force Retreat 19 Hispanic Ministry Office ndash Episcopal Church Center NY 20 Diocesan Council 21 Office Appointments 22 Clergy Day at the Beach 27 Hispanic Commission 28 Office Appointments Commission on Priesthood Interviews 29 Office Appointments 30 Ordination ndash United Methodist Church 31 Grace-St Paul Mercerville

June 2 Office Visits 3 Office Visits Grace Church Elizabeth and St Elizabethrsquos Elizabeth 4 Diocesan Staff Meeting 5 Latino clergy meeting ndash Good Shepherd Rahway 6 Committee on Priesthood 9-14 Vacation 17 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 18 Memorial Service ndash Wilmington DE Office Appointments 19 Office Appointments 24 Mission ministry evaluation meeting Hispanic Commission 25 Preparation for Fall Clergy retreat ndash White Sands 26 Diocesan Staff Recreation Day 28 Caribbean Party ndash St Davidrsquos Cranbury 30 Ministry Evaluation ndash Grace Church Elizabeth July 1 St Albanrsquos Church New Brunswick 3 Office Appointments 7 Office Appointments Christ Church Palmyra 8 Trinity Church Vineland

Section A - 52

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued July 9 St Lukersquos Church Westville and Holy Spirit Bellmawr 10 Cross Cultural Meeting 13-31 Lambeth August 1-4 Lambeth 4-14 Vacation 28 Hispanic Commission Festival Liturgy Sub-committee 31 Grace Church Elizabeth September 2 Holy Spirit Tuckerton 3 Committee on Priesthood 4 Office Appointments 9 Convention Arrangements Committee Regional Ministry Development Office Appointments Board of Missions 10 Diocesan Staff Meeting Clergy Conference Planning Meeting St Lukersquos Woodstown 11 Clergy Homecoming 13 Hispanic Festival ndash Cristo Rey Trenton 16-20 House of Bishops 23 Regional Ministry Development Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 24 Office Appointments 29 Office Appointments 30 Monmouth Convocation October 1 Committee on Priesthood Office Appointments Hispanic Clergy Meeting 2 Cross Cultural Meeting 4 Lambeth Reflections 5-7 Clergy Conference 11-12 Retreat Leader Speaker at Diocese of

Guatemala Diocesan Convention 14 Board of Missions 15 Office Appointments CamdenWoodbury Convocation 16 Office Appointments 17 Confirmation ndash Ascension Atlantic City 18 ECW Luncheon

Section A - 53

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

October 20 Diocesan Altar Guild Eucharist and Annual

Meeting ndash Trinity Cathedral 21 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 22 NJ Council of Churches ndash Shelton Baptist Church Edison 23-25 Anti-Racism Workshop 26 Retirement Reception ndash The Rev J Rodney Croes St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy 27 Office Appointments Deputies to General Convention 28 Hispanic Commission 29 Diocesan Staff Meeting Regional Ministry Development Office Appointments 30 Office Appointments November 2 St Davidrsquos Cranbury 6 Cross Cultural Meeting 9 Holy Spirit Bellmawr St Lukersquos Westville 11 Board of Missions 12 Convention Arrangements Meeting 13 Meeting ndash Episcopal Church Center NY 15 St Maryrsquos Clementon 16 Organ Blessing ndash St Matthewrsquos Pennington 18 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council Loan amp Grant Meeting 19 Diocesan Staff Meeting Office Appointments 20 Committee on Priesthood Standing Committee 21 Grace Church Elizabeth 24 Deputies to General Convention 25 NJ Council of Churches Office Appointments Hispanic Commission December 2 Advent Clergy Day 3 Committee on the Diaconate 4 Cross Cultural Meeting Deployment Meeting 6 Trinity Church Vineland 7 Ordination ndash St Markrsquos Williamstown Ordination ndash Christ Church Bordentown 9 Deans Diocesan Council Board of Missions 10 Finance and Budget Meeting 11 Standing Committee

Section A - 54

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

December 12-13 Vicarrsquos Retreat 15 Office Appointments Trinity Church Swedesboro 16 Elizabeth City Fund Meeting ndash St Johnrsquos Elizabeth 17 Staff Meeting Grace Church Elizabeth 20 Deaconrsquos Lunch 24 Christmas Eve Service ndash St Lukersquos Westville Christmas Eve Service ndash Trinity Cathedral

Section A - 55

Parochial Visitations The Rt Rev George E Councell

January 6 St Augustinersquos Asbury Park

20 Calvary Church Flemington 27 St Markrsquos Plainfield

February 3 Christ Church Shrewsbury

10 St Johnrsquos Maple Shade St Maryrsquos Clementon

17 St Matthewrsquos Pennington 24 St Stephenrsquos Florence

March 16 Christ Church South Amboy April 6 St Paulrsquos Westfield St Luke amp All Saintsrsquo Union 13 Christ Church New Brunswick 20 St Andrewrsquos Mount Holly Holy Spirit Bellmawr

27 St Andrewrsquos New Providence May 4 St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction St Jamesrsquo Long Branch 10 St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville

11 Trinity Church Matawan 18 Trinity Church Princeton

St Michaelrsquos Trenton (Trenton Convocation) June 1 St Raphaelrsquos Brick St Stephenrsquos Waretown 8 St Maryrsquos Burlington 15 Holy Trinity Ocean City Epiphany Ventnor

22 Good Shepherd Berlin Annunciation Lawnside 29 St Elisabethrsquos Ortley Beach

July 6 Redeemer Longport September 7 Christ Church Magnolia Trinity Church Delran

14 St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton 21 Christ Church Bordentown 28 Christ Church Somers Point

Section A - 56

Parochial Visitations ndash Bishop Councell continued September 28 St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway October 5 St Maryrsquos-by-the-Sea Point Pleasant Beach 11 St Paulrsquos Camden 12 San Jose Elizabeth Trinity Church Cranford

Parochial Visitations The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero

January 6 Christ Church Riverton 20 St Wilfridrsquos Camden February 3 St Johnrsquos Little Silver 24 St Matthiasrsquo Hamilton March 16 St Johnrsquos Elizabeth 30 Holy Trinity Wenonah April 6 St Thomasrsquo Glassboro 13 St Jamesrsquo Yardville 20 St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy May 4 St Paulrsquos Rahway 11 Christ Church Middletown 18 Trinity Church Red Bank Trinity Church Asbury Park June 1 St Peterrsquos Freehold 7 St Johnrsquos Somerville (Watchung Convocation) St Martinrsquos Bridgewater (Watchung Convocation) 8 Christ Church Woodbury 15 St Stephenrsquos Beverly 22 Holy Spirit Bellmawr St Lukersquos Westville 29 Grace Church Elizabeth August 17 St Augustinersquos Atlantic City 24 Christ Church Millville September 7 Good Shepherd Pitman

Section A - 57

Parochial Visitations ndash Bishop Romero continued

September 14 St Markrsquos Williamstown 21 St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson 28 St Peterrsquos Spotswood October 19 Trinity Church Rocky Hill 26 Cristo Rey Trenton November 2 Grace Church Haddonfield 16 Christ the King Willingboro 23 St Lukersquos Metuchen 30 St Maryrsquos Haddon Heights December 14 St Jamesrsquo Bradley Beach

Section A - 58

OFFICIAL ACTS 108 ndash 1208

THE RT REV GEORGE E COUNCELL CONFIRMATIONS 234

RECEPTIONS 88 REAFFIRMATIONS 10

THE RT REV SYLVESTRE D ROMERO CONFIRMATIONS 304 RECEPTIONS 88 REAFFIRMATIONS 10 THE RT REV G P MELLICK BELSHAW CONFIRMATIONS 9 RECEPTIONS - REAFFIRMATIONS - THE RT REV HARRY W SHIPPS CONFIRMATIONS 30

RECEPTIONS 3 REAFFIRMATIONS 1 THE RT REV CAROL J GALLAGHER CONFIRMATIONS 4 RECEPTIONS 4

REAFFIRMATIONS -

THE RT REV KEITH L ACKERMAN CONFIRMATIONS 5 RECEPTIONS 1 REAFFIRMATIONS 2 THE RT REV FREDERICK H BORSCH CONFIRMATION 8 RECEPTIONS 5 REAFFIRMATIONS - THE RT REV JAMES JOSEPH SHAND CONFIRMATION 8 RECEPTIONS 3 REAFFIRMATIONS -

Section A - 59

DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

Diocesan Statistics 108 ndash 1208

Reported to Convention 2008 374

Received from Other Dioceses +5 Debra J Bullock Chicago January 8 2008 Kent Walley South Carolina January 22 2008 James Leroy Saunders Pennsylvania January 31 2008 Paul Jeanes III Kentucky September 15 2008 Peter A French Melbourne December 24 2008 Received from Other Denominations +1 David Lee Snyder Evangelical Lutheran Church in America February 24 2008

Transferred to Other Dioceses -3 Andrea Baldyga Bethlehem March 8 2008 Stephan P Beatty Virginia March 8 2008 Robert N Willing New York October 14 2008 Ordination to the Diaconate + 5 James Brent Bates June 7 2008 Justin Anthony Falciani June 7 2008 John Franklin Hartman June 7 2008 James Matthew Tucker June 7 2008 Charlotte Elizabeth Wells June 7 2008

Deaths -2 The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn April 5 2008 The Rev Frederic F Guyott III June 13 2008 Total Reported 380

Section A - 60

NECROLOGY 108 ndash 1208

The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn 1929 ndash 2008

Deacon St Peterrsquos Medford 1985 ndash 1994 Retired 1995

The Rev Frederic F Guyott III 1947 ndash 2008

Assistant ndash Church of St Andrew amp St Monica Philadelphia PA 1993 ndash 1995 Acting Chaplain ndash University of Pennsylvania 1995 ndash 1996 Assistant ndash St Markrsquos Teaneck NJ 1996 ndash 1997 Assistant Rector ndash Church of the Mediator Allentown PA 1999 ndash 2000 Interim Rector ndash Christ Church Stroudsburg PA 2000 ndash 2001 Associate ndash Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew Wilmington DE 2001 ndash 2004 Rector ndash St Johnrsquos Salem 2005 ndash 2007 Associate ndash Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew Wilmington DE 2008

Section A - 61

Section B Convention Business

Rules of Order Convention Minutes Bishoprsquos Address

DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY Rules of Order

Convention 2009 I Opening of Convention 1 The Convention shall be opened and closed with prayer and at noonday there shall be appropriate intercessions for missions 2 At or following each session of the Convention there shall be such worship services as the Ecclesiastical Authority may direct 3 All Members of the Clergy and all lay Deputies must register their attendance at each opening session of the Convention in such manner as the Secretary of Convention may direct 4 The Convention shall be called to order on Friday at one orsquoclock pm (or such other time as may be directed by notice) by the Bishop or an alternate President specified in the Constitution of the Diocese if present otherwise the Secretary of Convention shall call the meeting to order and provided a quorum is present shall supervise the election of a President pro tem II The President 1 When the President of Convention takes the chair all members shall be seated 2 Members desiring to leave the Convention before it adjourns are to ask permission of the President III Order of Business The Order of Business shall begin as follows 1 Report of the Secretary as to whether a quorum is present 2 Report of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies 3 Report of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations 4 Report of the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business

Section B - 62

Rules of Order continued

5 Other business IV Agenda 1 The Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business shall propose a form of Agenda to be adopted by the Convention Once adopted the Agenda may be modified or suspended upon a two- thirds vote 2 Any request to place a matter on the agenda of the annual meeting of the Convention must be presented to the Chair of the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business by January 15 in each year V Nominations Nominations from the floor must be presented at one of the several microphones and each nomination so made must be accompanied by a Nominating Slip in a form supplied by the Secretary properly filled in with the printed name and parish or other affiliation of the nominee and the name and affiliation of the nominator Each Nomination slip will be taken immediately to the desk of the Secretary of Convention No further nomination may be made until the Secretary indicates that the previous Nominating Slip is deemed correct Nominations from the floor of the Convention shall be made without a second and without any nominating speech VI Elections 1 All elections shall be by ballot except for offices where nominations are unopposed in which case a motion to elect by acclamation for such office will be in order 2 For each office to be elected each ballot cast must contain votes for the same number of persons as there are positions to be filled or else the ballot will be disqualified as to that office 3 In case of a vote by orders a concurrent majority in both orders shall be required No action shall pass in the affirmative unless it receives the majority of all votes cast and unless the sum of all the affirmative votes shall exceed the sum of other votes by at least one whole vote in each order

Section B - 63

Rules of Order continued

4 In all elections a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary except as otherwise provided by canon In case more than the required number of persons shall have a majority of votes a sufficient number of those having the highest number of such votes shall be declared elected 5 In the case of a tie between two or more persons upon any ballot there must be another ballot 6 Balloting may begin in the first business session of the Convention once opportunity has been given for nominations from the floor 7 For all elections the Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President for each office (a) the total number of valid ballots cast (b) the number of votes necessary for election and (c) the number of votes for each candidate Upon any vote by orders this information shall be given separately for each order along with the percentage information required by law The President shall thereupon declare the result of the ballot for such office and announce the names of the persons elected 8 When Deputies to the General Convention Alternate Deputies to the General Convention and members of the Standing Committee are elected the vote shall be by orders with a concurrent majority required in both orders The order of precedence in which persons are elected shall be determined according to the ballot on which they are elected When two or more persons receive the number of votes necessary for election on the same ballot the order of precedence shall be determined in the following way The Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President according to each order separately the total number of valid ballots cast the number of votes necessary for election the number of votes for the respective candidates and the percentage of votes received by each candidate as determined by dividing the number of votes received by the total number of valid ballots cast For each candidate who receives a concurrent majority of the votes in both orders the Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President the percentage of votes received by the respective candidates in each order and the combined total of the two percentages Candidates with a higher combined total percentage shall take precedence over those with a lower combined total percentage

Section B - 64

Rules of Order continued

9 If there is a vacancy in the office of deputy to the General Convention at the time the Convention is to elect alternate deputies there shall be a sufficient number of persons to serve as deputy elected and four alternate deputies elected The person or persons receiving the greatest number of votes in excess of a majority shall be declared the replacement deputy or deputies the next four persons receiving the greatest number of votes in excess of a majority shall be declared the alternate deputies Balloting shall continue until all offices are filled VII Committees 1 All Committees not required by canon to be elected by the Convention shall be appointed by the Ecclesiastical Authority and announced by the President 2 Reports of Committees shall be in writing and when made shall be the property of the Convention without any motion for acceptance All reports recommending action of the Convention shall be accompanied by a separate resolution to that effect which must be distributed with the report VIII Resolutions

1 There shall be a Committee on Resolutions made up of three clerical and three lay persons plus a chair who may be a clerical or lay person for the purpose of screening those original main motions (other than those made through another committee) which may be considered at the annual meeting of Convention Members of the Committee shall serve a one-year term from the close of the Convention at which they are appointed and may be reappointed Vacancies between Conventions shall be filled by appointment of the Ecclesiastical Authority

2 Resolutions may be proposed by any communicant of any congregation of the diocese All proposed resolutions must be sent to the Chair of the Committee by January 15 in each year Proposed resolutions must be legible and must contain at least two sections the RESOLVED naming the desired action and a

FURTHER RESOLVED as appropriate providing for the implementation of the resolution if adopted Each resolution must be accompanied by a short explanatory statement by its proponent Any proposed resolutions not submitted to the Committee by this

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date may come before Convention for consideration only if accompanied by a statement in writing of the circumstances that led to the late request for consideration and only upon a two-thirds vote of Convention 3 The Committee by any one or more of its members shall hold one or more open hearings during the month of February in each year at which comments and explanations may be offered with respect to proposed resolutions The Committee shall prepare a Preliminary Report to facilitate such discussions 4 In its Final Report to Convention the Committee may put proposed resolutions into proper form eliminate duplication determine the order of presentation of resolutions to Convention and make recommendations with respect to proposed resolutions The Final Report of the Committee must contain all proposed resolutions timely submitted to it The Committee may recommend substantive amendments to proposed resolutions and shall either recommend their adoption recommend against their adoption or make no recommendation Reasons for any recommendation against adoption must be stated in the report IX Motions and Amendments 1 No motion shall be debated or voted on until it is seconded 2 No vote shall be taken on a nonprocedural motion until a written copy of the text of the motion with the moverrsquos name is given to the Secretary and restated by the President immediately before the vote is taken The Secretary may furnish forms for such submissions 3 All questions shall be decided viva voce unless otherwise provided by canon or a vote by ballot is directed by a majority vote of the convention Any member of the Convention may call for a division of the Convention in which case the vote shall be retaken using voting panels Any member of the Convention may further call for a tally of votes upon a division in which case the President shall report the tally of votes 4 When a question is under consideration no further motion may be made unless to lay upon the table to postpone it to a time certain to postpone it indefinitely to correct it to amend or divide it

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or to offer a substitute and motions for any of those purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named provided that an amendment once amended may not be further amended before a vote A motion to lay upon the table shall be in order only when its purpose is to lay aside the matter under consideration for more urgent business A proper motion to lay upon the table or a motion to postpone shall always be in order unless some member is speaking

X Rules for Debate 1 Any members desiring to speak must first identify themselves and their church or other affiliation must with due respect address their remarks to the President and must speak directly to the point 2 No member shall speak more than twice (except the mover who is entitled to reply) in the same debate or for a period longer than three minutes without leave of the Convention In the case of a motion or resolution moved by a committee the proposer of the motion or resolution (or if there is more than one proposer one representative of the proposers) shall have the rights of a mover under the preceding sentence 3 If any member in speaking or otherwise transgresses the rules of the Convention the President shall or any member through the Chair may call him to order and if ruled out of order said person shall immediately yield the floor unless permitted by the Convention to explain or to proceed in order XI Order for Special Debate 1 The Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business may propose an order for special debate on a particular question to include a time limit for consideration of the question and a limit on the length of each speech 2 The Convention may by a two-thirds majority call for an order for Special Debate 3 Whenever such special order has been adopted no motion to table postpone call the question or otherwise terminate debate shall be in order until the time to terminate debate set forth in the order shall have expired or until there are no further members who

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desire to speak whichever occurs first To the extent practicable the President shall recognize speakers of opposite views in alternate succession XII Committee of the Whole At the direction of the President or on motion the Convention may resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole XIII Referrals Subject matter coming before Convention may be referred at any time prior to a vote to an appropriate Board Committee Commission or Agency at the discretion of the President with a direction to report either at the same session of the Convention or a future meeting XIV Points of Order All questions of order shall be determined by the President without debate any member may appeal from the decision and on such appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave of the Convention XV Adjournment 1 A motion to adjourn is always in order unless some member is speaking 2 Any vote to adjourn if carried is subject to the consideration by the Convention of closing motions by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary Such closing motions as directing that the treasurer of the diocese be directed to pay convention expenses sending greetings to retired bishops and members of the clergy who were unable to be present due to illness and the like are prior to the closing prayers XVI Amendments to and Suspension of Rules of Order These Rules of Order may be amended by a majority vote after reference to and report from the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business or by a two-thirds vote without such reference They may also be suspended by a three-fourths vote

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XVII Other Matters of Parliamentary Procedure Except when in conflict with the Constitution or Canons or any rule hereof the latest edition of Robertrsquos Rules of Order shall govern the procedure of the Convention

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Diocese of New Jersey 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Friday February 27 2009 Call to Order At 105 pm the Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain offered opening prayer Bishop Councell welcomed the Clergy Lay Deputies Visitors and Press Bishop Councell introduced those seated at the dais The Secretary of Convention Mrs Emma Warren Canon for Ministry Development and Deployment the Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Canon to the Ordinary the Rev Canon Lee Powers the Chancellor Parliamentarian and Chair of the Committee on Rules of Order Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Bishops Executive Assistant Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads and Assistant Bishop the Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero At the tables in front of the Bishop Treasurer of the Diocese Mr Reginald Whitman Chief Financial Officer Canon Wanda Greene Historiographer the Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Director of Communications Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Youth Ministry Canon Kep Short and the Recorder of Information Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Canon Lee Powers made opening announcements and offered thanks to those who were responsible for the preparations of this Convention Mrs Emma Warren Secretary of Convention reported that one-fifth of the canonically resident clergy and one-fourth of the congregations of the diocese were represented and she declared that there was a quorum Bishop Councell called the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey to order Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles Sasso-Crandall Chair of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies reported that all parochial reports have been submitted as required by canon and all credentials of lay deputies were in order except for Christ Church Bordentown St Wilfridrsquos Camden St Maryrsquos Keyport and Christ Church South Vineland A motion to accept the report of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies was made seconded and passed Classification of Congregations

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The Rev John V Zamboni Chair and Ms Carolyn Belvin member of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations reported that the following churches have changed their classification status since the close of the 224th Convention As a result of historical research which uncovered a past Certificate of Incorporation St Stephens Church Mullica Hill has been reclassified from an Unincorporated Mission to an Incorporated Mission The Collegiate Chapel St Michaelrsquos Chapel Piscataway has been renamed The Episcopal Campus Ministry at Rutgers New Brunswick St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton has been recognized by Bishop Councell as an Organized Mission of the Diocese of New Jersey No action is required on these three changes The following Resolution was presented regarding Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro RESOLVED that the 225th Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey meeting in Wildwood New Jersey in accordance with the provisions of Canon 53 Section 8 does hereby reclassify the Incorporated Mission known as Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey as an Independent Parish The Vicar Wardens Vestry and Parishioners of Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey by the Grace of God dedicated hard work and Christian Stewardship have been able to restore the parish to be an Independent Parish and have satisfied all the requirements set forth in Canon 53 Section 8 With the endorsement of the Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro should now be classified as an Independent Parish Father Zamboni moved the resolution The resolution to reclassify Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey as an Independent Parish was passed A motion to accept the report of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations was made seconded and passed The Rev James Leroy Saunders and members of Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro were congratulated with a standing

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Convention Minutes continued ovation and came forward to be recognized Father Saunders and members of Christ the King offered their thanks to Convention for approval of their status as an Independent Parish coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the congregations organization

The Rev Linus Amonu and members of St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton were congratulated with a standing ovation and came forward to be recognized Father Amonu offered thanks to Bishop Councell for recognizing St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton as an Organized Mission of the Diocese of New Jersey Rules of Order and Agenda Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq stated that the proposed Rules of Order for Convention 2009 were to be used with no proposed changes since last year A copy of the Rules of Order was provided to the clergy and lay deputies in their Convention packets On behalf of the Committee on Rules of Order Canon Goldsack moved the adoption of the Rules of Order for the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey The motion was passed Canon Goldsack announced that a copy of the proposed Agenda had been included in all clergy and lay deputies Convention packets On behalf of the Committee Canon Goldsack moved the adoption of the proposed Agenda of the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey The motion was passed Bishoprsquos Appointments Bishop Councell noted that the Bishops Appointments to committees and commissions effective at the close of this Convention were included in deputiesrsquo Convention packet Document 37 the reading of which was waived on consent Nominations The Rev Petrina Pyatt Chair of the Nominating Committee reported the following nominations on behalf of the Committee Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term The Rev Joanna D Graham The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed

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Convention Minutes continued Office B Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Lay Member 4-year term 1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term Deborah Kirk Sylvia Temmer There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office C Diocesan Council 3 Clergy Members 3-year terms The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Paul A Van Sant The Rev Dr Patrick R Close The Rev Brian K Burgess The Rev Valerie L Balling There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office D Diocesan Council 3 Lay Members 3-year terms Morris Anderson Cheryl D Browne Noreen Duncan John B Ackerman Jr There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office E Cathedral Chapter 1 Clergy Member 3-year term

The Rev Peter A Molnar DD There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office F Cathedral Chapter 2 Lay Member 3-year terms 1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term

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Dorothy Spolarich Naomi M Cressman Nancy H Miller There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office G Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation 2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Valerie L Balling The Rev Philip H Kasey There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office H Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation 2 Lay Members 3-year terms

Sr Cass Lavin-Spause Mary Lou Steed There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office I Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons 1 Lay Member 3-year term

Paul DeSarno There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office J Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds 1 Lay Trustee 5-year term

Lynne M Davis There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office K Finance and Budget Committee 3 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

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Convention Minutes continued Stephan P Sroka Anthony Fusco Charles H Perfater There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Bruce Brand Katherine F Lowry Kenneth L MacRitchie There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office M Audit Committee 2 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

John H Scherer Herbert C Geiss There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office N Diocesan Review Committee 2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Margaret Sterchi The Rev Anne McRae Wrede There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Mother Pyatt noted that this opening is for one lay member not three as listed in the Nominating Committee Report Elizabeth H Papp Stephen P DeBaun Thomas J Scott

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Convention Minutes continued There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office P Trial Court 4 Clergy Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate The Rev John C Belmont The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow The Rev J Connor Haynes The Rev Dr Wayne L Smith The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office Q Trial Court 3 Lay Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate Virgil M Johnson EdD Richard Peirce Esq Robert Vogel There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office R Church Attorney Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Steven Lewis Esq There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office S Treasurer Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Reginald Whitman There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed

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Convention Minutes continued Mother Pyatt stated that this concluded the Nominating Committeersquos Report Bishop Councell thanked Mother Pyatt and the members of the Nominating Committee for their work Voting Instructions The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn gave voting directions and reminded deputies that a sheet of voting instructions was included in their Convention packet Deacon Hain asked that the candidates for offices in which there are no contests be declared elected by acclamation They are Office E Cathedral Chapter The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Office G Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation The Rev Valerie L Balling The Rev Philip H Kasey Office H Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation Sr Cass Lavin-Spause Mary Lou Steed

Office I Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul DeSarno

Office J Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds Lynne M Davis

Office K Finance and Budget Committee Stephan P Sroka Anthony Fusco Charles H Perfater

Office M Audit Committee John H Scherer Herbert C Geiss

Office N Diocesan Review Committee The Rev Margaret Sterchi The Rev Anne McRae Wrede

Office Q Trial Court Virgil M Johnson EdD

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Office R Church Attorney Steven Lewis Esq

Office S Treasurer Reginald Whitman

Bishop Councell asked if there were any objections Hearing none the bishop declared these persons elected by acclamation Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul Ambos Esq presented Part I of the Constitution and Canons Committee Report Document 7 Last years Convention had passed a first reading to amend the Constitution of the Diocese to allow for voting participation in our Convention for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of other denominations that are in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of New Jersey as follows Resolved That Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended pursuant to Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution to insert a new fourth paragraph to read as follows

Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving in the Diocese but who are not canonically resident in the Diocese shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon

Amendments to the diocesan Constitution under Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution require passage at two consecutive meetings of the Diocesan Convention with a ballot vote by orders at the second one If this proposed constitutional amendment is approved at this meeting the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons will propose the canonical amendment in Part II of its Report in order to implement the change in voting rights He noted that the Revd Elmer L Sullivan had submitted to the Committee a proposal to amend the Diocesan Constitution as regarding voting rights of ELCA clergy (but not of clergy of other churches in communion with TEC) who may be serving Episcopal congregations in the diocese which proposal is included in Part X of the Report Whether

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Convention Minutes continued or not the implementing resolution of this Part I is passed Fr Sullivans proposal can be considered independently thereafter He then moved the following resolution on behalf of the Committee Resolved That the new fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey as authorized by the 224th Convention of the Diocese be approved by this 225th Convention Deacon Hain explained the voting process for this resolution for the first ballot First Ballot The first ballot was cast Acknowledgements Bishop Councell acknowledged bishops unable to be with us The Rt Rev G P Mellick Belshaw Retired IX Bishop of New Jersey the Rt Rev Joe Morris Doss Retired X Bishop of New Jersey and the Rt Rev Herbert A Donovan Jr and the Rt Rev David B Joslin former Assisting Bishops in the diocese Mrs Emma Warren Secretary of Convention moved that greetings be sent to retired bishops assisting bishops who served in the Diocese of New Jersey and members of the clergy who were unable to be present due to illness The motion was seconded and passed Keynote Speaker Bishop Councell introduced the Rt Rev Michael B Curry Bishop of North Carolina Bishop Curryrsquos Keynote Address is available in its entirety in audio version on CD and in video version on DVD upon request to the Diocese Companion Diocese The Rev Canon Servio Moscoso Chair of the Companion Diocese Committee offered greetings from the Diocese of Ecuador Central and called on Deacon Emily Holman Secretary of the Companion Diocese Committee to present the following Resolution The Companion Diocese Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey proposes the following Resolution on the entering into a companion relationship with the Diocese of Ecuador Central and a prayer relationship with the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral

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Convention Minutes continued Whereas at the request of Bishop Councell the Committee set about the investigation of a companion relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central and

Whereas in furtherance of that request the following members of the Committee traveled to Ecuador from April 7 to April 14 2008 Rev Servio Moscoso (Chair) Rev Pedro Guzman Vincent Tortorello and John Ackerman and

Whereas those Committee members met with The Right Reverend Wilfrido Ramos Bishop of the Diocese of Ecuador Central and with members of the Companion Diocese Committee of the Diocese of Ecuador Central and had a full discussion of matters spiritual and temporal regarding a companion diocese relationship between the two Dioceses and

Whereas the aforesaid Committee members also visited parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Ecuador Central and were warmly received throughout said Diocese and

Whereas the Committee after due deliberation has reached the conclusion to support the companion relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central as beneficial to both Dioceses and

Whereas during the Committeersquos visit to Ecuador discussions were had between Rev Moscoso and Mr Tortorello and The Right Reverend Alfredo Morante of the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral regarding a prayer relationship between the two Dioceses which discussions were also fruitful and collegial

Be It Therefore Resolved

That the Committee hereby recommends that a Companion Relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central be entered into for a period of three years and

That the Committee further recommends that a three year prayer relationship be entered into between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral at the same time and

That the Committee requests that this resolution be presented to the appropriate entities of the Diocese of New Jersey for their action and approval and

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That the Committee expresses its thanks to Bishop Councell for his assistance and encouragement throughout this process The Resolution was passed Canon Moscoso presented Bishop Councell with the flag of Ecuador Central Special Resolution The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish presented the following Special Resolution Whereas St Paulrsquos Bound Brook and St Stephenrsquos Florence celebrate the Sesquicentennial of their organization in 1859 and Christ Church Palmyra celebrates the 125th anniversary of its organization in 1884 and

Whereas The Rev Canon James E Purdy celebrates the 70th anniversary of his canonical residence the Rev Walter J Moreau celebrates his 50th anniversary of canonical residence and the Rev Canon Bruce A Weatherly celebrates the 50th anniversary of canonical residence

Be it therefore resolved that the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey assembled in Wildwood tenders congratulations to the clergy and congregation of the churches in Bound Brook Florence and Palmyra and to the clergy celebrating anniversaries wishing them heartfelt good wishes of this assembly and Godrsquos blessing in the years ahead Canon Fish moved the resolution It was seconded and passed The Resolutions Committee Report Paul Ambos Esq Chair of the Committee on Resolutions presented the Resolutions Committee Report Document 38 The Statements in Support by the proposers are omitted here but can be found in the Final Report of the Committee Document 38 On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-1 on the subject of 2009 General Convention Support of Seminarians Be It Resolved That the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey join with its Deputies to General Convention in submitting the following

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resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009 TITLE Financial Support for Seminarians

Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance provide funding for the next triennium to underwrite the mounting costs of theological education by providing needs-based scholarships for Episcopal Seminarians and be it further Resolved That said funds be administered and distributed to needy seminarians through the existing Scholarship Program of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) said Society having an established record of 151 years of experience in administering scholarship grants to Episcopal seminarians and be it further Resolved That the General Convention direct SIM to report annually to the Executive Council on this work and its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the future ordained leaders of this Church and that the Executive Council in turn provide a full report to the 77th General Convention and be it further Resolved That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation in the amounts of $100000 in year one $150000 in year two and $200000 in year three for the implementation of this resolution

EXPLANATION The cost of three years of seminary can range from $51000 to over $100000 depending upon family circumstances and ones choice of seminaries About half of our seminarians struggle under the burden of debt most of which is educational debt The Society for the Increase of the Ministry reported in autumn 2007 that some 42 of the graduating 2008 class will have incurred an estimated indebtedness of $62000 which will amount to about $12000 per year against a median postgraduation income of $45500 SIM also reports a declining enrollment of students in the Master of Divinity degree programs at Episcopal seminaries (a decrease of 25 over the last three academic

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years) reportedly related to the level of incurred student indebtedness The high cost of seminary education and the threat of debilitating debt limits diversity among our seminary student bodies and limits the placement opportunities for ordinands to those congregations which pay better than others This funding schedule is intended to bring the support from the General Convention budget to a level matching the annual grants committed by SIM ($225000 for the academic year 2008-09)

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joan MP Anders Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention

Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Resolution was passed

On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-2 on the subject of the Liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Be it Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey commend to the diocese and congregations the optional celebration of a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and of an understanding of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it

Further Resolved That the Liturgical Advisory Committee of the Diocese be encouraged to study materials on the Creation Season and make them available to congregations and be it

Further Resolved That the Diocesan Convention propose the following resolution to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in 2009

TITLE Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Resolved the House of __________________ concurring That the 76th General Convention establish a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming

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the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and an under-standing of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it further

Resolved That the General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to develop prayers and other liturgical materials celebrating a Pentecost Season Creation Cycle for inclusion in the next edition of the Book of Occasional Services and that it report its work to the 77th General Convention

EXPLANATION God the Creator has made the universe with all its marvelous order its atoms planets galaxies and the Earth with its infinite complexity of living creatures Our Gracious God has filled all living creatures with plenteousness and generativity and has blessed human beings with the task of the stewardship of the creation upon Earth Traditional Anglicanism has observed the beauty of the Creation over the centuries by celebrating the octave of Rogation and has commended this practice in its foundational documents and continuing liturgical traditions Since 1991 many Episcopal Churches in the United States have celebrated a Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season to honor God the Creator with worship music and praise for these gifts of life This practice has spread to churches and cathedrals in the Episcopal Church and also to Australia where it has become a national religious observance In June of 2008 the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams joined ecumenical leaders in England in calling for the celebrating of a liturgical period annually in all churches of the United Kingdom to be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change In affirming the Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season the Episcopal Church would be taking leadership in the Anglican Communion in the promotion of this important liturgical innovation

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SUBMITTED BY The Revd Dr Franklin Vilas Interim Rector St Markrsquos Basking Ridge the Revd Joan MP Anders Rector Christ Church Toms River individually and as Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention the Revd Sheelagh Clarke Assistant St Pauls Church Westfield the Revd Margaret Hodgkins Rector St Andrews Church New Providence the Revd Jeffrey Kirk Rector Church of the Atonement Laurel Springs the Revd Lisa Mitchell Rector Christ Church Shrewsbury the Revd C John Thompson-Quartey Rector St Marys-by-the-Sea Point Pleasant Beach the Revd Richard C Wrede Rector Christ Church Riverton and the Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Rev Arthur Powell moved to amend the resolution by deleting the first further resolved paragraph which amendment was accepted as a friendly amendment by the Revd Dr Franklin Vilas on behalf of the proposers The resolution was then passed as so amended

Mr Ambos noted that Resolution 2009-3 was withdrawn by the proposers who have instead endorsed Resolution 2009-2

On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-4 on the subject of The Merciful and Humane Treatment of Gods Creatures

Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support the humane and merciful treatment of all of Godrsquos Creatures with specific concern as to (a) actions that can lead to the extinction of species of animals in the wild and (b) housing and treatment of domestic animals that are grown for our food and be it

Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of the most vulnerable of animal life and be it

Further Resolved That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally friendly actions

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SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The resolution was passed On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-5 on the subject of Environmental Justice Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support an environmentally just treatment of all in Godrsquos Creation especially children indigenous peoples and the economically marginalized and be it Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of all of us and disproportionately the most vulnerable persons in our society and be it Further Resolved That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally just actions SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Resolution was passed On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-67 on the subject of Financial Reports for Diocesan Trusts Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey direct the Trustees of the six trust funds of the Diocese named in Canon 13 to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That Convention direct the members of the Diocesan Council to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income

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accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That those sections of the reports that show the disbursements from the income accounts of each fund provide sufficient detail to demonstrate that the funds were expended in a manner that is in accordance with the stated purposes and restrictions set forth in the trust documents by which the trusts were established and be it Further Resolved That copies of these reports be distributed promptly to every member of the clergy canonically resident in the Diocese and to each congregation of the Diocese

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Elmer L Sullivan The Resolutions Committee Report was interrupted to receive the report of the First Ballot Results of the First Ballot Deacon Hain reported the results of the first ballot Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term Total Ballots 516 Clergy Votes Cast 170 Clergy majority 86 Lay Votes Cast 346 Lay majority 174

Clergy Lay The Rev Joanna D Graham 85 199 The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III 85 147 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office B Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Lay Member 4-year term 1 Lay Member 1-year term Total Ballots 480 Clergy Votes Cast 157 Clergy majority 79 Lay Votes Cast 323 Lay majority 162

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Clergy Lay Deborah Kirk 116 239 Sylvia Temmer 41 84 Bishop Councell declared Deborah Kirk elected for a 4-year term and Sylvia Temmer elected for a 1-year term Office C Diocesan Council 3 Clergy Members 3-year terms Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes The Rev Joanna E George Dcn 286 The Rev Paul A Van Sant 289 The Rev Dr Patrick R Close 267 The Rev Brian K Burgess 306 The Rev Valerie L Balling 361 Bishop Councell declared the Rev Valerie L Balling the Rev Brian K Burgess and the Rev Paul A Van Sant elected Office D Diocesan Council 3 Lay Members 3-year terms Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes Morris Anderson 388 Cheryl D Browne 376 Noreen Duncan 393 John B Ackerman Jr 352 Bishop Councell declared Noreen Duncan Morris Anderson and Cheryl D Browne elected Office F Cathedral Chapter (Vote for 2) 2 Lay Members 3-year terms 1 Lay Member 1-year term Total Ballots 474 Votes Necessary to Elect 238 Votes Dorothy Spolarich 348

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Naomi M Cressman 288 Nancy H Miller 312 Bishop Councell declared Dorothy Spolarich and Nancy H Miller elected for 3-year terms and Naomi M Cressman elected for a 1-year term Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Total Ballots 493 Votes Necessary to Elect 247 Votes Bruce Brand 144 Katherine F Lowry 215 Kenneth L MacRitchie 134 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Total Ballots 480 Votes Necessary to Elect 241 Votes Elizabeth H Papp 167 Stephen P DeBaun 106 Thomas J Scott 207 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office P Trial Court - 4 Clergy Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate Total Ballots 488 Votes Necessary to Elect 245 Votes The Rev John C Belmont 455 The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow 376 The Rev J Connor Haynes 310 The Rev Dr Wayne L Smith 432 The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke 379

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Bishop Councell declared the Rev John C Belmont the Rev Dr Wayne L Smith the Rev Sheelagh A Clarke and the Rev Kenneth A Gluckow elected U ndash Question 1 Total Ballots 478 Votes Necessary 240 Votes Yes 438 No 40 Bishop Councell declared Implementing Resolution I of the Constitution and Canons Committee Report passed Second Ballot Deacon Hain gave the balloting instructions for the second ballot The second ballot was cast The Resolutions Committee Report (continued) Mr Ambos stated that Resolution 2009-6 and 2007 as contained in the Preliminary Report of the Committee were combined and are presented in the Final Report as Resolution 2009-67 Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal

Bishop Councell read Rule XIII of the Rules of Order on Referrals

Subject matter coming before Convention may be referred at any time prior to a vote to an appropriate Board Committee Commission or Agency at the discretion of the President with a direction to report either at the same session of the Convention or a future meeting

As President of Convention Bishop Councell referred Resolution 2009-67 to the Finance and Budget Committee for consideration to report back to the 226th Annual Convention On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-9 on the subject of 2009 General Convention Affirmation of Canonical Process

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Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey submit the following resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009

TITLE Affirming the Canonical Process

Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention affirm the canonical commitment to full access by members of this Church to the discernment process for any ministry lay or ordained (Canon III 12ndash3) and be it further

Resolved That this Convention affirm the existing canonical process for the election consents and ordination of a bishop in this Church in which the Christ-centered manner of life of candidates and later bishops-elect is tested by the theological moral and psychological concerns of this Church understanding that determination of the appropriateness of such election and subsequent consents and ordination includes concerns for the challenges such election may present to members of this church or of other churches in the Anglican Communion and be it further

Resolved That this Convention continue its pledge to engage in a process of healing and reconciliation with member churches of the Anglican Communion who have declared themselves in a state of impaired communion with this Church and be it further

Resolved That the content of this resolution supersede the content of Resolution B033 of the 75th General Convention

EXPLANATION The existing canons of The Episcopal Church are intended to be comprehensive and contain all processes and provisions that are to be used for the discernment of vocation for the episcopate The canons have no restrictions on non-celibate gay and lesbian persons and specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation Therefore B033 contradicts these canons by imposing an extra-canonical restraint (cf Title III Canon 11 and Title III Canon 1 Section 2) Resolutions such as B033 and its extra-canonical restraints are non-binding resolutions are strong recommendations A recommendation that is in

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conflict with a canon does not require compliance and needs to be rescinded in order that it does not offer opportunity and justification for those seeking to act outside canon law SUBMITTED BY The Oasis Taskforce of the Diocese of New Jersey The Revd Teresa Suruda the Revd Cipher Deavours the Revd Robert Counselman Ms Kathy Foley the Revd Kristen Foley Mr Theodore Foley Ms Lyn Headley-Deavours and the Revd Susan Norris Mr Ambos noted that Resolution 2009-8 had been submitted after the January 15 deadline for the reasons set forth in the Final Report and thus would require a two-thirds vote of Convention to come before Convention The President of Convention called for a vote and the resolution received the required 23 vote of Convention Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal Discussion was held A motion was made seconded and passed to call the question The resolution was passed Mr Ambos thanked the members of the Committee on Resolutions for their work Results of the Second Ballot Deacon Hain reported the results of the second ballot Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term Total Ballots 500 Clergy Votes Cast 153 Clergy majority 77 Lay Votes Cast 347 Lay majority 174

Clergy Lay The Rev Joanna D Graham 82 217 The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III 71 130 Bishop Councell declared the Rev Joanna Graham elected Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes Bruce Brand 125 Katherine F Lowry 283 Kenneth L MacRitchie 95

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Bishop Councell declared Katherine Lowry elected Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Total Ballots 504 Votes Necessary to Elect 253 Votes Elizabeth H Papp 125 Stephen P DeBaun 78 Thomas J Scott 301 Bishop Councell declared Thomas J Scott elected This concluded the balloting

Clerical Compensation Report Mr Martin Nelson Chair of the Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation reported that the objective of the commission consisting of 12 members 6 clergy and 6 lay members elected by the Diocesan Convention is to assure that all clergy are adequately and correctly compensated They monitor compliance of salary social security offset continuing education professional expenses allowance health and life insurance and housing allowance including housing equity contributions The Commission makes recommendations to the Convention on compensation matters but the Convention has the ultimate approval Mr Nelson presented the following resolutions (1) Resolved The salary grid in effect for the year 2009 shall remain unchanged for the year starting January 1 2010 Mr Nelson moved the resolution on behalf of the Commission The resolution was passed (2) Resolved That all other compensation components for 2010 remain at the 2009 levels Mr Nelson moved the resolution on behalf of the Commission The resolution was passed Mr Nelson continued that at last yearrsquos Convention Bishop Councell asked the Commission to study develop and make a sabbatical policy recommendation to the Standing Committee for full-time clergy residing in the Diocese At first the lay members were skeptical since sabbaticals

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are virtually unknown in the private sector of the economy they are mostly a benefit in the education sector The clergy members put forth strong arguments that a sabbatical would renew and refresh the clergy physically emotionally and spiritually and when they returned to their congregations they would bring new energy and ideas back with them The Commission did vote as to whether or not to develop a sabbatical policy and though the vote was not unanimous the majority agreed to follow the Bishoprsquos request The Commission looked at sabbatical polices from other Episcopal dioceses and from the Lutheran Church and it developed a Draft Sabbatical Leave Policy for information and discussion which is contained in the Commissions written Report Document 10 that they felt is fair both to the clergy and to congregations While this is possibly the worst year to present a new clergy benefit the Commission believes that the economy will improve in the next several years so that clergy can avail themselves of a sabbatical leave We ask that those churches that do not have an agreement with their clergy regarding a sabbatical study our proposed policy and open a dialog with their clergy for a sabbatical sometime in the future As this is Mr Nelsonrsquos last year on the commission he thanked all of the current members for their hard work this past year He has had the pleasure of serving with wonderful dedicated people both lay and clergy during his many years on the Commission He has enjoyed coming to this convention to see many old friends from the past He asked that you keep individuals serving on the commission in your prayers because their work is vitally important to the well-being of the diocese Budget Mr Reginald Whitman Treasurer of the Diocese referred deputies to Financials Exhibit I The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010 On behalf of the Finance and Budget Committee Diocesan Council and the Financial Office of the Diocese Mr Whitman moved the adoption of the Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 The motion was passed On behalf of the Finance and Budget Committee Diocesan Council and the Financial Office of the Diocese Mr Whitman moved the Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010 The motion was passed

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Fair Share Partners The Rev Philip Kasey Chair of the Fair Share Committee noted that one investment where the results have been consistently strong is the investment wersquove all made in our church Our church is alive and well the Body of Christ fully functioning faithfully using all the gifts we can gather Our parents invested in it and our children will be able to invest in it Our grandparents invested in it and it will still be here for our grandchildren to invest in it Itrsquos been here and it will be here Somehow the Body of Christ never finds a way to stop growing Father Kasey asked deputies to consider investing heavily today and every day In these times of economic calamity he asked everyone to go back to their vestries and encourage them to join by investing in our diocese The budget we just passed the one with the huge deficit in it What could be better than to surprise Bishop Councell by shrinking that deficit By investing more money than we think is reasonable in our diocese Letrsquos free up some of those bad investments and back a sure thing for a change Itrsquos really the only reasonable way to deal with times of great trial To put our faith in what has brought us through every other trial wersquove ever been through Our church Bishop Councell wants to create some jobs but since theyrsquore non-paying jobs that are going to take people away from the ministry theyrsquore already doing I want to put those men and women out of work before they even get started These people are the yet-to-be named members of what Irsquom going to call the Triage Task Force mdash a brain trust to be given the task of finding out how to cut at least half a million dollars out of the 2010 budget Do you really want less help with filling vacancies in your parishes and missions when your priest retires or answers another call Do you really want to cut back on administrative and Episcopal assistance available to Bishop Councell Is that what we want him to have returned from sabbatical for Less help Maybe yoursquod rather even less communication than we can afford now or to take a swipe at the budget of our amazing Youth Ministry If so then let this group convene Let whoever these people are going to be leaving their productive ministries aside for a few months so they can come together in Trenton to go to work with scissors and sharp pencils Father Kasey noted that he would rather invest in our church than work on diminishing it Itrsquos the one investment opportunity where past

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performance really does serve as a reliable predictor of future results Because rather than the wild fluctuations of the financial markets your investment in our church fluctuates in a very predictable way Life Death Resurrection No itrsquos not win-win but that loss in the middle is fully redeemable So letrsquos surprise Bishop Councell and keep him smiling and invest as heavily as we possibly can more even ask for even more than you already have As Paul says to the Galatians ldquoUse your freedom to serve one another in love mdash thatrsquos how freedom growsrdquo Not by fearfully embracing apparent scarcity and anxiety but by foolishly faithfully investing in Resurrection Rather than mourning our losses now is the chance for us brothers and sisters fellow fools in Christ to shore up the very foundation we stand on and invest in following the footsteps of our Lord who in his mercy makes New Jersey new Right onward revive us again Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Terrence Rosheuvel Chair reported that the Anti-Racism Commission continues to be guided by the vision adopted in 2001 The Commission oversaw development and activities of the Anti-Racism Team (ART) and organized anti-racism training events introductory parish and search committee training within the diocese as well as offering training to Diocesan executive staff officials elected to leading commissions and committees in the diocese and candidates in the School for Deacons Father Rosheuvel encouraged everyone to make a personal commitment to end the sin of racism in our diocese He invited deputies to visit the Commissionrsquos booth in the exhibit area He thanked Bishop Councell for his support of the Commission Property Matters Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Chancellor reported on issues surrounding church property The Constitution and Canons as well as New Jersey Statutes specify certain actions regarding property For example mortgaging selling or leasing property for more than one year requires the consent of the Bishop and Standing Committee He warned of litigation in cases where this consent was not given Standing Committee meets monthly except July and August so vestries contemplating such transactions should plan accordingly Two documents are on the Diocesan website regarding leasing property

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and disposing of property wwwnewjerseyanglicanorgDioceseCommitteesStandCommindexhtml Darfur Committee The Rev Hugh Brown III Chair offered a prayer He noted that the Committee submitted a written report to Convention Their charge was set forth at Convention 2008 and the members are very much looking forward to working together Ministry to the Imprisoned Deacon Johnine Byrer Chair of the Ministry to the Imprisoned reported that this newly appointed group has met and are very excited about their ideas to bring the love and hope of Christ into the men and women in the jails and prisons There are 14 prisons in New Jersey 13 of them are in the Diocese of New Jersey Adding our Ministry to the Imprisoned on the Diocesan website is an easy and favorable way to educate those in the parishes who want to get involved Bishop Councell added that this ministry is absolutely essential He has had the privilege of visiting the prisoners with Deacon Byrer and will continue to do so in the future Introductions Ms Constance White reported on the work of the Committee on the Priesthood She noted that several years ago after we introduced that yearrsquos group of postulants and candidates that Father Belmont asked you to observe that while there was diversity of gender there was no diversity in ethnic background and asked for your help in bringing about change In just a few moments you will see that what you saw that day and during every Diocesan Convention since there has been no change We ask you again to help bring diverse ethnic backgrounds to the priests we raise up from our congregations The Rev Jack Belmont acknowledged the people in the ordination process

Postulants for Ordination to the Priesthood

Amy Cornell Trinity Church Cranford Edwin Chinery St Lukersquos Metuchen Robert Fitzpatrick St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson

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Lisa Hoffman St Peterrsquos Freehold Susan Ironside St John-on-the-Mountain Bernardsville Kevin Olds St Johnrsquos Somerville The Rev Toribio Rodriguez Church of the Good Shepherd Rahway Maria Sanzo St Raphaelrsquos Brick

Candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood

Stephanie Shockley St Maryrsquos Haddon Heights

The Rev Linda Moeller introduced the members of the School for Deacons

Class of 2009

Rose Broderick St Marks Keansburg Christopher Cox Grace St Pauls Mercerville Susan Cushinotto Holy Trinity Ocean City Judith Krom Christ Church Toms River David Lawson-Beck Trinity Church Princeton Joseph Sweeney St Andrews Mount Holly Carmen Viola Atonement Laurel Springs

The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury acknowledged clergy who have retired since the 224th Convention

RETIRING CLERGY IN 2008

The Rev James C McReynolds April 1 2008 The Rev Richard A D Benedict April 1 2008 The Rev Janet Hill Johnson April 1 2008 The Rev Susan B P Norris August 1 2008 The Rev Harroldean Ashton September 1 2008 The Rev G Richard Civalier September 1 2008 The Rev John Charles Powell September 1 2008 The Rev Barbara A D Jensen Dcn September 7 2008 The Rev Charles N Lochner October 11 2008 The Rev John Rodney Croes October 31 2008

RETIRING CLERGY IN 2009

The Rev Denise P Mantell January 1 2009 The Rev Molly Dale Smith January 1 2009

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After closing announcements Bishop Councell declared that the Convention would be in recess until 1130 am tomorrow morning following the morning workshops The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain closed the session with prayer Saturday February 28 2009 Convention resumes morning session The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain opened the session with prayer at 1130 am Right Onward Visioning Committee A video presentation of the Vision initiative welcoming through inclusion was shown The Video portrayed successful examples of welcoming and inclusion activities in our diocese As the Convention deputies viewed these examples they were encouraged to use these ideas to help with welcoming and inclusion in their own ministry settings The Convention deputies were also encouraged to send in ideas that promoted ministry growth to the visioning committee so that ideas could be part of a resource for other congregations Province II Report Canon Charles Perfater Province II Coordinator brought greetings from our Province II family The Rt Rev Prince Singh is now the Bishop of Rochester The electing Convention for a Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Long Island is scheduled for March 21 2009 Lambeth Reflections was held last fall at Trinity Cathedral Eleven bishops were present and shared their experience at Lambeth This event was very well received The Diocese of Haiti is receiving support from dioceses in Province II Most current attention is being centered on the 76th General Convention to be held July 8-17 2009 in Anaheim California and the Provincial Synod which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany May 7-8 2009 Next yearrsquos Convocation will be held May 6-7 2010 in Syracuse Board of Missions The Rt Rev Sylvestre Romero Chair of the Board of Missions introduced the members of the Board of Missions Bishop Romero reviewed the deployment activities in the mission congregations Bilingual and multi-lingual worship resources have been and continue to

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be developed to assist in expanding Hispanic and other cultural ministries In 2007 Diocesan Council and the Board of Missions agreed on three priorities for mission assistance in the future

1 Truly missionary work in developing new congregations or reaching out to new constituencies

2 Assisting a formerly vibrant church recover from some recent trauma

3 Assisting two or more churches in developing plans for yoking regional ministry or merger

The Board of Missions is considering further restrictions on distributing assistance grants as an overall strategy for supporting the mission of the church is developed The Board is increasingly seeing its role as supporting those churches that are bringing the Good News of Christ to their communities and less as one of supporting social service programs offered by churches Assistance in the amount of $318523 was granted to mission churches in 2008 The list is available in the Board of Missions Report to Convention Document 17 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul Ambos Esq Chair of the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons presented Part II of the report With the passage on second reading of the Constitutional amendment allowing for voting rights for certain clergy of other denominations to the extent provided by canon an appropriate amendment to the canons is called for Canon 2 Section 1 governs clergy voting rights in diocesan conventions It currently provides SECTION 1 The Ecclesiastical Authority one week before the date set for any meeting of the Convention shall certify to the Secretary the names of all clergy canonically resident in the Diocese annexing the names of their respective cures or stations or engagements specifying those who have been ordained or received in the Diocese within the year immediately preceding with the dates of their ordination or reception from which list the Secretary shall prepare in conformity with the constitution a roll of all the clergy entitled to votes or seats in the Convention

Should any dispute arise as to the status of any member of the clergy it shall be referred to a special committee appointed by the President which shall report on each case immediately and the

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action of the Convention thereon shall not be called in question during the same session He explained that for priests ordained in TEC as reflected in the first paragraph of Diocesan Canon 2 Section 1 the right to vote in Diocesan Convention is keyed to canonical residence Clergy canonically resident outside the Diocese of New Jersey are permitted to serve here as interims assistant priests or temporary priests-in-charge without transferring residence to the diocese and thus gaining the right to vote here The Committees position is that non-TEC priests should not be given greater voting rights than TEC priests Accordingly he moved the following Implementing Resolution II on behalf of the Committee Resolved That Section 1 of Canon 2 of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to insert a new second paragraph to read as follows

The Ecclesiastical Authority shall at the same time also certify the names of all members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving as vicars within the Diocese under certificate issued pursuant to Episcopal Church Canon III102(a)(i) who shall also be entitled to have seat and vote at the Convention annexing the names of their respective congregations and the date of their certification to serve in the Diocese

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part III of the report Dr Jim Sullivan has proposed the lifting of a restriction on reelection to the Standing Committee by those members elected to fill a partial term Article VII Section 1 of the Constitution provides in pertinent part

the successors of those whose terms expire as aforesaid shall be elected for a term of four years No members elected by the Convention shall be eligible to succeed themselves

Section 3 of the same Article provides The Standing Committee shall have power to fill vacancies which may occur in their own body or in any body elected or appointed by Convention until the next annual meeting of Convention unless otherwise provided for by articles of this Constitution Canons adopted thereunder or special acts taken by Convention

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When a vacancy occurs the Standing Committee can fill the vacancy until the next Convention at which time the Convention elects a member to fill the unexpired portion of the four-year term Under Section 1 such persons are not eligible to be elected to a full term upon the expiration of the partial term Dr Sullivans proposal is to change this section to allow such persons to run The Committee recommends against such a change for the reasons set forth in our Report On behalf of Dr Sullivan Mr Ambos moved Implementing Resolution III noting that the Committee recommended that it be defeated Resolved That the fifth sentence of Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to read as follows (added language underlined) No members elected by the Convention for a full term shall be eligible to succeed themselves

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos presented Part IV of the report seeking to amend diocesan canons to refer to The Episcopal Church and its canons by removing the term national which has been pointed out by Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq as inappropriate On behalf of the Committee he moved the following Implementing Resolution IV Resolved That the following Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

Canon 14 Section 1 second sentence The purpose of the Budget is to enable the Diocese to carry on ministries provide support to the Diocesan Congregations meet its obligation to the national The Episcopal Church and finance its administration

Canon 16 Section 1(a) A tithe which shall be ten percent of each Diocesan Congregations Income Base shall be requested to support the basic obligations of the Diocese which shall include the cost of supporting the Bishop the diocesan staff and facilities legal and insurance requirements direct support payments to mission congre-gations funding for social and ethnic ministries gatherings in the Diocese and of the church and an amount equal to a tithe of total Fair Share Pledges to the Domestic and Foreign

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Missionary Society (the National The Episcopal Church) Each Diocesan Congregation shall pay its tithe unless for good cause prevented

Canon 16 Section 1(b) second sentence Such mission and ministry shall include all programmatic activities and ministries that are not included in Section 1(a) support for the development of clergy the amount by which the asking from the national church The Episcopal Church exceeds the amount allocated in Section 1(a) and such other initiatives as are approved by the Bishop and the Diocesan Council or by the Convention Canon 16 Section 2 first sentence By March 1 of each year each Diocesan Congregation shall submit an annual Parochial Report for the prior year to the Diocese as required by national canons Canons of The Episcopal Church

Canon 67 Section 1 first sentence There shall be a Diocesan Review Committee for the Diocese consisting of four lay persons and five clergy persons each to be elected for staggered three-year terms by the Convention of the Diocese to have such responsibilities as may be provided for by canon including the responsibilities set forth in National Canon IV3 of The Episcopal Church

Canon 67 Section 1 last sentence Any vacancy caused by reason of death incapacity resignation or any disqualification under National Canon IV1413 of The Episcopal Church must be promptly filled by the Standing Committee of the Diocese from a qualified person of the same order to serve until the next meeting of the Convention at which time an election will take place to fill the balance of any unexpired term together with the election of full-term members

Canon 73 Section 2(a) Every Minister in charge of a Congregation or if there be no such Minister a Warden thereof shall prepare annually for the year ending December 31st preceding a report of the Congregation upon the form as provided by National Canon I61 of The Episcopal Church and shall send the said report not later than March 1st to the Bishop

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Canon 74 Section 2 In accordance with the provisions of National Canon I71(j) of The Episcopal Church all churches in the Diocese shall set the compensation for all clergy employees according to a fiscal year that begins on January 1

Canon 75 Section 4 Following each meeting of the General Convention the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons must (a) review any changes to National Canons of The Episcopal Church approved by such meeting and (b) propose to the next diocesan Convention amendments to Diocesan Canons so as to conform them to such changes in National Canons of The Episcopal Church

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part V of the report filling a request by Canon Kep Short Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese to correct terminology in the canon governing the Diocesan Youth Council (formerly the Diocesan Youth Commission) He moved Implementing Resolution V Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 10 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 10

Diocesan Youth Commission Council

The Diocesan Youth Commission Council shall be entitled to seat voice and vote at Diocesan Convention The Youth Commission Council shall elect three persons who are at least 16 years of age and who are communicants in good standing of a parish within the Diocese to serve as deputies to Diocesan Convention The President and Secretary of the Youth Commission Co-Chairs of the Youth Council or the Director of Youth Ministry shall certify the election of the deputies to the Secretary of Diocesan Convention

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part VI of the report Diocesan Office Manager Ann Notte had brought to the Committees attention a discrepancy between some congregations election practices and the provisions of

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Section 3 of Canon 49 which governs the election of parish officers including Deputies and Alternates to Diocesan Convention The canon requires election of officers to serve for a year following the annual meeting but some congregations have been electing Deputies and Alternates to serve for the second following Diocesan Convention The Committee drafted an amendment to legitimize such a procedure but recommended against its adoption because it is unnecessary If a congregation feels that its annual meeting is too close to the next Diocesan Convention it can change the date of its meeting Accordingly Mr Ambos moved Implementing Resolution VI Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 49 Section 3 be amended by adding the following sentence

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence a congregation whose annual meeting is held between the First Sunday in Advent and the opening of the annual meeting of the Diocesan Convention may provide by bylaw for the election at its meeting of Deputies and alternate Deputies to the second following Diocesan Convention rather than the immediately following Diocesan Convention

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos presented Part VII of the report concerning matters carried over from prior years as to which no action was necessary Mr Ambos presented Part VIII of the report a proposal to amend the first paragraph of Constitution Article II Section 2 to return the provisions governing the vote of bishops from the Canons to the Diocesan Constitution The Revd Elmer L Sullivan has proposed the following amendment to the first paragraph of Article II Section 2 of Constitution of the Diocese (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

The Bishop of the Diocese the Bishop Coadjutor if there be one and Suffragan Bishops if there be any and all other bishops to the extent provided by canon shall each have a seat and vote

Prior to 1996 this sentence had read The Bishop the Bishop Coadjutor and the Suffragan Bishop shall each have a seat and vote It was changed in that year to provide for the adoption of new Canon 11 titled Retired Bishops in Convention which provides A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is

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canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat and vote at the Convention The Diocese had no Suffragan Bishop since 1991 and no Bishop Coadjutor since 1994 the only person to whom the change had been applied was retired Suffragan Bishop Vincent Pettit Fr Sullivans proposal is contained in Document 7A Rather than amending the Constitution the Committee recommends instead expanding the current Canon 11 to cover active bishops other than the Diocesan and at the same time suggests conforming the language for retired bishops to the usual canonical language for granting seat voice and vote in Convention Mr Ambos noted that Assisting Bishops such as Bishop Sylvestre Romero are qualified to vote by virtue of Episcopal Church Canon III128(j) along with other clergy so no special provision for such bishops is needed in diocesan canons Accordingly on behalf of the Committee he moved Implementing Resolution VIII Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 11 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 11

Retired Voting Rights of Bishops Other than Diocesan

Bishops in Convention Any Bishops Suffragan or Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese shall have seat voice and vote at the Convention A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat voice and vote at the Convention

The resolution passed Mr Ambos noted that Part IX another proposal by Fr Sullivan was withdrawn and does not require action by Convention Mr Ambos presented Part X of the report Fr Sullivan had voiced procedural and substantive objections to the amendment to the Constitution that was confirmed on the first ballot today He proposes that that amended fourth paragraph of Constitution Art II sect 2 be replaced by the following language

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the

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clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention Provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

Fr Sullivans rationale for this proposal is set forth also in Document 7A The Committee has reviewed this proposal and recommends against its adoption because (a) it applies only to ELCA clergy only and not to clergy of any of the other churches with which The Episcopal Church is in communion (b) it makes eligibility to vote dependent upon the suf-ferance of the Bishop at the time (c) it would adopt into the Constitution a procedure (certification of the roll of clergy having votes or seats in Diocesan Convention) that is set forth only in Canon (and also changing seats or votes to seats and votes) and (d) it includes a blanket disqualification of these clergypersons from serving on the Standing Committee of the Diocese in the voting-qualification Article of the Constitution rather than in the Article specifying qualifications for office for Standing Committee The Committee questions whether this last disqualification is even necessary or desirable other than to create a second class citizenship among otherwise interchangeable clergy Accordingly the Committee has proposed Implementing Resolution X to enact Fr Sullivans proposal which Mr Ambos moved on behalf of the Committee noting the Committees recommendation that it be defeated Resolved That a fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be added [or if the proposal in Part I of the Report is adopted then that the existing fourth paragraph be deleted and replaced with a new fourth paragraph] to read as follows

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos noted that in addition to other matters contained in the Committees main Report for 2009 Document 7 there were timely

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submitted by Fr Elmer L Sullivan some additional proposals that he had asked the Committee to defer reporting on until he had had an opportunity to confer with the Diocesan Council and with Bishop Councell after his return from sabbatical Since Document 7 had been printed when Fr Sullivan had asked that these proposals be reported out they are contained in the Committees Supplementary Report Document 7B as Parts XI and XII of the Committees report Part XI deals with limiting the amount and purposes permitted for loans made from the Capital and Revolving Fund under Canon 21 sect 2 and Part XII would add a new Canon 21 sect 5 to address defaults in loans made by any of the several diocesan loan funds covered by that Canon At this point Bishop Councell as President of Convention referred Parts XI and XII of the Supplementary Report back to the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons for further consideration to report back to the 226th Annual Convention

Mr Ambos noted that this concludes the Committees report for this year and thanked the members of the Committee for their work Trinity Cathedral The Very Rev Reneacute Rory John Dean has had the privilege for the past two years to work with his brothers and sisters in the Diocese of New Jersey as Dean of Trinity Cathedral A handicap ramp was installed thanks to the Oysters and Pearls Committee On Ash Wednesday a member was able to access the chancel using her walker and maintaining a sense of independence Mrs Ruth Councell Chair of the New Jersey chapter of The Episcopal Church and Visual Arts Inc has organized the exhibits at the Cathedral Dean John expressed his appreciation to the diocese for support for the Altar Guild Shop He thanked his wife Andrea John Florine Hunt Regina Zilinski Georgia Koenig Howard Ebersole and other volunteers for staffing the Altar Guild Shop New chairs have been purchased for Synod Hall The Fifth Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for October 12 2009 Bishop Councell presented the Bishoprsquos Cup to Michael Smidley of St Georgersquos Church-by-the-River Rumson winners of the Bishoprsquos Cup last fall At the Cathedral Chapter meeting on February 17 2009 Bishop Councell nominated the following clergy and laity to be named as Honorary Canons of Trinity Cathedral The Chapter approved Bishop Councell introduced the Canons

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The Rev Harroldean Ashton recently retired as Vicar of St Albanrsquos New Brunswick where she served since 1990

The Rev Joan E Fleming Associate St Lukersquos Ewing Rector of Christ Church New Brunswick 1993 ndash 2004

The Rev Elizabeth R Geitz Canon for Ministry Development Diocese of New Jersey 2000 ndash present

The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay Associate at St Matthewrsquos Pennington and at Trinity Solebury (PA) Rector of St Lukersquos Ewing 1983mdash2001

Deborah Ford Cathedral Choir Director

John Wood Goldsack Esq Chancellor of the Diocese Charles Perfater Treasurer of Trinity Cathedral and Executive Coordinator of Province II of The Episcopal Church

A round of applause was extended and the Canons came forward to be recognized Bishop Councell presented the new Canons with a Diocesan paper weight Property Matters Canon Goldsack presented the following Resolution Resolved that pursuant to NJSA sect 1612ndash16 the Diocese of New Jersey meeting in Convention at Wildwood New Jersey declares the parish known as St Georgersquos Church Helmetta New Jersey to be extinct Canon Goldsack read the relevant text of sect 1612ndash16 of New Jersey Statutes If and when the convention of said church which has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over a parish shall determine that regular church services are no longer maintained by such parish or that the parish no longer elects wardens and a vestry in accordance with its certificate of incorporation said convention may declare such parish extinct and thereupon the corporation having title to the property of said parish shall be thereby dissolved and the property of said parish and all rights and interest of said parish pertaining to property shall vest in the corporation organized to hold in trust property under the control of said convention

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On November 1 2007 the Rector and Wardens of St Georgersquos Church Helmetta New Jersey advised Bishop Councell that they had voted to withdraw from the Diocese of New Jersey and The Episcopal Church On November 19 2007 Bishop Councell went to St Georgersquos and met with the Rector Wardens Vestrymen and parishioners and found that no one from the parish desired to continue a relationship with the Diocese or The Episcopal Church Since that time no services have been held nor officers elected in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey The former parish of St Georgersquos acknowledges that the parish property was held in trust for the benefit of the Diocese and The Episcopal Church Bishop Councell and the Standing Committee of the Diocese continue in conversation to determine how best all issues can be resolved pastorally recognizing and respecting the faith and rights of all concerned Canon Goldsack s Resolution was seconded and passed Bishop Councell asked the members of Convention to keep our brothers and sisters of St Georgersquos Helmetta in their prayers Crisis Ministry Bishop Councell introduced the Rev W Jarrett Kerbel Executive Director of Crisis Ministry who grew up in New Jersey in Christ Church New Brunswick His mother is Deacon Carol Kerbel He followed his motherrsquos footsteps into ordained ministry and also followed her into the position at Crisis Ministry Crisis Ministry is a ministry of Trinity Church Princeton and the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton as well as 59 other congregations in Mercer County For almost 30 years Crisis Ministry has been serving the most vulnerable in the community They are now the largest food pantry and largest homeless prevention agency in Mercer County In October 2008 the food pantry assisted 1450 families In 2008 they helped 748 families with homelessness prevention This is a tragic success A crisis that has lasted 30 years is no longer a crisis It is the world as it is Charity is a failed strategy The Gospel is lived in solidarity with the poor or it is not lived at all The job of the church is to lead the world from where it is to where it should be The Church has not done its job Father Kerbel who spends most of his time in Trenton could give a tour of all the empty buildings of the mainline denominations in Trenton These abandoned buildings represent the systematic disinvestment of the church in urban areas We have walked away from the urban world We fled and then we called those days our glory years The suburban

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parishes with the big program wing - that is white flight There is a contradiction because when we moved out and billions of dollars left Trenton and other urban areas we sent back thousands To the problem of disinvestment we responded with charity Charity does not work Charity maintains poverty as it is the sharing of our extra Justice is sharing what is essential Justice provokes massive resistance charity does not Father Kerbel challenges the church because he believes in the church he believes in the Gospel We have everything we need to make a difference We have faith and we have the courage vision and imagination of faith that should be making us leaders on these issues We the Church need to choose to be powerful to build our power and use our power for and with the most vulnerable in our state That is the choice we must makemdashthat is the beginning of change not maintenance We need to move past proclamation Think about developing coalitions and working with others across boundaries When we build relationships we build faith the faith that is the confidence to take risks and trust in Jesusrsquo name The roots of this change will be a renewed spirituality because there is not real change in racist sexist elitist relationships until we change spiritually until we become more committed to the vision Jesus Christ gave us and live into it with real risk and real hope that is manifest in the risks we take Introductions The Rev Canon Elizabeth Geitz recognized Ms Cecilia Alvarez Assistant Deployment Officer and introduced the following clergy Newly Ordained Priests The Rev James Brent Bates The Rev Justin Falciani The Rev Matthew Tucker The Rev Charlotte Wells

Priests in New Cures The Rev Mantelle Bradley Rector Church of St Mark and All Saints Galloway The Rev Hugh Brown Rector All Saintsrsquo Princeton The Rev Lisa Caton Part-Time Chaplain The College of New Jersey The Rev Idalia Craig Rector St Thomasrsquo Glassboro

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The Rev Justin Falciani Priest-in-Charge St Markrsquos-at-the- Crossing Williamstown The Rev Matthew C Fenlon Curate St Lukersquos Gladstone `The Rev William Feus Rector St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville The Rev Peter French Chaplain Princeton University The Rev John F Hartman Dcn Director of Church Relations Seamens Church Institute New York NY The Rev Paul Jeanes III Rector Trinity Church Princeton The Rev C Thomas Meyers Part-Time Priest-in-Charge St Simeonrsquos North Wildwood The Rev Dr John Mitchell Rector Church of the Advent Cape May The Rev Andy Moore Rector St Elizabethrsquos Elizabeth The Rev Ellen C Rutherford Priest-in-Charge St Andrewrsquos Bridgeton and Trinity Church Vineland The Rev Jim Strader Curate St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson The Rev J Matthew Tucker Priest-in-Charge Christ Church Bordentown The Rev Gina Walsh-Minor Priest-in-Charge Trinity Church Cranford The Rev Paul Westman Part-Time Priest-in-Charge St Georgersquos Pennsville The Rev Jack Zamboni Part-Time Vicar St Francisrsquo Dunellen

Interim Clergy in New Cures The Rev Joanna Graham Interim Rector St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy The Rev Dr Jill L McNish Interim Rector St Stephenrsquos Waretown The Rev Reginald Nuamah Part-Time Interim Rector St Paulrsquos Bound Brook The Rev Deborah Piggins Interim Rector Ascension Gloucester The Rev Douglas Reans Interim Rector St Peterrsquos Spotswood The Rev Lois Schembs Interim Rector Grace-St Paulrsquos Mercerville The Rev Marshall Shelly Interim Rector Trinity Church Matawan The Rev Nancy Speck Part-Time Interim Vicar

HolyCommunion Fair Haven The Rev Franklin Skip Vilas Interim Rector St Markrsquos Basking Ridge The Rev Derrick Wedderburn Interim Rector St Maryrsquos Pleasantville Deacons Dcn Catherine Brunson Resigned from St Albanrsquos New Brunswick

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Dcn Robert Turner Assigned to St Lukersquos Metuchen Dcn Debi Clarke Resigned from Christ Church Shrewsbury now serving at St Thomasrsquo Alexandria Dcn Lou DeSheplo Resigned from St Markrsquos-at-the-

Crossing Williamstown now serving at St Thomasrsquo Glassboro

Dcn Barbara Ann Jensen Retired from St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction

Dcn Donald McEwan Deceased Licensed in the Diocese of New Jersey and served in St Stephenrsquos Whiting

Bishop Councell thanked the Convention volunteers He acknowledged the Diocesan House Staff The Rev Canon Lee Powers The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Canon Wanda V Greene Canon Kep Short Canon Cynthia McFarland The Rev Debi Clarke Dcn Ms Ann Notte Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads Ms Sarah Paige Mr Michael Wilkes Ms Cecilia Alvarez Ms Debbie Crall Mr Ronald Gritz Mr Emanuel Strauss and Mr Curtis Wilson

Annual Reports by Title Bishop Councell requested that the following Annual Reports be received by title Deputies have received these reports by mail or in their Convention packet or they have been made available at the information table Document 5 ndash Companion Diocese Document 6 ndash Diocesan Altar Guild Document 8 ndash Youth Report Document 9 ndash Audit Committee Document 10 ndash Commission on Ministry Document 10A ndash Committee on Priesthood Document 10B ndash Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deacons Document 10C ndash Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation Document 10D ndash Ministry Institute Document 11 ndash Trinity Cathedral Document 13 ndash Insurance Committee Document 14 ndash Planned Giving Document 15 ndash Commission on Ministry with the Disabled Document 16 ndash Diocesan Council Document 17 ndash Parochial Visitations Document 18 ndash 2007 Bishoprsquos Journal

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Document 19 ndash Standing Committee Document 20 ndash Episcopal Church Women Document 21 ndash Reflections on One Year as Dean Document 22 ndash Anti-Racism Commission Document 23 ndash Report of the Historiographer Document 24 ndash Restorative Justice Taskforce ndash Summary Document 24A ndash Restorative Justice Taskforce ndash Documented History Document 25 ndash Canonical Clergy Diocese of New Jersey Document 26 ndash Canonical Churches Diocese of New Jersey Document 27 ndash Bishoprsquos Appointments Statistics I ndash Necrology Statistics II ndash Transfers InOut Statistics III ndash Official Acts A motion to accept these Annual Reports as filed was made seconded and passed Necrology The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury read the Necrology Report for the year 2008 The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn April 5 2008 The Rev Frederic F Guyott III June 13 2008 Announcements Bishop Councell announced that the Standing Committee will meet immediately after the close of Convention

Deacon Catherine Brunson Chair of the Recovery Ministries Committee announced that winning numbers were drawn for the two baskets displayed at their exhibit table The committee hopes that deputies enjoyed the bottled water donated by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and their Canada Dry Bottler (who even increase the size of each bottle) in Egg Harbor

Adjournment Bishop Councell announced that the 226th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey is scheduled to take place on March 5ndash6 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill The Presiding Bishop will be the keynote speaker and speaker at the WCECW breakfast Motion to adjourn was made seconded and passed

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Bishop Councell and members of Convention offered thanks to our Convention Chaplain the Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Mother Zimmerman offered thanks to the Rev Frank Crumbaugh the Rev Jack Zamboni and the Rev Francis Hebert for their assistance The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman closed with prayer and the singing of Hymn 259 from Hymnal 1940 Fling out the banner whose words were written by George Washington Doane Second Bishop of New Jersey and creator of our motto Right Onward Bishop Councell gave a blessing The Convention stood adjourned at 125 pm Respectfully submitted Mary Ann Rhoads Assistant Secretary

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The Bishoprsquos Address The 225th Annual Meeting of Convention

The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey February 27 2009

My dear friends in Christ I have been to the mountain top On Monday morning November 10 2008 I arrived at Gilmanrsquos Point the second highest peak on Mt Kilimanjaro the highest mountain on the continent of Africa For a little while I stood on ldquothe roof of Africardquo Getting there wasnrsquot easy and it wasnrsquot pretty But it was glorious I made it by the grace of God in the strength of your prayers and with the help of my hiking partner Deacon Dan Fowler and our Tanzanian guides So I begin this my Sixth Address to the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey with a word of profound thanks to Bishop Romero and the diocesan Staff to the Standing Committee to all of you and to our entire community Thank you for the extraordinary privilege of a sabbatical leave from this office and ministry from mid-October through mid-January Not all of it was as demanding and dramatic as the ascent of Kilimanjaro I also beheld in awesome wonder many other glories of Godrsquos creation in the national parks in that region of Tanzania Later I walked a small section of the pilgrimage route in northern Spain known as the Camino that leads to Santiago de Compostela Hiking the Camino so late in the year proved to be more adventure than I was prepared for so I altered my plans I took the bus But in the end I found Jesus present in the Sacrament exposed in a rather plain side chapel of the Cathedral set apart from the excessive ornamentation of the shrine of St James In the stillness and silence I was blessed I returned home and enjoyed several weeks of reading reflection and rest I celebrated a Christmas with my family unlike any other Christmas in 33 years of ordained ministry Godrsquos grace worked through this sabbatical to refresh my soul renew my vocation and restore my health It was good to lay down for a time what St Paul refers to as his ldquoanxiety for all the churchesrdquo (II Cor 1128) But it is very good to be back I love Jesus I love Jersey and I love being a bishop in this Diocese this Church and Communion at this time I am back and I am stoked My feelings are captured in the words of a young African pastor who wrote ldquoI wonrsquot give up shut up let up until I have stayed up stored up prayed up paid up preached up for the cause of Christ I am a disciple of Jesus I must go till He comes give till I drop preach till all know and work till He stops me And when He comes He will have no problem recognizing mehelliprdquo That is how I intend to serve till He tells me to stop

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Last Sunday we heard the story of the mountain-top experience of Peter James and John ndash known as the Transfiguration of our Lord (Mark 9 2-8 Matt 171-8 Luke 928-36) Now some New Testament commentators argue that the Transfiguration is really a resurrection account that in the course of the transmission of the Gospel migrated from the end to the middle of the story They call it a ldquomisplaced resurrection storyrdquo Whether or not that is a defensible thesis I leave to the scholars But I think itrsquos a perfectly wonderful job description for the Church ldquoJob Number One be a misplaced resurrection storyrdquo The back story is that the so-called sovereigns did their worst on Friday but on Sunday God did His best and a dead man walked out of the tomb and showed his sad weak and frightened friends that the real victory belonged to the real God ndash the God who makes everything glorious From the first light of dawn that day they were so out of their minds with love for Jesus and so stoked with fire of His love they just couldnrsquot be calmed or contained or reasoned with They were so totally in love with Jesus there was no other life to live no other sovereign to serve They had nothing to lose They had already received everything that they needed ldquoYou can have all this worldrdquo they said ldquoGive me Jesusrdquo They woke up every morning and went about living Jesusrsquo life doing Easter stuff and showing the world that He rules And when the lordlets of this world came down on Jesusrsquo friends they didnrsquot feel the nails didnrsquot even see the lions They just kept singing those Easter hymns kept on being a misplaced resurrection appearance They would not be changed There was a man living in a poor neighborhood in a city He pretty much kept to himself But everyday at 300 in the afternoon he would emerge from his apartment walk out into the street and shout ldquoJustice peace reconciliationrdquo Every day like clockwork Finally one of his neighbors got weary of it and confronted him ldquoMan you got to stop this Are you crazy Donrsquot you know you canrsquot change the worldrdquo ldquoMaybe yoursquore rightrdquo said the man ldquoMaybe I canrsquot change the world But I can keep the world from changing merdquo Can we keep the world from changing us changing the agenda of our lives ndash given to us at baptism Can we stay on the job being a misplaced resurrection appearance in the middle of this story Or will we be persuaded to tone it down give it a rest go back inside close the doors of the church and play it safe Are we afraid This is indeed a most challenging time in which you and I are called to bear witness to Christ and to lead our churches and our Diocese in Christrsquos ministry Watching the staggering economic

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Bishoprsquos Address continued developments over the past several months I was reminded of an essay by CS Lewis that was published during World War II and entitled ldquoLearning in Wartimerdquo In it he wrote If you have not directly lost a loved one but rather find yourself dazed shaken and fearful God is saying to you ldquoWake up to your need for me and up to what real security is No military power or technology or human factor can make you safe Only in the very center of my will is there any safety You donrsquot have the human ability to control things You need merdquo If we had foolish hopes about human culture they are now shattered If we thought we were building up a heaven on earth if we looked for something that would turn the present world from a place of pilgrimage into a permanent city satisfying the soulhellip we are disillusioned and not a moment too soon In ordinary times only the wise realize it Now the stupidest of us knows it Now we are hurting right along with the world Our people are losing jobs and savings and homes or are worried about all of that And poor and vulnerable people are even worse off Our churches schools seminaries and outreach programs are all weakened by declines in the value of their assets The neighborhoods where many of our people live and work and worship are in serious decline There is a lot of fear and a world of hurt The most natural thing in the world is to draw back and hold on to what wersquove got But I say to you today this is our moment to be that misplaced resurrection appearance We are a called people We are to walk in the light of the resurrection We know the end of this story We know that wherever the bottom is we cannot fall beyond the reach of our Lord He will raise us up He makes everything glorious That is what he does And we belong to Him So what does that make us We are the preview of coming attractions a dress rehearsal for the coming kingdom That is what we do Who we are shouts so loudly the world cannot hear what we are saying (Emerson) Biographers say that the best way to get to know ndash really know ndash their subject is to have her or his check book and appointment book So what do the budget and the business of this great Diocese of New Jersey tell us First things first We are going right onward with sacrificial giving and leadership for the wider mission of our Church The proposed budget

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calls for the funding of the full asking (215) for The Episcopal Church provides 07 of our income for the Millennium Development Goals meets the full request of the Board of Missions for funding our own mission churches continues to support our Cathedral and has many other features that commend it I hope that you will adopt it It must be said however that in order to fund this budget and its outreach we propose to take a significant proportion of our audited surpluses from previous years and some accumulated earnings from one of our endowments This is a rainy day We are blessed to have these resources to help to get through this year But we need the leadership of what I will call a Task Force on Restructure to examine the options of how we shall do mission together in what most people think will be the lean years ahead I am happy to announce that Ms Kathy OrsquoHagan of St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway and the Rev Jack Zamboni of St Francisrsquo Dunellen have accepted my appointment to serve as Co-Chairs of this body I will ask that they report to Diocesan Council in the fall so that their recommendations will help to shape our budgeting for 2010 and beyond Meanwhile our Staff and diocesan leaders are actively working to decrease our expenses For example this is the last Convention for which Deputies will receive materials in hard copy via surface mail All registration and pre-Convention materials will be sent electronically We are achieving savings in most every expense line in the budget Here I have the honor to recognize Reg Whitman Senior Warden of St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson who has just completed his first year as diocesan Treasurer What a year it has been And in case you wondered Reg is standing for election for a second term Well done faithful one and thank you on behalf of a very very grateful Diocese and Bishop Looking beyond the budget what does our diocesan program tell us about who we are Well to borrow a title from the Rev Greg Bezilla our Chaplain to Rutgers University and a leader in the movement to invite more young people to consider a vocation to ordained ministry we are a Church of passion and purpose We need both of course We see plenty of passion around us but to no apparent purpose or to purposes that are not worthy of the Gospel But in the Church we see much that is purposeful (or dutiful at least) but lacking the passion that makes the Churchrsquos mission lively and engaging

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But look at whatrsquos new in New Jersey a Diocese of passion and purpose A ldquoPassion and Purposerdquo Sunday is proposed to be observed on the Third Sunday of Easter April 26 2009 On that day I urge all the clergy to offer preaching teaching testimony and theological reflection on the subject of vocation to the end that youth and young adults are invited to consider a vocation to ordained ministry and everyone is put in mind that their vocation is ldquothe place where your deep gladness and the worldrsquos deep hunger meetrdquo (Frederick Buechner Wishful Thinking A Theological ABC) Lord grant us passion and purpose A new effort to reach out to young adults is underway I know that you will join me in refusing to surrender to the notion that we simply have nothing to hold the attention of young adults from the day after their Confirmation until they are married with children Fr Bezilla and others have better ideas Support them Better yet join them Lord grant us passion and purpose What passion and purpose may be seen in the ongoing life of our Cathedral They continue to serve our Diocese with grace and strength and deep faith in the provision of our God I thank Dean Rene John for his leadership along with that of the Wardens Chapter and Staff Miracles are happening there Lord thank you for passion and purpose I call upon us to rejoice in the growth of so many other congregations across our Diocese including our ministries among Latino people and two churches that will be recognized by this meeting St Peterrsquos Igbo Church Trenton and Christ the King Willingboro We are a growing Church in many places We are trying to grow in most places

Lord thank you for passion and purpose

Someone who has helped us to grow and helped us to recruit support and retain healthy clergy leadership over the past eight and a half years is the Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Canon Geitz has resigned her position effective in May in order to relocate and to explore new ministries We can all be very grateful for the countless ways she has

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enriched and strengthened the ministries of this Diocese We thank you dear Elizabeth Lord thank you for her passion and purpose We have a new Companion Diocese The Rev Canon Servio Moscoso and the Companion Diocese Committee oversaw a gracious conclusion to our nine-year relationship with the Diocese of El Salvador and have helped us to enter into a new companionship with the Diocese of Ecuador Central That diocese will soon receive a new bishop to be elected by our House of Bishops next month One of the nominees is our own Canon Moscoso I ask your prayers for the Diocese facing many difficult challenges and for Servio and Angela

Lord grant them passion and purpose Among other new programs initiated in the past year are the formation of a Committee led by the Rev Dr Hugh Brown Rector of All Saintsrsquo Princeton to help our Diocese respond to the needs of the victims of genocide in Darfur a Committee led by the Rev Deacon Johnine Byrer to coordinate and expand our ministries among the incarcerated a new campus ministry at The College of New Jersey established through the efforts of the Rev Lisa Caton and a reconstituted and revitalized Stewardship Commission under the direction of Charles Perfater Treasurer of our Cathedral and Executive Coordinator of Province II Faithful financial stewardship remains a challenge for us in this Diocese I know of many faithful and effective clergy and lay leaders who are often feel profoundly discouraged that there is not more sacrificial giving of money for the mission of our churches I remind us that the tithe is the minimum standard of giving in this Church Ruth and I have been tithers for 35 years or more We have never claimed that it makes better than anyone else only that it makes us more grateful for all that we have been given by God Stewardship is all that we are and all that we have all of the time There is no spiritual renewal without a new joy in giving I challenge us all to discover the joy of sacrificial giving not because the Church has needs but because we need to give And for this dear Lord grant us passion and purpose All this and Canon Cynthia McFarland is back We give thanks for her restored health and for her renewed ministry as Communications Director I regret that this position was reduced to part-time Canon McFarland will focus on our website and electronic communications See our redesigned web page at newjerseyanglicanorg

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Thank you Lord for her passion and purpose Bishop Romero has arranged for us to receive some help in understanding how our churches and our Diocese can best respond to the needs of undocumented workers many of whom worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this Diocese You are welcome to attend ldquoThe Episcopal Church and Immigration Issuesrdquo led by Ana G White Immigration amp Refugee Policy Analyst at The Episcopal Church Office of Governmental Relations at Cristo Rey Church in Trenton on March 7 2009 from 1000 am to Noon Lord grant us passion and purpose I affirm and support the ministry of Oasis in this Diocese We have worked very hard to respect each other and maintain our bonds of affection with those with whom we disagree on issues of human sexuality No one in this Diocese has been persecuted or excluded because of their views on these matters Let me be clear however I have the deepest gratitude for the Rev Deacon Terry Suruda and the Rev Deacon Cy Deavours and those who work with them in Oasis reaching out to welcome gay and lesbian people into this Church You belong here This is your Church Lord grant us passion and purpose Not to be forgotten here are these outstanding achievements of the past year Canon Kep Short and Deacon Debi Clarke working with the Youth Council led our young people to participate in the triennial gathering of the young people of The Episcopal Church known as the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in San Antonio And a group of our youth also returned to Mississippi to work on Katrina relief projects on the Coast It is also important to recognize that this Diocese not only supported its two bishops and their wives to attend the Lambeth Conference but also provided additional assistance for bishops from other poorer parts of the Communion to attend A full report was given through this bishoprsquos blog and through our reports at Convocation meetings last fall Did someone say ldquoRight Onwardrdquo

ldquoRight Onward Revive Us Againrdquo is the theme for our Convention It draws to our attention the Right Onward Vision adopted two years ago A continuing body led by Annette Buchanan of St Augustinersquos Asbury Park has met and dreamed and challenged our Diocese to live by that

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vision They proposed that we concentrate on five initiatives one each year for five years In 2008 they promoted a variety of programs to help and inspire congregations to embrace the first initiative ldquogrowth through welcoming and inclusionrdquo This year we are being asked to focus on spiritual renewal where our vision is to ldquosee people of all ages being transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ into His discipleshelliprdquo How will you and I be transformed by grace in the year ahead If for no other reason than because this is a year that will require many difficult decisions we need to seek the transforming grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and other avenues of personal spiritual renewal Revival is not about being ldquoHappy Clappyrdquo in a shallow way and it is not at all about denial of the very real forces that affect our lives and our churches Wherever I have gone in recent years I have tried to mention John 1010 and the abundant life that Jesus points to as the very heart of His mission That is why He came But more recently I have been drawn to another text from John Listen carefully Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground dead to the world it is never any more than a grain of wheat But if it is buried it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over In the same way anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life But if you let go reckless in your love yoursquoll have it forever real and eternal John 12 24-25 in The Message by Eugene Peterson I am persuaded that we as a Church have a lot of letting go and burying to do in order to bear fruit and to come to experience the real eternal and abundant life of Jesus Christ Of course we have genuine worries about not just our diocesan assets but those of our churches particularly the smaller churches set in poorer communities One lay leader asked me just last week ldquoBishop are you going to close our churchrdquo I said ldquoNo but I promise to continue to raise these questions with every congregationrdquo For what purpose do you want to keep the church open and what are you prepared to do in order to support continuing ministry

What shall we as a Diocese do together with you to advance the mission of your church in your community Is God calling you to consolidation reconfiguration merger andor new bold creative arrangements with neighboring churches

Section B - 123

Bishoprsquos Address continued Will you consider that in order to support the mission it may be necessary to close and sell buildings and use those assets in some new ways for the sake of the Gospel I would venture to guess that as many as one-third of our congregations need to look at these and other important questions right now The financial turmoil in our nation has accelerated the urgency of these questions and added to the numbers of congregations that are vulnerable ie no longer able to afford full-time clergy leadership andor no longer able to maintain safe facilities And my friends there is no bail out in the offing But wait herersquos a glimpse of the resurrection for you This weekrsquos mail brought two letters one from the Senior Warden of Christ Church Magnolia the other from Christ Church Collingswood Each letter reports that after an extended period of shared worship program and fellowship the two Vestries voted unanimously to proceed with consolidation of these two congregations ldquoWe recognize the strength to be found in the sharing of our gifts and common liferdquo wrote one These are my heroes I thank them for their faithfulness and that of the Rev Robert J Critelli who gently guided this process Yes we can I am committed to work together with Staff with our congregational development committee and other resource persons and with all the leaders of all these churches to ask the hard questions in the light of John 1224-25 and seek outcomes like this one

My friends we are here to do the business of the Diocese of New Jersey And we will do it in good order to the best of our ability and then go home But let us recognize that the most important thing that we will do in these two days is just this to celebrate and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ For in the Eucharist we receive all the nourishment we need to live Christrsquos life together and go about changing the world for His sake No smaller plans are worthy of Him Yes we are so God-intoxicated as not to be intimidated We know that in the end Jesus wins Life wins Justice peace and reconciliation win This is the victory banquet Then we go forth to fight the battles The outcome is secure Godrsquos promises are sure and certain And when we ldquofeebly strugglerdquo there is a great cloud of witnesses cheering on us on from another shore and a greater light where the resurrection is not misplaced where sorrow and pain are no more neither sighing but only life everlasting All we go down to the dust yet

Section B - 124

Bishoprsquos Address continued even at the grave (and even in Lent) we make our song Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia Last summer at the Episcopal Youth Event I heard for the first time the song with which I would like to close this address Will all you who can stand please join me and sing with this recording by the David Crowder Band Sing with passion and purpose You make all things glorious (x3) And I am yours What does that make me Amen The Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey

Section B - 125

Section C Reports for the year 2008

Altar Guild Anti-Racism Commission Audit Committee Bishops Appointments Board of Missions Commission on Ministry

Committee on Priesthood Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deacons Committee on Life Long Christian Formation Ministry Institute

Committee on Ministry with the Disabled Committee on Resolutions Companion Diocese Congregational Development Darfur Committee Diocesan Council Diocesan Investment Trust Environmental Committee Education for Ministry Historiographer Insurance Commission Loan and Grant Committee Migrant Ministry New Jersey Chaplaincy Nominating Committee Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey Registrars Report Resolutions of Courtesy for 2009 Right Onward Committee Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation Standing Committee Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Proposed

Amendment of Article II Section 2 ndash Document 7A Supplementary Report of the Standing Committee on

Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7B Trinity Cathedral - Deans Reflections Trinity Cathedral - Financial Situation Union of Black Episcopalians Urban Ministry is Revitalized Youth Report

Altar Guild The Diocesan Altar Guild is composed of all members of individual parish Altar Guilds within the Diocese Board members represent each Convocation We hold two meetings a year in the spring and fall which rotate throughout the Diocese Additionally an Annual Meeting is held at the Cathedral each year The sewingembroidery room is located at St Pauls Westfield NJ where members make chasubles stoles etc The Annual Meeting was held October 20 2008 with the Eucharist celebrated by the Rt Rev Sylvestre Romero who also presented our program following the Eucharist business meeting and continental breakfast in Synod Hall The highlights of that meeting include a thank you to Mrs Sarah Hockings for her years of service as Treasurer of the Diocesan Altar Guild and a welcome to our new Treasurer Mr John Drew The Guild supplied several vestment sets during the past year in response to clergy requests A tropical weight set was taken to San Juan Puerto Rico by Nancy Gorman while she was attending a national ECW event The DAG with the support of Bishop Councell voted to establish a Bishops Closet in the coming year This project would supply items no longer needed in some of our parishes for the emergent need of other parishesmissions due to fire flood etc Another project being undertaken is the making of a LentenFestal frontal as a gift to the Cathedral Please visit the DAG display table at Convention to view some of the vestments made this past year and speak to one of the representatives regarding any special requests for same Additionally we are in desperate need for an individual to volunteer to be a representative on the Board from Atlantic Northern and Watchung Convocations Please consider accepting a position which only entails attending three meetings a year Respectfully submitted Nanci Miller Directress

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 126

Anti-Racism Commission

Our Twenty-Year Vision for the Diocese of New Jersey (Adopted by Diocesan Council September 2001)

The Diocese of New Jersey is recognized as a part of the Body of Christ because its congregations joyfully celebrate their anti-racist multicultural embodiment of Christrsquos love The Diocese provides intentional leadership in dismantling racism in the Wider community by modeling the sharing of power and mutual respect among all people at all levels of diocesan life Its mission structures policies and practices are used to perpetuate an anti-racist identity The Diocesersquos anti-racist way of living together through its values of Justice and equality is seen as a model for change and a sign of hope The Anti-Racism Commission continues to be guided by this vision in all its organizing efforts against racism for the diocese In 2008 the Anti-Racism Commission oversaw development and activities of the Anti-Racism Team (ART) and organized anti-racism training events introductory parish and search committee training within the diocese The commission offered anti-racism training to all diocesan executive Staff as well as officials elected to diocesan council standing committee finance and budget committee and other entities the commission also organized anti-racism training which is required for clergy candidates in deacon school To date the Commission has provided a 90-minute workshop to 34 parishes and search committees The Anti-Racism Commission underwent a number of personnel changes during 2008 losing four commission members We welcomed new member replacements and one long-term member returning to the diocese and commission during the last quarter of the year In the fall of 2008 following a team and commission retreat we began a process of team restructuring with the objective of better using the skills and abilities of team members and our resources We adopted and publicized a policy strongly urging that parish search committees be scheduled for the Introductory Anti-Racism Training as soon as possible after they have been established It is also urged that the parish vestries join those trainings We were able to provide training to three search committees and one parish though we were hampered by a lack of qualified trainers for most of the year There were other

search committees to whom we were not able to provide training to due to circumstances in their search process that led to cancellation or

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Anti-Racism Report continued

postponement of training We are aggressively addressing the issue of having a fully qualified cadre of multiple training teams ready for assignments in the later half of 2009 During 2008 we sponsored three multi-day workshops to train current and new team members and members of Hispanic congregations in An Introduction to Anti-Racism Analysis and Advanced Anti-Racism Training These trainings help identify candidates to serve as parish trainers who will get more in-depth experience in training platform skills and subject matter content Their preparation also involves observing and assisting in actual search or parish training sessions We discussed with Bishop Councell the concept of having core trainers a full time set of 2-3 people who would work for the diocese to provide the same kind of training we now contract for from Crossroads Subsequently the Commission formed a task force to look into grants and support from foundations for the purpose of training and employing core trainers

We also discussed issues concerning support for Black clergy serving predominantly white parishes We suggested the diocesan deployment office should organize a seminar for Black clergy with their parish vestries The deployment office should facilitate special training to bring out issues initiate a support system and then follow-up with vestries that call clergy who are not white These offerings would be supplemental to the anti-racism training parish search committees receive during their discernment and search process

During a Meeting with Bishop Romero commission members introduced three topics history and an overview of the work of the commission relationship between Black and Latino clergy and how ARC can work with Bishop Romero to accomplish his agenda During the meeting suggestions were made to aid a stronger working relationship between the Anti-Racism Commission and the Hispanic Commission and to further an agenda of cross-cultural understanding throughout the diocese Bishop Romero also encouraged our mutual support of the Cross Cultural Clergy Conference in October 2008 and participation in the newly formed Cross-Cultural Committee he chairs We agreed with his suggestions

We sponsored a presentation at Diocesan House of the documentary video ldquoDominican Identity and Migrations to Hispaniolardquo Professor Nestor Montilla and his assistant who researched and produced the

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Anti-Racism Report continued

documentary led the presentation discussion About 50 people attended this session We pray for your personal commitment to ending the sin of racism in our diocese We appreciate and value your ongoing support as we work toward fulfilling the 20-Year Anti-Racism Vision for the Diocese of New Jersey The Anti-Racism Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey 2008

Audit Committee The Committee engaged Mercadien PC Princeton NJ to audit Diocesan financial statements for 2007 reviewed and approved drafts of such statements and authorized their publication together with the Auditorrsquos Letter The letter included the Auditorrsquos opinion that the Diocesan Statements presented fairly in all material respects the Diocesersquos financial position in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles but was qualified because of one material omission our balance sheet does not include a capitalized liability to quantify the Diocesersquos on-going obligation to pay premiums for health insurance coverage for our retired clergy Such liability cannot be calculated without an actuarial determination of the life expectancy of the insured pool The Committee has agreed to engage a professional actuary to undertake the necessary determinations The Committeersquos objective is to have such work completed no later than at the preparation of the 2009 financials so that an unqualified Auditorrsquos opinion can be achieved thereon

Mercadienrsquos engagement has been renewed for the 2008 audit

A subcommittee of the Audit Committee has been organized to develop and offer training to parishes on financial audit procedures and to support parishes in the formation and implementation of parish audit committees This development is in response to requests for assistance in this connection from attendees at the December 2007 meeting of wardens and parish treasurers so that parishes can come into compliance with National and Diocesan canons for annual financial audits Initially members of the subcommittee which is comprised of volunteers from a diversity of parishes and under the chairmanship of Robert Becker Flemington plan to contact parishes to determine how

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Audit Committee continued

they may support a program formulated to meet their needs We look forward to working with parishes on this important fiduciary responsibility The members of the Audit Committee are Morris Anderson Willingboro Herbert Geiss Rumson Douglas Halvorsen Moorestown Charles Perfater Trenton John Scherer Fair Haven Robert Scott Woodbury Ronald Sheay Stockton Submitted by Richard S Ellwood Chair

Bishoprsquos Appointments

2009 Convention Appointments Appointed by the Bishop

Chancellor John Wood Goldsack Esq ArchivistHistoriographer The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Parliamentarian John Wood Goldsack Esq Assistant Secretary Mary Ann Rhoads Convention Coordinator Ann M Notte

Balloting Committee The Rev Louis J De Sheplo Dcn Jerry Allen The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn Chair Daphne Burdett The Rev Leslie G Mazzacano Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rev Frederick B May Dcn The Rev Douglas J Reans The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

Committee on Classification of Congregations The Rev John V Zamboni Chair Carolyn Belvin

Committee on Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles D Sasso-CrandallChair Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Mary Capasso Mary DiGennardo5

Committee on Deceased Members The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Chair Mary Ann Rhoads Staff Liaison

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

Committee on Resolutions The Rev Terence Blackburn Paul Ambos Esq Chair The Rev Dirk C Reinken Margaret Hughes The Rev Jane L Rockman Cynthia A Miller John A Sully Mary Ann Rhoads Liaison

Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business The Rev Dean Henry Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Peter T Manzo Daphne Burdett John Wood Goldsack Esq Chair

Committee on Validation of the Minutes The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Kathleen OrsquoHagan The Rev Robert H Legnani Chair

Committees of the Diocese Appointed by the Bishop

Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Joan E Fleming Annette Buchanan The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Charles Hughes The Rev Martha M McKee Cesar Imbert The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel Chair Sebastian Vasquez The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey The Rev Mark R Van Sant

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Liturgy

The Rev Valerie L Balling Terry Cooper The Rev Terence Blackburn Deborah Ford The Rev Philip B Carr-Jones Nanci Miller The Rev Peter S Cornell Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Francis N Hebert The Rev Linda L Moeller Co-Chair The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike The Rev Arthur P Powell Co-Chair The Rev Valerie T Redpath

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Music

The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair Charles M Banks The Rev Russell A Griffin Stephen Bearse The Rev Francis N Hebert Deborah Ford

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

The Rev Dennis Witt Nichols Brent Miller Co-Chair Mark Trautman Gladstone Trott Jeff Unger Tom Whittemore Vernon Williams

Commission on Church Architecture The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev William Otis Breedlove II Peter Morgan The Rev Bruce Montgomery Charles Nakash

Commission on Ministry with Disabled Brother John Baptist OSF Elaine Bailey The Rev Sheelagh Clarke Co-Chair Noelinda Cassell The Rev Susan Richardson Barbara Coppens Donna Devlin Co-Chair Deb Ellwood Charlotte Hayden Elizabeth Papp Secretary Jennifer Reid Lynda Volker Mark Willis Thomas Devlin Associate Member

Commission on Ministry The Rev John C Belmont Jr Chair

Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation The Rev Deborah Cook Chair

2010

The Rev Sheelagh Clarke Lori Cooper The Rev Andrea Rose Marie Hayden Eve Chamberlain Suzanne Johansson

2011 The Rev Victoria Cuff Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey Nancy H Miller The Rev Mary Jean B Metzger

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

2012 The Rev Emily A Griffin Lisa Hoffman Vacancy Susan Legnani Vacancy

2013 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Deb Ellwood The Rev Lisa Caton Vacancy The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Lisa Mitchell Liaison for EMF Kep Short Staff Liaison

Committee on the Priesthood The Rev John C Belmont Jr Co-Chair

Constance White Co-Chair

2010 The Rev Pedro S Guzman Phoebe Edwards The Rev Philip H Kasey Dawn McDonald Vacancy

2011 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Carroll Wilson The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins James Nishimura The Rev Terrence Rosheuvel

2012 The Rev Kuruvilla K Chandy Alicia Graham The Rev Ophelia G Laughlin Herbert Thomas The Rev Ronald N Pollock

2013 The Rev Jane T Brady Vincent Tortorello The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Robert Lewis The Rev Edmund W Zelley

Committee on the Diaconate

The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn Co-Chair The Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn Co-Chair

2010 The Rev Anna S Powell Nancy Metcalf The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn

2011 The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Carroll Wilson The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn

2012 The Rev Carolsue Cummings Dcn Nancy H Miller

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

The Rev David L Laquintano

2013 The Rev William C Parker Cedric Richardson The Rev Thomas E Sweeny Dcn

Companion Diocese Committee

The Rev Pedro S Guzman John Ackerman The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn Hilary Thomas Dorer The Rev Lisa S Mitchell Felix Estepa The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Chair Arnetha Jackson The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Charles Nakash The Rev John G Steed Vincent Tortorello The Rev C Scott Trull The Rev Mark R Van Sant

Congregational Development Debbie Crall Chair

The Rev Debra K Bullock Jean Devitto The Rev Justin Falciani Rich Macauley The Rev Emily A Griffin Lawrence Stroud The Rev Jonathan B Percival The Rev Christopher M Rodriguez The Rev Virginia M Sheay The Rev J Matthew Tucker The Rev Robert Turner Dcn The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison

Convention Arrangements Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev Mark H Chattin Daphne Burdett The Rev Idalia S Craig Brent F Miller The Rev Martin Gutwein Ann M Notte Chair The Rev Jeffrey M Kirk Charles H Perfater The Rev Linda L Moeller James W Sullivan The Rev Dr Edward J Murphy Norma R Tucker The Rev Arthur P Powell Mary Ann Rhoads Staff Liaison

Darfur Committee The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Glendon Bell The Rev Jane T Brady Matt Bollinger The Rev Hugh Brown III Chair Alicia Graham The Rev Sharon Sutton Dcn

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

Ecumenical Commission

The Rev Jane T Brady The Rev Bruce Montgomery The Rev Anna S Powell The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Chair

Environmental Commission The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Harry Allen The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn Mary Elizabeth Allen The Rev Fletcher Harper Barbara Bach The Rev Barbara A D Jensen Dcn James Cramer The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Chair Linda Field The Rev Nancy H Speck Ray Hellings The Rev Franklin E Vilas Virginia Lamarche-Beaufays The Rev Richard C Wrede Lisa Redfield Sister Linda Clare Patricia Sayles Ronald Sheay John Wood

Hispanic Commission

The Rev J Rodney Croes Francisca Ascue The Rev Kathleen DeJohn Dcn Felix Estepa The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Jorge Galeano The Rev Pedro S Guzman Cesar Imbert The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Sergio Lopez The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Zulema Melo The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Chair Rosa Pe┼ła-Brown The Rev Salvador Ros Nelsi Ruiz Luz Sanchez Robert Taylor Sr Rosa Terminelle Sebastian Vasquez

Hunger Task Force The Rev Frank M Goss Carolyn Cain The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Chair Cynthia Shoyer

Ministry to the Imprisoned The Rev Gail Bennett Dcn Emmanuel Bourjolly The Rev Johnine Byrer Dcn Chair Henry H Murray The Rev Frederick R Pray Dcn Thomas Rigg Ellen Wanser

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

Insurance Committee The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Cynthia A Miller The Rev Dr Frank K Jago David Mulcahy The Rev Dr Alan K Salmon Ardelle Zervos The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair Wanda V Greene Staff Liaison The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison William Bloor Consultant

Loan and Grant Committee The Rev Matthew S Engleby Felix Estepa The Rev Francis A Hubbard Chair Edward Filipski The Rev Philip H Kasey Jay R Ham Edward H Higgins Jr John Holt Wanda V Greene Staff Liaison

Migrant Ministry The Rev Pedro S Guzman Chair Wilfredo Cortez The Rev Salvador Ros Wanda V Greene Staff Liaison

The Committee of the Church Pension Fund The Very Rev Lloyd G Chattin Jacquelin Tootell The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair Fred Vereen The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison Wanda V Greene Staff Liaison

Planned Giving Committee The Rev Russell A Griffin Richard Ellwood The Rev Dean Henry Chair John Wood Goldsack Esq The Rev Margaret Hodgkins David Ludgin Esq The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike Robert Rodgers The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison Charles Watson

Recovery Ministries Diocese of New Jersey

The Rev Catherine Brunson Dcn Chair Polly Horvath The Rev Mary Ann Jensen Dcn Robert Lowry The Rev Mark R Van Sant Harriett Stuart The Rev Nancy H Speck Joseph Sweeney Curtis Wilson Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

Stewardship Commission 2010

The Rev Dr Patrick R Close Eunice Owens The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Robert Rodgers

2011 The Rev David L Snyder Donna Devlin Vacancy David Waite

2012 The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Clara Gregory The Rev Donald L Turner Charles H Perfater Chair

Jane O P Turner Fund

The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay Chair Janet W Byard Harold Hill Wanda V Greene Staff Liaison

Womenrsquos Commission

2010 The Rev Susan E Osborne-Mott Deborah Kirk The Rev Nancy H Speck Chair

2011 The Rev Jacquelyn Rowe Jean McFarland The Rev Margaret Sterchi Pamela Maiolo

2012 The Rev Debra K Bullock Laurie Morgan The Rev Jill McNish Greta Brown ndash Liaison between the ECW and the Womenrsquos Commission

Board of Missions

Board of Missions membership We give thanks for the faithful ministry of the following Board members who completed terms or service in 2008 the Rev Mark Van Sant (Diocesan Council) the Rev Thomas Sweeny Dcn (Atlantic Convocation) Mr Rudolf Meyer (Atlantic Convocation reappointed) the Rev Gina Walsh-Minor and Mr Dennis Bellars (Monmouth Convocation) Ms Lynette Darling and the Rev Karin Mitchell (Trenton Convocation both reappointed) We welcomed the following new members the Rev Art Powell (Diocesan Council) the Rev Gina Walsh-Minor (Bishoprsquos Appointment)

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the Rev Terry Martin (Atlantic Convocation later resigned) the Rev Helen Orlando Dcn (Burlington Convocation) the Rev Bob Thomas Dcn (Monmouth Convocation later resigned) and the Rev Matt Engleby (Watchung Convocation) Changes in clergy serving in Mission Congregations During 2008 the following changes occurred in clergy leadership in the following mission churches Holy Spirit Bellmawr amp St Lukersquos WestvillemdashThe Rev Mantelle Bradley

resigned as vicar to the yoked churches The two churches are using supply clergy

St Maryrsquos ClementonmdashThe Rev Dr Henrietta Lavengood resigned as vicar

St Francisrsquo DunellenmdashThe Rev Jack Zamboni is vicar Grace Church ElizabethmdashThe Rev Ramon Liz resigned as vicar Holy Communion Fair HavenmdashThe Rev James McReynolds resigned

as vicar The Rev Nancy Hite Speck is interim vicar St Albanrsquos New BrunswickmdashThe Rev Harroldean Ashton resigned as

vicar St Maryrsquos Pleasantvillemdash The Rev Derrick Wedderburn is interim vicar Trinity Church SwedesboromdashThe Rev Dr Jill McNish resigned as vicar St Michaelrsquos TrentonmdashThe Rev Barry Harte resigned as vicar Holy Spirit Tuckertonmdashthe Rev Terry Martin resigned as vicar Trinity VinelandmdashThe Rev Anne McRae Wrede resigned as interim

vicar St Markrsquos WilliamstownmdashThe Rev Jerry Doublisky retired as priest-in-

charge The Rev Justin Falciani is vicar Cooperation in expansion of Hispanic ministry Bi-lingual and multi-lingual worship resources have been and continued to be developed to assist in expanding Hispanic and other cultural ministries

Mission assistance In 2007 The Diocesan Council and the Board of Missions agreed on three priorities for mission assistance in the future

1 truly missionary work in developing new congregations or reaching out to new constituencies

2 assisting a formerly vibrant church recover from some recent trauma

3 assisting two or more churches in developing plans for yoking regional ministry or merger

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The Board of Missions is considering further restrictions on distributing assistance grants as an overall strategy for supporting the mission of the church is developed The Board of Missions is increasingly seeing its role as supporting those churches who are bringing the Good News of Christ to their community and less as one of supporting social service programs offered by churches In support of the missionary work of some of our mission congregations the following churches received $318523 of mission assistance in 2008

Respectfully submitted on behalf of all the members of the Board of Missions by The Rt Rev Sylvestre Romero Assistant Bishop March 2009

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Urban Churches

Amount Non-Urban Churches

Amount

St Andrewrsquos Camden

$57000 St Clementrsquos Belford

$10000

St Wilfridrsquos Camden

$8540 St Jamesrsquo Edison

$30000

Grace Elizabeth

$55733 St Johnrsquos Fords

$8000

San Jose Elizabeth

$40000 St Luke amp All Saints Union

$5000

St Albanrsquos New Brunswick

$20000 St Barnabas Villas

$7000

Cristo Rey Trenton

$34500 St Lukersquos Westville

$10750

Trinity Vineland

$10000 St Markrsquos Williamstown

$22000

Total $22 5773 $92750

Section C - 139

Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry is composed of the chairs of the Committee on Priesthood the Committee on the Diaconate the head of the School for Deacons the chairs of the Committee on Life Long Christian Formation and the head of the Ministry Institute Canon Elizabeth Geitz serves as our liaison from the diocesan Staff We meet periodically throughout the year to report on each others initiatives and to support each others program Below please find reports from each of these committees and ministries Respectfully submitted The Rev John C Belmont Chair Reports for 2008 follow Committee on Priesthood Committee on the Diaconate Committee on Life Long Christian Formation Ministry Institute

Committee on the Priesthood

Current Status of Individuals in the Process

Ordained to the Priesthood o Of the three transitional deacons ordained to the

diaconate in June 2008 Four were ordained to the priesthood in

December 2008 The fifth has additional work to complete before

being ordained

Postulants and Candidates o There are currently six postulants and candidates at

various stages Juniors or middlers in seminary (5) Five

postulants are attending seminary full-time ndash

one junior and three middlers One of these middler seminarians is attending part-time Senior in seminary (1) ndash One postulant was

approved for candidacy in the spring of 2008 This individual will take her GOEs in January 2009

Others in Process

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o Recently approved (2) ndash There were two applicants to

the priesthood in 2008 who was interviewed for further ministry discernment in September 2008 These individuals were accepted as nominees into the process had COP liaisons appointed for guidance and were placed in a parish other than their home parish for further discernment These nominees will be interviewed for postulancy in late January 2009

o There are other potential applicants in various stages of completing work with their Parish Committees on Ministry

o There are also four clergy from other denominations seeking ordination in The Episcopal Church through the Diocese

Visits with Seminarians Members of the Committee on the Priesthood periodically visited our seminarians at General Theological Seminary in New York City The GTS seminarians joined Bishop Romero the Canon for Ministry Development and Deployment and the Co-Chairs of the COP for individual conversations and then lunch in December 2008 One of the Co-Chairs visited seminarians at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria Virginia in February 2008

In June 2008 the COP held its second afternoon of fellowship and bible study at St Matthews in Pennington so that seminarians and members of the COP could get to know each other better and to ensure that there is interaction before the seminarians are interviewed for candidacy Also invited to attend were the summer interns from the inception of the summer program

Recruitment

The Subcommittee on RecruitmentDevelopment of Clergy of Diverse Racial and Cultural Backgrounds and the Recruitment Subcommittee were combined under the leadership of The Rev Greg Bezilla into the new Subcommittee on Recruitment The new subcommittee has been quite active in developing new approaches to recruitment including supporting Passion and Purpose Sunday planning a retreat for young adults for May 2009 connecting more frequently with summer interns during the year and developing a video aimed at attracting more young adults to the priesthood

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Committee on Priesthood continued

The Recruitment Subcommittee placed four college students in its 5th summer internship program to encourage college students to consider the priesthood This brings the total number of summer interns supported by the diocese over the five years to 19 Funding to support this effort was obtained from members of the COP the Girls Friendly Society churches rectors and individual donors Interns receive $3000 each - $2500 stipend and $500 for books and materials Discernment Shepherds The subcommittee formed to provide guidance and training to Parish Committees on Ministry continued to shepherd discerners and PCOMs All PCOMs with nominees in the process have been trained This committee also monitors the progress of each nominee at the very early stages Financial Aid With the approval of the Standing Committee the COP awarded $81000 in financial aid to six postulants attending seminary in the 2008-09 academic year All postulants who applied for financial aid received assistance Submitted by The Rev John Belmont and Ms Constance White Co-Chairs Committee on the Priesthood January 2009

Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deacons The School for Deacons continues to grow and evolve as a viable asset to continuing education in the Diocese under the leadership of the Rev Linda Moeller director The Venerable Victoria Cuff archdeacon for discernment is the liaison between the School for Deacons and the COD The Committee on the Diaconate is responsible for interviewing identifying and recommending applicants to the School for Deacons It also continues to shepherd students in the school through the ordination process The Committee works closely with the Rev Elizabeth Geitz Canon for Ministry Development to assure that the discernment selection process and preparation of those who have expressed a call to the diaconate is thoughtful intentional and fair

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Committee on the Diaconate continued

The Ar chdeacons have oversight for deacons in the Diocese in three special areas The Venerable Keith McCoy is Archdeacon for Deployment in the diocese The Venerable John Hanson is Archdeacon for Pastoral Care and the Venerable Victoria Cuff is Archdeacon for Discernment The Archdeacons report directly to the Bishop Candidates in the class of 2009 are Rose Broderick Susan Cushinotto Judith Krom Christopher Cox David Lawson-Beck Joseph Sweeney and Carmen Viola The COD is involved in the North American Association for the Diaconate which through publication and conferences works within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada to promote the Diaconate to educate the church about the diaconate and to support deacons in ministry The Committee on the Diaconate co-chaired by the Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn and the Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn consists of the Rev Anna Powell the Rev David L Laquintano the Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson the Rev William Parker the Rev Carolsue Cummings Dcn the Rev Tom Sweeny Dcn the Rev Emily Holman Dcn the Rev Catherine Esposito Dcn Mr Carroll Wilson Mr Cedric Richardson Ms Nancy Miller Ms Nancy Metcalf Respectfully submitted The Venerable Victoria Cuff Deacon Co-Chair The Reverend Lynn H Johnson Deacon Co-Chair

Committee on Life Long Christian Formation

The Committee on Life Long Christian Formation offers workshops resources and assistance to Christian educators throughout the Diocese

On January 19 2008 the Committee held a Christian Educatorrsquos Day with Our Bishop presenting Storytelling for All Ages led by Joanne Epply-Schmidt This day meant to support and honor both lay and clergy educators focused on the art of storytelling and how to engage the purpose and potential for stories in all areas of Christian formation

It was well received by all in attendance

A Godly Play Certification training was held at Trinity Church Princeton from March 6 to the 8th Accommodations for the 19 attendees from our Diocese as well as others were provided by Princeton Theological

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Committee on Life Long Christian Formation continued

Seminary and there was interest in more Godly Play events for the future Every parish in the Diocese of New Jersey continues to have the opportunity to utilize the Audio Visual Resource Library (AVRL) which is in the Diocese of Pennsylvania Videos DVDrsquos and audio tapes can be ordered by phone (215-627-6434 ext110) or email (AVRLdiopaorg) The AVRL Catalog can now be accessed online at wwwmrconlineorg or through the link as provided on our Diocesan website (please choose lsquoAbout the Diocesersquo then lsquoCommitteesrsquo and then click on this committeersquos name for the link) This service is free to all parishes in our Diocese There is a variety of material available for children youth and adults encompassing areas from Scripture and liturgy to history social values and prayer

Materials for our own Diocesan Resource Center are purchased as budget allows and during 2008 we had a subscription with Church Publishing that allowed us to acquire one copy of every new Church Publishing publication for that year The Rev Bill Breedlove has graciously and generously spent much time to set up our Resource Center so that it may be accessed on line through the Diocesan website with the assistance of Sarah Paige It can be accessed in the same manner as the AVRL link

The Committee also supports the Hightstown Conference an ecumenical Christian Formation conference held in March of each year as well as supporting Diocesan sponsored Christian formation programs We are happy to assist any parish that is looking for help with their own Christian EducationFormation program

We would like to thank all members of the Committee who have served this year Susan Legnani and Michael Redpath Co-Chairs The Rev Gina Walsh-Minor Co-Chair The Reverends Gregory Bezilla Lisa Caton Sheelagh Clarke Polly Kasey Emily Griffin Andrea Hayden and Mary Jean Metzger The Ven Victoria Cuff Lori Cooper Donna Devlin Nancy Miller Lisa Hoffman Deb Ellwood The Rev Lisa Mitchell EFM Coordinator Canon Kep Short and Debbie Crall Staff Liaisons

The Rev Debbie Cook Chair

Ministry Institute

Again I wish to thank all the commissions and committees and Staff of

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Ministry Institute continued

the Diocese ndash without you the Ministry Institute would not have had such a splendid year Your continued efforts at ensuring that everyone in the ldquoDiocese of New Jersey (has) opportunities for Christian formation spirituality and ministry learning and developmentrdquo are most appreciated particularly since most of the offerings are planned by the commissions and committees of the Diocese The Spring and Fall 2008 Institute offerings were presented in the fourth and fifth semesters of the Institute In Spring 2008 there were twenty-two different courses workshops or events offered fifteen planned for everyone including two for adults working in youth ministry planned by the Youth Ministry Office one planned specifically for the laity one planned specifically for vestry members and five planned specifically by and for the clergy The Ministry Institute Staff was especially pleased to again offer a class in the School for Deacons open to everyone and a lay retreat lead by Bishop Councell - ldquoPreparing for Lentrdquo Of the activities presented for everyone or the laity 429 individuals registered In Fall 2008 there were seventeen different courses workshops or events offered eleven planned for everyone including two for adults working in youth ministry planned by the Youth Ministry Office one planned specifically for the laity and five planned specifically by and for the clergy Of the activities presented for everyone or the laity 311 individuals registered For Spring 2009 twenty-two different courses workshops or events are being offered fifteen planned for everyone including two for adults working in youth ministry planned by the Youth Ministry Office one planned specifically for the laity four planned specifically by and for the clergy and for the first time two specifically planned for young adults The Institute Staff is delighted that Bishop Councell will lead a lay retreat ldquoPreparing for Pentecostrdquo in May 2009 Submitted by Constance White Co-Director of the Ministry Institute January 2009

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Commission on Ministry with the Disabled The Commission on Ministry with the Disabled was privileged to speak at each of the Diocese of New Jersey Convocation meetings this year At these meetings we announced our decision to rename our Commission mdash we will be known as Oysters and Pearls A Ministry of Irritation We did some irritation and presented our hopes to visit and work with individual congregations in order to help make the churches of the Diocese of New Jersey welcoming and accessible to all

We handed out grant applications accessibility surveys and copies of a book called Autism and Faith A Journey into Community In the 2008 budget year we awarded the following grants

$50000 Holy Trinity Wenonah for preliminary discussion with an architect

$140000 Christ Church Shrewsbury toward a walkway project $100000 Christ Church Shrewsbury toward a sound system

project $600000 Trinity Cathedral Trenton for completion of a

handicapped ramp

Oysters and Pearls 2008 members Donna Devlin and Sheelagh Clarke - Co-Chairs Elizabeth Papp- secretary Elaine Bailey Brother John Baptist Noelinda Cassell Barbara Coppens Tom Devlin Charlotte Hayden the Rev Susan Richardson Jennifer Reid and Mark Willis

Respectfully submitted Donna Devlin Co-Chair

Committee on Resolutions The Committee on Resolutions received eight proposed resolutions by the January 15 2009 deadline for submissions one later withdrawn and one following that deadline Hearings were held on Saturday February 21 2009 at Diocesan House at which several of the proposals were modified by their proposers from the language in the Preliminary Report one proposal was withdrawn in favor of a similar one and following the hearings the Committee combined two other similar proposals This Final Report thus supersedes the Preliminary Report and also includes the recommendations of the Committee on Resolutions

As provided by the Rules of Order Proposed Resolution 2009-8 and other proposed resolutions not timely submitted to the Committee on

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Committee on Resolutions continued

Resolutions and not required by canon to be submitted to some other committee may be brought to the floor of Convention for consideration only upon a two-thirds vote of Convention Respectfully submitted Committee on Resolutions The Revd Dirk C Reinken The Revd Terence Blackburn The Revd Jane L Rockman Ms Margaret Hughes Mrs Cynthia A Miller Mr John A Sully Paul Ambos Esq Chair Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads Diocesan Liaison

RESOLUTION 2009-1

Subject 2009 General Convention Support of Seminarians

Be It Resolved That the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey join with its Deputies to General Convention in submitting the following resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009

TITLE Financial Support for Seminarians

Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance provide funding for the next triennium to underwrite the mounting costs of theo-logical education by providing needs-based scholarships for Episcopal Seminarians and be it further

Resolved That said funds be administered and distributed to needy seminarians through the existing Scholarship Program of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) said Society having an established record of 151 years of experi-ence in administering scholarship grants to Episcopal seminarians and be it further Resolved That the General Convention direct SIM to report annually to the Executive Council on this work and its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the future ordained

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Committee on Resolutions continued leaders of this Church and that the Executive Council in turn provide a full report to the 77th General

Convention and be it further Resolved That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation in the amounts of $100000 in year one $150000 in year two and $200000 in year three for the implementation of this resolution EXPLANATION

The cost of three years of seminary can range from $51000 to over $100000 depending upon family circumstances and ones choice of seminaries About half of our seminarians struggle under the burden of debt most of which is educational debt The Society for the Increase of the Ministry reported in autumn 2007 that some 42 of the graduating 2008 class will have incurred an estimated indebtedness of $62000 which will amount to about $12000 per year against a median post-graduation income of $45500 SIM also reports a declining enrollment of students in the Master of Divinity degree programs at Episcopal seminaries (a decrease of 25 over the last three academic years) reportedly related to the level of incurred student indebtedness The high cost of seminary education and the threat of debilitating debt limits diversity among our seminary student bodies and limits the placement opportunities for ordinands to those congregations which pay better than others This funding schedule is intended to bring the support from the General Convention budget to a level matching the annual grants committed by SIM ($225000 for the academic year 2008-09)

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joan MP Anders Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-1 by Proposers The Episcopal Church is the only major denomination in the United States that does not have a central funding source to support seminarians in their education training and formation The Society for

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the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) is an independent non-profit scholarship foundation Most SIM grants are awarded to full-time students who have been granted postulancy by their bishops and who are enrolled in a master of divinity program at the eleven accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church In addition through an Alternative Program SIM grants a limited number of scholarships to postulants meeting the same criteria who are preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church at alternative educational institutions SIM solicits donations from individuals parishes and dioceses and has received some funding from General Convention within the last forty years The need is great Past General Conventions have passed resolutions encouraging parishes to devote 1 of their net budget income to the support of seminaries of The Episcopal Church but the last reported Parochial Report figures from 1999 demonstrate that such support amounted to only 0027 (barely one quarter of one percent) of the called-for support Had support been sustained at 1 of net budget parish income scholarship funds would have increased substantially and the cost of such education training and formation would have been reduced very significantly and the situation with our seminaries might be quite different The sponsors of this proposal therefore also call upon parishes to consider including funding for SIM in their own budgets The proposed resolution has already been submitted to the General Convention office by individual Deputy Joan MP Anders with the endorsement of Deputies Joan Fleming Noreen Duncan and John Wood Goldsack General Convention rules allow submissions by individual Deputies by Bishops by Dioceses or by Provinces If approved by this 225th Diocesan Convention it will be resubmitted on behalf of the Diocese Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal RESOLUTION 2009-2 Subject Liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season Be it Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey commend to the diocese and congregations the optional celebration of a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from

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St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and of an understanding of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it Further Resolved That the Liturgical Advisory Committee of the Diocese be encouraged to study materials on the Creation Season and make them available to congregations and be it Further Resolved That the Diocesan Convention propose the following resolution to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in 2009

TITLE Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season Resolved the House of __________________ concurring That the 76th General Convention establish a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and an understanding of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it further Resolved That the General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to develop prayers and other liturgical materials celebrating a Pentecost Season Creation Cycle for inclusion in the next edition of the Book of Occasional Services and that it report its work to the 77th General Convention EXPLANATION God the Creator has made the universe with all its marvelous order its atoms planets galaxies and the Earth with its infinite complexity of living creatures Our Gracious God has filled all living creatures with plenteousness and generativity and has blessed human beings with the task of the stewardship of the creation upon Earth Traditional Anglicanism has observed the beauty of the Creation over the centuries by celebrating the octave of Rogation and has commended this practice in its foundational documents and continuing liturgical traditions Since 1991 many Episcopal Churches in the United States have celebrated a Creation Cycle

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of the Pentecost Season to honor God the Creator with worship music and praise for these gifts of life This practice has spread to churches and cathedrals in the Episcopal Church and also to Australia where it has become a national religious observance

In June of 2008 the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams joined ecumenical leaders in England in calling for the celebrating of a liturgical period annually in all churches of the United Kingdom to be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change In affirming the Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season the Episcopal Church would be taking leadership in the Anglican Communion in the promotion of this important liturgical innovation

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Dr Franklin Vilas Interim Rector St Markrsquos Basking Ridge the Revd Joan MP Anders Rector Christ Church Toms River individually and as Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention the Revd Sheelagh Clarke Assistant St Pauls Church Westfield the Revd Margaret Hodgkins Rector St Andrews Church New Providence the Revd Jeffrey Kirk Rector Church of the Atonement Laurel Springs the Revd Lisa Mitchell Rector Christ Church Shrewsbury the Revd C John Thompson-Quartey Rector St Marys-by-the-Sea Point Pleasant Beach the Revd Richard C Wrede Rector Christ Church Riverton and the Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey

Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-2 by Proposers The Explanation appended to the proposed General Convention resolution above is our Statement in Support for the adoption of this Creation Cycle not only by The Episcopal Church but by this Diocese and its congregations as well The proposed General Convention resolution has already been submitted to the General Convention office by individual Deputy Joan MP Anders with the endorsement of Deputies Joan Fleming and Noreen Duncan and will be considered as Resolution D001 General Convention rules allow submissions by individual Deputies by Bishops by Dioceses or by Provinces If approved by this 225th Diocesan

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Convention it will be resubmitted on behalf of the Diocese

Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal RESOLUTION 2009-3 Proposed Resolution 2009-3 was withdrawn by the proposers who have endorsed instead Resolution 2009-2

RESOLUTION 2009-4

Subject The Merciful and Humane Treatment of Godrsquos Creatures Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support the humane and merciful treatment of all of Godrsquos Creatures with specific concern as to (a) actions that can lead to the extinction of species of animals in the wild and (b) housing and treatment of domestic animals that are grown for our food and be it Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of the most vulnerable of animal life and be it

Further Resolved That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally friendly actions SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-4 by Proposers The Christian Tradition holds that God has created the earth and all that lives herein It teaches that all God created is good and further that we are held accountable for the right stewardship of Godrsquos creation

Endangered species are rapidly becoming extinct several thousand species each year As examples the red knot bird that traverses between Tierra del Fuego Chile and the Canadian Arctic with a vital

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stopover in Cape May New Jersey is one specific local species under siege from industrial pollution and loss of habitat And overdevelopment of New Jerseyrsquos virgin lands has put the indigenous bog turtlersquos existence in jeopardy Food animals continue to be cruelly and mercilessly treated pregnant sows are totally confined in gestation crates veal calves are penned in veal crates and are barely able to move around or even stand up chickens are crammed together for life into battery cages in a space no larger than this page geese are brutally force fed to make foie gras grazing animals are fed antibiotics to increase size that are then contained within their meat passing these antibiotics on to consuming humans who become more and more vulnerable to resistant bacterial strains Huge factory farms house animals in deplorable and unsanitary conditions resulting in foul run off and polluted ground water Stressed food animals produce stress hormones in their flesh which are unsafe for human consumption By education we can make a real difference in the level of awareness of these problems and practices Congregations can become aware of the most vulnerable of Godrsquos creation and respect the dignity of all things bright and beautiful all creatures great and small all things wise and wonderful the Lord God made them all (Cecil Frances Alexander Hymn 405 in Hymnal 1982) Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal RESOLUTION 2009-5 Subject Environmental Justice

Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support an environmentally just treatment of all in Godrsquos Creation especially children indigenous peoples and the economically marginalized and be it

Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of all of us and disproportionately the most vulnerable persons in our society and be it

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resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally just actions

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-5 by Proposers It has been well documented that environmental injustice is common experience for groups that have a racial or age mix different from the majority of the population Children are helplessly subjected to breathing the cigarette smoke of their close family members resulting in very high rates of childhood asthma in New Jersey By virtue of their rapid development they are also the most vulnerable of the population to airborne particulates including lead mercury and other heavy metals from paints industrial processes coal-burning power plants and the like with some of the highest blood lead levels of all US children being found in the urban environments of New Jersey Indigenous peoples have borne the brunt of deposits of radioactive materials from nuclear power plants and weapons development Every indigenous tribe in America either has a nuclear waste site on its tribal lands or has such a site within a short distance from their lands polluting their water supplies with resultant dramatic illnesses and morbidity Waste incinerators are generally sited in non-white communities as evidenced by the largest waste incinerators in New Jersey which are in a black neighborhood of Rahway a black neighborhood in Camden and a black neighborhood in Newark We recall the advice of the prophet Micah to act justly love mercy and walk humbly with our God Educating adults about how their smoking affects our children making all aware of how environmental wastes are

hidden from sight unjustly and calling our society to review and correct the unjust siting of waste depositories and incinerators would put the Dio-cese on a track to become a leader for environmental justice

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Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal RESOLUTION 2009-67 Subject Financial Reports for Diocesan Trusts Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey direct the Trustees of the six trust funds of the Diocese named in Canon 13 to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That Convention direct the members of the Diocesan Council to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That those sections of the reports that show the disbursements from the income accounts of each fund provide sufficient detail to demonstrate that the funds were expended in a manner that is in accordance with the stated purposes and restrictions set forth in the trust documents by which the trusts were established and be it Further Resolved That copies of these reports be distributed promptly to every member of the clergy canonically resident in the Diocese and to each congregation of the Diocese SUBMITTED BY The Revd Elmer L Sullivan Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-67 by Proposer Canon 13 provides for a board of six persons who serve as trustees of

the six incorporated trust funds of the Diocese Each of the six corporations has a fiduciary responsibility for a number of individual funds under its care Annual financial reports are required by Section 5 of the Canon

SECTION 5 The trustees shall present to each annual meeting of the Convention separate reports of the various trusts under their

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control These reports shall contain a detailed statement of the names and properties in each fund with all additions and changes therein including appropriations made therefrom [Emphasis added]

In addition Canon 76 Section 3 provides as follows

SECTION 3 Complete financial reports shall be made to the Convention of all funds of the Diocese and of all funds under the control of any board of trustees committee commission or other agency of the Diocese [Emphasis added]

The Diocesan Council as established by Canon 19 is incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey and is empowered to maintain general supervision over the financial affairs of the Diocese The members of the Council are a corporate board of trustees who have fiduciary responsibility for certain other trust funds not under management of the Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds under Canon 13 among which are the Harriet Procter Matthews Fund for which they have full responsibility and the Venture in Mission Endowment Fund for which they have partial responsibility Annual financial reports are required by Section 7 of Canon 19

SECTION 7 The Diocesan Council shall report annually to the Convention on the program and financial affairs of the Diocese with a detailed financial statement The Bishop may edit the report for publication in the Journal [Emphasis added]

In addition Canon 76 Sections 3 provides as follows

SECTION 3 Complete financial reports shall be made to the Convention of all funds of the Diocese and of all funds under the control of any board of trustees committee commission or other agency of the Diocese [Emphasis added]

Trust fund reports come in two parts the principal account and the income account The report of the principal account gives the dollar value of the funds invested capital at the beginning and ending of the year The report of the income account gives the amount of income received from these investments during the year and lists the disbursements made from this income A Report of trust funds under the care of the Trustees and of the Council

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for 2007 was distributed at the 2008 Convention It provided adequate information about the value of the principal accounts of the funds for which the Council is responsible but it gave no information at all about the income received by any of the funds nor any information at all about disbursements from this income The purpose of this resolution is to direct the Trustees and the Council to comply with the canonical requirements for annual reports that are complete detailed and include information about disbursements and appropriations as well as income In the past some financial reports have been distributed that simply say that the money from trust funds was transferred to the diocesan budget Such limited reporting does not reveal whether the income from the trust funds was applied to purposes for which the trust funds were established nor does it give a clear picture of our stewardship of these trust funds The purpose of the further resolved paragraph is to direct that the Trustees and the Councils financial reports be sufficiently detailed as

to demonstrate clearly that disbursements have been made in accordance with the terms of the trust if any and that the people of the Diocese have been good stewards of the funds entrusted to our care Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal RESOLUTION 2009-7 This proposal and its accompanying statement has been combined with Resolution 2009-6 by the Committee to eliminate duplication

Note from the Committee on Resolutions The following proposal was submitted to the Committee after the January 15 2009 deadline under Rule VIII due to the fact that the regular monthly meeting of the Oasis Taskforce set for January 11 2008 at which the proposal was scheduled for approval by the Taskforce was canceled for the safety of its members due to the snowstorm that began the day before and rescheduled for the following week It was promptly submitted thereafter It may be come before Convention only upon a two-thirds prior consent for its consideration

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RESOLUTION 2009-8 Subject 2009 General Convention Affirmation of Canonical Process Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey submit the following resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009

TITLE Affirming the Canonical Process Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention affirm the canonical commitment to full access by members of this Church to the discernment process for any ministry lay or ordained (Canon III12ndash3) and be it further Resolved That this Convention affirm the existing canonical process for the election consents and ordination of a bishop in this Church in which the Christ-centered manner of life of candidates and later bishops-elect is tested by the theological moral and psychological concerns of this Church understanding that determination of the appropriateness of such election and subsequent consents and ordination includes concerns for the challenges such election may present to members of this church or of other churches in the Anglican Communion and be it further Resolved That this Convention continue its pledge to engage in a process of healing and reconciliation with member churches of the Anglican Communion who have declared themselves in a state of impaired communion with this Church and be it further Resolved That the content of this resolution supersede the content of Resolution B033 of the 75th General Convention

EXPLANATION The existing canons of The Episcopal Church are intended to be comprehensive and contain all processes and provisions that are to be used for the discernment of vocation for the episcopate The canons have no restrictions on non-celibate gay and lesbian persons and specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation Therefore B033 contradicts these canons by imposing an extra-canonical restraint (cf Title III Canon 11 and Title III

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Canon 1 Section 2) Resolutions such as B033 and its extra-canonical restraints are non-binding resolutions are strong recommendations A recommendation that is in conflict with a canon does not require compliance and needs to be rescinded in order that it does not offer opportunity and justification for those seeking to act outside canon law

SUBMITTED BY The Oasis Taskforce of the Diocese of New Jersey The Revd Teresa Suruda the Revd Cipher Deavours the Revd Robert Counselman Ms Kathy Foley the Revd Kristen Foley Mr Theodore Foley Ms Lyn Headley-Deavours and the Revd Susan Norris

Statement in Support of Resolution 2009-8 by Proposers

We are recommending the above resolution be sent by the Diocese of New Jersey to the next General Convention for the following reasons (a) In March 2006 the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey passed Resolution 2006-3 in part affirming that our diocese is a welcoming diocese for all people and that no condition or requirement either overt or implied based on race gender sexual orientation or any other category of National Canon III12 be permitted for any church-related position or other program of this Diocese The restraint called for in B033 clearly contradicts the resolution passed by our own diocese in 2006 (b) Also the following year our convention passed Resolution 2007-2 which that in part expressed deep regret for the pain and anguish suffered by our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters their families and friends because of the adoption of Resolution B033 By passing the above resolution this year our Diocese can make a tangible step in healing the wounds caused by B033

(c) The Canons of The Episcopal Church prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation No person shall be denied access to the discernment process for any ministry lay or ordained in this Church because of race color ethnic origin national origin sex marital status sexual orientation disabilities or age except as otherwise provided by these Canons (Title III Canon 1 Section 2)

(d) The Canons of The Episcopal Church contain all processes and provisions that are to be used for the discernment of vocation to be a Bishop (Title III Canon 11 Section 1)

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Recommendation by Committee on Resolutions The Committee makes no recommendation as to this proposal Addendum to proposed Resolution 2009-8 by Committee on Resolutions Texts of the Resolutions and Canons referred to above are as follows General Convention 2006 Resolution B033 (as passed) Resolved That the 75th General Convention receive and embrace The Windsor Reportrsquos invitation to engage in a process of healing and reconciliation and be it further Resolved That this Convention therefore call upon Standing Committees and bishops with jurisdiction to exercise restraint by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate to the episcopate whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion Canon III1 Of the Ministry of All Baptized Persons Sec 2 No person shall be denied access to the discernment process for any ministry lay or ordained in this Church because of race color ethnic origin national origin sex marital status sexual orientation disabilities or age except as otherwise provided by these Canons No right to licensing ordination or election is hereby established Sec 3 The provisions of these Canons for the admission of Candidates for the Ordination to the three Orders Bishops Priests and Deacons shall be equally applicable to men and women Canon III11 Of the Ordination of Bishops Sec 1 (a) Discernment of vocation to be a Bishop occurs through a process of election in accordance with the rules prescribed by the Convention of the Diocese and pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of this Church Diocese of New Jersey Resolution 2006-3 RESOLUTION 2006-3 Subject Inclusiveness

Be it Resolved That the Diocese of New Jersey at its 222nd Convention and in order to more fully realize the promises contained in our baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace among all peoples and respect

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the dignity of every human being affirm that it is a welcoming diocese for all people and that no condition or requirement either overt or implied based on race gender sexual orientation or any other category of National Canon III12 be permitted for any church-related position or other program of this Diocese including all clerical offices throughout the Diocese whether elected or appointed as well as all positions held by lay persons within any mission parish or other organization of this Diocese and be it Further resolved That this declaration be read at all convocations of this Diocese during the coming year and that attendees be provided with printed copies of this resolution and urged to make their congregations aware of its contents and be it Further resolved That a copy of this resolution or similar affirmation be placed prominently on the diocesan web page Diocese of New Jersey Resolution 2007-2 RESOLUTION 2007-2 Subject Expression of Gratitude and Regret Be it Resolved That this 223rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey acknowledge deep respect and gratitude to the Deputies to the 75th General Convention of The Episcopal Church who prayerfully struggled in conscience with their vote on Resolution B033 (On Election of Bishops) and be it Further resolved That the Diocese of New Jersey mindful of our baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace among all peoples and respect the dignity of every human being express deep regret for the pain and anguish suffered by our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters their families and friends because of the adoption of Resolution B033 and be it Further resolved That the people of the Diocese of New Jersey continue to offer forgiveness to each other and to others in the world-wide Anglican Communion as we seek to enter into deeper levels of communion with one another

Companion Diocese Irsquod like to begin this report by first thanking the members of the Companion Dioceses Committee who wholeheartedly dedicate their precious time to this mission of love friendship and service to God many

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Companion Diocese continued thanks to Bishop Councell for his support and faith in us Last but certainly not least a heartfelt thank you to the community of the Diocese of New Jersey for their tremendous generosity With bittersweet emotions this past May we ended our nine year partnership with the Diocese of El Salvador Throughout our nine year ministry of love and solidarity countless of footprints were left for our fellow Salvadorian brothers to follow and multiply When we first began our partnership one of our main goals was to improve the theological education for both clerics and laypersons Today that goal is almost near completion Irsquom proud to announce that in June of 2009 Juan Pablo Alvarado and Jose Roberto Castro two seminarian Candidates to the priesthood will finalize their seminary school studies This goal could not have been accomplished without the help of the Diocese of New Jersey and the Companion Dioceses Committee who sponsored and supervised their studies in this four year program God willing we will proudly attend their ordination in the coming year Coupled with the expansion of their theological education we also provided our fellow Salvadorians with financial aid sufficient labor and an unwavering faith towards the construction of new homes and schools for those communities most in need Your generosity was also able to provide much needed medical and school supplies However after nine years the most important developments wersquove come to cherish were the many friendships that were made and continue to thrive till this day Today we give thanks to God for allowing us to partake in this positive mission of solidarity and love As we close this wonderful chapter wersquore in the midst of opening another with the Central Diocese of Ecuador under the direction of Bishop Wilfrido Ramos and the Companion Diocese Committee of Ecuador

We hope that during their convention to be held on February 10th 2009 they vote in favor of joining us in the true spirit of partnership and brotherhood From the Companion Diocese Committee of New Jersey we wish to extend a warm welcome to the members of our Convention with love and gratitude towards God Sincerely The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Chair

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Congregational Development

The Congregational Development Committee is committed to develop and equip disciples for their ministry that will help each congregation thrive and flourish to the glory of God so that every congregation in our diocese will go forth in mission in the world Members The Rev Debra Bullock The Rev Jonathan B Percival The Rev Sunil Chandy The Rev Canon Lee Powers Deborah B Crall Staff Liaison Staff Liaison Jean Devitto The Rev Dirk C Reinken The Rev Justin Falciani The Rev Christopher Rodriguez The Rev Emily A Griffin The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay The Rev Dr Henry P Jansma Lawrence Stroud Rich Macauley The Rev Robert Turner Dcn The Rev Harry Mazujian Charles Fischer (resigned) The Rev Karin Mitchell The Rev Canon Donald J Muller Chair (resigned)

Events May 2-3 2008 The Magnetic Church Conference with Andrew D Weeks The committee co-sponsored this event with the Right Onward Visioning Committee as the conference topic reflected the visioning initiative ldquoGrowth through Welcome and Inclusionrdquo The conference focused on helping churches attract welcome and retain new members October 25 2008 Radical Welcome Practical New Tools and Ideas with the Rev Stephanie Spellers The committee co-sponsored this event with the Right Onward Visioning Committee as the conference topic reflected the visioning initiative ldquoGrowth through Welcome and Inclusionrdquo The conference focused on identifying and acknowledging and welcoming the outsiders in our communities May 2008 The Rev Canon Donald J Muller resigned as Chair of the Congregational Development Committee June 2008 Deborah Crall was appointed Chair of the Congregational Development Committee Fall 2008 The committee began work on developing regional andor convocation workshops to train and equip people for ministry in their local context We are still working on this and hope to have a pilot program ready for Fall 2009 Events Scheduled for 2009 1 April 24-26 2009 DOCC (Disciples of Christ in Community) presenter and facilitator training

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2 October 24 2009 Equipping the Servants Day of Workshops at Trinity Cathedral The 2009 vision initiative Spiritual Renewal is the theme for the day 3 Fall 2009 Inauguration of regional training events

Goals for 2009 Increase regional representation among committee members Network with other diocesan organizations to sponsor regional training events

Darfur Committee

The Diocese of New Jersey and Bishop Councell convened the Darfur Committee to implement resolution 2008-1 of the 2008 Diocesan Convention which charged ldquoThe Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey to join with the government of the United States the United Nations and a host of other countries organizations and individuals around the world to call and work for an end to the violence in Darfurrdquo and which called the Diocese of New Jersey to establish a committee to ldquostudy the situation in Darfur and provide information to member parishes and others about the crimes against humanity taking place there along with recommendations of actions that can be taken by parishes and individuals to bring these violations and actions to an end at the earliest possible opportunity and to provide support for Darfur refugees and other displaced personsrdquo The Committee met for the first time on February 2 and thus far consists of the following persons appointed by Bishop Councell The Rev Dr Hugh E Brown III Chair the Rev Greg Bezilla the Rev Sharon Sutton the Rev Jane Brady Mr Glendon Bell Mr Matt Bollinger and Ms Allicia Graham The committee begins it work with a desire to study deeply and prayerfully the human rights issues in Darfur and make appropriate recommendations to the diocese for faith-based advocacy from congregations and the wider Diocese and Church But we also desire that the committee address the larger issue of the spiritual foundations for human rights advocacy and how the church effectively addresses issues of social justice and peace-making Darfur which means ldquoland of the furrdquo is an arid and impoverished region of Western Sudan that has faced decades of graphic violence over land and grazing rights between mostly nomadic Arabs and farmers from

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native Darfur communities Early in 2003 rebel groups began attacking government targets charging that the region had long been neglected by the Sudanese government based in Khartoum and that the government was using local Arab groups to oppress and destroy black African farmers in favor of Arab nomads

The Sudanese government responded by mobilizing ldquoself-defense militiasrdquo and refugees from Darfur have described government links to a brutal militia movement called the ldquoJanjaweedrdquo accused of trying to ldquocleanserdquo black Africans from large swathes of territory Refugees from Darfur say that following air raids by government aircraft the Janjaweed ride into villages on horses and camels slaughtering men raping women and stealing whatever they can find

The United States government has termed the government response to the Darfur rebellion as genocide even though that term can provoke debate there is no doubt that crimes against humanity have become a staple of life in Darfur and continue as we meet in Convention Millions of civilians have fled their destroyed villages the refugee problem is immense along Western Sudanrsquos borders and United Nations estimates of the dead from the Darfur War total 300000

Although Sudanrsquos President Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced a formal ldquocease-firerdquo in November of this past year and a joint African Union-UN peacekeeping mission Unamid took over in January of this past year from an African peace force the intense violence particularly directed against the civilian population of Darfur continues the International Criminal Court has indicted President Bashir on charges of genocide warm crimes and crimes against humanity

In early February at least 30000 people fled their homes in renewed fighting between the Sudanese government and rebel forces which have now splintered and number in the dozens

This is the context of the Darfur Committeersquos work We also note that violence continues in Southern Sudan as well and the Presiding Bishop has issued a statement calling attention to the atrocities committed by ldquoThe Lordrsquos Resistance Armyrdquo a Ugandan rebel group which continues to terrorize people in the region particularly Christians The Baptismal Covenant in the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church in the United States contains an often neglected promise which is a bedrock commitment of our Christian lives ldquoWe will strive for Justice and Peace among All People and respect the dignity of every human being doing so with Godrsquos helprdquo

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Darfur Committee continued

The Darfur Committee above all seeks to call Christians in the Diocese of New Jersey to account for living out this Baptismal promise on a concrete and profound issue of international human rights We ask for your work and prayerful engagement Submitted by The Rev Dr Hugh Brown Diocesan Council

Regular meetings of Diocesan Council were held during the past year Minutes of these meetings are on file in the Archives at Diocesan House and are available for reference

All financial actions of the Diocesan Council are included in the reports of the Treasurer of the Diocese and written reports of the committees and departments represented by members of Diocesan Council are attached to the minutes

Highlights from the Diocesan Council meetings held January ndash December 2008 are as follows

Approved the Proposed 2008 Budget for submission to the Diocesan Convention

Approved the Preliminary 2009 Budget for submission to the Diocesan Convention

Approved mission assistance for St Johnrsquos Fords in the amount of $8000 for 2008

Approved paying 23 of the cost of a building inspection at Epiphany Ventnor

Supported the statement of the Audit Committee Authorized up to $4100 from Grace Church Elizabethrsquos DIT

account for an appraisal to be made for the possible sale of the churchrsquos properties

Authorized $15000 from Grace Church Elizabethrsquos DIT account to pay unpaid bills for Fr Liz for the year 2007

Authorized up to $4000 to have the building at All Saintsrsquo Highland Park appraised

Approved an increase in the amount given to St Andrewrsquos Camden for building repairs from $41213 to $42243 from the proceeds of the sale of the Church of Our Saviour Camden and Holy Trinity Delair

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Diocesan Council continued

Approved the use of up to $22000 from the proceeds of the sale

of the Church of Our Saviour Camden and Holy Trinity Delair to assist St Markrsquos Hammonton in paying for the repairs needed for the rectory

Authorized the Church of the Ascension and St Augustinersquos Church to each receive $81100 from the St Jamesrsquo Fund for the year 2008

Welcomed members of the Class of 2011 and offered a brief orientation

Approved the grant from the Capital amp Revolving Fund for San Jose Elizabeth in the amount of $10000 for emergency roof repairs

Authorized Canon Powers to work with Greenfaith to pursue their purchase of the All Saintsrsquo Highland Park property

Authorized $7000 of the $10750 that was budgeted for St Lukersquos Westville to be given to St Barnabasrsquo Villas in the second half of 2008

Authorized an increase in St Markrsquos-at-the Crossing Williamstownrsquos assistance from $10000 to $22000 this year if St Urielrsquos Sea Girt approves the plan to make a three-year commitment

Approved the funding proposals for Church of the Epiphany Ventnor and St Maryrsquos Pleasantville for 2008 from the St Jamesrsquo Fund Requested that audits be required going forward

Made the following appointments for the 2008-2009 year Visitation Committee Chair The Rev Bruce Montgomery Recording Secretary Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads Corresponding Secretary Mrs Kathy OrsquoHagan Finance amp Budget Committee The Rev Martha McKee and

the Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Board of Missions Representative The Rev Arthur Powell Audit Committee Representatives Mr Ronald Sheay and

Mr Morris Anderson Approved the Atlantic City Mission Board budget for 2008 Approved the request for $13040 for the Episcopal Partners in

Ministry of Cape May County from the Harriet Procter Matthews Fund

Approved an additional $1750 from the proceeds of the sale of the Camden and Delair Churches for St Andrewrsquos Church for St Andrewrsquos Church Camden to complete some of their work

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Diocesan Council continued

Approved a grant in the amount of $3000 for the Diocesan Choir Camp

Endorsed a bridge loan from the Capital amp Revolving Fund to St Stephenrsquos Beverly

Endorsed a grant from the Capital amp Revolving Fund to St Albanrsquos New Brunswick

Approved an amendment to the Atlantic City Mission Board budget

Approved additional funding from the sales proceeds of Church of Our Saviour Camden and Holy Trinity Church Delair to St Paulrsquos Camden

Heard a report from the ad hoc committee on Diocesan Loan and Grant Funds

Heard a report on Migrant Ministry Support the application process for New DollarsNew Partners

for Sacred Places with funding of $5000 from the operating budget in 2009

Received an update on the work of the ad hoc committee on Diocesan Loan and Grant Funds

Approved the report of the sub-committee on Diocesan Loan and Grant Funds as presented to Diocesan Council on September 23 2008 along with its five recommendations which when implemented will bring Diocesan Council into compliance with Canon 21

Recommended funding in the amount of $15000 from the MDG line item to the Good Shepherd Home for Children in Cameroon

The MDG sub-committee will look into a MDG project in the Diocese of Haiti for possible support of the remaining funds in the MDG line and report back at the December Council meeting

Approved the Board of Missions Grant Applications for 2009 in the amount of $265000 and the preliminary budget for 2010 in

the amount of $304250 Approved the remaining monies in Line 35 Millennium

Development Goals ($6131) be sent to ERD for the Comprehensive Development Project (CODEP) which is working to improve the food supply and sanitation systems in the Cormier watershed in the mountainous areas of southern Haiti

Received an update on the work of the ad hoc committee on Diocesan Loan and Grant Funds This committee will meet following todayrsquos meeting

Mary Ann Rhoads Recording Secretary

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Diocesan Investment Trust To Shareholders of the Diocesan Investment Trust From The Trustees of the Diocesan Investment Trust On January 22nd the Trustees of the Diocesan Investment Trust (DIT) met with our two investment managers Legg Mason and Bank of America to review the results for 2008 and discuss strategic directions for 2009 Financial markets around the world both fixed income and equity suffered sharply negative returns last year in almost all asset classes Investor confidence has been badly shaken by consumer credit problems that began with housing related financing and a subsequent migration to other forms of consumer lending The resulting contraction in the consumers ability or willingness to spend has had a very negative impact on almost all business activity both in the United States and elsewhere around the world Within the context of this highly uncertain environment the DIT fared reasonably well when compared to benchmarks but still had a very large negative return The DIT unit value declined a little over 29 as compared with a 37 drop in the Standard amp Poors 500 Index and much larger drops in foreign developed and developing markets Fixed income returns also suffered greatly last year with the exception of US Treasury obligations The DIT starts 2009 with about 62 of its assets in equities and the balance in fixed income assets a mix that the Trustees reaffirmed as appropriate to provide for a combination of income generation and longer term growth However the Trustees recognize that great uncertainty exists about how economic conditions will unfold in 2009 and we will be prepared to adjust the portfolio if it seems justified On that score the current dividend of 175 cents per month or $210 per year for each share now represents a current payout of very close to 6 of the 2008 yearend unit value The Trustees are reluctant at this time to reduce the dividend but we will be monitoring financial market conditions closely over the next few quarters and if further significant deterioration takes place it is likely that we will have to react

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Diocesan Investment Trust continued

Diocesan Investment Trust Fourth Quarter 2008 Update

Size (000s) $28465 No of Participant Accounts 152 No of Parishes 87 Current Share Value $ 3505 Total Return ndash 2004 934 Total Return ndash 2005 774 Total Return ndash 2006 1128 Total Return ndash 2007 1405 Total Return ndash 2008 -2921

Performance Equities SampP500 Last Three Months -2380 -2194 Last Twelve Months -3764 -3700 Since Inception (Annualized) 285 -289 Fixed Barclays Income Index Last Three Months 194 484 Last Twelve Months 059 508 Since Inception (Annualized) 521 606 March 12001 when both current investment managers were hired Barclays Intermediate GovtCredit Index

Asset Mix Amount Percent (000rsquos) Cash $307 109 Equities 17726 6227 Fixed Income 5623 1975 Hedge Fund 4809 1689 Total $28465 10000

A hedge fund of funds designed as a bond alternative

Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission completed two environmental audits during 2008 one for St Johns Elizabeth and one for Christ Church

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Environmental Commission continued Riverton Both churches had formed committees to review the recommendations and carry them forward St Johns reports that its oil budget has dramatically decreased about ten fold partially due to the new 45 degree setbacks for its buildings and partially due to moving its Sunday services to new quarters fashioned from its large Parish Hall Grants are being sought for new energy efficient refrigerators Most bulbs have been changed over to fluorescents with some electric savings although the bulbs are more expensive and will take a bit of time to earn back their cost Christ Church has not yet reported on their progress but their audit was done near the end of 2008 so will take some time to accomplish The Environmental Commission will do a site visit during 2009 to see its progress and have a walk through conducted by GreenFaith The Commission seeks to expand its audits during 2009 with a stronger budget than in 2008 as the savings anticipated for each congregation is quite sizeable and would greatly benefit both the diocese and the congregation Respectfully submitted Joe Parrish Chair

EFM Education for Ministry

The goal of Education for Ministry (EFM) is to prepare adults for Mission and Ministry in the Church While a large chunk of the four year program of study deals with the Scriptures EFM is much more than a mere Bible study it is a way of integrating faith fellowship and theological thinking with the life of the believer Such topics as Old and New Testament Worship Ethics Church History and Modern Theology are important components of the seminar meetings EFM is a program administered through the Seminary of the South in Sewanee Tennessee There are currently five seminar groups with seven mentors and forty-three students that meet in various parishes of the Diocese On April 20th a presentation on Education for Ministry was given for the Woodbury Convocation The result was the formation of a new seminar group which is being mentored by Sister Cassandra Norseworthy Other EFM seminar groups are located at Church of the Atonement Laurel Springs St Peterrsquos Medford Trinity Princeton and Christ Church Toms River

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Education for Ministry continued

The annual joint EFM Graduation (Dioceses of New Jersey and Newark) was graciously hosted by Christ Church Toms River on May 24th The Rt Reverend George Councell was celebrant and preacher assisted by the Reverend Joan Anders Rector of Christ Church the Reverend Joseph Piccard EFM Coordinator for the Diocese of Newark and the Reverend Lisa Mitchell EFM Coordinator for the Diocese of New Jersey The fifth Mentor Training Event of the Diocese of New Jersey was held November 9-11 2008 at Stella Maris in Elberon 12 persons

successfully completed BasicInservice Training and 12 completed a Formation Training on Meyers-Briggs The Diocese will again host its annual Mentor Training Event at Stella Maris on November 8-10 2009 In 2009 we hope to plant add at least one new group and to restart another When it comes to adult education I believe EFM has been the best kept secret of the Episcopal Church Come unmask the secret We welcome all who are interested in exploring more about their faith and practice If you believe your parish or convocation might be interested in EFM please give me a call I am available to assist you in any way You may contact me at 732-741-2220 or email ChristChurchShrewsburyattnet

Faithfully submitted The Rev Lisa Sauber Mitchell Diocesan Coordinator

Historiographer

The Episcopal Church in Camden

History reveals the past and the past too often is mourned as the golden era now dead and gone The closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics perhaps unwittingly made the point that when one flame goes out the struggle begins for another flame to burst forth That struggle to bring a future from a dead flame is a lesson our Church could emulate in our cities

The ldquoGolden Agerdquo of the Episcopal Church in Camden began in the year 1830 when the first meeting of a congregation to be called St Paulrsquos was held However there was mention of the Episcopal Church as early as 1820 when on May 21st of that year Bishop Croes preached in the Academy of Camden to the ldquoEpiscopalians and others residing in that villagerdquo

Ten years after Croes characterized Camden as a village it blossomed

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Historiographer continued

into a small city On March 12 1830 the first known meeting was held that led to the establishment of St Paulrsquos The City Hall was made available to this small congregation for its worship The Rt Rev George Washington Doane laid the cornerstone of the present structure on April 22 1834 and on June 1 1835 consecrated the church The influx of industrial and manufacturing businesses during the second half of the 19th century spurred growth both in both the city and the church The zenith was reached for St Paul in 1905 when it was the second largest parish in the diocese and the next thirty years or so saw St Paulrsquos continue to thrive In this lively era St Paulrsquos initially established three missions The first named St Johnrsquos was located in the lower part of the city according to the Rector of St Paulrsquos It began sometime in 1850 and 1851 as a Sunday School Mission and by 1852 was admitted into union with the Convention It grew rapidly and became with St Paulrsquos one of Camdenrsquos two strongest Episcopal Churches The second St Jamesrsquo was located in North Camden at Coopers Point while the third St Stephenrsquos was located on 11th and Cooper Streets Each of these was established as a Sunday School ministry The strategy at that time appears to have been to start Mission Sunday Schools at appropriate locations and eventually develop them into mission chapels This strategy was successful both in the city and a few decades later in the ministry to the Pines The Dean of the Burlington Convocation reported in 1892 that St James had acquired a building for services while the Bishop mentioned that the cornerstone of St Jamesrsquo Chapel was laid by the rector of St Paulrsquos in October of 1881 There is confusion regarding congregations named ldquoSt Jamesrdquo In the ldquoSt Paulrsquos Helperrdquo of November 1891 we find the following ldquoSt Jamesrsquo Chapel inherits its title from a Mission of the same name started about fifteen years ago by the Rev [T]heophilus [M]axwell Reilly a former rector of St Johnrsquos Church but at that time without charge of a parishrdquo The first services were in a private dwelling at the corner of Fourth and Vine Streets It later moved to a vacant store at Second and Main Streets The location was unsuitable and the ministry was abandoned after two or three years It appears that the St Jamesrsquo that acquired a building in 1892 is the second congregation of that name and the one St Paulrsquos Helper reports as the inheritor of the title By 1917 the St Jamesrsquo Mission ended and the property at Front and North Streets was sold In addition to these strong missions there was mention of a mission in 1841 located in North Cramer Hill

In 1886 the rector of St Paulrsquos mentioned two new works or missions

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Historiographer continued St Wilfrid Mission Chapel of Cramer Hill and St Paul Mission Chapel location not given St Wilfrid Chapel was less than a year old and in September of 1885 Bishop Scarborough held the first service there By 1887 St Wilfridrsquos was no longer connected with St Paulrsquos Parish but the latter had opened a new mission somewhere in North Camden Bishop Scarboroughrsquos report to the Convention of 1897 told of a recently erected substantial stone Church a mission of St Paulrsquos now called St Stephenrsquos It too grew steadily and by 1907 reported 152 families and parts of families However by 1926 at a Parish meeting the church voted to close and sell its property and the 1927 Convention declared it to be extinct There was a conflict between the Diocese and St Paulrsquos as to the ownership of the property Evidently it took some years to straighten out the problem but St Stephenrsquos was once again declared extinct by the 1947 Convention Funds from the sale of St Stephenrsquos were still in the hands of the Trustees of Church Property There were really two attempts to start St Stephenrsquos The November 1891 edition of St Paulrsquos Helper quoted above also reports the start of a St Paulrsquos Mission Sunday-school in 1866 by the Rev TM Reilly with the assistance of two members of St Johnrsquos Divinity School on South Broadway The Sunday-school started in a dilapidated building at the eastern end of Cooper Street It later moved to Cooper Street above 11th where the stone chapel began St Johnrsquos too was active in spreading the Gospel By 1871 a mission was mentioned in the Stockton area to be known as the Church of Our Saviour and in the appendix to his address of 1872 Bishop Odenheimer reported consent given to the formation of a new parish in Camden called Christ Church The rector in his 1886 report to Convention mentioned four ldquobranch Sunday Schoolsrdquo in outlying districts of Camden that contributed 400 scholars to the 200 at St Johnrsquos The only one identified was St Barnabas Sunday School that was meeting in a frame building The work here began in September of 1885 and met in the old ldquoMyrtle Club Houserdquo located on the southwest corner of Second and Clinton Streets (3rd Ward) The following December a temporary frame building was built on four lots totaling 80rsquo by 105rsquo on Washington Street west of Third and one month later January 31886 Sunday Services were begun there The lots cost $3200 $1200 of which was donated by the rector and the building cost $1050 $600 of which also was donated by the rector In 1891 the daily Eucharist was instituted

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Historiographer continued

and the mission placed under the jurisdiction of St Andrewrsquos Church Records in the Diocesan Archives show that St Barnabas apparently was absorbed by St Andrewrsquos sometime in 1895 St Andrewrsquos Sunday school in the 5th Ward was located at 233 Kaighn Avenue starting in September of 1885 So rapid was the growth that in a few weeks it was necessary to rent the 3rd floor at 249 Kaighn Avenue (Gourrsquos Hall) A year later a structure was erected on Third Street below Kaighn Avenue and was first occupied about November 1 1886 Sunday Services began in January of 1887 On May 1 1889 St Andrewrsquos became an independent parish The brief history of the St Andrewrsquos found in the Bicentennial History of our Diocese Forward With Christrdquo (1885) clearly indicates that todayrsquos congregation was not a continuance of a previous St Andrewrsquos but apparently was unaware of its existence It is interesting to note that both St Stephenrsquos and St Andrewrsquos existed and were named after previously failed congregations In the same year plus a month after the start of both Barnabas and Andrew October of 1885 St Agnesrsquo Sunday school began at 318 Spruce Street but soon moved to 239 Pine Street Lay readers met the needs of this Sunday school that was seen as an extension of the St Johnrsquos Sunday school In the 7th Ward in the month of October 1885 St Maryrsquos Sunday school began operation at 714 Spruce Street and shortly later moved to 619 Spruce Street Due to a lack of proper quarters the ministry ended on October 18 1891 The last outreach of venerable St Johnrsquos was that of St Augustine It was formed about June 1 1888 and located at 744 Chestnut Street a former school house Although Sunday afternoon services were begun that August Morning and Evenings Services and an afternoon Sunday school began in earnest about June 1 1889 The cornerstone was laid at the corner of Ninth and Sycamore Streets on August 7 1899 The expansion of Highway I-676 caused the temporary merger with St Johnrsquos and shortly after St Augustine purchased the property of St Johnrsquos and became sole occupants of that old and venerable building One of the lessons taught by the history of the Church in Camden is that small beginnings often lead to large results The use of empty buildings for Sunday schools allowed the sponsoring congregations to spend their money on program and not on buildings In addition the strong emphasis on Sunday schooling at times led to the establishment of congregations

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Historiographer continued

as the adults followed the children This lesson learned over a century ago just may be a lesson whose time has come again The Sunday schools of the 19th century were invariably formed and led by lay people another lesson that stands repeating Hopefully another ldquoGolden Agerdquo for the Episcopal Church in Camden is on the near horizon

The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish ArchivistHistorian January 28 2009

Insurance Committee

The Insurance Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey met twice during 2008 At its September meeting the Committee voted to accept the following three renewals for the calendar year 2009 1) Life insurance through the Church Medical Trust with no rate change over 2008 2) Medical Insurance - a choice of six plans through the Church Medical Trust with an 8 rate increase for all plans except the CIGNA Pos plan for which there was a 3 decrease from 2008 rates and 3) Dental Insurance through Delta Dental with no rate change over 2008 Two other decisions of note were made by the committee The committee voted to continue in-force the Standard Prescription drug plan coverage offered by the Church Medical Trust The decision not to change to the Premium Plan was based on the fact that currently 85 of Medical Trust participants have the Standard Plan and that switching to the Premium Plan would involve an additional cost of $10single and $23family per month The committee also voted to continue the Delta Dental Plan for 2009 instead of changing to that offered by the Church Medical Trust even though billing would be simplified by having all three insurance plans (life medical and dental) billed through the Church Medical Trust The reason for not changing at this time was the additional cost of the Church Medical Trust=s PPO plan with Orthodontia which the committee felt would be an unwelcome burden for many smaller parishes and the fact that the Church Medical Trust plan has a smaller provider network than the Delta plan The committee agreed that an actuarial study of deferred benefit obligations relating to health insurance for retired clergy and their widows was not the responsibility of the Insurance Committee

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Insurance Committee continued

The issue of the compliance of current practices of handling insurance program finances with Canon 36 requirements as they relate to billing and collection from member parishes was reviewed Further discussion may occur in the future I wish to thank the current members of the committee for their commitment and dedication this past year as well as our valuable consultant Bill Bloor Members include the Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson the Rev Alan K Salmon the Rev Frank Jago the Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon Wanda Greene Ardelle Zervos Cynthia Miller and David Mulcahy The Rev Elmer Sullivan was an observer Respectfully submitted The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair 2008 Report

Loan and Grant Committee

The Loan and Grant Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey functions under Canons 20 and 21 of our Diocese It members are appointed annually by our Bishop The Committeersquos mission is to empower the congregations of our Diocese to undertake with the help of loans or grants building replacement or repair projects which they would not be able to undertake on their own Loans may be recommended by the Committee subject to the approval of Diocesan Council which serves as the officers and trustees of The Venture in Mission Loan Fund the officers and trustees of The Venture in Mission Loan Fund the Capital and Revolving Loan Fund and the R Bowden Shepherd Loan Fund Applicant churches must fill out the two page application form and include all the extra documents specified on the form which is available from the Finance Office at Diocesan House and include the plan for repayment of any loan Grants may be considered only for Mission churches which must also submit the application form and satisfactory supporting documents Once an application for a grant is deemed to be complete by the Loan amp Grant Committee (which is not the same thing as being approved) the application is forwarded to the Board of Missions for its consideration As part of its evaluation of the grant request the Board of Missions evaluates the stewardship and evangelism activities and plans of the applicant mission church If the Board of Missions endorses the grant application it is then considered by the Loan and Grant Committee If

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Loan and Grant Committee continued

the grant application is endorsed by the Loan and Grant Committee it then goes to Diocesan Council for its consideration Any grants are made only from the Capital and Revolving Fund (Canon 21 Section 2) ldquono grant shall be made for a sum larger than $10000 without the approval of the Conventionrdquo Loan applications from mission churches must also have been endorsed by the Board of Missions before being considered by the Loan and Grant Committee Applicant churches whether Missions or Independent Parishes are advised to recognize the time involved in this process and to read the application and need for supporting documents carefully and preferably to consult with the Chair of the Loan amp Grant Committee before proceeding Typically a capital campaign is needed to underwrite a loan so a church seeking a loan is advised to consult both with the Chair of this Committee and with the Stewardship Committee of our Diocese and with the Committee on Church Architecture (if appropriate) Loans from the R Bowden Shepherd Fund are by canon set at 5 and are only given to ldquomissions and assisted parishesrdquo Loans from the Capital amp Revolving Fund are interest free by canon and are available by canon to ldquoparishes organized missions chapels or other entities in union with or a part of the Diocese of New Jerseyrdquo It has been the policy of the Loan and Grant Committee in recent years to give such interest-free loans from this Fund to parishes only as bridge loans in the case of applicant parishes which would be waiting to receive reimbursement from the New Jersey Historic Trust (which requires recipients to pay contractors submit receipted bills and wait for State reimbursement) The Committee has had a satisfactory recent experience with a one year ldquoballoon noterdquo to Christ Church Middletown for this purpose (which was repaid in a very timely manner) and authorized another such loan in 2008 (as noted below) In recent years the Committee has only made loans to missions from the Capital amp Revolving Fund as a ldquoblended loanrdquo with half of the principal coming from the R Bowden Shepherd Fund for a blended rate of 2 frac12 which means that mission churches with loans would always get a lower interest rate than Independent Parishes This has been a successful approach Loans from the Venture in Mission Fund are for Independent Parishes The interest rate must range between 4 and 12 (in accordance with canon) and is set by Diocesan Council upon the recommendation of the Loan and Grant Committee The current rate for new loans is 5

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Loan and Grant Committee continued

Payments on loans are usually made monthly and for a total amount and length of time as set by the Committee The Committee always reserves the right to reject loan or grant applications The Committee meets on demand and preferably at the applicant church so as to see the project under consideration The Chair calls the applicant church to discern possible meeting times and then sets the day and time so as to ensure the greatest possible attendance by members of the Committee (In the interests of time more than one application may be considered at a meeting so it is not always the case that the Committee sees every proposal in person though that is ideal) In all cases principal and interest payments on loans go back into the respective fund(s) from which the loans were drawn thus making possible future loans for churches In addition income from the balances not currently loaned out within each fund are reinvested in the respective fund Several years ago the Committee realized that many missions are unable to afford to take out loans (especially those which are already having their operating budgets subsidized) but that they may have property repairreplacement needs which could be addressed by the ability of the Committee to recommend grants for capital purposes The Committee felt that this is especially appropriate since all buildings of mission churches are diocesan properties and our Diocese has a responsibility for their care The Committee therefore began considering grant applications under the process outlined above The Committee increasingly realized that some of the applications involved ldquoemergenciesrdquo which could have been anticipated had a systematic review of the properties been undertaken and the Committee also became concerned about how many potentially hazardous situations might exist in buildings of mission churches without the diocesan office (and perhaps the priest and people of the churches) being aware of them (I myself once lived in a vicarage which had a dangerously substandard wiring which no one knew about until the church hired an electrical inspector at my urging) The Committee then started to require that any mission church receiving a grant have a full professional inspection of its buildings (paid for by a small grant from the Capital and Revolving Fund) before the actual work for the grant be done In one case this resulted in the discovery of a carbon monoxide leak in a building if that buildingrsquos window door and insulation leaks been remedied before the carbon monoxide was checked the results could have been lethal

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Loan and Grant Committee continued The Committee then proposed to Diocesan Council that there be full professional inspections of all the buildings of mission churches the expenses (which have ranged anywhere from about $500 to about $3600 and typically have been $1-2000) to be covered by small grants from the Capital and Revolving Fund The Committee assured Council that there was plenty of money in the Capital and Revolving Fund to pay for such inspections given that mission churches rarely are able to afford to take out loans the Fund has typically been less than half loaned out and that seemed unlikely to change The Committee also urged Council approval of this project because all of these buildings are owned by our Diocese and as such our Diocese has both a moral and a legal obligation to attend to matters of safety and care of the people and clergy of these churches which by definition have more limited financial resources than most Independent Parishes A systematic inspection program would also mean that all needs would be examined and considered at once instead of just those churches most aware of the diocesan processes or those with the most obvious problems being served first The Committee proposed and Council adopted a plan whereby small grants for the inspections would be ldquofast-trackedrdquo instead of each grant needing Council approval (as is otherwise always the case) the program was approved and the Board of Missions and diocesan Staff could work with the congregations and professional building inspectors to implement the program and the Committee would reimburse the costs of the inspections While there have been a few urgent grant requests approved while this program was underway the over-all intention was to have all of the mission churchesrsquo buildings inspected the reports analyzed and a systematic and strategic response developed to the needs which would then be evident This has now begun on January 21 2009 Lee Powers Canon to the Ordinary and Deborah Crall Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary submitted a substantial report to the Trustees of Church properties with summaries of the inspection reports from our mission churches The Loan and Grant Committee thanks them both for their diligent and detailed work and looks forward to doing what the Committee can to help once the results are analyzed and a plan developed Especially in this year of severely stretched parochial and diocesan financial resources due to the severe recession it is crucial that the funds overseen by the Loan amp Grant Committee be available to respond to urgent safety-related repairs and other needs of our mission churches through the grants program from the Capital amp Revolving Fund

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Loan and Grant Committee continued

In 2008 the Loan and Grant Committee met three times The following proposals were sent onto Council or adopted as policy in 2008

On April 10 the Loan amp Grant Committee endorsed a $10000 grant from the Capital amp Revolving Fund to San Jose Church Elizabeth a mission of our Diocese for emergency repairs to its roof The application had been endorsed by the Board of Missions Committee member Felix Estepa excused himself from the vote as he is a member of that congregation

On June 12 the Committee endorsed a bridge loan for one year at no interest from the Capital amp Revolving Fund of up to $150000 to St Stephenrsquos Church Beverly due one year from the date of draw down contingent on St Stephenrsquos receiving the matching grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust for which it was applying and on the bond for financial officers of the parish be raised by $150000 before the loan is drawn down It is anticipated that this loan would be drawn down in 2009

At the same meeting the Committee endorsed a grant of $6800 for emergency repairs to the steps and landing outside one of the exit doors to St Albanrsquos New Brunswick

The problem was in the professional inspectorrsquos report on the building In the light of the then-impending leadership transition at the church the Committee endorsed having the Diocese contract directly with the contractor The grant to this mission church had been previously endorsed by the Board of Missions

At the same meeting the Committee voted to have ldquothe three most recent Parochial Reportsrdquo replace ldquothe most recent Church Report datardquo on its application form (since our Diocese no longer subscribes to the Church Report data) and add to the requirements listed on its application form that ldquotreasurers of all congregations must be bonded for the full financial assets of the applicant church including any proposed loansrdquo The Committee also heard an update on the church inspections program and on the status of loans including two that were seriously in arrears

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Loan and Grant Committee continued

On December 10 the Committee endorsed a grant of $5800 from the Capital amp Revolving Fund to Cristo Rey Trenton to pay part of the cost of replacing a non-functional boiler (The church had raised $3200 of the cost itself) This grant was also endorsed by the Board of Missions The Committee set as a condition that the church also have an energy audit the cost of which would be reimbursed by a grant from the same fund

We give thanks for the service of those members of the Loan amp Grant Committee who resigned during the year for personal reasons Ms Janet Katz and Mr Charles Nicholas I give thanks for the other members of the Committee who served through the year the Rev Matthew Engleby Mr Felix Estepa Mr Edward Filipski Mr Jay Ham Mr Edward H Higgins Jr Mr John Holt and the Rev Philip H Kasey as well as yours truly Respectfully submitted (The Rev) Francis A Hubbard Chair

Migrant Ministry

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to serve and support migrant people in all kind of needs providing them with pastoral care social services and recreation activities This means that every farm worker as part of the people of God must be respected and served with dignity and love We begin this ministry on May through October every year This is the time when most of the migrant workers arrive to the camps which are located in Vineland Millville and Bridgeton There are 15 camps with an average of ten persons per camp The Diocese has a van for this ministry Willie will have the van during the summer time from May 15 to October 15 After that Willie will give the van to The Rev Pedro Guzmaacuten Willie Cortes our program facilitator visited the camps and workers four times a week He provides information guidance and support to the migrants We have a van which Willie drives to transport workers to the clinic grocery store or to the airport Willie visited the camps Monday through Thursday from 500 pm to 900 pm The Diocese pays him for his time I visited the camps

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Migrant Ministry continued

twice a week and I met with Willie to coordinate the programs and activities for the migrants During the Diocesan Council meeting in September Bishop Councell named Bishop Romero Canon Lee Powers The Rev Servio Moscoso and me to meet together and make some recommendations about this ministry We met and we agreed to continue this ministry I prepared this job description for Willie Visit the camps three times a week in the afternoon be able to transport them when needed inform them that this ministry is conducted by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey His salary will be $800 per hour and he is going to receive $5000 per week for the vanrsquos gasoline Expenses 2008 Williersquos salary $125200 until August 31 $106200 will pay until Oct 15-08 Fr Guzman $75318 until August 21 $29032 until Oct 15 2008 Total $200518 $135232 Estimated Total Expenses May to October 15 $335750

Budget 2009 Willie Cortesrsquos salary $297600 Rev Pedro Guzmanrsquos expenses $143000 Auto maintenance $100000 Van gas $120000 Total $660600 Submitted by The Rev Pedro Guzman Chair

New Jersey Diocesan Chaplaincy

Elizabeth Federal Detention Center We officiated at over 40 worship and Bible study sessions during 2008 Assisting the Rev Joe Parrish were Deacon the Rev David Lawson-Beck whose service occurred during his discernment period prior to ordination and Lloyd Batson who is doing his pre-ordination work at St Johns Lloyd who lives in our Diocese will be a candidate for the Diaconate in the Diocese of Newark--the Detention Center is near his home and not far from the Diocese of Newark

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New Jersey Diocesan Chaplaincy Elizabeth Federal Detention Center continued

We visit with pray with and teach from two to thirty-two non-criminal detainees each week The work is difficult as it is in the highest restricted area of any Federal prison in the US yet it is not actually a prison but is called a detention center Entrance is through a series of locked doors and gates and body searches are conducted on the chaplains before they are admitted Several of the detainees are under threat of death from parties in their originating countries so we cannot disclose their identities at any time All visits are on weekday nights from 7 PM until 10 PM and are held in the Indoor Recreation Center Prior to our coming to the Center in the year 2000 several attempts at suicide were carried out one leading to a fatality Since our Diocesan involvement we have not been apprised of any such occurrences in our eight years there Some detainees were quite depressed but now we offer a time of consolation study singing and prayer encouraging the attendees to supply each part of the service they are willing to do We have had times of great camaraderie as we support small Bible and prayer groups inside the dormitories through our efforts and materials The original ministry was funded by the Episcopal Development Fund formerly called the Presiding Bishops Fund that funded the effort at $40000 in 2000 The current budget from the Diocese of New Jersey is only $4000 but helps us buy materials without any remuneration for the chaplains We do need to increase this as we occasionally need supply persons who have been cleared by the FBI a very lengthy process We are very grateful for the support the Diocese gives us to keep the detainees supplied with Bibles and meditative study materials in over three dozen languages and trust the support will continue and increase to meet the growing needs we have The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Rector St Johns Elizabeth

Nominating Committee Report Dear Fellow Members

Enclosed is the Nominating Committee Report for the 2009 Diocesan Convention The nominees for each office in each category have been listed in random order and will appear in the same order on the convention ballot

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Many thanks to the following individuals who served on the Nominating Committee this year

NAME CONVOCATION The Rev Paul Van Sant Atlantic Mr Carl Zerr Jr Atlantic The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Burlington Dr James W Sullivan Burlington Mr Steven Quinn Burlington The Rev Margaret Sterchi Camden Ms Naomi Cressman Camden The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Monmouth Ms Elizabeth Papp Monmouth The Rev Salvador Ros Northern Mr Arthur G Pedersen II Northern The Rev Dirk C Reinken Trenton Ms Jane E Miller Trenton The Rev Theodore E Moore Dcn Watchung The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Woodbury Ms Christine Hoehn Woodbury

Special thanks to the many candidates who indicated their willingness to serve and to those who placed them in nomination Canon 5 provides for independently submitted nominations to be submitted to the Secretary of the Convention Deadline for such nominations is 45 days prior to the convention Nominations may also be submitted from the floor at convention Respectfully submitted The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Chair

Nominating Committee Report

A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term

The Rev Joanna D Graham ndash St Peterrsquos Church Perth Amboy

A graduate of General Theological Seminary is Interim Rector of St Peterrsquos Church Perth Amboy Mother Joanna has been in hospital ministry for 15 years both as a chaplain and director of pastoral care She is the Pastoral Educator in the School for Deacons a member of the Anglican Womens Empowerment and a delegate to the UN

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Commission on the status of women She has served in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East and works with the Palestinian women

The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III ndash Church of the Holy Innocentsrsquo Beach Haven NJ

Father Crumbaugh has served as Rector of Holy Innocentsrsquo Beach Haven for eleven years He has previously served our Diocese as a member of the Loan amp Grant Committee Trial Court and as Co-Chair of the Clergy Day Planning Group He presently is serving as a member of the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Father Crumbaughrsquos experience would make him an asset as a member of the Standing Committee

B Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Lay Member 4-year term

1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term

Deborah Kirk - St Stephenrsquos Church Waretown NJ

Native of New Jersey married 24 years has three children and am a parishioner at St Stephens Waretown for 19 years Served ten years as youth group director several terms on Vestry and as Jr Warden among other roles Completing term on Diocesan Council serving on the Dare to be Fair Committee attended Convocations and Conventions encouraging support for the Diocese Served on the Millennium Goals Committee I love my church

Sylvia Temmer ndash Trinity Church Princeton

Ms Temmer has served in multiple capacities at Trinity Church most recently steering the parish as Senior Warden during a two-year interim period Sylvia has served on the Vestry of Trinity and co-chaired several committees Currently serves on several committees and as Librarian

C Diocesan Council 3 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Joanna E George Dcn ndash St Johnrsquos Church Somerville

Joanna has a broad understanding of ministry and program needs She would bring to the table her theological background as well as experience in many other areas Joanna has good business sense and an analytical mind which quickly sees through emotions or the excitement of the moment to the key issue which needs to be addressed

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The Rev Paul A Van Sant ndash St Stephenrsquos Church Whiting

Lifetime member of Diocese Ordained 1988 Served three Camden parishes 1988-1990 Lead Church of the Good Shepherd Berlin from Mission to independent parish status 1990-2006 Currently rector of St Stephenrsquos Whiting Current Member Diocesan Finance and Budget Nominating Committee and Chair of Hunger Task Force Past Member Diocesan Council Committee on Aging Cathedral Major Chapter Attended ldquoClear Visionrsquo and CREDO conferences Wish to continue contributing to our Diocese in cooperation with our Bishop

The Rev Dr Patrick R Close ndash Grace Church Haddonfield

I would like to serve the Diocese and help us plan for our common life together in the future I bring my experience and have been in the diocese for 12 years

The Rev Brian K Burgess ndash Christ Church Woodbury

Rector of Christ Church in Woodbury Fr Burgess currently serves as

Dean of the Woodbury Convocation This 225th Annual Convention completes a three-year term on the Standing Commission on Clerical

Compensation and he has assisted Diocesan Staff in coordinating our disaster response efforts along the Gulf Coast during the recovery phase of Hurricane Katrina Father Burgess is committed to advancing the banner of Christian charity that we have long embraced and promoted as a Diocese

The Rev Valerie L Balling ndash St Stephenrsquos Church Mullica Hill

Vicar of St Stephenrsquos Mullica Hill for three years Valerie is involved in Diocesan activities including Youth Council Commission on Clergy Compensation Board of Missions Bishoprsquos Commission on Liturgy and Convention Arrangements Prior to entering the priesthood served as a volunteer with Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky and worked as Office Manager to the President of a software company Her experience offers a well-rounded and distinct point-of-view of young adults in the Church

D Diocesan Council 3 Lay Members 3-year terms

Morris Anderson ndash Christ the King Church Willingboro I served as a member of the Diocesan Audit Committee for two years

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filling a vacancy until March 2008 Currently I am the Senior Warden at Christ the King in Willingboro In my 15 years in Christ the King I have served on the vestry for three terms been president of our menrsquos organization served on the search committee that found our current rector and have been actively involved in the life of our parish

Cheryl D Browne ndash St Augustinersquos Church Atlantic City

Life-long Episcopalian Cheryl manages the church website newsletter serves on vestry and Welcoming and Outreach Ministries Instrumental in developing programs that bring people closer to God and an increase in membership Instructor at Azarel Computer Institute a computer training class at St Augustine open to the public teaching the community to move forward into the 21st century Recipient of the Meritorious Award for the state Reaching people through community work has always been her key

Noreen Duncan ndash Trinity Church Princeton

Noreen Lois Duncan a member of Trinity Princeton is an LEM reader and usher Also a pledging member of the Cathedral parish she serves on the Major Chapter Ms Duncan chairs the diocesersquos Anti-Racism Team and is a trainer on the team She chairs the Trinity Cathedral

Academy Board ldquoMy spiritual and personal life is rich because of my friends in Christ my husband Hibbert and my amazing adult children Moriba and Malenerdquo

John B Ackerman Jr ndash St John on the Mountain Bernardsville Serves on the Companion Diocese Committee - El Salvador from 2004 ndash 2007 and Ecuador 2008 As parishioner of St John on the Mountain serves on the Vestry LEM Lector Coordinator Acolyte Trainer Chair of Outreach Committee and President of the Food Bank Network of Somerset County Previously in the Dioceses of Connecticut and Chicago served on the vestry and as Stewardship Chair

E Cathedral Chapter

1 Clergy Member 3-year term

The Rev Peter A Molnar DD ndash Trinity Church Vincentown

I have been a priest in the Diocese of New Jersey for over 40 years Vicar at Trinity Church in Vincentown for 12 years I have vast governmental and structural expertise and have served in local county state and federal government agencies Presently I am a retired Army

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Chaplain with the rank of Colonel and serve as ldquoPadrerdquo at the Youth Choir Week every year

F Cathedral Chapter

2 Lay Members 3-year terms 1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term

Dorothy Spolarich ndash St Johnrsquos Church Somerville

Member of St Johnrsquos for 36 years Past vestry member member of the Bruckner Grants Committee President of ECW Mission Outreach chairperson and organized Operation Christmas Child Currently a Lay Eucharistic Minister Reader and counter delegate to Watchung Convocation involved with Food Bank and SHIPrsquos Galley Soup Kitchen and a founding member and current board member of ldquoFrom the Heartrdquo Thrift Shop Supporter of ERD and Millennium Development Goals I love my church

Naomi M Cressman ndash St Maryrsquos Church Haddon Heights

As a life-long member of the Diocese the Cathedral holds a special place in my heart I would welcome the opportunity to serve the Diocese and the Cathedral in this capacity Parish experience includes Vestry Clerk Sunday School and Eucharistic Minister Diocesan experience includes serving on the Consecration and Nominating Committees

Nancy H Miller ndash Trinity Church Cranford

Nancy is a member of Trinity Cranford where she is a Bible Teacher Lay Preacher Lay Eucharistic Minister and choir member Currently she

serves on the Committee on the Diaconate and Committee for Lifelong Christian Formation Previously was on the Staff of several other parishes as a Director of Religious Education member of the vestry served as different officers in the ECW had various appointments in the National Church and member of the Cathedral Chapter

G Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation 2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Valerie L Balling ndash St Stephenrsquos Church Mullica Hill

Vicar of St Stephenrsquos Mullica Hill for three years Valerie is involved in Diocesan activities including Youth Council Commission on Clerical Compensation Board of Missions Bishoprsquos Commission on Liturgy and Convention Arrangements Prior to entering the priesthood she served as a volunteer with Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky and

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worked as Office Manager to the President of a software company Her experience offers a well-rounded and distinct point-of-view of young adults in the Church

The Rev Philip H Kasey ndash Holy Trinity Church South River

As I enter my 30th year of ordained ministry I feel that I have sufficient experience in the area of clergy compensation to be of help Having just completed a term on Diocesan Council and continuing as a member of the Committee of Priesthood I am well-versed in the financial picture policies and state of our diocese and up-to-date on the current needs of our clergy

H Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation

2 Lay Members 3-year terms

Sr Cass Lavin-Spause ndash Church of the Good Shepherd Pitman

Have served a three-year term on the Standing Commission on Clergy Compensation Vestry Altar Guild Prayer Ministry - to name a few I was called by God to be a Sister in the Anamchara Fellowship and became a Novice in February You might see us as the Green Penguins

as we move about the convention floor To round out my time I work two days each week as a Christian Psychotherapist

Mary Lou Steed ndash Christ Church Toms River

Mary Lou is a member of Christ Church Toms River Serves on the Staff as a Parish Chaplain Lector and administers the lay ministry discernment program Previously member Discernment Committees served on the Clergy Compensation Committee of this diocese Commission on Ministry in the Diocese of North Carolina Professor of Sociology at North Carolina Wesleyan College for twenty years Since arriving in New Jersey taught part-time at Rider University and Thomas Edison State College

I Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons

1 Lay Member 3-year term

Paul DeSarno ndash Holy Trinity Church South River

Paul is a longtime convention deputy who has also served as senior warden vestry member and treasurer of Holy Trinity When not attending church meetings he is a lawyer in private practice in Sayreville As an active lay person committed to the mission and

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ministry of the Diocese of New Jersey Paul would welcome the opportunity to serve a second term on Constitution and Canons

J Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds 1 Lay Trustee 5-year term

Lynne M Davis ndash Trinity Church Princeton

Ms Davis is a ten-year member of Trinity who has served as co-chair of its Profile Committee and of its Discernment Committee leading to their call of a new rector She has over 20 years experience as an attorney specializing in commercial real estate finance and fixed income securities both in private practice and at TIAA and CREF

K Finance and Budget Committee

3 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

Stephan P Sroka ndash Church of St Uriel the Archangel Sea Girt

Steve has been an active member of the Church of St Uriel the Archangel Sea Girt for many years having served as vestryman warden clerk of the vestry deputy to the diocesan convention and currently Eucharistic lay minister lay reader and treasurer for our chapter of the Brotherhood of St Andrew He also served the diocese as member of the Diocesan Review Committee and incumbent member of the Finance and Budget Committee

Anthony Fusco ndash Trinity Church Red Bank

Anthony Fusco Trinity Church Red Bank is completing his term as a member of the Diocesan Finance and Budget Committee and has more than twenty years of experience in church finance Over the last ten years at Trinity he has served on the vestry and is presently Treasurer and Warden

Charles H Perfater ndash Trinity Cathedral Trenton

Chuck a life-long member of Trinity Cathedral serves as Treasurer and also at St Peterrsquos at the Light Chuck is a four time deputy to General Convention including 2009 He is a former Diocesan CFO and is very familiar with a wide range of diocesan operations Having served on the Standing Committee Diocesan Council and Board of Missions he is currently on the Audit Committee and is Treasurer of the Convention Arrangements Committee

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L Diocesan Investment Trust

1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term

Bruce Brand ndash Christ Church Shrewsbury

Bruce served as Acolyte Master Eucharistic Minister Lay Reader and Vestry Member in many parishes A member of Christ Church Shrewsbury Bruce has an impressive history in matters of finance 30 years a stockbroker VP National Marketing for major NYSE firm assisted in managing $4 million endowment fund for St Paulrsquos Cathedral Syracuse Licensed Compliance Director and conductor of numerous branch office audits Served 4 years on DIT He would welcome serving another term

Katherine F Lowry ndash St Johnrsquos Church Little Silver

Katherine has over 20 years experience with Institutional Investments Has the Certified Financial Planner and Certified Investment Management Analyst designations

Kenneth L MacRitchie ndash Trinity Church Cranford

I am a lawyer and an accountant I have 30 years of experience in securities regulation In 2002 I wrote a legal and accounting manual for Episcopal endowment trust which was favorably received by the Episcopal Consortium of Endowed Parishes I have served on the endowment trust boards of the Episcopal parishes in Westfield and Cranford

M Audit Committee 2 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

John H Scherer ndash Holy Communion Fair Haven

I have served as parish treasurer for 22 years and on the Diocesan Audit Committee for three Irsquod like to continue to serve on the Audit Committee to continue to learn and to become more useful to the diocese

Herbert C Geiss ndash St Georgersquos by-the-River Rumson

Herb is a current member of the Audit Committee and would like to continue to offer his abilities to this committee He has been parish treasurer since 2002 He is currently employed as a Financial Planner and is a member of the NJ Financial Planning Association and National Association of tax professionals Additionally he has an MBA in Finance from NYU and is a candidate for becoming a Certified Financial Planner

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N Diocesan Review Committee

2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Margaret Sterchi ndash Church of St John the Evangelist Chews Landing

Having been elected to a one-year term on the Diocesan Review Committee at the Convention in 2008 and having attended the training session for all members of the Diocesan Review Committee in the summer of 2008 I would be honored to serve a full three-year term

The Rev Anne McRae Wrede ndash Grace Church Merchantville

I have served the church in many confidential matters in the past working to resolve conflicts and following up in the care of parishes after serious problems and crisis events have occurred I would like the appointment to faithfully and carefully follow through these issues with clergy

O Diocesan Review Committee

1 Lay Member 3 year term

Elizabeth H Papp ndash Christ Church Toms River

Elizabeth Papp (Hughes) a parishioner in several churches since 1971 Retired in 2002 from the State of New Jersey-Division of Youth and Family Services Spouse of Martin Papp 1943-2004 deceased Parish Level Member of choir Altar Guild Lay Reader involved with IHN Diocesan level Delegate to convocations ndash minutes when necessary Secretary for Ministry to Disabled and Nominating Committee Also sing with Cathedral Choir for special occasions

Stephen P DeBaun ndash St John the Evangelist Chews Landing

A member of St Johnrsquos since 1999 served as a vestry member junior and senior warden and search committee chairperson At this time I am a vestry member and serve as a Chalice and Eucharistic minister During the mid 80rsquos I was a volunteer court mediator in Williamstown trained and certified through Gloucester County I have always believed that I am able to make intelligent decisions based on the information that is presented

Thomas J Scott ndash Christ Church Woodbury

Tom Scott member of Christ Church Woodbury for five years is the Director of the Brotherhood of St Andrewrsquos Chapter He was confirmed

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and attended St Lukersquos Westville while growing up Tom is Director of New Practices and Corporate Analytics and has held a number of senior analytical roles within pharmaceuticals including Design and Optimization Analytics and Brand Insight Director for Oncology where he helped launch drugs to treat breast prostate and lung cancer

P Trial Court 4 Clergy Members 3-year terms

1 year as a member 2 years as alternate

The Rev John C Belmont ndash St Matthewrsquos Church Pennington

Father Belmont is a priest with considerable experience in ministry in the Diocese He has been a curate a vicar and for 30 years a rector of a large parish He has served the Diocese as a member of the Standing Committee Diocesan Council Commission on Ministry and the Trial Court If reelected his fairness and common sense would enable him to deliberate impartially as a member of the Trial Court

The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow ndash Retired Ocean Grove

Father Gluckow has had 30 years of experience in parochial ministry in the Diocese He is now retired but active as a supply priest He has been elected to the Trial Court before and should there be a trial he

would be able to devote sufficient time to it He is a fair-minded and compassionate man who thinks things through and tries to see all sides of a situation

The Rev J Connor Haynes ndash St Maryrsquos Church Burlington

Fr Haynes has been rector of St Maryrsquos Burlington since 1996 He has served as a member of the Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation and as an elected member of the Trial Court

The Rev Dr Wayne L Smith ndash Retired Voorhees

Dr Smith has had a long and varied ministry as a parish priest of which more than 20 years have been spent in this Diocese He has served in many leadership positions including the Diocesan Council Standing Committee and Trial Court As a retired priest he would be able to devote the necessary time to a trial should the occasion arise He would bring to the Court a wealth of experience maturity and fair-mindedness

The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke ndash St Paulrsquos Church Westfield

Currently serving as Assistant Rector at St Paulrsquos in Westfield and previously two years as Assistant Rector at St Lukersquos in Gladstone She

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brings 20 years of High School education and administration experience and is well versed in policy and implementation which she believes will make her fair and objective in Trial Court Currently she is serving as Co-chair of Commission for Ministry with the Disabled and a member of the Christian Formation Committee

Q Trial Court 3 Lay Members 3-year terms

1 year as a member 2 years as alternate

Virgil M Johnson EdD ndash St John in the Wilderness Gibbsboro

I have previously served as a lay member on the Trial Court including serving on an actual trial I currently serve on the Vestry of St John in the Wilderness in Gibbsboro Being semi-retired I would have the time to devote to the court in the event a trial becomes necessary I have worked for 40 years in the field of education in New Jersey At present I work part-time as an educational consultant

Richard Peirce Esq ndash Christ Church Woodbury

Member of Christ Church Woodbury Secretary of Christ Churchrsquos Brotherhood of Saint Andrew Chapter and teacher for the parishrsquos Confirmation class Partner at a law firm in Philadelphia where Richard practices in the Intellectual Property Department and focuses on business advice and litigation related to trademark copyright cyber squatting and unfair competition issues Recognized for professional achievements in several editions of Chambers USA and honored by Law amp Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine

Robert Vogel ndash Trinity Church Cranford

Robert retired FBI Special Agent is employed by the State of New Jersey Homeland Security and has been schooled in federal and NJ state law He is acquainted with legal concepts of probable cause due process and rules of evidence Worked alongside federal US attorneys to prosecute cases in court Robert has been in law enforcement for 25 years Member of Trinity Cranford for 20 years Served on the vestry and Finance and Building committees

R Church Attorney

Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Steven Lewis Esq ndash Christ Church Woodbury

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Qualifications include being a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars since 1995 Ten years experience in insurance defense litigation throughout New Jersey Has served one year as Church Attorney in this diocese

S Treasurer Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Reginald Whitman ndash St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson

Currently serving as Treasurer A lifelong member of our church has served on the parochial and diocesan level in many capacities including but not limited to Diocesan Council most recent Episcopal Search Committee and Anti-Racism Team and is presently senior warden of his parish Reg and his wife Janet have raised their children in the church and their grandchildren are presently faithful members He continues to work on our diocesan vision to ldquomake New Jersey newrdquo

Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey Over the past year a number of significant goals have been achieved First and foremost was the inaugural Diocesan Recovery Sunday held at Trinity Cathedral We appreciate Bishop Councellrsquos leadership support and encouragement to make this an annual event To that end we have lined up excellent guest preachers for 2009 and 2010 Recovery Sunday services We hope these events open the doors of communication as we continue to seek to nurture a healthier environment for all while addressing in a spirit of love and pastoral response the very real vulnerabilities of those affected by the disease of alcoholism andor other drug dependency To achieve another goal of increased recognition and education we offer resources from the two workshops given at Equipping the Servants in the fall of 2007 The first workshop Introduction to Addiction and Recovery was set up to define the disease of addiction particularly with respect to alcohol and other drug dependency It assists in the recognition of symptoms describing effects of the disease on the family unit and offer information on treatment options and support agencies as well as resources for family and friends The second workshop Recovery in the Congregation Setting was set up to provide specific information on initiating and supporting the work of recovery in the congregation setting It covers the establishment of 12-Step groups nurturing healthy

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Recovery Ministries continued

collaboration with established groups instituting a Recovery Sunday in the congregation and the benefit of active participation in Episcopal Recovery Ministries (at both the diocesan and national levels) Our diocesan policy on the use of alcohol in the congregation setting is also available to all for ready reference Our involvement in these areas has connected us with a much greater network of Episcopalians who share our work We were pleased to have two of our members represent us last spring at the national gathering of Episcopal Recovery Ministries Finding solidarity with other clergy and lay colleagues in recovery ministries has been most helpful The exchange of experience and ideas that takes place in such a setting is uniquely valuable And this year has led to our water bottle distribution with the slogan ldquoHave a drink on usrdquo We once again benefited from two retreats designed to give us the chance to examine our work as a committee more deeply Among the topics we have begun to explore are ways in which we can be more helpful advocates for timely intervention the use of alcoholic and non-alcoholic wine at communion and the celebration of a diocesan recovery day At our 2008 convention we continued to display and award a number of alternative baskets of cheer We are also grateful for the opportunity to once again offer an open 12-step meeting for any and all in recovery during the hospitality hour preceding our convention banquet As always we are pleased to provide information prayer and referral for any congregation or individual within our diocese seeking to address issues of dependency and recovery Feel free to call on any of us listed below In Christrsquos Healing Love The Rev Catherine Brunson Dcn Chairperson Recovery Ministries Committee

Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey

The Rev Cathy Brunson Dcn Ms Polly Horvath (732) 271-3933 (609) 821-9323 cbrunson01comcastnet Hpehorvathaolcom

The Rev Mary Ann Jensen Dcn Mr Curtis Wilson (609) 921-0756 diocesenewjerseyanglicanorg majensennewjerseyanglicanorg

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Recovery Ministries continued

The Rev Francisco Pozo Mr Bob Lowry (609) 394-8926 (732) 571-3183 Fpchildrenfirst1verizonnet RobertLowryusmaedu

The Rev Nancy Hite Speck Ms Harriet S Stuart (732) 892-0955 (609) 921-9543 revnhsbayheadcom Pugsrule4verizonnet

The Rev Mark Van Sant Mr Joe Sweeney (732) 741-7826 (609) 261-0040 stjohnslittlesilververizonnet Sweeneyj25comcastnet

Registrarrsquos Report Article IX of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey requires that the Registrar make a report to each Convention It pleases me to report that progress continues to be made in our Diocesan Archives The progress seems minuscule only because two and a half centuries of records require an enormous amount of time and effort to collate and make usable

At present four of us work part-time in the archives Assisting me are Deacon Mary Ann Jensen Associate Archivist Paula Morgan CatalogerLibrarian and Carol Bishop Research Assistant Carol Bishop continues her tedious task of converting our paper ConfirmationReception records onto a disk format She has finished the years of the 1940s through the 1960s and is working on the 1970s Eventually we will be able to speed our research electronically The project when finished will have all the records from 1875 to the present One of our ongoing tasks is the organization of clergy files and church files that have been scattered in various corners of Diocesan House Deacon Jensen is heading up this project She also is helping with response to genealogical and church-related inquiries that continue to pour in Paula Morgan continues to organize catalog and file books pamphlets sermons and paper ephemera in order to make the Archives user-friendly As of December 31 2008 she has entered 1000 books pamphlets etc on the computer program especially for libraries This will allow researchers to have access to our considerable holdings Paularsquos labors are invaluable to the Archives I have taken on the multiple tasks of indexing some of our primary sources Indices completed but still expanding include a list of photos of

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clergylaity found in the diocesan magazine from 1912 to the early 2000s an index of photos of church buildings found in the diocesan magazine from 1912 to the early 2000s an index of extinct parishes and their files Indices in progress include the mention of all congregational beginnings (plus an additional 25 years) in Diocesan Journals from 1785 until the present Extinct parishes in the Index include every mention of the individual congregation from its roots to its ending This index will be of particular help to those researching or planning histories of any congregation These indices are now available at the Archives for researchers

The reliance of the Diocesan House Staff for data and information from the archives has grown tremendously It has included lengthy and detailed informational reports on various parishes data from census reports and projections over the next two decades Research requests have increased greatly as Staff members find a need to find information on various committees and funds

Many of our publications can be found on the Diocesan Website under Archives Cynthia McFarland Canon for Communications has been of invaluable assistance and we are grateful for her dedication to the archives Janice M Gay of Williamsburg Virginia donated original sermons of the Rev Thomas Tanser an important 19th century New Jersey cleric Such donationsgifts are enormously important for the health of your Archives Your archives suffers from insufficient funding especially in the area of the purchase of books pamphlets and paper ephemera that comes on the auction market for a short time and is part and parcel of our diocesan history We are collecting the writings of clergylaity who have been influential in our diocese and this requires additional funding The archives would be enormously grateful for contributions that would allow us to make the occasional purchase that becomes available I wish to thank Deacon Mary Ann Jensen Paula Morgan and Carol Bishop for their untiring efforts to make your history available to this and future generations In addition I wish to thank Bishop Councell and the various Staff members for their support and encouragement (The Rev Canon) Laurence D Fish Registrar

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Resolutions of Courtesy 2009

Whereas St Paulrsquos Bound Brook and St Stephenrsquos Florence celebrate the Sesquicentennial of their organization in 1859 and Christ Church Palmyra celebrates the 125th anniversary of its organization in 1884 and Whereas The Rev Canon James E Purdy celebrates the 70th anniversary of his canonical residence the Rev Walter J Moreau

celebrates his 50th anniversary of canonical residence and the Rev Canon Bruce A Weatherly celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Be it therefore resolved that the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey assembled in Wildwood tenders congratulations to the clergy and congregation of the Church in Bound Brook and Florence and to the clergy celebrating anniversaries wishing them heartfelt good wishes of this assembly and Godrsquos blessing in the years ahead

Right Onward Committee

This yearrsquos Vision initiative was Growth through Welcoming and Inclusion The committee launched the initiative at Annual Convention in several ways Annette Buchanan chair of the committee made a presentation at a plenary session committee members Staffed a booth while others video taped interviewed conventioneers regarding ways in which their parishes were welcoming and inclusive

Throughout the year the Right Onward Committee (ROC) collaborated with other diocesan committees to further the initiative It co-sponsored The Magnetic Church training event with the Congregational Development Committee held in May participated in the planning and development of resources for the Equipping the Servants Workshop Radical Welcome held in October and continued planning a diocesan-wide mission project with the deacons

In October the committee published and distributed a Welcoming Resource Packet to every congregation in the Diocese This binder included both practical tools and concrete examples of how parishes can become more welcoming open and inclusive and scripted mini-curricula designed for children youth and adults

The ROC planned and facilitated a Festive Evensong to be held at the Cathedral on January 31 2009 This service ldquoLiving the Visionrdquo will be both a celebration of this yearrsquos Vision initiative as well as an introduction

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of next yearrsquos initiative Spiritual Renewal The Rev Philip Carr-Jones coordinated this service The Right Reverend Eugene Sutton Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland is the homilist

The ROC continued to develop its presence on the Diocesan website and newsletter In an effort to share information and activities the ROC worked toward establishing a diocesan-wide calendar of events that furthered this yearrsquos Vision initiative ROC committee members contacted other Diocesan committees regarding their efforts to further the initiative This information was posted on the website andor the newsletter

Committee members included The Right Reverend George E Councell ex officio Ms Annette Buchanan chair Rev Sunil Chandy Rev Kathleen DeJohn Mr Henry Foster Mrs Margaret Hughes Rev Terry Martin Rev Austin Murray Rev Canon Lee Powers Rev Lyndon Shakespeare and Ms Meg Smith In September as a consequence of moving away from the Diocese Revs Martin and Murray resigned from the committee Respectfully submitted Annette Buchanan

Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation

Members Cass Lavin-Spause The Rev Valerie Balling Secretary Martin F Nelson Chair The Rev Brian Burgess Arthur Pedersen The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen Clive Oscar Sang The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor David E Magee The Rev Denise Cavaliere Dcn Edith Rohrman The Rev Dr W Kenneth Gorman The commission consists of 12 members 6 clergy and 6 lay members elected by the Diocesan Convention Our objective is to assure that all clergy are adequately and correctly compensated The commission monitors compliance of salary social security offset continuing education professional expenses allowance health and life insurance and housing allowance including housing equity contributions The Commission makes recommendations to the Convention on compensation matters but the Convention has the ultimate approval

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Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation continued

The Canons of the Diocese direct the Commission to submit a report to the Convention each year on compliance with all compensation guidelines The report on clerical compensation is due in the Diocese by March 1st of each year We sincerely thank the parishes who send their reports on time but there are a number of parishes that are consistently late It is a time consuming and unnecessary process for Commission members to contact delinquent parishes Any church having trouble completing the forms should contact a Commission member The number of churches returning their compensation reports is dropping We have no way of knowing if this means more and more churches are no longer paying their clergy the canonical minimums or if they think that completing the forms take too much time In any case it is a bad sign I do want to thank St Johnrsquos Little Silver for being the first to return their 2009 report At last yearrsquos convention Bishop Councell asked the Commission to study develop and make a sabbatical policy recommendation to the Standing Committee for full-time clergy residing in the Diocese At first the lay members were skeptical since sabbaticals are virtually unknown in the private sector of the economy they are mostly a benefit in the education sector The clergy members put forth strong arguments that a sabbatical would renew and refresh the clergy physically emotionally and spiritually and when they returned to their congregations they would bring new energy and ideas back with them The Commission did vote as to whether or not to develop a sabbatical policy and though the vote was not unanimous the majority agreed to follow the Bishoprsquos request In our deliberations we looked at sabbatical polices from other Episcopal dioceses and from the Lutheran Church We feel our draft policy is fair both to the clergy and to congregations (see the attached draft policy) While this is possibly the worst year to present a new clergy benefit we believe the economy will improve in the next several years so that clergy can avail themselves of a sabbatical leave We ask that those churches that do not have an agreement with their clergy regarding a sabbatical study our proposed policy and open a dialog with their clergy for a sabbatical sometime in the future This is my last year serving on the Commission I want to thank all of the current members for their hard work this past year I have had the

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Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation continued

pleasure of serving with wonderful dedicated people both lay and clergy during my many years on the Commission I enjoy coming to this convention to see many old friends from the past I ask that you keep individuals serving on the Commission in your prayers because their work is vitally important to the well-being of the diocese I know I will Respectfully submitted Martin F Nelson Chair

Congregation Level Classification Effective January 1 2008

Convocation 2006

Points 2008 Level

Alexandria St Thomas Watchung 251 I

Allenhurst St Andrews Monmouth NR

Asbury Park St Augustines Monmouth 154 I

Asbury Park Trinity Monmouth 443 III

Atlantic City Ascension Atlantic 136 I

Atlantic City St Augustines Atlantic 186 I

Avalon St Johns Atlantic NR

Avon St Johns Monmouth 26 I

Barnegat Light St Peters Atlantic 160 I

Basking Ridge St Marks Watchung 465 III

Bay Head All Saints Monmouth 439 III

Beach Haven Holy Innocents Atlantic 352 II

Belford St Clements Monmouth 111 I

Bellmawr Holy Spirit Camden 137 I

Berlin Good Shepherd Camden 177 I

Bernardsville St Bernards Watchung 403 II

Bernardsville St Johns Watchung 844 IV

Beverly St Stephens Burlington 247 I

Bordentown Christ Church Burlington 283 II

Bound Brook St Pauls Watchung 276 II

Bradley Beach St Jamess Monmouth 343 II

Brick St Raphaels Monmouth 196 I

Bridgeton St Andrews Woodbury 277 II

Bridgewater St Martins Watchung 501 III

Burlington St Barnabas Burlington 85 I

Section C - 203

Burlington St Marys Burlington 520 III

Camden St Andrews Camden 215 I

Camden St Augustines Camden 210 I

Camden St Pauls Camden 254 I

Camden St Wilfrids Camden NR

Cape May Advent Atlantic 343 II

Cape May Point St Peters by the Sea Atlantic 98 I

Cherry Hill St Bartolomews Camden 538 III

Chews Landing St Johns Camden 186 I

Clarksboro St Peters Woodbury 443 III

Clementon St Marys Camden 89 I

Collingswood Christ Church Camden 88 I

Collingswood Holy Trinity Camden 332 II

Cranbury St Davids Trenton 365 II

Cranford Trinity Church Northern 350 II

Delran Trinity Church Burlington 41 I

Dunellen St Francis Watchung 187 I

Eatontown St Jamesrsquo Monmouth 144 I

Edison St James Northern 172 I

Elizabeth Grace Northern 119 I

Elizabeth St Elizabeths Northern 425 III

Elizabeth St Johns Northern 203 I

Elizabeth San Jose Northern 402 II

Ewing St Lukes Trenton 202 I

Fair Haven Holy Communion Monmouth 173 I

Flemington Calvary Watchung 342 II

Florence St Stephens Burlington 90 I

Fords St Johns Northern 116 I

Freehold St Peters Monmouth 435 III

Galloway St Mark amp All Saintsrsquo Atlantic 281 II

Gibbsboro St Johns Camden 173 I

Gladstone St Lukes Watchung 894 IV

Glassboro St Thomas Woodbury 244 I

Gloucester Ascension Camden 152 I

Haddonfield Grace Camden 762 IV

Haddon Heights St Marys Camden 476 III Hamilton Township St Matthias Trenton 233 I

Hammonton St Marks Camden 98 I

Helmetta St Georges Northern 330 II

Highland Park All Saints Northern 97 I

Section C - 204

Keansburg St Marks Monmouth 90 I

Keyport St Marys Monmouth NR

Lakewood All Saints Monmouth 262 I

Lambertville St Andrews Trenton 190 I

Laurel Springs Atonement Camden 135 I

Lawnside Church of Annunciation Camden 30 I

Lebanon Holy Spirit Watchung 464 III

Linden Grace Northern 126 I

Little Silver St Johns Monmouth 268 I

Long Branch St James Monmouth 352 II

Longport Redeemer Atlantic NR

Lumberton St Martins Burlington 279 II

Magnolia Christ Church Camden NR

Mantoloking St Simonrsquos Monmouth NR

Maple Shade St Johns Camden 135 I

Matawan Trinity Monmouth 307 II

Medford St Peters Burlington 629 III

Mercerville Grace-St Pauls Trenton 352 [[

Merchantville Grace Camden 327 II

Metuchen St Lukes Northern 497 III

Middletown Christ Church Monmouth 642 IV

Millville Christ Church Woodbury 74 I Monmouth Junction St Barnabas Northern 381 II

Moorestown Trinity Burlington 978 V

Mount Holly St Andrews Burlington 336 II

Mullica Hill St Stephens Woodbury 161 I

Navesink All Saints Monmouth 338 II

New Brunswick Christ Church Northern 686 IV

New Brunswick St Albans Northern 160 I

New Brunswick St Johns Northern 40 I

New Providence St Andrews Watchung 491 III

North Plainfield Holy Cross Watchung 278 II

North Wildwood St Simeons Atlantic NR

Ocean City Holy Trinity Atlantic 497 III

Ortley Beach St Elisabeths Monmouth 105 I

Palmyra Christ Church Burlington 85 I

Paulsboro St James Woodbury 74 I

Pemberton Grace Burlington 291 II

Pennington St Matthews Trenton 630 IV

Penns Grove Our Merciful Savior Woodbury 137 I

Section C - 205

Pennsville St Georges Woodbury 140 I

Perth Amboy Holy Cross Northern 29 I

Perth Amboy St Peters Northern 535 III

Pitman Good Shepherd Woodbury 350 II

Plainfield Grace Watchung 381 II

Plainfield St Marks Watchung 452 III

Pleasantville St Marys Atlantic NR

Point Pleasant St Marys Monmouth 468 III

Princeton All Saints Trenton 567 III

Princeton Trinity Trenton 1830 V

Rahway Holy Comforter Northern NR

Rahway St Pauls Northern 112 I

Red Bank St Thomas Monmouth 228 I

Red Bank Trinity Monmouth 409 II

Riverside St Stephens Burlington 124 I

Riverton Christ Church Burlington 339 II

Rocky Hill Trinity Watchung 129 I

Roselle St Lukes Northern 190 I

Rumson St Georges Monmouth 997 V

Salem St Johns Woodbury 399 II

Scotch Plains All Saints Watchung 252 I

Sea Girt St Uriels Monmouth 278 II

Sewaren St Johns Northern 108 I

Shrewsbury Christ Church Monmouth 322 II

Somers Point Christ Church Atlantic 348 II

Somerville St Johns Watchung 434 III

South Amboy Christ Church Northern NR

South River Holy Trinity Northern 256 I

South Vineland Christ Church Woodbury 21 I

Spotswood St Peters Northern 404 II

Spring Lake Holy Trinity Monmouth 95 I

Stone Harbor St Marys Atlantic 419 II

Swedesboro Trinity Woodbury NR

Toms River Christ Church Monmouth 739 IV

Trenton Christ Church Trenton 322 II

Trenton St Michaels Trenton NR

Trenton Trinity Cathedral Trenton 694 IV

Tuckerton Holy Spirit Atlantic 186 I

Union St Lukes amp All Saintsrsquo Northern 88 I

Ventnor Epiphany Atlantic 65 Inc

Section C - 206

Vilas St Barnabas Atlantic 145 I

Vincentown Trinity Burlington 143 I

Vineland Trinity Woodbury 173 I

Wall St Michaels Monmouth 217 I

Waretown St Stephens Atlantic 395 II

Wenonah Holy Trinity Woodbury 275 II

Westfield St Pauls Northern 986 V

Westville St Lukes Woodbury 95 I

Whiting St Stephens Atlantic 236 I

Williamstown St Marks Camden 102 I

Willingboro Christ the King Burlington 254 I

Woodbridge Trinity Northern 286 II

Woodbury Christ Church Woodbury 534 III

Woodstown St Lukes Woodbury 61 I

Yardville St James Trenton 259 I

Classification Levels

Level I 0-240

Level II 270-390

Level III 420-600

Level IV 630-960

Level V 960+

Points are assigned from the Parochial Report for the Year indicated

one point for each $1000 reported as Normal Operating Income (Line A)

For 2008 with the change in the points determining classifications only the 2006 points were used

Report as of 2272008

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Section C - 207

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Section C - 208

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey held regular meetings in 2008 At the organizational meeting on March 3 2008 the Rev Mark H Chattin was elected President and the Very Rev Reneacute R John was elected Secretary The Hon Robert Scott agreed to coordinate the real estate business for the Standing Committee The following actions were taken in 2008 Episcopal Elections Ordinations andor Consecrations of Bishops ndash

Consented to the Ordination of The Rev Canon Stephen Taylor Lane as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Maine

Consented to the election of a Coadjutor in the Diocese of South Dakota

Consented to the election of a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of Texas

Consented to the election of The Rev Dr Prince Singh as Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester

Consented to the election of a Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Ecuador Central

Consented to the Ordination of the Rev Canon Eugene Taylor Sutton as Bishop of Maryland

Consented to the Ordination of the Rev Paul Emil Lambert as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas

Consented to the Ordination of Brian James Thom as Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Idaho

Consented to the Ordination of Charles Andrew Doyle as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Texas

Consented to the Ordination of the Rev Herman Hollerith IV as Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia

Vocational Diaconate ndash Recommended Rosemarie Broderick David Lawson-Beck

Christopher Cox Susan Cushinotto Judith Krom Joseph Sweeney and Carmen Viola for candidacy to the vocational diaconate

Priesthood ndash Approved the 2008 Financial Aid Awards Recommended Justin Falciani John Hartman James Matthew

Tucker and James Brent Bates and Charlotte Wells for ordination to the diaconate

Recommended Stephanie Shockley for candidacy to the priesthood

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Standiing Committee continued

Recommended Justin Falciani James Brent Bates James Matthew Tucker and Charlotte Wells for ordination to the priesthood

Property Matters ndash

Authorized the sale of the rectory at St Jamesrsquo Edison with the stipulation that monies go to purchase a new rectory

Consented to an increase in the mortgage for the Church of St John-on-the-Mountain Bernardsville

Authorized permission for the city of Bordentown to install a drain pipe in the upper portion of Christ Church Bordentownrsquos property

Approved the sale of the Arlington Lot belonging to Trinity Church Cranford

Other Matters ndash

Approved the compensation package for Bishop Councell for 2008 as proposed by the Finance amp Budget Committee and approved by Diocesan Council

Consented to create the position of Assistant Bishop and seek the approval of Diocesan Convention in accordance with Title III Canon 12 Section 5

Conducted an annual review with Bishop Councell Endorsed re-appointment of John Wood Goldsack Esq as

Chancellor Approved Pastoral Direction for parishes seeking to disaffiliate

from the Diocese of New Jersey Approved the brochure for Aged and Infirm Clergy and Widows

and Orphans of Clergy Fund Thanked the members of the Class of 2008 The Rev Terrence

W Rosheuvel President and Mr Charles Perfater who managed the property matters

Welcomed the newly elected members of the Class of 2012 The Very Rev Reneacute John and Ms Annette Buchanan

The Rev Mark H Chattin was elected President and The Very Rev Reneacute John was elected Secretary of the Standing Committee for the coming year

The Honorable Robert Scott will coordinate the real estate business for the Standing Committee for the coming year

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Section C - 210

Standing Committee continued Consented to the appointment of the Rt Rev Sylvestre D

Romero as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey Recommended a Resolution proposed by the Companion

Diocese Committee be presented at Diocesan Convention in 2009 for consideration

Approved the 2009 housing allowance for clergy employed at Diocesan House who are not provided housing

Received and approved the Aged amp Infirm Clergy Fund Report for 2009

Received and approved the Report of the Relief of Widows Widowers and Orphans Fund for 2009

Respectfully submitted The Rev Mark H Chattin President

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons 2009 Document 7

Introduction

In addition to matters carried over from last year the Committee reviewed requests for changes in the constitution and canons of the diocese Proposals affecting voting rights in Convention are presented first If passed they will go into effect immediately enabling those affected to vote at this Convention

Part I Constitution Article II Section 2

Diocesan Convention 2008 passed Implementing Resolution III a first reading of an amendment to Article II of the Constitution for the purpose of providing for voting participation in our Convention for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of other denominations that are in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of New Jersey

Resolved That Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended pursuant to Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution to insert a new fourth paragraph to read as follows Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving in the Diocese but who are

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Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued

not canonically resident in the Diocese shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon

Amendments to the diocesan Constitution are governed by Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution

Any proposed amendment to this Constitution which may be approved by a majority vote at any meeting of the Convention shall lay over to the next annual meeting It shall then be acted upon and if approved by a Vote by Orders shall become a part of this Constitution As explained in last years Report Episcopal Church Canons provide in Canon III102 for either occasional or extended service in Episcopal congregations with the approval of the diocesan bishop by clergypersons who have been ordained in churches in communion with The Episcopal Church In addition to ELCA clergy the canons list of such churches includes the dioceses and provinces in communion with the See of Canterbury the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht the Philippine Independent Church and the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar If this proposed constitutional amendment is approved at this meeting the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons will propose the canonical amendment in Part II of this Report in order to implement the change in voting rights It should be noted that the Revd Elmer L Sullivan has submitted to the Committee a proposal to amend the Diocesan Constitution as regarding voting rights of ELCA clergy (but not of clergy of other churches in communion with TEC) who may be serving Episcopal congregations in the diocese which proposal is included in Part X of this Report Whether or not the implementing resolution of this Part I is passed Fr Sullivans proposal can be considered independently thereafter The Committee therefore moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution I Resolved That the new fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey as authorized by the 224th Convention of the Diocese be approved by this 225th Convention The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 212

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued

Part II

Canon 2 Section 1 Canon 2 Section 1 governs clergy voting rights in diocesan conventions It currently provides SECTION 1 The Ecclesiastical Authority one week before the date set for any meeting of the Convention shall certify to the Secretary the names of all clergy canonically resident in the Diocese annexing the names of their respective cures or stations or engagements specifying those who have been ordained or received in the Diocese within the year immediately preceding with the dates of their ordination or reception from which list the Secretary shall prepare in conformity with the constitution a roll of all the clergy entitled to votes or seats in the Convention Should any dispute arise as to the status of any member of the clergy it shall be referred to a special committee appointed by the President which shall report on each case immediately and the action of the Convention thereon shall not be called in question during the same session If the Part I proposed amendment to the Constitution is approved at this convention a canonical amendment will be necessary in order to implement voting rights for members of the clergy serving in the diocese who are ordained in churches in communion with The Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Canon III102 sets forth generally the requirements to be met before an Episcopal bishop can certify a priest or deacon from such a church to officiate occasionally or for an extended period of time in an Episcopal congregation as well as requirements for reception into The Episcopal Church The Principles for the Orderly Exchange of Pastors and Priests issued by the Episcopal Church Office for Ministry Development with respect to clergy ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America notes that in order to serve as rector of an Episcopal parish an ELCA priest must first be received into TEC thus relinquishing membership in the ELCA and becoming canonically resident in the Diocese Such reception is not necessary however for a clergyperson to serve an Episcopal congregation as vicar curate on-going supply pastor interim assistant or pastor-in-charge for a specified term under a contractual arrangement It is in these capacities then that an ELCA clergyperson or a clergyperson from another church in communion with TEC might possibly be given voting rights

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 213

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued For priests ordained in TEC as reflected in the first paragraph of Diocesan Canon 2 Section 1 the right to vote in Diocesan Convention is keyed to canonical residence Clergy canonically resident outside the Diocese of New Jersey are permitted to serve here as interims assistant priests or temporary priests-in-charge without transferring residence to the diocese and thus gaining the right to vote here The Committees position is that non-TEC priests should not be given greater voting rights than TEC priests Accordingly if the resolution in Part I of this report is passed the Committee moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution II Resolved That Section 1 of Canon 2 of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to insert a new second paragraph to read as follows The Ecclesiastical Authority shall at the same time also certify the names of all members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving as vicars within the Diocese under certificate issued pursuant to Episcopal Church Canon III102(a)(i) who shall also be entitled to have seat and vote at the Convention annexing the names of their respective congregations and the date of their certification to serve in the Diocese

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part III

Constitution Article VII Section 1 Dr Jim Sullivan has proposed the lifting of a restriction on reelection to the Standing Committee by those members elected to fill a partial term Article VII Section 1 of the Constitution provides in pertinent part

the successors of those whose terms expire as aforesaid shall be elected for a term of four years No members elected by the Convention shall be eligible to succeed themselves

Section 3 of the same Article provides

The Standing Committee shall have power to fill vacancies which may occur in their own body or in any body elected or appointed by

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Section C - 214

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued

Convention until the next annual meeting of Convention unless otherwise provided for by articles of this Constitution Canons adopted thereunder or special acts taken by Convention When a vacancy occurs the Standing Committee can fill the vacancy until the next Convention at which time the Convention elects a member to fill the unexpired portion of the four-year term Under Section 1 such persons are not eligible to be elected to a full term upon the expiration of the partial term This limitation does not exist for the Diocesan Council Canon 19 Section 2(a) provides in pertinent part

Members elected by the Convention for a full term shall not be eligible to succeed themselves Vacancies among the members elected by the Convention created by death resignation removal incapacity deposition ordination of a lay member or removal from the Diocese may be filled by the Council until the next annual meeting of the Convention Thus members of Diocesan Council completing a partial term are eligible for election to a full term Dr Sullivan proposes that this rule be extended to the Standing Committee as well The Committee recommends against such a change The Standing Committee is a much smaller body than Diocesan Council eight members as opposed to eighteen voting members plus bishops and nonvoting members and its members serve for terms of four years rather than three Giving any one member of the Standing Committee the possibility of extended tenure beyond four years opens the possibility of undue influence on the other members In addition since the primary purpose of Standing Committees is to serve as a council of advice to the Bishop we feel that adding a fresh voice every year is better for diocesan administration To implement Dr Sullivans proposal the Committee moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution III Resolved That the fifth sentence of Sec-tion 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to read as follows (added language underlined) No members elected by the Convention for a full term shall be eligible to succeed themselves

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Section C - 215

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends against the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part IV

References to The Episcopal Church Numerous references are made in our diocesan canons to the national Episcopal Church or to national Canons Chancellor John Wood Goldsack has objected to such terminology on grounds that The Episcopal Church is a province not limited to the geographic territory of the United States of America but includes Haiti the Convocation of American Churches in Europe Taiwan and dioceses in Ecuador Honduras Colombia Venezuela and the Dominican Republic He has requested that such canonical references be amended to refer simply to The Episcopal Church The Committee has no objection to such amendments and accordingly moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution IV Resolved That the following Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline) Canon 14 Section 1 second sentence The purpose of the Budget is to enable the Diocese to carry on ministries provide support to the Diocesan Congregations meet its obligation to the national The Episcopal Church and finance its administration Canon 16 Section 1(a) A tithe which shall be ten percent of each Diocesan Congregations Income Base shall be requested to support the basic obligations of the Diocese which shall include the cost of supporting the Bishop the diocesan staff and facilities legal and insurance requirements direct support payments to mission congre-gations funding for social and ethnic ministries gatherings in the Diocese and of the church and an amount equal to a tithe of total Fair Share Pledges to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the National The Episcopal Church) Each Diocesan Congregation shall pay its tithe unless for good cause prevented Canon 16 Section 1(b) second sentence Such mission and ministry shall include all programmatic activities and ministries that are not included in Section 1(a) support for the development of clergy the amount by which the asking from the national church The Episcopal

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Church exceeds the amount allocated in Section 1(a) and such other ini-tiatives as are approved by the Bishop and the Diocesan Council or by the Convention Canon 16 Section 2 first sentence By March 1 of each year each Diocesan Congregation shall submit an annual Parochial Report for the prior year to the Diocese as required by national canons Canons of The Episcopal Church Canon 67 Section 1 first sentence There shall be a Diocesan Review Committee for the Diocese consisting of four lay persons and five clergy persons each to be elected for staggered three-year terms by the Convention of the Diocese to have such responsibilities as may be provided for by canon including the responsibilities set forth in National Canon IV3 of The Episcopal Church Canon 67 Section 1 last sentence Any vacancy caused by reason of death incapacity resignation or any disqualification under National Canon IV1413 of The Episcopal Church must be promptly filled by the Standing Committee of the Diocese from a qualified person of the same order to serve until the next meeting of the Convention at which time an election will take place to fill the balance of any unexpired term together with the election of full-term members Canon 73 Section 2(a) Every Minister in charge of a Congregation or if there be no such Minister a Warden thereof shall prepare annually for the year ending December 31st preceding a report of the Congregation upon the form as provided by National Canon I61 of The Episcopal Church and shall send the said report not later than March 1st to the Bishop Canon 74 Section 2 In accordance with the provisions of National Canon I71(j) of The Episcopal Church all churches in the Diocese shall set the compensation for all clergy employees according to a fiscal year that begins on January 1 Canon 75 Section 4 Following each meeting of the General Convention the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons must (a) review any changes to National Canons of The Episcopal Church approved by such meeting and (b) propose to the next diocesan Convention amendments to Diocesan Canons so as to conform them to such changes in National Canons of The Episcopal Church

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The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part V Canon 10

Canon Kep Short Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese has proposed language changes to Canon 10 which provides for youth deputies to Diocesan Convention The former Diocesan Youth Commission has been renamed to be the Diocesan Youth Council and it is led by two Co-Chairs instead of the former officers The Committee approves his proposal and moves the following resolution Implementing Res olution V Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 10 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 10

Diocesan Youth Commission Council

The Diocesan Youth Commission Council shall be entitled to seat voice and vote at Diocesan Convention The Youth Commission Council shall elect three persons who are at least 16 years of age and who are communicants in good standing of a parish within the Diocese to serve as deputies to Diocesan Convention The President and Secretary of the Youth Commission Co-Chairs of the Youth Council or the Director of Youth Ministry shall certify the election of the deputies to the Secretary of Diocesan Convention

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part VI Canon 49 Section 2

Ann Notte Diocesan Office Manager has brought to the Committees attention a discrepancy between some congregations election practices and the provisions of Section 3 of Canon 49 which governs the election of parish officers including Deputies and Alternates to Diocesan

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Convention SECTION 3 At said annual meeting the qualified voters shall elect by ballot by a majority of the votes cast to serve for the ensuing year from among the voters in the Parish three Deputies and three alternate Deputies to the Diocesan Convention and a Warden or Wardens who shall all be communicants in good standing and also such other Members of the Vestry and other officers as may be provided for by the Charter of the Parish who shall be communicants if such suitable for the office can be found The date of the annual meeting of congregations is generally set by their incorporation papers Some colonial parishes had charters providing for a meeting during Easter week During much of the twentieth century New Jersey statute required the meeting date to be during the first week of Advent And some parishes have meetings as late as February Some of those congregations holding elections just before Diocesan Convention have adopted a practice of electing Deputies and Alternates for the next following Convention so that the meeting of February 2008 elected Deputies and Alternates for the present Convention held February 27-28 2009 While this practice allows parish representatives to receive preconvention mailings which begin in August and to partici-pate in preconvention meetings which this year start on February 3 it is contrary to the terms of the canons requirement of election to serve for the ensuing year Annual meetings of congregations serve other purposes than the election of Convention Deputies Often congregations are informed of parish finances including past results and future budgets and these kinds of information are generally not available until around the end of the calendar year While it makes some sense to allow for advance election of the congregations election of its representatives to Convention in a manner allowing them to participate in the nomination process and other preconvention activities the Committee believes that the current mailings to Deputy 1 etc at the churchs address is sufficient to inform deputies once elected and that changing the current system to allow advance election would introduce too much variation in election practice that could lead to further administrative confusion If a particular congregation feels prejudiced by holding its annual meeting in February it can change the date by amending its certificate of incorporation The Committee therefore moves the following resolution

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Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued Implementing Resolution VI Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 49 Section 3 be amended by adding the following sentence

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence a congregation whose annual meeting is held between the First Sunday in Advent and the opening of the annual meeting of the Diocesan Convention may provide by bylaw for the election at its meeting of Deputies and alternate Deputies to the second following Diocesan Con-vention rather than the immediately following Diocesan Convention

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends against the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part VII

Matters Carried Over from 2008 For the last two years the Committee had reported on possible proposals for revisions of Canon 13 governing trustees of diocesan trust funds and Canon 36 governing health insurance We have received no further proposals on these subjects in the past year and will not report further on them until proposals are received

Part VIII

Constitution Article II Section 2 First Paragraph The Revd Elmer L Sullivan has proposed the following amendment to the first paragraph of Article II Section 2 of Constitution of the Diocese (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

The Bishop of the Diocese the Bishop Coadjutor if there be one and Suffragan Bishops if there be any and all other bishops to the extent provided by canon shall each have a seat and vote He notes that no canon has been adopted since this constitutional text came into effect that gives seat and vote to Bishops Suffragan or Coadjutor and proposes that their right to vote be placed in the Constitution Prior to 1996 however this sentence had read The Bishop the Bishop Coadjutor and the Suffragan Bishop shall each have a seat and vote It was changed in that year to provide for the adoption of new Canon 11 titled Retired Bishops in Convention which provides A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is

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canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat and vote at the Convention Prior to that change retired Suffragan Bishop Vincent Pettit was given seat and vote by acclamation at the opening of each Convention The Diocese of New Jersey has had no Suffragan Bishop since 1991 and no Bishop Coadjutor since 1994 Rather than amending the Constitution the Committee recommends instead expanding the current Canon 11 to cover active bishops other than the Diocesan and at the same time suggests conforming the language for retired bishops to the usual canonical language for granting seat voice and vote in Convention The Committee notes that Assisting Bishops such as Bishop Romero are qualified to vote by virtue of Episcopal Church Canon III128(j) along with other clergy so no special provision for such bishops is needed in diocesan canons The Committee accordingly moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution VIII Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 11 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 11

Retired Voting Rights of Bishops Other than Diocesan Bishops in Convention Any Bishops Suffragan or Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese shall have seat voice and vote at the Convention A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat voice and vote at the Convention The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part IX Constitution Article II Section 2 Second and Third Paragraphs

Fr Sullivan had also proposed an amendment to the second and third paragraphs of Article II Section 2 which proposal he has withdrawn following consideration by the Committee

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Part X Constitution Article II Section 2 Paragraph 4

As noted in Part I of this Report last years Convention passed Implementing Resolution III a first reading of an amendment to Article II of the Constitution for the purpose of providing for voting participation in our Convention for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of other denominations that are in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of New Jersey

Resolved That Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended pursuant to Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution to insert a new fourth paragraph to read as follows Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving in the Diocese but who are not canonically resident in the Diocese shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon Fr Elmer L Sullivan has found this language possibly confusing and has voiced to the Committee objections as to its approval at last years Convention and he has proposed an alternate constitutional amendment to deal with voting rights of ELCA clergy also to be inserted as (or replace if Part I of this Report is implemented) the fourth paragraph of Article II Section 2 of the Constitution

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention Provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese The Committee has reviewed Fr Sullivans proposal and believes that it is inadequate for several reasons First of all it is limited in scope to ELCA clergy only and does not apply to clergy of any of the other churches with which The Episcopal Church is in communion (noted in Part I) Secondly it makes eligibility to vote dependent upon the suf-ferance of the Bishop at the time This is inconsistent with the fully interchangeable status of clergy entailed by the Concordat as adopted by TEC and under the regulations set forth in TEC Canons Thirdly it

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proposes to adopt into the Constitution a procedure (certification of the roll of clergy having votes or seats in Diocesan Convention) that is set forth only in Canon (and also changing seats or votes to seats and votes) Finally it includes a purported blanket disqualification of these clergypersons from serving on the Standing Committee of the Diocese (Article VII of the Constitution provides that clerical members [of the Standing Committee] must be of those entitled to seats in the Convention) It is poor drafting to place a specific disqualification from an office in a separate article from the general qualification for that office It is questionable whether such a disqualification is even necessary or desirable other than to create a second class citizenship among otherwise interchangeable clergy If Convention so decides however the Committee feels that such qualifications as pertain to eligibility for election to the Standing Committee be placed in Article VII of the Constitution rather than in Article II Accordingly to implement Fr Sullivans proposal the Committee moves the following resolution Implementing Resolu tion X Resolved That a fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be added [or if the proposal in Part I of the Report is adopted then that the existing fourth paragraph be deleted and replaced with a new fourth paragraph] to read as follows

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends against the adoption of this implementing resolution

Conclusion The Committee has received no further proposals for consideration this year other than two timely proposals as to which the proposer needs to consult other bodies and which may if not withdrawn be contained in a Supplemental Report of this Committee The Committee reminds members of Convention that proposals for amendments to the

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constitution or canons must be submitted to the Committee at least sixty days prior to the opening day of the next convention or by around the beginning of January 2010 The Committee appreciates the input it receives from other diocesan bodies within the areas of their expertise Respectfully submitted The Reverend Terence Blackburn Vice-Chair The Reverend Frank B Crumbaugh III The Reverend Petrina M Pyatt Paul De Sarno Esq Secretary Paul Ambos Esq Chair

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Supporting Information ndash Document 7A

Proposed Amendment of Article II Section 2 of the Constitution

Submitted by The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

Statement by the Proposer The first sentence of Article II Section 2 as it now stands is printed below The Bishop and all other bishops to the extent provided by canon shall each have a seat and vote It provides for the Bishop of the Diocese to have a seat and vote in the Convention and permits other bishops to have a seat and vote only to the extent provided by canon The only other bishops to whom this would apply are bishops coadjutor and bishops suffragan Oddly there is no canon at present that provides seats and votes to such bishops They used to be included in Article II but they were removed from it in 1995 and no canon has been adopted to fill the gap

Perhaps the reason for this neglect is that the Diocese has not had a bishop suffragan or a bishop coadjutor in the interim However this omission should be corrected and the best time to do it is when no election is in the offing

Bishops suffragan and coadjutor should certainly have a seat and vote in the Convention and they hold leadership positions of such importance

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that it is appropriate to provide for this in the Constitution Therefore it is proposed that the first sentence of Article II Section 2 be amended by substitution as follows

The Bishop of the Diocese the Bishop Coadjutor if there Be one and Suffragan Bishops if there be any shall each have a seat and vote

A Proposed Amendment of Article II Section 2 of the Constitution Submitted by

The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

It is proposed that Article II Section 2 of the Constitution be amended by adding a new fourth sentence as follows (replacing the fourth sentence now printed there in italic) The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention Provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

Statement by the Proposer The purpose of this amendment is to provide in a Simple and direct way for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who serve a congregation of the Diocese to have a seat and vote in the Convention The means employed is the list of voting clergy drawn up by the Bishop in accordance with Canon 2

You will notice that this status is conferred at the discretion of the Bishop Different dioceses and different bishops have different opinions on this subject It is a point on which reasonable people can and do differ and it is a matter with many facets still unsettled Our present Bishop favors it Thus the proposed amendment is drafted in such a way that the he will be able to administer the legislation at his discretion whatever the future may bring You will also notice that the proposed amendment specifies that ELCA clergy are not eligible to serve on the Standing Committee Without such a provision they would be eligible because the only qualification for clerical members of the Standing Committee set forth in Article VII of the

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Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued Proposed Amendment Constitution is that they must be of those entitled to seats in the Convention Because this is part of the Constitution only another part of the Constitution can countermand it Such a safeguard is important because the Standing Committee can under some Circumstances become the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese Moreover because canonical residency is a requirement for holding most other offices in the Diocese it seems inconsistent to permit ELCA clergy (who cannot be canonically resident) to serve on the Standing Committee when they are not eligible for most other offices

The 2008 Amendment Should Be Abandoned This proposed amendment is intended to replace an amendment adopted on first reading at the 2008 Convention Both the content of the 2008 amendment and the process by which it was adopted were seriously flawed and for that reason it should be abandoned Discussion of that point follows below

The Wording of the 2008 Amendment is Too Broad

The impetus for legislation on this subject is the Concordat agreed to by The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the ELCA and the presence of ELCA clergy serving congregations in the Diocese There is no need to make this legislation so broad that it includes clergy of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht the Philippine Independent Church and the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar (as the 2008 amendment does) We do not have a Concordat with these Churches nor do their clergy serve congregations In our Diocese nor Is this likely to happen As for clergy of other provinces of the Anglican Communion extensive Provision is made for them to be received into our Church in TEC Canons Title III Canon 10 Sections 1 and 2 There is no need for local canons on this subject nor is there any need for the 2008 amendment to be worded so broadly as to include all [m]embers of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church Moreover the canonical amendment proposed by the Committee on Constitution and Canons limits the scope of the legislation to clergy who are serving as vicars within the Diocese However when you consider the fact that Episcopal Church Canons specifically prohibit clergy of other Anglican provinces to take charge of any congregation unless they present Letters Dimissory and become canonically resident it becomes apparent that such clergy must come in through the canonical residency

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Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons continued Proposed Amendment door and that the attempt of the Committee to include them in a different way is pointless

The Process Was Seriously Flawed At the 2008 Convention the Committee on Constitution and Canons proposed the following amendment of Article II Section 2 and it was represented as being a proposal of the Committee Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon

This version of the proposed amendment was reckless because it opened the door for future action that would make hundreds of clergy around the world eligible to have a seat and vote in our Diocesan Convention - an idea that is unsound to say the least This fault was noted by a member of the Convention who offered from the floor an amendment by substitution that narrowed the scope of the proposal to clergy who are serving parishes in this Diocese at least half time with the consent of the bishop (sic) Another amendment by substitution was then offered by a member of the Committee on Constitution and Canons who advised [that it] had been previously approved by members of the Committee In the midst of this confusion the Convention adopted the substitute amendment of the substitute amendment Its text appears below Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving in the Diocese but who are not canonically resident in the Diocese shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon

Conclusion

The simple fact is that whether clergy vote or not depends on whether they are canonically resident or not Period How when why and by whom members of the clergy were ordained has no bearing whatsoever on whether or not they vote It is pointless and confusing to introduce that topic into legislation about clergy voting ELCA clergy serving in the Diocese are the only exception and it is an exception Voting rights extended to them are based not on canonical residency but on the

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Concordat between the two denominations I urge the adoption of the amendment I propose because it is based on the Concordat and provides in a simple and direct way for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serve a congregation of the Diocese to have a seat and vote in the Convention

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Supplementary Report 2009 ndash Document 7B

Introduction

In addition to other matters contained in the Committees main Report for 2009 Document 7 there were timely submitted by Fr Elmer L Sullivan some additional proposals that he had asked the Committee to defer reporting on until he had had an opportunity to confer with the Diocesan Council and with Bishop Councell after his return from sabbatical Those proposals are now contained in this Supplemental Report

Part XI Canon 21 Section 2

Fr Sullivan has proposed three amendments to Canon 21 which governs several diocesan loan funds These are set forth in Parts XI and XII of this report Section 2 of Canon 21 governs the Capital and Revolving Fund

SECTION 2 The members of the Diocesan Council shall be the trustees of the Capital and Revolving Fund of the Diocese of New Jersey established by resolution of Diocesan Convention in May 1950 The trustees shall hold manage invest reinvest and otherwise administer funds received through the Capital and Revolving Fund Campaign and such other funds as have been and shall be designated donated bequeathed or turned over to the Fund The trustees shall provide grants and interest free loans to parishes organized missions chapels or other entities in union with or a part of the Diocese of New Jersey and for such other purposes as may be specifically approved by the Diocesan Convention The trustees shall administer and manage the Fund subject to such directions and restrictions as may be adopted by Diocesan Con-vention No grant shall be made for a sum larger than $10000 without the approval of the Convention The management of the Fund may by

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resolution of the Convention be transferred to such other entity as the Convention may designate The trustees shall make a complete financial report to the Convention annually His first proposal is to add language to the fifth sentence as follows

No grant shall be made for a sum larger than $10000 without the approval of the Convention nor shall the sum total of grants made in any calendar year exceed $10000 without the approval of the Convention His concern is to avoid depleting the capital of the Fund due to grants made in excess of the Funds income Year Income Grants Made Assets as of Jan 1 2004 2277 31295 572417 2005 8604 11555 541256 2006 15881 20000 538305 2007 11402 45615 534987 2008 4359 32412 500174 Assets as of June 30 2008 471946 2008 figures are for the first six months of the year only Limiting annual grants to $10000 unless Convention otherwise specifically directs argues Fr Sullivan will help to stabilize the Fund and protect its capital for future years His second proposal is to amend the third sentence of the section as follows

The trustees shall provide grants and interest free loans for capital improvement purposes to parishes organized missions chapels or other entities in union with or a part of the Diocese of New Jersey and for such other purposes as may be specifically approved by the Diocesan Convention Again the object is to limit grants to capital improvements consistent with the name of the Fund and not to support operating budgets of congregations

The Committee has reviewed Fr Sullivans proposal and believes that

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the changes proposed will help protect the continued existence of this Fund by limiting its scope If the Trustees believe that loans in excess of these guidelines are warranted in specific cases either as to amount or as to purposes it is always within their discretion to apply to the Convention for permission to make such loans Accordingly to implement Fr Sullivans proposal the Committee moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution XI Resolved That Section 2 of Canon 21 of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to read as follows (insertions shown by underline) SECTION 2 The members of the Diocesan Council shall be the trustees of the Capital and Revolving Fund of the Diocese of New Jersey established by resolution of Diocesan Convention in May 1950 The trustees shall hold manage invest reinvest and otherwise administer funds received through the Capital and Revolving Fund Campaign and such other funds as have been and shall be designated donated be-queathed or turned over to the Fund The trustees shall provide grants and interest free loans for capital improvement purposes to parishes organized missions chapels or other entities in union with or a part of the Diocese of New Jersey and for such other purposes as may be specifically approved by the Diocesan Convention The trustees shall administer and manage the Fund subject to such directions and restrictions as may be adopted by Diocesan Convention No grant shall be made for a sum larger than $10000 without the approval of the Convention nor shall the sum total of grants made in any calendar year exceed $10000 without the approval of the Convention The management of the Fund may by resolution of the Convention be transferred to such other entity as the Convention may designate The trustees shall make a complete financial report to the Convention annually

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Part XII Canon 21 Section 5

Fr Elmer L Sullivan proposes the addition of a new Section 5 to Canon 21 to deal with the procedure to handle defaulted loans

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Loans in Default

SECTION 5 When any church or other entity that has borrowed funds in accordance with the provisions of this Canon shall fall behind in its repayment obligation the Diocesan Council may renegotiate the terms of the loan but any such renegotiation must remain within the limitations prescribed in this Canon When a loan has been delinquent for five years it shall be deemed to be in default provided however that the Diocesan Council may acting in its discretion declare a delinquent borrower to be in default before the end of such five-year period When a loan is in default the principal and interest due to the issuing loan fund shall be repaid (a) from the assets of the borrower or (b) from properly approved appropriations from the income or appropriate loan funds of the Diocese or (c) from moneys allocated in the operating budget of the Diocese or (d) some combination of the foregoing sources as may be approved by Diocesan Council

The problem of defaulted loans has become quite serious The Auditors report for fiscal year 2007 refers to delinquent loans as doubtful accounts and sets the then amount thereof at $250203 In some cases no payment has been made by the borrowers for more than five years The proposal supplies authorization for the Diocesan Council as trustees of these funds to pursue methods of recovering capital trust assets that are now in jeopardy and possibly avoid such problems in the future The Committee has reviewed Fr Sullivans proposal and believes that the changes proposed will help protect the continued existence of the Diocesan Trust Funds by giving Diocesan Council tools to obtain repayment of delinquent loans Accordingly to implement Fr Sullivans proposal the Committee moves the following resolution Implementing Resolution XII Resolved That Canon 21 of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended by adding a new Section 5 to read as follows

Loans in Default

SECTION 5 When any church or other entity that has borrowed funds in accordance with the provisions of this Canon shall fall behind in its repayment obligation the Diocesan Council may renegotiate the terms of

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Supplementary Report the loan but any such renegotiation must remain within the limitations prescribed in this Canon When a loan has been delinquent for five years it shall be deemed to be in default provided however that the Diocesan Council may acting in its discretion declare a delinquent borrower to be in default before the end of such five-year period When a loan is in default the principal and interest due to the issuing loan fund shall be repaid (a) from the assets of the borrower or (b) from properly approved appropriations from the income or appropriate loan funds of the Diocese or (c) from moneys allocated in the operating budget of the Diocese or (d) some combination of the foregoing sources as may be approved by Diocesan Council

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons recommends the adoption of this implementing resolution

Conclusion The Committee again reminds members of Convention that proposals for amendments to the constitution or canons must be submitted to the Committee at least sixty days prior to the opening day of the next convention or by around the beginning of January 2010 Respectfully submitted The Reverend Terence Blackburn Vice-Chair The Reverend Frank B Crumbaugh III The Reverend Petrina M Pyatt Paul De Sarno Esq Secretary Paul Ambos Esq Chair

Trinity Cathedral The Deanrsquos Reflections

lsquoGlory to God whose power is working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imaginersquo Ephesians 320 My hope at the beginning of 2008 was for us as a congregation to move from survival to celebration I believe we are slowly accomplishing this dream with lots of assistance not only from Cathedral members but from Friends of Trinity Cathedral and our Diocesan family

Howard Hanchey author of Survival to Celebration says ldquocontemporary

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Christian Ch urch is stro ng on progr ams and iss ues and sh ort o n the cele bration of Godrsquo s ministry in the world We can either celebrate the work of God in the world truly good news or we can celebrate th e work o f the ch urch in the wo rld M odern day Christians tend towards the latter and it is killing usrdquo My Associates the Wardens Vestry Cathedral organizations and members can report with some measure of satisfaction the accomplishments of 2008 I want to thank God for them and for you and all the efforts being made to have us live into our new Vision and Mission statements In May of 2008 I called on one of our new friends ndash the Rev Dr Hugh Brown Rector of All Saints Princeton to lead our Vestry Retreat His presentation and insights prepared us to enter into conversation with Cathedral members to lay the foundation for the creation of our new Vision and Mission statements We presented these to you in mid-September and were very pleased to hear your input and after a little adjusting we were quite pleased with the end product

Our vision ndash A visible agent of Godrsquos love in Christ joyfully embracing

all people Our mission -

God is here Jesus loves you We are a welcoming diverse community sharing Godrsquos love spreading the Gospel and caring for all people and Godrsquos creation Come join us

The Cathedral community is blessed by the support and coming together of our Diocesan family at Acolyte festivals Absalom Jones Day celebrations Clergy Days with our Bishop Ministry Institute trainings Golf and Community Day celebrations to name a few of the opportunities where we can come together to do wonderful things with and for our Creator I am most appreciative of the support for Cathedral events by member congregations of the Diocese the 501050 program put together by the Friends of Trinity Cathedral was extremely well supported and was one of the major fundraisers for 2008 I want to thank Deacon Frank Castellon and Ms Clara Gregory for their leadership in this project We are also grateful for the twenty-two congregations who participated in the

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Trinity Cathedral Deanrsquos Reflections continued

4th Annual Golf Outing and Community Day Thanks to Chuck Perfater and his committee for their magnificent leadership of this event The post Lambeth Province II gathering held at the Cathedral presented another excellent opportunity for persons from throughout our Diocese and communion to come together and share their experience at Lambeth 2008 Pentecost 2008 We truly experienced Godrsquos spirit at work ndash the Rev Dr Georgia Cohen and the Rev Margo Simple were our celebrant and preacher respectively Dr Cohen was a previous member of the Chapter and Rev Simple was here for the funeral services of her grandmother Katherine Cooper ndash mother of Dr Paul Cooper We were also pleased to host in 2008 the retirement honoring of the Rev Dr Peter Bridge Peterrsquos retirement from Samaritan Counseling

Center provided us yet another opportunity to showcase the beauty of our Cathedral Join with me at this time in thanking the Associate clergy of the Cathedral ndash the Revs Dr Canon Noel Amadi Dr Peter Bridge Dr David Cooling Dr Howard Wood and Deacon Carol Gilbert for their yeoman service In 2009 the Rev Dr David Cooling and Dr Phil Lewis will spearhead an effort to put in place a Planned Giving program for the Cathedral Planned Giving invites members and friends of Trinity Cathedral to remember and provide for the Cathedral in their Wills and Estates In 2008 we received three substantial lump sum contributions from members of Trinity ndash Betty Ross Robbins $10000 Betty Wherry ndash $15000 and Dr Phil Lewis ndash $70000 We are appreciative of every donation and contribution given large and small but I must say these significant contributions played a major role in our fiscal viability in 2008 We were also recipients of a significant grant of $6000 from the Pearls and Oysters Society formerly the Diocesan Commission for the Disabled chaired by Donna Devlin which will enable us to make our Cathedral sanctuary handicap accessible to all persons of our Diocese and Cathedral

My thanks to the Food Pantry volunteers Janet Thompson Willie Coleman and company Many thanks to Andrea John Regina Zilinski Georgia Koenig and Howard Ebersole for their work with the Altar Guild Ship The Altar Guild Shop is a very valuable ministry of the Cathedral

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Trinity Cathedral Deanrsquos Reflections continued

and the Diocese Proceeds from the sale of goods enable the shop to make significant contributions to the Cathedral The Dean Adams Memorial Gardens received a major facelift in 2008 We are greatly indebted to Bob Prouty Steve Simonson Sue Remmers the children of the Sunday School and the Altar Guild Shop for making this possible

I want to thank the Staff for their herculean efforts in 2008 ndash Deborah Ford Choir Director Patrice DrsquoAngelo Cathedral Administrator and Al Shaw Sexton Unfortunately we could not afford to retain the services of Fern Harhay and she was laid off June 1 2008 Steve Simonson was unable to pass the Black Seal License requirements and combined with very poor attendance in the latter part of 2008 was dismissed as of the end of 2008

Faith sharing small groups and the development and the unveiling of the Natural Church Development plan was a major part of our work in 2008 We would like to form more of faith sharing small groups in 2009 and we invite more persons to inquire and consider being a part of this aspect of our ministry at Trinity Cathedral Our Natural Church Development plan seeks to equip us to be more welcoming We are also very pleased to have made available a selection of books to all interested persons in Synod Hall Please make use of this facility as we seek to learn ways to better evangelize

The Episcopal Church defines the five marks of mission as-

1 Spread the Good News 2 Baptize new believers 3 Alleviate human suffering 4 Work to transform unjust structures 5 Care for the earth

I would like to propose that along with our Diocesan Vision of Spiritual Renewal we would focus on these marks of mission as we continue our journey from survival to celebration The Very Rev Reneacute John Dean Trinity Cathedral January 2009

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Trinity Cathedral Financial Situation

As we embark on 2009 the Cathedralrsquos financial picture might seem better than it really is We end up 2008 with over $20000 in cash and with booked net income exceeding $60000 The difference between the booked number and the available cash is that in early 2008 we needed to satisfy unpaid bills booked in 2007 Also what appears to be a positive performance is misleading because it includes over $85000 withdrawn from investments during the first half of the year to pay accrued expenses However on a truly positive note we were blessed by a wonderful $70000 gift from Dr Phil Lewis late in the year This plus a couple of bequests during 2008 allowed us to end up in the black

Our unrestricted investment fund has shrunk to $70000 and that is the degree of the deficit in our 2009 budget We do have some cash though as we begin the year which should allow us to gear up some additional fundraising efforts to make up the shortfall

Factors key to the deficit budget this year include the fact that income is by comparison down significantly due to current market economics the reduced basis of remaining investments and no immediate prospect of a single large special gift Furthermore we will no longer be able to rely upon investments to shore up shortfalls as has been the case for almost three decades So the expense budget has been carefully pared to the minimum practical level

Our stewardship has been good We expect to see nearly a 10 increase in pledged commitments but given the overwhelming expenses - most of which are not discretionary ndash we need all of the external help we can get The Diocese and the Bishop have been very helpful however even with that assistance plus our increased pledging and excellent fundraising efforts we will fall short of meeting our needs This may well be the year for some very tough decisions

We did receive a court decision during 2008 which permits a 6 12 payout from the Dean Adams Trust rather than the historical 5 Yet due to the declines in the market that merely prevents further negative impact The chart below presents a high level view of the circumstances

Income Expenses Net Preliminary 2008 $822286 $760647 $61640

Budget 2009 $668100 $739658 ($70558) CH Perfater Trinity Cathedral Treasurer 011809

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Section C - 236

Union of Black Episcopalians Earl B Scott Chapter January-December 2008

January 2008 ndash Annual Business Dinner Meeting was very well attended The guest speaker was a young black seminarian from VTS Charles Fischer III He spoke to our hearts on The Work of God We were able to reach out to St Augustine Atlantic City and gain new Members February 2008 ndash The annual Absalom Jones Service of Witness was held on Feb 17th This is a combined service of all the black churches of the Diocese UBE along with The Black Clergy Caucus plans this service each year It was well attended For Black History Month Annette Buchanan spoke to the congregation of St Augustine Atlantic City She told the UBE story and the importance of The Unionrsquos history among the world-wide church We were able to gain eight new dedicated members Diocesan Convention ndash Feb 29th and March 1st U B E was in attendance and visible during the convention U B E encouraged people of color to run for various offices and was successful with numerous individuals getting elected March ndash April 2008 ndash We focused on the final plans for The Mid Atlantic Conference being held on April 18th and 19th at Trinity Cathedral Trenton NJ On Friday evening Rev Renee McKenzie Hayward led a Bible Study Two dynamic speakers Rev Canon James Wynn and Charles Wynder (Washington DC) presented workshops on Saturday on leadership with the focus on youth and young adults The theme of the conference was ldquoLeadership Repositioning for Growthrdquo We experienced an uplifting weekend filled with worship and fellowship May 2008 ndash Our meeting was held at St Augustine Camden where we discussed the meaning and goals of Urban Ministry within the Diocese of New Jersey and planned a workshop for September 20th to put concrete initiatives in place for the upcoming year June ndash July 2008 ndash Our final meeting was held at St Maryrsquos Pleasantville where we had a picnic at the churchrsquos gazebo and rededicated ourselves to the service of U B E and paid homage to The Rev Earl B Scott our founding father of this chapter Several members attended The National Conference in Philadelphia

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 237

Union of Black Episcopalians continued

from June 29th through July 3rd Bishop Councell was in attendance at the opening service This was our 40th anniversary year and at the banquet we honored Rev Tom Logan Sr and the late Rev Paul Washington The highlight of the conference for many was a church tour of St Thomas St George Christ Church and Mother Bethel The 2009 National Conference will be held in Washington DC

August 2008 ndash Our meeting was held at St Augustine Atlantic City We had discussion on the Urban Ministry Workshop and all we encouraged to attend Rev Harroldean Ashton St Albans has retired Several members attended her celebration and Rev Terrence Rosheuvel celebrated forty years in the priesthood this month

September 2008 ndash The Urban Ministry Workshop held on Sept 20th at Trinity Cathedral was well attended The leader was Mrs Nell Baxter Gibson Coordinator of the Episcopal Urban Caucus We had to define Urban Ministry and how we go forward with this ministry We plan to meet on a quarterly basis to move forward with our goals

October 2008 ndash The meeting was held at Christ the King Willingboro Several members attended The Service of Repentance held at St Thomas Philadelphia PA The Presiding Bishop apologized on behalf of The Episcopal Church for the slavery trade in this country and expressed hope for the future in eradicating racism

November 2 008 ndash The meeting was held at St Markrsquos Plainfield All were encouraged to attend the next Urban Ministry meeting on December 6th at Trinity Cathedral

December 2 008 ndash Two representatives from the State of New Jersey was in attendance to offer their expertise on urban issues We plan to begin the process with education and hunger It is critical that we connect urban and suburban areas We need sensitivity training community organization and an advocate at The Diocese

Our final meeting was held at St Augustine Asbury Park with our annual AIDS Project We were able to gift wrap fifty boxes (men and women) with toiletries (of all kinds) candy cookies and reading material They were given to a local AIDS Outreach Center at the shore area We have sponsored this project for over eighteen years

Humbly Submitted Linda Shomo Recording Secretary

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 238

Urban Ministry is Revitalized

On September 20 2008 the Urban Ministry had their first Workshop in years To say the workshop was productive is an understatement With over 30 committed attendees from more than seven churches from around the state the group gathered together to figure out what they can do to address the issues of the churches in the Urban areas The Guest Speaker and Facilitator of the Workshop was Nell Braxton Gibson Coordinator of the Episcopal Urban Caucus and an Activist of equality in all facets for many years

The group succeeded in getting a preempt to a Mission Statement after a lengthy overview The Mission Statement will temporarily read rdquoShare the gospel with all those who live and work in cities by preaching teaching advocating and empowering in a spirit of inclusivenessrdquo

The group discussed how systemic change is a major key in making and leading in urban ministry incorporating their mission statement as the actions of the committee As the dialog progressed the group discovered that many of the same community necessities were desired with no difference to the area there urban communities were located Church sizes from 75-600 connected through the very comparable liabilities in there surrounding neighborhoods

The Ministry appointed specific duties to members of the caucus proving that the meeting was fruitful and evolving on all levels The discussion of meeting more recently to get the Ministry back in full operation again was agreed upon by all parties involved The commitment level was very high which prove to be quite advantageous to the entire group In all it was an afternoon of discovery learning solidarity and compassion for solving the issues that plague all urban community churches

Some of the concerns highlighted for immediate attention were Alcoholism Drug Abuse Homelessness Mental Illness Affordable Housing and Hunger At the upcoming meeting the team will discuss and hopefully implement ideas and projects to initiate rescuing the urban communities of these problems

December 2008 In the December meeting Ms Clara Gregory reached out to resources in the state government of New Jersey and invited Ms Sarah Kleinman Coordinator of HIV Prevention for the New Jersey Department of Education who spoke to the group on the continuing need for education about the AIDS epidemic We agreed to follow up by sending an information packet to each of the congregations within the diocese informing of nearby resources and ways to get involved The Rev Jarrett Kerbel was also an invited speaker he is the Executive Director of Crisis

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 239

Urban Ministry continued

Ministry an organization which addresses hunger and other urban issues in the Trenton area He spoke about the need for like-minded people to gather to address the common needs of the community and offered to facilitate a discussion on community organizing at our next meeting We also discussed the 2009 budget and the need to prioritize our activities for the year at the next meeting on March 7th 2009 Submitted By Cheryl Browne Annette Buchanan

Youth Council

Mission Statement of the Diocese of New Jersey Youth Council

We the Youth Council of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey represent a vital part of the church We actively seek to live out our baptismal covenant being examples of Christrsquos love As a community we seek to grow spiritually while working towards peace and justice in the world November 2008 Each spring applications are sent to every parish for youth to apply to be on youth council You must be a rising 9th through 12th grader to apply Generally we have about 18 youth spots Youth Council meets five times during the school year At these meetings we create a Mission Statement and a Community Covenant We participate in Diocesan Youth Events and serve on at least one design team Evaluation of the Youth Council process and we offer suggestions for the future Most of all we pray for the young people the Youth Department the Diocese and the world The following is a list of events held in 2008 Each of these events had a design team made up of members from youth council 49th Bishops Ball Youth at Convention Senior Retreat Spring Youth Event EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) San Antonio Texas Mission Trip (Camp Coast Care Long Beach Mississippi) TLC Day Fall Youth Event Generation Winterlight 33 (Hendersonville North Carolina) 4 Adult Workshops

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section C - 240

Youth Council continued None of these events would be possible without the dedication of the 17 youth and 15 adults who make up the Diocesan Youth Council This group of young people and adultrsquos have spent many hours planning setting up running and cleaning up each of our events Their desire to share their faith in God was evident at each event If your parish is interested in having the youth office come and make a presentation on youth ministry or preach or bring a slide show please contact the youth office for more details Please visit our web site newjerseyyouthorg where you can register and pay for all our events online Faithfully Submitted Amanda Winkler Co Chair for Youth Council Kenneth Austin Co Chair for Youth Council The Rev Debra Clarke Dcn Program Assistant for Youth Ministry Canon Kepner Short Director of Youth Ministry newjerseyyouthorg

Section C - 241

Section D

Financials

Exhibit I Treasurerrsquos Report on Budget and Finances The 2009 and 2010 Budgets

Exhibit II The 2009 and 2010 Fair Share Report

Exhibit III Comparative Report of Trust Funds for the Year Ended December 31 2008

Exhibit III-1 Addendum Catalog of Funds Report for the Year Ended December 31 2008

Exhibit IV Budget for the Year Ended December 31 2008

Exhibit V Fair Share Report for the Year Ended December 31 2008

Handouts (From the Handout Table at Convention)

A Auditorrsquos Report - Administrative Offices ndash December 31 2007 with Comparative for December 31 2006

B Comparative Report of the Aged and Infirm 2007-2008

C Comparative Report of the Widows Widowers and Orphans Fund 2007-2008

D Loan Funds Five-year Report ndash 2004-2008

E Fair Share by Parochial Income 2009

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics for the year 2008

Budget and Finance For the Mission of The Episcopal Church

In the Diocese of New Jersey Exhibit I

Report of the Treasurer to the 225th Diocesan Convention

To Clergy Lay Deputies and Alternates to the 225th Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey From Reginald Whitman Treasurer

Dear Friends This memorandum accompanies the Revised Preliminary Diocesan Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and the Proposed Preliminary Diocesan Budget for FY 2010 supporting the mission and ministry of the Diocese of New Jersey for the next two years which I am submitting for your consideration on behalf of Bishop Councell the Diocesan Council the Finance and Budget Committee and the financial offices of the Diocese The 2009 Budget Congregational Fair Share pledges are projected to be approximately 12 or $359000 less than in FY 2008 83 of pledges received are at 100 of the asking above or equal to FY 2008 17 of pledges received were reduced compared to last year including five of the top ten parishes when measured by parish income 50 parishes (31) have not yet filed a pledge for which $358000 ie their FY 2008 Fair Share giving is estimated to be their Fair Share Pledge for FY 2009 Trust income is projected to be down by about 83 or $57000 compared to FY 2008 actual Bishop Romerorsquos compensation will be supported entirely by donated restricted funds Those financial needs which exceed the normal income are being funded by working surpluses from prior years in the amount of $400000 and potentially and to a lesser extent from growth monies in the Harriet Procter Matthews (HPM) Fund by an amount up to $120000 but only if necessary If we use HPM Fund growth monies we intend to repay the Fund as reflected in the 2010 Preliminary Budget After considering the above total income for budgeting purposes is down approximately 3 from FY 2008 to FY 2009

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section D - 242

Financials Exhibit I continued

Primary consideration has been given to funding the priorities enunciated by Bishop Councell

The Staff should be kept intact and compensated in accordance with mandated COLA increases

Trinity Cathedral commitment must be maintained at the same level as last year

The Episcopal Church asking to be 100 funded Diocesan program elements must be respected and

funded as completely as possible Commitments to retired clergy widowswidowers and

orphans are to be honored in full Our missionary zeal should be continued and our

Millennium Development Goal obligations should be met

Key elements of the expense budget include

Funding the Board of Missions asking (line 10) budgeted in full

The Episcopal Church asking (line 20) is funded 100 Trinity Cathedral (line 40) is funded at 2008 level even

though needs are much higher The Right Onward Visioning process (line 60) is funded

to enable an exciting year of activity Diocesan programs will continue with some cutbacks in

several areas Local program ministry grants are reduced to $10000

(line 120 amp121) Second alternate deputies to General Convention (line

412) will not be funded The diocesan Staff is treated as per the Bishoprsquos

request (lines 600 ndash 694) The only new senior Staff position added since 2004

Director of Communications is reduced to 13rd time in 2009 (line 660) This is necessary in order to contain expenses and is agreeable to the Communications Director

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section D - 243

Financials Exhibit I continued

The Assistant Bishop (line 610) is to be funded entirely

by designated funds in 2009 leaving a balance that would fund less than one-half of the position in 2010

All retired clergy and widowwidower funding (line 730 amp 731) is intact

The Preliminary 2010 Budget The preliminary FY 2010 budget includes the revenue that would be available if every congregation is able to commit to the full amount of their pledge for 2010 As in the past this approach allows us to hold the budget up as a vision of the kind of mission and ministry that we can accomplish together if the resources are available to support it Available working surplus would not need to be used The preliminary FY 2010 budget supports all of the diocesan program allocation and other needs submitted for FY 2010 including increases in many instances The 2010 preliminary budget includes the repayment of any 2009 withdrawals that may have been made from the HPM Fundrsquos growth monies (line 702) The following increases and new allocations could be supported if congregations pledge the full Fair Share amount

Trinity Cathedral a 13rd increase (line 40) Local Ministry Grants increased funding (line 120-121) Multicultural Ministry Development (line 206) Director of Communications at 100 (line 660) Addition to administrative Staff (line 680) Capital campaign funding allocation (line 712a)

In Conclusion The current economic crisis may not be overcome in one yearone budget We therefore propose to use a portion of the available working surpluses from prior years and some of the HPM Fundrsquos growth monies in order to afford the Bishop and diocesan leaders the time to think and pray and plan and act to re-structure our Diocese in a way that more realistically matches our resources These are rainy days for which we have saved ldquoRainy Dayrdquo funds On the other hand we must not and we will not exhaust all of our funds so that they remain to be used for mission by future generations

Report to the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Section D - 244

FINANCE EXHIBIT I

2009 Revised 2010 ProposedPreliminary Preliminary

Budget Budget

1 Fair Share Pledges $2659691 $41110072 Trust Income 679759 687960

2a Designated Funds 290150 416003 Available Surplus 400000 04 Other Income 72000 86000

Total Revenue $4101600 $4926567

Diocesan Priorities10 Mission Congregations $265000 $320000

20 The Episcopal Church 669305 669305

Social amp Ethnic Ministry

30 Environmental Committee 600 110031 Migrant Ministry 4000 820032 Anti-Racism 40000 4000033 Hispanic Commission 8000 17125

35 Millennium Development Goals 18618 28777

40 Trinity Cathedral 150000 200000

50 Diocesan Communications 2400 2500

60 Visioning Process 20000 35000

$1177923 $1322008

Congregational Development100 Congregational Development Committee 7500 9000101 Board of Missions 2000 2000102 Building Inspection Program 6000 8000

102a Risk Management Inspections 14000 17500103 Parish Crisis Response 5000 5000

Congregational Ministries

110 Stewardship 1500 3500111 Christian Formation 4935 5500112 Commission on Liturgy 200 250113 Commission on Music 300 300114 Ministry with the Disabled 9000 9000115 Planned Giving 1000 1000116 Episcopal Church Visual Arts (ECVA) 2000 2000117 Recovery Ministries 5250 5400

Local Program

120 Congregational Ministry Grants 5000 42500121 Regional Ministry Grants 5000 42500

$68685 $153450

Ministry DevelopmentPriests

OUTLAYS

REVENUE

The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010For the Mission of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

Section D - 245

FINANCE EXHIBIT I

2009 Revised 2010 ProposedPreliminary Preliminary

Budget Budget

The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010For the Mission of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

200 Commission on the Priesthood 15000 20000201 Seminary Scholarships 90000 75000202 COP Internship Program 10000 10000203 Trinity Counseling Service 11000 11000204 Clergy DevelopmentClergy Days 5000 7300

204a Fresh Start 2300 2400205 Clergy Deployment 4500 4800206 Multicultural Ministry Development 0 70000

Deacons

210 School for DeaconsCommittee on the Diaconate 30000 27011

Laity

220 Ministry Institute 2000 6750

$169800 $234261

Diocesan MinistriesYouth amp Young Adults

300 Youth Activities 44000 46000301 Young Adult Ministry 2800 3200302 Rutgers Chaplaincies 12000 12000303 Local Chaplaincies 20000 23500

Community Initiatives

310 Hunger Ministry 0 5000311 Prison Ministry 900 1600312 Detention Center 3300 4500313 Urban Ministry 1500 2000

$84500 $97800

Diocesan GatheringsWithin the Diocese

400 Diocesan Convention 40000 40000401 Clergy Conference 3200 3200402 Lay Leader Conferences 2500 5500

In the Larger Church

410 Lambeth 1000 1000411 House of Bishops 4500 5200412 General Convention amp ECW Triennium 13000 19000413 Province II Meetings 0 1000

$64200 $74900

Programs amp Covenants500 Province II Covenant 8800 8800501 Ecumenism 3000 3000502 Companion Diocese 30000 30000

$41800 $41800

Diocesan StaffThe Bishop of New Jersey

600 Salary amp Housing 190720 206878601 Social Security 14590 15174602 Continuing Education 2500 2500603 Professional Allowance 11000 12000

Section D - 246

FINANCE EXHIBIT I

2009 Revised 2010 ProposedPreliminary Preliminary

Budget Budget

The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010For the Mission of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

604 Transportation 7000 8000605 Sabbatical 0 0

$225810 $244551

606 Visiting Bishops 4000 5500

The Assistant Bishop of New Jersey

610 Salary amp Housing 125160 130166611 Social Security 9180 9547612 Continuing Education 2500 2500613 Professional Allowance 5000 6000614 Transportation 5000 6000

$146840 $154214

The Canon to the Ordinary

620 Salary amp Housing 107496 111796621 Social Security 7885 8552622 Continuing Education 2500 2500623 Professional Allowance 4800 5200624 Transportation 4200 6000

$126881 $134048

The Chief Financial Officer

630 Salary amp Housing 85866 89301

631 Social Security 6298 6832

632 Continuing Education 2500 2500633 Professional Allowance 1500 2500

$96164 $101132

The Canon for Ministry Development

640 Salary amp Housing 83354 86688641 Social Security 6114 6358642 Continuing Education 2500 2500643 Professional Allowance 2000 2500

$93967 $98046

The Director for Youth Ministry

650 Salary amp Housing 82522 85823

651 Social Security 6053 6295652 Professional Allowance 4000 4500653 Transportation 3200 3500

$95775 $100118

The Communications Officer

660 Salary amp Housing 25000 75000661 Social Security 1913 5738663 Professional Allowance 0 2500

$26913 $83238

680 Administrative Staff 530687 581914680-a Employment Taxes 38647 46553

681 Historian amp Archivist 20000 25000

Section D - 247

FINANCE EXHIBIT I

2009 Revised 2010 ProposedPreliminary Preliminary

Budget Budget

The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010For the Mission of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

682 Retired Clergy Chaplain 200 200

690 Health Insurance 186422 214200691 Dental Insurance 13651 14880692 Life Insurance 4000 4500693 LongShort Term Disability 2300 2300694 Pensions 193571 206860

$989478 $1096407$1805828 $2017254

Diocesan ObligationsFinance

700 Insurance amp Bonding 48000 52000

701 Audit amp Legal 26000 27000702 Transfer to Trust Funds - HPM 0 120150

Facilities

710 Property Maintenance 25000 38000711 Utilities 36000 42000712 Capital Improvements 15000 75000

712-a Capital Campaign 0 25000713 Equipment 77864 87500714 Furniture 4000 7500715 Telephone 10000 12000716 Office Supplies 19000 24000717 Printing amp Postage 20000 25000718 Meeting Expenses 1000 3500719 General Management 24000 26444720 Hospitality 23000 30000

General Obligations

730 Retired Clergy Health Ins 230000 250000731 WidowsOrphans Health Ins 90000 94000733 Retired Clergy Fund 26000 28000734 WidowsOrphans Fund 14000 18000

$688864 $985094

Total Outlays $4101600 $4926567

Balance $0 $0

Section D - 248

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Section D - 249

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OFTHE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

Financial Statements and

Supplementary Information

December 31 2007 (With Comparative Totals for

December 312006)

Section D - 291

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

Table of Contents

December 31 2007

Page Number

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT1-2

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 3

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES 4

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 5

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STA TEMENTS6-13

SUPPLEN[ENTARYINFO~TION

SCHEDULE OF EXPENSES COMPARED TO BUDGET 14-16

SCHEDULE OF LOANS RECEIVABLE 17

SCHEDULE OF TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS 18

SCHEDULE OF PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS18

Section D - 292

tMERCAd I EN PC Ctluulcd Public ACCOINlINTS

A M~rciJdlell Croup CompJny

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT

To the Audit Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey Administrative Offices ofthe Diocese of New Jersey

We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of Administrative Offices of the Diocese of New Jersey (the Diocese) as of December 31 2007 and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the year then ended These financial statements are the responsibility of the Dioceses management Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit The prior year summarized comparative information has been derived from the Dioceses 2006 financial statements and in our report dated December 17 2007 we elipressed a qualified opinion on those financial statements

We condllcted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement An audit includes examining on a test basis evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management as weI as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion

As explained in ilOte K to the financial statements the Diocese has not implemented Statements of Financial Standards (SFASH) Nos 106 and 132 Employers Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions and Employers Disclosures about Pensions and Other Post Retirement Benefits Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that SFAS Nos l06 and 132 be followed when applicable It was not practicable to determine the effects of the unrecorded cost and disclosure requirements of post-retirement benefits on the fmancial statements

In our opinion except for the effects of not recording the cost of post-retirement benefits the financial statements referred to above present fairly in all material respects the financial position of the Diocese of New Jersey as of December 31 2007 and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generslly accepted in the United States ofAmerica

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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT (CONTfNUED)

Our audit was performed for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic financial statements of the Diocese of New Jersey taken as a whole The accompanying information on pages 14 through 18 is presented for purposes of additional analysis and is nol a required part of the basic financial statements Such information except for that portion marked unaudited on which we express no opinion has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and in our opinion is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole

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Section D - 294

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

December 31 2007 (WithComparative Totals for December 31 2006)

ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments in shares of Diocesan Investment Trust (Notes A

and D) (374798 and 355982 shares $5247 and $4769 per share respectively)

Diocesan fair share contributions receivable net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3831l6 (2007) and $141954 (2006) (Note E)

Loans receivable net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $250203 (2007) and $250203 (2006) (Note F)

Dental health and life insurance premiums receivable net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $135150 (2007) and $113836 (2006)

Other receivables and prepaid expenses

Equity interest in real estate

Property and equipment (Note G)

Total Assets

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses Defen-ed revenue Accrued settlement (Note M) Notes payable (Note H) Other liabilities

Total Liabilities

Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily restricted (Note I) Permanently restricted (Note I)

Total Net Assets

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

2007

$ 3511811

19665861

439086

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See notes to financial statements 3

Section D - 295

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

Year Ended December 31 2007 (WilhComparative Totals for the Year Ended December 312006)

2006

Unrestricted Restricted Total TQtal Support and revenues

Fair share contributions $ 3235502 $ $ $ 3235502 $ 2781617 Bequests (Note L) 681546 681546 10388 Investment return -

Diocesan Investment Trust

Dividends 51667 308036 371981 731684 696218 Unrealized gains 120464 718203 867295 1705962 1109998

Interest income 131675 131675 121877

Interest income - parish loans 30779 30779 30372

Other revenues 279842 279842 198824

Net assets released from restrictions (Note I) 140867 (l~01l67

Total Support and Revenues 4672342 885372 1239276 6796220 4949354

Expenses Program services

Allocation ofthe Tithe 3339641 3339641 3159006

Support for Congregations

Our Ministry Together Depreciation Bad debts

348613 146231

52728 53153

348613 146231 52728 53153

146125 179881 58070

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Settlement adjustment (Note M) Grants and scholarships 140867 140867

(26797) 356011

Building inspections -Special funds

Total Expenses Change in net assets Net assets beginning ofyear Net assets end of year

16~1 4082884

589458 728535

$ 1357993

1651 4082884 2714106

4184553 764801

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See notes to financial statements 4

Section D - 296

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

Year Ended December 31 2007 (With Comparative Totals for the Year Ended December 312006)

Cash Flows from Operating Activities Change in net assets Adjustments

Settlement adj ustment Unrealized gain on investments in Diocesan Investment

Trust Depreciation Bad debt expense Changes in assets and liabilities

Diocesan fair share contributions receivable Loans receivable Dental health and life insurance premiums receivable Other receivables and prepaid expenses Other assets Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred revenue Accrued settlement Other liabilities

2007 2006

$ 2714106 $ 764801

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(1705962) 0109998) 52728 58070 53153 312257

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(39240) (15664) 19908

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1986 4251 (33333)

17l02j (3445 I Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 1234577 (207495

Cash Flows from Investing Activities Purchases of equipment Diocesan investment trust purchases net Diocesan investment trustdividendgtTeinvested Dio~an investment trust redemption

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(26287) (93576) (768875) (164970) (146297) 639120 636011

(321 012) 396138

Cash Flows from Financing Activities Repayment ofborrowings

Net cash used in financing activities (174211 (17421)

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Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents beginning ofyear Cash and cash equivalents end of year

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See notes to financial statements 5

Section D - 297

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Nature of Organization The Administrative Offices of the Diocese of New Jersey (the Diocese) is an administrative division of the Episcopal church covering parishes and missions in central and southern New Jersey

Basis of Accounting The financial statements of the Diocese have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America Net assets and revenues expenses gains and losses are classified based on the existence or absence ofdonor-imposed restrictions

Basis of Presentation Financial statement presentation follows the recommendations of the Financial Accounting Standards Board in its Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No 117 Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations Under SFAS No 117 the Diocese is required to report information regarding its financial position and activities according to three classes of net assets unrestricted net assets temporarily restricted net assets and permanently restricted net assets

Investments in Shares ofUiocesan Investment Trust The Diocese carries investments in the Diocesan Investment Trust which consists of money market funds common stocks and mutual funds with readily detenninable fair values at their fair values in the statement of financial position Dividends and unrealized gains and losses are included in the change in net assets in the accompanying statement of activities

Cash and Cash Equivalents For the purpose of the statement of cash flows cash and cash eCJuivalents include unrestricted highly liquid investments with an initial maturity of three months or less In addition the statement ofcash flows excludes pennanently restricted cash

Public Support audRevenue Recognition Contributions which consist primarily of Diocesan fair share contributions are recognized when the donor makes a promise to give to the Diocese that is in substance unconditional The asking value of fair share contributions is calculated on a percentage scale of the churchs prior year parochial income Conditional promises to give are recognized when the conditions on which they are dependent are substantially satisfied

Support that is restricted by the donor is reported as an increase in unrestricted net assets if the restriction expires in the reporting period in which the support is recognized All other donor-restricted support is reported as an increase in temporarily or permanently restricted net assets depending on the nature of the restriction When a restriction expires temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as nel assets released from restrictions

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Section D - 298

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OFTHE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEV

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

Public Support and Revenue Recognition (Continued) Endowment contributions and investments are permanently restricted by the donor Investment earnings available for distribution are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restrictions

Use of Estimates The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures Accordingly actual results could differ from those estimates

Accounts Receivable The change in net assets is charged with an allowance for estimated uncollectible accounts for fair share contributions receivable loans receivable and dental health and life insurance premiums receivable based on past experience and an analysis of current accounts receivable collectibi lity Accounts deemed uncollectible are charged to the allowance in the years they are deemed uncollectible

Property and EqUipment The accounting principles of the Episcopal Church require that real property be carried at cost or where historical cost records are not available at appraised value [f no appraisal is available real property is carried at a nominal value of$1

Furniture and equipment are recorded at cost Depreciation of building improvements and for furnituremiddot and equipment acquired after December 31 1999 is provided over the estiInated useful lives of the assets usil1g the straight-line method The estimated useful lives are as follows

Building improvements 15 years Furniture and fixtures 10 years Equipment 5 years Vehicles 5 years

Repairs and maintenance which do not extend the useful lives of the related assets are expensed as incurred

Income Taxes The Diocese and its related parishes and missions are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) oflhe Internal Revenue Code

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Section D - 299

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

Comparative Financial Information The financial statements include certain prior year summarized comparative infoooation in total but not by net asset class Such infoooation does not include sufficient detail to constitute a presentation in confonnity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America Accordingly such infoooation should be read in conjunction with the Dioceses financial statements for the year ended December 31 2006 from which the srnnmarized infomlation was derived In addition certain 2006 amounts have been reclassified to confoml to the CUITent yellS presentation

B CONCENTRATION OF RISK

The Diocese maintains cash balances which may exceed federally insured limits It historically has not experienced any creditcrelated losses

The primary source of non-investment revenues is Fair Share Contributions A significant reduction in this level of support if it were to occur could have a signifieant negative effect on the Dioceses programs and activities One donor made up 5 of the contributions for the years ended December 31 2007 and 2006

C BAD DEBT EXPENSE

Bad debt expense is comprised of increases in the allowance for uncollectible pledges insurance receivables and loans based on a collection calculation derived by management The bad debt expense is made up of the following

Uncollectible pledges 53153

D INVESTMENTS

Investment in shares of the Diocesan Investment Trust (the DITlare summarized as follows

Fair Value December 31

2007 2006 Unrestricted $1388677 $ 479868 Temporarily restricted 8279244 7433692 Permanently restricted 9997940 9Q64603

Total DIT $19 665861 ~16978l63

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Section D - 300

ADMINISTRATIVE OFF1CES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

D INVESTMENTS (CONTINUED)

The investment in the DlT is attributable to the following funds

Temporarily restricted CampR Loan Fund - Shannon Trust Eisenhart Fund Missionary Fund TA Conover Mel1loriill Fund Mary C Bishop Fum Edgar Cummings Sanborn Fund Malcolm Stoney Es(ate S Robinson Knight Estate Helen Parkhill Fund Archdeacon Fund Epico~al Residence Fund R8 amp RW Shepherd Fum Va Duzer Scholarship Fund Mary EH Pullan Fund Walter p Wilson Fund Walter C Scott Fund Walters Fund Com Sohularship Bruker Fund Widows and Ofjgthans Fund Eleanor P Trend Estate Rebecca Wain Shepherd Fund H Martin Estate Aged amp Infirm Clergy Fund Jane O Turner Fund Mary ONeil Fund Cbn~llan Knowledge Society Fund Hunger Task force Episcopal Fund Endowment Fund TCP

Total Temporarily Restricted DIT Funds

Permanently restricted VIM Endowment Fund Harriet Procter Matthews fund Herbert Stanley Smith Fund Kathetine W Kean Legacy Emma T Theurer Fund Bishop Knight Memorial Fund Harold E Pancoast Estate Stevens amp Conover Fund Eleanor Merritt Estate

Total Permanently Restricted DJT Funds

Unrestricted De Vae fund Mary N Pcrce Fund Estate of Georgia ME Bevan MiScellaneous funds

Total Unrestricted DJT Funds Total Investment in Dioccs~n hwestmem Trust

S 460486 402482 2832762 2571443

116393 105790 39195 35624 15059 13687 6191 5627

314743 275097 115039 100549 805S9 70438 32550 28450

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Section D - 301

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

E DIOCESAN FAIR SHARE CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVABLE

As of December 31 2007 and 2006 Fair Share Contributions receivable consisted of support from parishes and missions enabling the Diocese to fulfill its mission

F LOANS RECEIVABLE

Loans receivable are from parishes and missions Interest charged on the loans varies from OY to 6 The loans are due from 2006 through 2016

Swnmary ofloans receivable

December ~I 2007

Current portion $ 414534 Long-term portion 566203

Subtotal 980737 Less allowance for doubtful accounts 250203

Total 1 730534

Total maturities ofthe loans receivable are as follows

Year Ending December 31 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Thereafter

Total

G PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

Property and equipment consist of the following

December 31 2007 2006

Equipment and fixtures $ 370693 $ 450721 Building improvements 106315 Vehicles 104766 104766 Diocesan (Cathedral) House I

Subtotal 581775 555488 Less accumulated depreciation 338908 286l8Q

Total property and equipment 1 242867 269308 ~

2002 $ 503182

816063 1319245

250203 1069042~

$ 415873 93325 60410 60849 59790

290490 $ 980737

Deprecjation expense for 2007 and 2006 amounted to $52728 and $58070 respectively

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Section D - 302

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

H NOTES PAYABLE

Notes payable consist of the following

December 31

Note payable Honda Financial due monthly at $545 which includes interest at 299 collateralized by an automobile due February 162007

Note payable Honda Financial due monthly at $539 which includes interest at 290 collateralized by an automobile due August 142007

Note payable Honda Financial due monthly at $584 which includes interest at 890 collateralized by an automobile due JWle 152009

Total notes payable

$

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5321

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741

Total maturities of notes payable are as follows

Year Ending December 31 2008

I RESTRICTIONS ON NET ASSETS

Temporarily Restricted Net Assets Temporarily restricted net assets are available for the following purposes or periodS

December 31 2007 2006

For the support of Diocesan programs 1$12581938 $11703566

Net assets were released from donor restrictions as follows

Year Ended December 31 2007 2006

Purpose restriction accomplished Expense incurred to satisfY donor restrictions $ 25563

Permanently Restricted Net Assets Permanently restricted net assets are endowment funds restricted in perpetuity to continue the purpose of the Diocese Income generated by these assets Can be used for support ofDiocesan programs

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Section D - 303

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

J PENSION PLAN During the years ended December 31 2007 and 2006 the Diocese maintained two defined contribution plans covering clergy and lay employees Clergy were covered under the multishyemployer Church Pension Plan Fund (Title I Canon 8 of the Episcopal Church) Contributions to the plan were calculated at 18 of each clerics annual compensation package Lay employees were covered under a target benefit plan with contributions calculated at 14 of eligible salaries For the years ended December 31 2007 and 2006 pension expense amounted to $161962 and $139794 respectively

K RETIRED CLERGY HEALTH INSURANCE The Diocese also provides certain health benefits for retired clergy for which a future unfunded obligation has not been recorded under SFAS Nos 106 and 132 SFAS Nos 106 and 132 have not been implemented because information needed for its proper recording and disclosure is not available and no estimation of such obligation can reasonably be made For the years ended December 31 2007 and 2006 retired employee health insurance expense amounted to $196982 and $166936 respectively

L BEQUESTS Bequests consist of the following

Year Ended December31

Alfred B Jones Estate C Rodgers Estate Alexander J Addair Estate Kenneth Hartranft Estate

Total

2007 $ 476197

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2006 $

10000 388

$ 10388

MACCRUEDSETTLEMENT Pursuant to the Agreement made On March II 1999 between the Administrative OffIces of the Diocese of New Jersey and Bishop Doss upon his resignation which was effective September 30 2001 the following is the accrued obligation of the Diocese to be paid from January 12001 to September 30 2006

Salary and benefits January I 1999 to September 30 2001 $ 412500 Retroactive and present increases in compensation packages 100000 Supplemental to the Bishops retirement income 200000 Educational expenses of the BishopS children 200000 Mortgage repayment 150000 Repairs to the BishopS residence in connection with its sale 15000 Relocation and miscellaneous expenses 30000 Motor vehicle replacement costs 20000

1127500 Less Adjustments and amounts paid during the years ended Decernber

31 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 and 1999 1056799 Adjustment to reconcile accrued obligation to actual payments and to

reflect proper December 31 2007 liability 10571 Paid during the year ended December 312007 (26797) Settlement adjustment 86927 Accrued settlement balance ~

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Section D - 304

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

M ACCRUED SETTLEMENT (CONTINUED)

The agreement consists of fixed and variable portions The final payment was made during the year ended December 31 2006 A settlement adjustment of unearned contract stipulations of $26797 was recorded at December 312006

N RELATED PARTY

The Diocese and the DlT are related through a common board (committee) member

The Diocese is a member of the National Church Support to the National Church during the years ended December 31 2007 and 2006 amounted to $604035 and $626494 respectively

13

Section D - 305

SUPPLEMENT ARY INFORMATION

Section D - 306

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OFTHE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF EXPENSES COMPARED TO BUDGET

Year Ended December 3 I 2007

Budget (Unaudited) Actual Under (over)

A1ocation of the Tithe Direct Support for Congregations

Mission Congregations $ 376273 $ Trinity Cathedral 77863

Social amp Ethic Ministry Envirorunental Committee 1000 Migrant Ministry 7000 Anti-Racism 40000 Hispanic Commission 8000

The Episcopacy The Bishop of New Jersey

Salary amp Housing 186430 Social Security 14262 Continuing Education 2500 Professional Allowance 16000 Transportation 11000

Visiting Bishops 40000 The Staff

The Canon to the Ordinary Salary amp Housing 100747 Social Security 7708 Continuing Education 1250 ProfessionaJ Allowance 7000 Transportation 8500

The Chief FinanciaJ Officer Salary 80475 Social Security 6156 Professional Allowance 2800

The Canon for Ministry Development Salary 78120 Social Security 5976 ProfessionaJ Allowance 2500

Youth Director SaJary 77341 Social Security 5917 Professional Allowance 9000 Transportation 7500

Communications Officer 79357 Administrative Staff 499080

Health Insurance 145000 Dental Insurance 14000 Life Insurance 4366 Disability 3400 Pensions 171336

397751 $ (21478) 77863

1000 5894 1106

38573 1427 6217 1783

186432 (2) 14262 2500

14945 1055 1351 9649

51050 (11050)

101238 (491) 7708 1250 3189 3811 7920 580

80975 (500) 6195 (39)

160 2640

78620 (500) 5976 3313 (813)

77841 (500) 5955 (38) 7954 1046 1156 6344

68663 10694 475085 23995 136068 8932

13390 610 3264 1102 2130 1270

161962 9374

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Section D - 307

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF EXPENSES COMPARED TO BUDGET (CONTINUED)

Year Ended December 31 2007

Budget J1nalJdited) Actual Under (over)

Finance 85202 (10202) 37561 (11561)

25860 (860) 40886 (10886)

20000 64100 5900

9940 (440) 22672 (1672) 20775 9225

4000 13280 14003 17262 (762)

196982 (16982) 81598 28402

27527 7473 8900 1100

11286 (7286)

1000 2834 1666

19000 1091 1409

2Q1 03~ 3J39641 82534

Insurance amp Bonding Audit and legal

Facilities Property Maintenance Utilities Capital Improvements Equipment Telephone Office Supplies Printing amp Postage Meeting Expenses General Management Hospitality

General Obligations Retired Clergy Health Ins WidowsOrphans Health Ins

Gatherings of the Church Within the Diocese

Diocesan Convention Clergy Conference Lay Leader Conferences

In the Larger Church Lambeth House of Bishops General Convention amp ECW Triennium Province II Meetings

ECUSA Tithe (National Church) Total Allocation ofthe Tithe 3422175

75000 26000

25000 30000 20000 70000

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4000 27283 16500

180000 110000

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1000 4500

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Congregational Ministry Grants Regional Ministry Grants

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Congresational Ministries Stewardship Christian Formation

12500 12500

6000 10000 10000 4000 5000 8000

3000 5000

3000 9500 13000 (500)

8854 (2854) 3407 6593 1626 8374 2932 4979 21

19151 (11151)

1326 1674 5633 (633)

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Section D - 308

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF EXPENSES COMPARED TO BUDGET (CONTINUED)

Year Ended December 31 2007

Budget (Unaudited Actual Under (over

Liturgy Music amp Worship 200 1570 (1370) Commission on Music 500 45 455 Episcopal Church Visual Arts 1000 1000 Planned Giving 1000 1000

Support for New Clergy Commission on Ministry 20000 13950 6050 Seminary Scho larships 90000 136400 (46400) COM Internship Program 10000 9859 141 School for Deacons 29500 75048 (45548)

Support for Active Clergy Clergy Support amp Development 10000 11103 (1103) --Trinity Counseling Service IIOOO 11000

Support for Retired Clergy Retired Clergy Chaplain 600 125 475 Retired Clergy Fund 21500 9855 11645 WidowsOrphans Fund 27000 14750 12250

Total Support for Congregations 298300 348613 (51381

Our Ministry Together Communications

Diocesan Communications 60000 2533 57467 HistorianArchivist 15000 14gt093 907 Visioning Process 10000 3467 6533

Youth amp Young Adults Youth Activities 54000 49592 4408

Educational Institutions St Michaels Chapel Rutgers 15000 7500 7500 Local Chaplaincies 1000 1000

Community Initiatives Hunger Ministry Ministry Institute 4860 4888 Prison Ministry 800 1485 (685)

Programs amp Covenants Province II Covenant 8800 8800 Ecumenism 4000 3372 628 Companion Diocese 30000 30000 Millennium Development Goals 20502 20501 I

Total Our Ministry Together 223962 146231 77759 Subtotal 3944437 3834485 108912

Depreciation Expense 52728 (52728) Bad Debts Expense 53153 Building inspections - Special funds 1651 (1651) Grants and scholarships 140867 (140867)

Total Expenses $ 3944437 ~ 4082884 ~ (86334)

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Section D - 309

ADMlNfSTRATIVE OFFICES OFTBE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF LOANS RECEIVABLE

December 31 2007

Current Long-Term Total Capital and Revolving Loan Fund

Berlin Good Shepherd $ 4139 $ $ 4139 Clementon St Marys 2708 6875 9583 Hammonton St Marks 2461 2461 Palmyra Christ Church 3325 3325 Red Bank St Thomas 23836 23836 Wenonah Holy Trinity 70809 70809 Williamstown St Marks 15643 15643

Toful Capital and Revolving Loan Fund 122921 6875 122796 R Bowden Shepherd LoanFund

Palmyra Christ Church 3302 3302 Clementon S1 Marys 2597 7869 10466 Hammonton Sl Marks 3972 3972

TotalR Bowden Shepherd Loan Fund 9871 7869 17740 VentllFe in Mission Loan Fund

Fair Haven Holy Communion 4512 16108 20620 Lebanon Church of the Holy Spirit 29767 33408 63175 Monmouth Junction 51 Barnabas 9438 255846 265284 North Wildwood St Simeons 87691 87691 Pitman Church of the Good Shepherd 1l296 65617 76913 Plainfield Grace Church 14332 78329 92661 Plainfield Sl Marks 4369 3462 7831 SCQtcb Plains All Saints 11193 98689 109882 South Amboy ChristCluu-ph 101941 101941 Yardville 7203 7203

Total Venture in Mission Loan Fund 281742 833201 Total Loans Receivable $ 414534 980737 Less Allowance for Doubtful Accounts 2502Q3 Total Loans Receivable

Section D - 310

ADMIN(STRA TIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

December 31 2007

Investments in Diocesan Investment Trust $ 8279244

Capital and Revolving Loan Fund 224970

R Bowden Shepherd Fund 345127

Venture in Mission Loan Fund 1643844

Equity Interest in Real Estate 72000

Other Funds 2023753

Total Temporarily Restricted Net Assets $12588938

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

SCHEDULE OF PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS

December 31 2007

Cash $ 305939

Investments in Diocesan Investment Trust 9997940

Total Permanently Restricted Net Assets $10303879

Section D - 311

Handout B

31-Dec-07

Funds Invested in the Diocesan Investment Trust

Number of Shares Beginning of Year 1118873 1118873Additional Investment Return of Portion of Unused Funds - 22279Number of Shares End of Year 1118873 1141152Price Per Share $5247 $3505Market Value End of Year $587073 $399974

2 Year Income TotalDividends Earned $21932 $23621 $45553DonationsCranbury St Davids - 500 500Galloway St Marks amp All Saints 185 0 185Hammonton St Marks 0 50 50Helmetta St Georges 750 0 750Matawan Trinity Church 159 0 159Mt Holly St Andrews 296 229 525Mullica Hills St Stephens 0 88 88Ocean City Holy Trinity 1000 0 1000Princeton All Saints 186 0 186Mr Paul Epply-Schmidt 0 100 100Somers Point Christ Church 61 61 122Woodbury Christ Church 543 1419 1962Yardville St James 200 0 200 Total Donations $3380 $2447 $5827 Total Income $25312 $26067 $51379

DisbursementsChristmas Gifts of $100 to Retired Clergy $7400 $10500 $17900Grants to Clergy - Medical Support 4471 12223 16694Adjustment Return of Subsidy Grants -1825 0 -1825 Total Disbursements -$10046 -$22723 -$32769

Excess Income Over Disbursements $15266 $3344 $18610

31-Dec-08

Diocese of New JerseyComparative Report of the Aged amp Infirm Clergy Fund

For the Years Ending December 31 2007 and December 31 2008

Section D - 312

Handout C

31-Dec-07Funds Invested in the Diocesan Investment Trust

Number of Shares Beginning of Year 1565745 1565745Additional Investment Return of Portion of Unused Funds 23173Number of Shares End of Year 1565745 1588918Price Per Share $5247 $3505Market Value End of Year $821547 $556916

CombinedTotal

IncomeDividends Earned 30686$ 32965$ 63651$ DonationsGlassboro St Thomas 200 - 200 Hammonton St Marks - 88 88 Helmetta St Georges 500 250 750 Lumberton St Martins in the Field 240 - 240 Matawan Trinity Church 147 - 147 Mullica Hills St Stephens - 88 88 Ocean City Holy Trinity 1000 - 1000 Somers Point Christ Church 86 53 139 The Rev Wayne L Smith - 250 250 Woodbury Christ Church 499 1527 2026

Total Donations 2672$ 2255$ 4927$ Total Income 33358$ $ 35220 $ 68578

DisbursementsGrants to Widows Widowers amp Orphans 3000 3225 6225 Christmas Gifts to Widows amp Widowers 8200 8000 16200 Death Benefits 4000 - 4000 Return of Subsidy Voided Checks (450) (1050) (1500) Total Disbursements (14750)$ $ (10175) $ (24925)

Excess Income Over Disbursements 18608$ $ 25045 $ 43653

Death Benefits of $100000 paid to the following widows in 2007

Mrs Nancy WinterrowdMrs Margaret DaleyMrs Auderie MooreMrs Kate Hardy

31-Dec-08

Diocese of New JerseyComparative Report of the Widows Widowers amp Orphans Fund

For the Years Ending December 31 2007 and December 31 2008

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at the

Crowne Plaza Conference Center in Cherry Hill New Jersey

on

Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6 2010

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Table of Contents

Section A Organization

Officers of the Diocese helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Life Members of Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Retired Bishops of the Diocesehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Bishoprsquos Staff and Associateshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 1 Committees of the Convention - Appointed by the Presidenthelliphellip 2 Committees of the Diocese - Appointed by the Bishophelliphelliphelliphellip 3 Committees of the Diocese - Elected by Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 10 Officers of the Diocese ndash Elected by Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 14 Committees of the Diocese - Elected by Convocationhelliphelliphelliphellip 15 Other Diocesan Organizationshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 16 College Chaplainshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 18 Clergy Serving in Institutionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 18 Convocational Areashelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 19 Canonical List of Churcheshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 22 Canonical List of Clergyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 25 Licensed Clergy Listhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 34 Lay Deputies Present at Conventionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 35 Bishop Councellrsquos Journalhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 43 Bishop Romerorsquos Journalhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 50 Parochial Visitationshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 56 Official Acts helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 59 Diocesan Statistics helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 60 Necrology helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 61

Section B Convention Business

Rules of Orderhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 62 Convention Minuteshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 70 Bishoprsquos Addresshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 116

Section C Reports - 2008

Altar Guildhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 126 Anti-Racism Commissionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 127 Audit Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 129 Bishoprsquos Appointmentshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip130 Board of Missionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 137 Commission on Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 140 Committee on Priesthood helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 140 Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deaconshelliphellip 142 Committee on Life Long Christian Formationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 143 Ministry Institutehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 144 Commission on Ministry with Disabled 146 Committee on Resolutionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 146 Companion Diocesehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 161 Congregational Developmenthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 163 Darfur Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 164 Diocesan Councilhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 166 Diocesan Investment Trusthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 169 Environmental Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 170

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Section C Reports - 2008 (continued)

Education for Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 171 Historiographerhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip172 Insurance Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 176 Loan and Grant Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 177 Migrant Ministryhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 182 New Jersey Chaplaincyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 183 Nominating Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 184 Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jerseyhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 196 Registrarrsquos Reporthelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 198 Resolutions of Courtesy for 2009helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 200 Right Onward Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip200 Standing Commission on Clerical Compensationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 201 Standing Committeehelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 209 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canonshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 211 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7A - Proposed Amendment of Article II Section 2 of the Constitutionhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 224 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Supplementary Report ndash Document 7Bhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 228 Trinity Cathedral Deanrsquos Reflectionshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 232 Trinity Cathedral Financial Situationhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 236 Union of Black Episcopalianshelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 237 Urban Ministry is Revitalizedhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 239 Youth Councilhelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 240

Section D Financial Reports

Exhibit I Treasurerrsquos Report and the 2009 - 2010 Budgetshelliphellip242 Exhibit II The 2009 - 2010 Fair Share Report helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 249 Exhibit III Comparative Report of Trust Funds for the Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 259 Exhibit III-1 Addendum Catalog of Funds for the Year Ending December 31 2008 helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 266 Exhibit IV Budget for Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphellip 269 Exhibit V Fair Share Report for Year Ending December 31 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 283

Handouts (From the Handout Table at Convention)

A Auditorrsquos Report - Administrative Offices - December 31 2007 With Comparative for December 31 2006helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 291 B Comparative Report of the Aged and Infirm 2007-2008hellip 312 C Comparative Report of the Widows Widowers and Orphans Fund 2007-2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 313 D Loan Funds Five-year Report ndash2004-2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 314 E Fair Share by Parochial Income 2009helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip 318

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics for the year 2008helliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphelliphellip325

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Section A Organization

Officers of the Diocese Life Members of Convention Retired Bishops of the Diocese Bishoprsquos Staff and Associates Committees of the Convention -

Appointed by the President Committees of the Diocese -

Appointed by the Bishop Committees of the Diocese -

Elected by Convention Officers of the Diocese -

Elected by Convention Committees of the Diocese -

Elected by Convocation Other Diocesan Organizations College Chaplains Clergy Serving in Institutions Convocational Areas Canonical List of Churches Canonical List of Clergy Licensed Clergy List Lay Deputies Present at Convention Bishoprsquos Journal Parochial Visitations Official Acts Diocesan Statistics Necrology

2

Officers of the Diocese

Diocesan Bishop - The Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey President Ex Officio of the Convention Chancellor ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Treasurer ndash Reginald Whitman Secretary of the Convention ndash Emma A Warren Church Attorney ndash Steven J Lewis Esq RegistrarHistoriographer ndash The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish

Life Members of Convention Daphne Burdett Jacquelin Tootell Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Norma R Tucker Canon Eugene M Haring Esq

Retired Bishops of the Diocese

The Rt Rev G P Mellick Belshaw The Rt Rev Joe Morris Doss

Bishoprsquos Staff

The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Assistant Bishop The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon to the Ordinary The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Deployment Officer and Canon for Ministry Development Canon Wanda V Greene Chief Financial Officer Canon Kepner M Short Director of Youth Ministry Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Communications

Associates

The Rev Debra Clarke Dcn Ann Notte The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Sarah Paige Cecilia Alvarez Mary Ann Rhoads Deborah Crall Emanuel Strauss Ronald Gritz Michael Wilkes Curtis Wilson

Section A - 1

2

Committees of the Convention Appointed by the President

2009 Convention Appointments Chancellor ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Parliamentarian ndash Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq ArchivistHistoriographer ndash The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Assistant Secretary of Convention ndash Mary Ann Rhoads Convention Coordinator ndash Ann Notte

Balloting Committee The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn Chair

The Rev Louis J De Sheplo Dcn Jerry Allen The Rev Frederick B May Dcn Daphne Burdett The Rev Leslie G Mazzacano Dcn Norma RTucker The Rev Douglas J Reans The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

Committee on Classification of Congregations The Rev John V Zamboni Chair

Carolyn Belvin

Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles D Sasso-Crandall Chair

Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Mary Julia Capasso Mary DiGennardo

Committee on Deceased Members The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Chair

Mary Ann Rhoads Staff

Committee on Resolutions Paul Ambos Esq Chair

The Rev Terence Blackburn Margaret Hughes The Rev Dirk C Reinken Cynthia A Miller The Rev Jane L Rockman Mary Ann Rhoads Staff John A Sully

Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Chair

The Rev Dean Henry Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Peter T Manzo Daphne Burdett

Committee on Validation of the Minutes The Rev Robert H Legnani Chair

The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Kathleen OrsquoHagan

Section A - 2

2

Committees of the Diocese Appointed by the Bishop

Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel Chair

The Rev Joan E Fleming Annette Buchanan The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Susan Espenshade The Rev Martha M McKee Charles O Hughes The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Cesar Imbert The Rev Mark R Van Sant Sebastian Vasquez

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Liturgy The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair

The Rev Valerie L Balling Terry Cooper The Rev Terence Blackburn Deborah Ford The Rev Philip B Carr-Jones Nanci Miller The Rev Peter S Cornell Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Francis N Hebert The Rev Linda L Moeller Co-Chair The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike The Rev Arthur P Powell Co-Chair The Rev Valerie T Redpath

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Music The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair

The Rev Russell A Griffin SSC Charles M Banks The Rev Francis N Hebert Stephen Bearse The Rev Dennis Witt Nichols Deborah Ford Brent Miller Co-Chair Mark Trautman Gladstone Trott Jeffrey Unger Thomas Whittemore Vernon Williams

Commission on Church Architecture The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev Bruce Montgomery Chair The Rev William Otis Breedlove II Peter Morgan The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Charles Nakash

Commission on Ministry The Rev John C Belmont Jr Chair

The Rev Deborah A Cook Constance White The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn The Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn

Section A - 3

2

Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation The Rev Deborah A Cook Co-Chair

Vacancy Co-Chair 2010

The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Eve Chamberlain The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Lori Cooper Suzanne Johansson

2011 The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey Nancy H Miller The Rev Mary Jean B Metzger

2012 The Rev Justin Falciani Lisa Hoffman The Rev Emily A Griffin Susan Legnani Elizabeth LaVeta

2013 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Deb Ellwood The Rev Lisa G E Caton The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Lisa S Mitchell Liaison for EFM Canon Kepner M Short Staff

Committee on the Diaconate Co-Chairs The Rev Lynn Johnson Dcn The Ven Victoria Cuff Dcn Staff The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Ex Officio The Rev Linda L Moeller Directress of School for Deacons

2010 The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn Nancy Metcalf The Rev Anna S Powell 2011 The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Carroll C Wilson The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn

2012 The Rev Carolsue J Cummings Dcn Nancy H Miller The Rev David L Laquintano

2013 The Rev William C Parker Cedric Richardson The Rev Thomas E Sweeny Dcn

Committee on Priesthood

Co-Chairs The Rev John C Belmont Jr Co-Chair Constance White Co-Chair Staff The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz

Section A - 4

2

Committee on Priesthood continued

2010 The Rev Pedro S Guzman The Rev Philip H Kasey Dawn McDonald

2011 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla James Nishimura The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins Carroll E Wilson The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel

2012 The Rev Kuruvilla K Chandy Alicia Graham The Rev Ophelia G Laughlin Herbert Thomas The Rev Ronald N Pollock

2013 The Rev Jane T Brady Vincent Tortorello The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Robert Lewis The Rev Edmund W Zelley

Commission on Ministry With Disabled The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke and Donna Devlin Co-Chairs

The Rev Susan E Richardson Elaine Bailey Brother John Baptist Noelinda Cassell Barbara Coppens Deb Ellwood Charlotte Hayden Joan Manzo Elizabeth Papp Secretary Jennifer Reid Phyllis Volker Mark Willis Thomas Devlin Associate Member

Committee of the Church Pension Fund The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair

The Very Rev Lloyd G Chattin Jacquelin Tootell The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Fred Vereen Jr Canon Wanda V Greene Staff

Companion Diocese Committee The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Chair

The Rev Pedro S Guzman John Ackerman The Rev Emily C Holman Dcn Hillary Thomas Dorer The Rev Lisa S Mitchell Felix Estepa The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Arnetha Jackson The Rev John G Steed Charles Nakash The Rev C Scott Trull Vincent Tortorello The Rev Mark R Van Sant

Section A - 5

2

Congregational Development Committee Deborah Crall Chair

The Rev Debra K Bullock Jean DeVitto The Rev Justin Falciani Richard Macauley Sr The Rev Emily A Griffin Lawrence L Stroud The Rev Jonathan B Percival The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay The Rev James M Tucker The Rev Robert Turner Dcn

Convention Arrangements Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Ann M Notte Chair The Rev Valerie L Balling Daphne Burdett The Rev Mark H Chattin Brent F Miller The Rev Idalia S Craig Charles Perfater The Rev Canon Martin Gutwein Mary Ann Rhoads Staff The Rev Dr Jeffrey M Kirk James Sullivan The Rev Linda L Moeller Norma R Tucker The Rev Dr Edward J Murphy The Rev Arthur P Powell The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Staff

Darfur Committee The Rev Dr Hugh Brown Chair

The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Glendon Bell The Rev Jane T Brady Alicia Graham The Rev Sharon L Sutton Dcn Matt Bollinger The Rev Martin UN Oguike

Ecumenical Commission The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Chair

The Rev Jane T Brady The Rev Anna S Powell The Rev Bruce Montgomery

Environmental Commission The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Chair

The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Harry L Allen The Rev Catherine P Esposito Dcn Barbara Bach The Rev Fletcher Harper Sr Linda Clare The Rev Barbara A D Jensen Dcn Harvey Cottrell The Rev Nancy Hite Speck James Cramer The Rev Dr Franklin E Vilas Tom Crane The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Ellie Dunn The Rev Paul A Westman Linda Field The Rev Richard C Wrede Theresa Gregory

Section A - 6

2

Environmental Commission continued

Ray Hellings Virginia Lamarche-Beaufays Lisa Redfield Gail Reilly Patricia Sayles John Wood

Hispanic Commission The Rev Dr Francisco Pozo Chair

The Rev J Rodney Croes Francisca Ascue The Rev Kathleen De John Dcn Deborah Crall Staff The Rev Carolyn H Eklund Felix Estepa The Rev Pedro S Guzman Jorge Galeano The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Cesar Imbert The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Zulema Melo The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Staff Rosa Pentildea-Brown The Rev Salvador Ros Sergio Lopez Nelsis Ruiz Luz Sanchez Robert Taylor Sr Rosa Terminelle Sebastian Vasquez

Hunger Task Force The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Chair

The Rev Frank M Goss Carolyn Cain Cynthia Shoyer

Insurance Committee The Rev Philip W Stowell Chair

The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson William G Bloor Consultant The Rev Dr Frank K Jago Cynthia A Miller The Rev Dr Alan K Salmon David Mulcahy The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Ardelle Zervos Canon Wanda Greene Staff

Loan and Grant Committee The Rev Francis A Hubbard Chair

The Rev Matthew S Engleby Felix Estepa The Rev Philip H Kasey Edward Filipski Canon Wanda Greene Staff Jay R Ham Edward H Higgins Jr John Holt

Section A - 7

2

Migrant Ministry The Rev Pedro S Guzman Chair

The Rev Salvador Ros Wilfredo Cortez Canon Wanda Greene Staff

Ministry to the Imprisoned The Rev Johnine V Byrer Dcn Chair

The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn Emmanuel S Bourjolly The Rev Frederick R Pray Dcn Henry H Murray Thomas Rigg Ellen Wanser

Planned Giving Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev Dean Henry Chair The Rev Russell A Griffin Richard Ellwood The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins Canon John Wood Goldsack The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike Esq The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff David Ludgin Esq Robert Rodgers Charles Watson

Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey The Rev Catherine E Brunson Dcn Chair

The Rev Mary Ann Jensen Dcn Paula Horvath The Rev Nancy H Speck Robert Lowry The Rev Mark R Van Sant Harriet Stuart Joseph Sweeney Curtis Wilson

Right Onward Visioning Committee The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Annette Buchanan Chair The Rev Philip Carr-Jones Henry Foster The Rev Kuruvilla K Chandy Margaret Hughes The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Meg Smith The Rev Kathleen DeJohn Dcn Johanna Tineo The Rev William F Feus The Rev Terry L Martin The Rev Austin B Murray The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff The Rev Lyndon C Shakespeare

Section A - 8

2

Stewardship Commission Canon Charles Perfater Chair

2010 The Rev Patrick R Close Eunice Owens The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Robert Rodgers

2011 The Rev Dr Hugh Brown Donna Devlin The Rev Dr David L Snyder David Waite

2012 The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Clara Gregory The Rev Donald L Turner Canon Charles Perfater

The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso - Liaison between National Church and the Diocese

Trustees of Jane O P Turner Fund The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay Chair

Canon Wanda Greene Staff Janet W Byard Harold Hill Jr

Womenrsquos Commission The Rev Nancy H Speck Chair

2010 The Rev Susan E Osborne-Mott Deborah Kirk The Rev Nancy H Speck

2011 The Rev Jacquelyn Rowe Pamela Maiolo The Rev Margaret Sterchi Jean McFarland

2012 The Rev Debra K Bullock Laurie Morgan The Rev Dr Jill L McNish Greta Brown - Liaison between the ECW and Womenrsquos Commission

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Committees of the Diocese Elected by Convention

Audit Committee

Richard S Ellwood Chair

2010 The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen The Hon Robert W Scott

2011 Canon Charles Perfater Richard S Ellwood

2012 Herbert Geiss John Scherer

Diocesan Councilrsquos Appointments 2010

Ronald Sheay Morris Anderson

Canon Wanda V Greene and Michael Wilkes Staff

Cathedral Chapter The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Very Rev Reneacute R John Dean

2010 The Rev Jefferson Hulet Naomi Cressman The Rev Dr Deborah Anne Meister Geoffrey Dunham appointed 2011 The Rev Margaret Sterchi Donna Devlin David T Hicks appointed

2012 The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Noreen L Duncan appointed Nancy H Miller Dorothy Spolarich

Diocesan Council The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

Elected Members 2010

The Rev Bruce Montgomery Henry Foster The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso Jay Ham The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Ronald J Sheay

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Diocesan Council continued

2011 The Rev Pedro S Guzman James Bathurst The Rev Arthur P Powell Elsa Fuentes The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Robert McGonigle

2012 The Rev Valerie L Balling Morris Anderson The Rev Brian K Burgess Cheryl Browne The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Noreen L Duncan

Non-Voting Members of Diocesan Council

The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Assistant Bishop of New Jersey The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon to the Ordinary The Very Rev Reneacute R John Dean of Trinity Cathedral Greta Brown ECW President Canon Wanda V Greene Chief Financial Officer Reginald Whitman Diocesan Treasurer Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Communications Mary Ann Rhoads Secretary

Elected by Diocesan Council The Rev Bruce Montgomery Chair of the Visitation Committee The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Corresponding Secretary The Rev Arthur Powell Board of Missions Representative Ronald Sheay and Morris Anderson Audit Committee Representatives The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor and Cheryl Browne Finance and Budget Committee

Diocesan Review Committee 2010

The Rev Denise B Cavaliere Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey

2011 The Rev Debra Brewin-Wilson Andrea M Nowack Stephan Sroka

2012 The Rev Margaret Sterchi Thomas J Scott The Rev Anne McRae Wrede

Finance and Budget Committee

Reginald Whitman Ex Officio Chair

2010 The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey Richard S Ellwood The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr

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Finance and Budget Committee continued

2011 The Rev Derrick Wedderburn Timothy D Collins Richard Engle

2012 Anthony Fusco Canon Charles Perfater Stephan Sroka

Diocesan Council Appointments The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Cheryl Browne

Canon Wanda V Greene Staff Michael Wilkes Staff

General Convention - 2009 Deputies Alternates The Rev Joan M P Anders The Rev Ronald N Pollock The Rev John V Zamboni The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn The Rev Joan E Fleming The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso The Rev Mark H Chattin Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Georgeanne Dorney Noreen L Duncan Alicia Graham Canon Charles Perfater Paul Ambos Esq Robert Fox Carole Forsythe

Provincial Synod

Deputies Alternates The Rev Joan M P Anders The Rev Ronald N Pollock The Rev John V Zamboni The Rev Gail L Bennett Dcn The Rev Joan E Fleming The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso The Rev Mark H Chattin Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Georgeanne Dorney Noreen L Duncan Alicia Graham Canon Charles Perfater Paul Ambos Esq Robert Fox Carole Forsythe

Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation

2010 The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen Arthur G Pedersen II The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor Chair Clive Sang

2011 The Rev Denise B Cavaliere Dcn David E Magee The Rev Dr W Kenneth Gorman Edith A Rohrman

2012 The Rev Valerie L Balling Sr Cass Lavin-Spause LSW The Rev Philip H Kasey Mary Lou Steed

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Standing Committee 2010

The Rev Lisa S Mitchell President Sylvia Temmer 2011

The Rev Karin R Mitchell The Hon Robert W Scott 2012

The Very Rev Reneacute John Secretary Annette Buchanan 2013

The Rev Joanna D Graham Deborah Kirk

Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons 2010

The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III Paul Ambos Esq Chair 2011

The Rev Terence Blackburn The Rev Petrina M Pyatt 2012

Paul DeSarno Esq

Trial Court Members

The Rev John C Belmont Virgil Johnson Ed D The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke Richard Peirce Esq The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow Robert Vogel Presiding Judge The Rev Wayne L Smith

2010 Alternates

The Rev Dr W Kenneth Gorman James Bathurst The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen Mark Novalsky The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr John Will The Rev Richard C Wrede

2011 Alternates

The Rev Walter F Hartt Dawn Donahue The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor John Hoehn The Rev Stephen Wisner Martin F Nelson

Trustees of Diocesan Investment Trust The Rt Rev George E Councell President Ex Officio

Elected by Convention Appointed by Trustees 2010 John Holt Vacant 2011 The Rev David A Stout Hilton Jervey 2012 George J Mullen Jr Christopher McCrudden 2013 Kathy Lowry Richard S Ellwood

Canon Wanda V Greene Staff

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Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds The Rt Rev George E Councell President Ex Officio

2010 Bruce Brand 2012 Kathy Lowry 2011 Kurt Jordan 2013 David F Hoyt 2014 Lynne M Davis

Diocesan Treasurer - Reginald Whitman Staff Members - The Rev Canon Lee Powers Canon Wanda V Greene

Officers of the Diocese Elected by Convention

2010 Treasurer ndash Reginald Whitman 2010 Church Attorney ndash Steven J Lewis Esq 2011 Secretary of the Convention ndash Emma A Warren

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Committees of the Diocese Elected by Convocation

Board of Missions The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero Chair

Atlantic The Rev Derrick Wedderburn 2011 Rudolph Meyer 2011 Burlington The Rev Helen M Orlando Dcn 2010 Nancy Sullivan 2010 Camden The Rev Pedro S Guzman 2012 Paul Wolfgang 2012 Monmouth The Rev Nancy H Speck 2011 Georgeanne Dorney 2011 Northern The Rev Canon Servio R Moscoso 2010 Carolyn Hales 2010 Trenton The Rev Karin R Mitchell 2011 Lynette Darling 2011 Watchung The Rev Matthew S Engleby 2011 Norma R Tucker 2011 Woodbury The Rev Carmen Viola Dcn 2012 Thomas OrsquoConnor 2012

Diocesan Councilrsquos Appointments Felix Estepa 2010 The Rev Arthur P Powell 2011

Bishoprsquos Appointment The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor 2011 Staff Deborah Crall

Deans of Convocation Atlantic The Rev John Sosnowski Burlington The Rev Martha M McKee Camden The Rev Mark H Chattin Monmouth The Rev Valerie Tolocka Redpath Northern The Rev Salvador Ros Trenton The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Watchung The Rev Harry Mazujian Woodbury The Rev Brian K Burgess

Nominating Committee - Convention 2009 The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Chair

Atlantic The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr Carl Zerr Jr Burlington The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Steven Quinn Burlington Elected by Committee Dr James W Sullivan Camden The Rev Margaret Sterchi Naomi Cressman Monmouth Vacant Elizabeth Papp Northern The Rev Salvador Ros Arthur G Pedersen II Trenton The Rev Dirk C Reinken Jane E Miller Watchung The RevTheodore E Moore Dcn Vacant Woodbury The Rev Petrina M Pyatt Christine Hoehn

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Other Diocesan Organizations

Altar Guild The Rt Rev George E Councell President

Nancy J Gorman Secretary Sarah Hockings Treasurer Nanci Miller Directress The Rev Arthur P Powell Chaplain

Atlantic City Mission Board The Rev Canon Lee Powers Staff Liaison

Harold Hill Jr Chair

Church of the Ascension Atlantic City Christ Church Somers Point The Rev Timothy Holder Jeffrey L MacNeill Abbie Carthy Joette Herrera Holy Trinity Ocean City Jayne Eells The Rev David L Laquintano Kristine M Brady Treasurer Thomas Gill Church of the Epiphany Ventnor St Augustinersquos Atlantic City James Cramer Secretary The Rev Dr Augustine Unuigbe Theodore Finkenauer Co-Chair Melvin Albright Theodore Foley Gwendolyn Demones Jennifer Couthen St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway Judith M Gibson St Maryrsquos Pleasantville Delores M Smith Harold Hill Jr Patricia Smith

Episcopal Church Women Greta Brown President

2010 Charlotte Baker Secretary Camille Quinton Vice-President L Marie Williams UTO Coordinator Greta Brown President

2011 Kathy Stephenson Treasurer Edna Haney Assistant Treasurer

Girlsrsquo Friendly Society Jill Brzezynski President

Margaret Lynch Vice-President Edgar I VanDerveer Treasurer Lisa Auletta Secretary

Section A - 16

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The William Alexander Procter Foundation Officers and Ex-Officio Members President The Rt Rev George E Councell Vice President The Rev Philip W Stowell TreasurerFinance Chair Catherine Newcombe Secretary Paul Ambos Esq

Properties Chair Vacant ECP Oversight Chair D Vance Smith Rutgers Oversight Chair Karen G Bemis Ex Officio The Rev Paul Jeanes III Rector of Trinity Church Princeton The Rev Dr Deborah Meister Rector of Christ Church New Brunswick

ECP Chaplain The Rev Peter French

Rutgers Chaplain The Rev Gregory A Bezilla

Nominating Committee The entire board of trustees

Executive Committee President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

The following also normally meet with the Executive Committee Finance Chair Properties Chairs ECP Oversight Chair Rutgers Oversight Chair ECP Chaplain and Rutgers Chaplain

Members of the Procter Foundation Board by Class

Class of 2009 (terms expire on December 31 2009) Carolyn Groff (2) (Rutgers) Catie Newcombe (2) (Independent) The Rev Philip W Stowell (3) (Independent) The Rev Joanne Epply-Schmidt (1) (Princeton) Vacancy (Independent)

Class of 2010 (terms expire on December 31 2010) Paul Ambos (2) (Rutgers)

Don Taylor (2) (Rutgers) Alana King (2) (Princeton)

Van Davis (1) (Princeton) Vacancy (Independent)

Class of 2011 (terms expire on December 31 2011) Dr Andrew R Murphy (1) (Rutgers) D Vance Smith (2) (Princeton) Karen G Bemis (2) (Independent)

Section A - 17

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The William Alexander Procter Foundation continued

Gus Escher (2) (Princeton) H Chris Spilker (2) (Rutgers)

(1) Serving in a first term (2) Serving in a second term (3) Serving in a third term

College Chaplains

The Rev Gregory A Bezilla ndash Rutgers University New Brunswick The Rev Lisa GE Caton ndash The College of New Jersey Ewing The Rev Idalia S Craig ndash Rowan University Glassboro The Rev Peter A French ndash Episcopal Church at Princeton University Princeton The Ven Dr John H Hanson Dcn ndash Rutgers University Camden The Rev Margaret R Hodgkins ndash Associate Chaplain Princeton University Princeton The Rev Dirk C Reinken ndash College of New Jersey Ewing

Clergy Serving in Institutions Daughters of the King The Rev Paul A Van Sant Sr NJVA Health Care System The Rev Robert W Mikol Princeton Medical Center The Rev Idalia S Craig Refugee Detention Center Elizabeth The Rev Joseph R Parrish Jr Somerset County Jail Somerville The Rev Johnine V Byrer Dcn The Evergreens Moorestown The Rev Douglas C Halvorsen The Rev Martha McKee Trinity Counseling Princeton The Rev Peter K Stimpson Monmouth County Police Academy The Rev Peter S Cooke Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital The Rev Margaret Forsythe Dcn Virtua Memorial Hospital The Rev Lynn H Johnson Dcn Visiting Nurse Assn of Central Jersey The Rev Frederick B May Dcn

Section A - 18

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Convocational Areas Designated by the Bishop under Canon 30

Atlantic Convocation

(Cape May and parts of Atlantic and Ocean Counties) The Rev John Sosnowski Dean

Atlantic City Ascension Ocean City Holy Trinity Atlantic City St Augustinersquos Pleasantville St Maryrsquos Avalon St Johnrsquos Somers Point Christ Church Barnegat Light St Peterrsquos Stone Harbor St Maryrsquos Beach Haven Holy Innocentsrsquo Tuckerton Holy Spirit Cape May Advent Ventnor Epiphany Cape May Point St Peterrsquos Villas St Barnabasrsquo Galloway St Mark and All Saints Waretown St Stephenrsquos Longport Redeemer Whiting St Stephenrsquos N Wildwood St Simeonrsquos

Burlington Convocation (Burlington County)

The Rev Martha M McKee Dean

Beverly St Stephenrsquos Moorestown Trinity Church Bordentown Christ Church Mount Holly St Andrewrsquos Burlington St Barnabasrsquo Palmyra Christ Church Burlington St Maryrsquos Pemberton Grace Church Delran Trinity Church Riverside St Stephenrsquos Florence St Stephenrsquos Riverton Christ Church Lumberton St Martin-in-the-Fields Vincentown Trinity Church Medford St Peterrsquos Willingboro Christ the King

Camden Convocation (Camden and parts of Burlington and Atlantic Counties)

The Rev Mark H Chattin Dean

Bellmawr Holy Spirit Gibbsboro St Johnrsquos Berlin Good Shepherd Gloucester Ascension Camden St Andrewrsquos Haddonfield Grace Church Camden St Augustinersquos Haddon Heights St Maryrsquos Camden St Paulrsquos Hammonton St Markrsquos Camden St Wilfridrsquos Laurel Springs Atonement Cherry Hill St Bartholomewrsquos Lawnside Annunciation Chews Landing St Johnrsquos Magnolia Christ Church Clementon St Maryrsquos Maple Shade St Johnrsquos Collingswood Christ Church Merchantville Grace Church Collingswood Holy Trinity

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Convocational Areas continued

Monmouth Convocation (Monmouth and part of Ocean County)

The Rev Valerie Tolocka Redpath Dean

Allenhurst St Andrewrsquos Long Branch St Jamesrsquo Asbury Park St Augustinersquos Mantoloking St Simonrsquos Asbury Park Trinity Church Matawan Trinity Church Avon-by-the-Sea St Johnrsquos Middletown Christ Church Bay Head All Saintsrsquo Navesink All Saintsrsquo Belford St Clementrsquos Ortley Beach St Elisabethrsquos Bradley Beach St Jamesrsquo Point Pleasant Beach St Maryrsquos Brick St Raphaelrsquos Red Bank St Thomasrsquo Eatontown St Jamesrsquo Red Bank Trinity Church Fair Haven Holy Communion Rumson St Georgersquos Freehold St Peterrsquos Sea Girt St Urielrsquos Keansburg St Markrsquos Shrewsbury Christ Church Keyport St Maryrsquos Spring Lake Holy Trinity Lakewood All Saintsrsquo Toms River Christ Church Little Silver St Johnrsquos Wall St Michaelrsquos

Northern Convocation

(Middlesex and part of Union County) The Rev Salvador Ros Dean

Cranford Trinity Church New Brunswick St Albanrsquos Edison St Jamesrsquo New Brunswick St Johnrsquos Elizabeth Grace Church Perth Amboy Holy Cross Elizabeth St Johnrsquos Perth Amboy St Peterrsquos Elizabeth San Jose Rahway Church of the Good Shepherd Elizabeth St Elizabethrsquos Sewaren St Johnrsquos Fords St Johnrsquos South Amboy Christ Church Helmetta St Georgersquos South River Holy Trinity Linden St John the Baptist Spotswood St Peterrsquos Metuchen St Lukersquos Union St Luke and All Saintsrsquo Monmouth Junction St Barnabasrsquo Westfield St Paulrsquos New Brunswick Christ Church Woodbridge Trinity Church

Section A - 20

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Convocational Areas continued

Trenton Convocation (Mercer and part of Hunterdon County)

The Rev Richard W Townley Jr Dean

Cranbury St Davidrsquos Princeton Trinity Church Ewing St Lukersquos Rocky Hill Trinity Church Hamilton St Matthiasrsquo Trenton Christ Church Lambertville St Andrewrsquos Trenton St Michaelrsquos Mercerville Grace-St Paulrsquos Trenton St Peterrsquos IGBO Pennington St Matthewrsquos Trenton Trinity Cathedral Princeton All Saintsrsquo Yardville St Jamesrsquo

Watchung Convocation (Somerset and parts of Hunterdon and Union Counties)

The Rev Harry Mazujian Dean

Alexandria St Thomasrsquo Lebanon Holy Spirit Basking Ridge St Markrsquos New Providence St Andrewrsquos Bernardsville St Bernardrsquos N Plainfield Holy Cross Bernardsville St Johnrsquos Plainfield Grace Church Bound Brook St Paulrsquos Plainfield St Markrsquos Bridgewater St Martinrsquos Scotch Plains All Saintsrsquo Dunellen St Francisrsquo Somerville St Johnrsquos Flemington Calvary Gladstone St Lukersquos

Woodbury Convocation

(Gloucester Salem and Cumberland Counties) The Rev Brian K Burgess Dean

Bridgeton St Andrewrsquos Salem St Johnrsquos Clarksboro St Peterrsquos S Vineland Christ Church Glassboro St Thomasrsquo Swedesboro Trinity Church Millville Christ Church Vineland Trinity Church Mullica Hill St Stephenrsquos Wenonah Holy Trinity Paulsboro St Jamesrsquo Westville St Lukersquos Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Williamstown St Markrsquos Pennsville St Georgersquos Woodbury Christ Church Pitman Good Shepherd Woodstown St Lukersquos

Section A - 21

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Canonical List of Churches Independent Parishes

Alexandria St Thomasrsquo Laurel Springs Atonement Asbury Park St Augustinersquos Lebanon Holy Spirit Asbury Park Trinity Church Linden St John the Baptist Atlantic City Ascension Little Silver St Johnrsquos Atlantic City St Augustinersquos Long Branch St Jamesrsquo Basking Ridge St Markrsquos Lumberton St Martin-in-the-Fields Bay Head All Saintsrsquo Matawan Trinity Church Beach Haven Holy Innocentsrsquo Medford St Peterrsquos Berlin Good Shepherd Mercerville Grace-St Paulrsquos Bernardsville St Bernardrsquos Merchantville Grace Church Bernardsville St Johnrsquos Metuchen St Lukersquos Beverly St Stephenrsquos Middletown Christ Church Bordentown Christ Church Moorestown Trinity Church Bound Brook St Paulrsquos Mount Holly St Andrewrsquos Bradley Beach St Jamesrsquo Monmouth Jct St Barnabasrsquo Brick St Raphaelrsquos Navesink All Saintsrsquo Bridgeton St Andrewrsquos New Brunswick Christ Church Bridgewater St Martinrsquos New Brunswick St Johnrsquos Burlington St Barnabasrsquo New Providence St Andrewrsquos Burlington St Maryrsquos North Plainfield Holy Cross Camden St Augustinersquos North Wildwood St Simeonrsquos Camden St Paulrsquos Ocean City Holy Trinity Cape May Advent Pemberton Grace Church Cherry Hill St Bartholomewrsquos Pennington St Matthewrsquos Chews Landing St Johnrsquos Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Clarksboro St Peterrsquos Pennsville St Georgersquos Collingswood Holy Trinity Perth Amboy St Peterrsquos Cranbury St Davidrsquos Pitman Good Shepherd Cranford Trinity Church Plainfield Grace Church Eatontown St Jamesrsquo Plainfield St Markrsquos Elizabeth St Elizabethrsquos Point Pleasant Beach St Maryrsquos Elizabeth St Johnrsquos Princeton All Saintsrsquo Ewing St Lukersquos Princeton Trinity Church Flemington Calvary Rahway Church of the Good Shepherd Freehold St Peterrsquos Red Bank St Thomasrsquo Galloway St Mark and All Saints Red Bank Trinity Church Gladstone St Lukersquos Riverside St Stephenrsquos Glassboro St Thomasrsquo Riverton Christ Church Gloucester Ascension Rumson St Georgersquos Haddonfield Grace Church Salem St Johnrsquos Haddon Heights St Maryrsquos Scotch Plains All Saintsrsquo Hamilton St Matthiasrsquo Sea Girt St Urielrsquos Lakewood All Saintsrsquo Shrewsbury Christ Church Lambertville St Andrewrsquos Somers Point Christ Church Somerville St Johnrsquos South Amboy Christ Church

Section A - 22

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Canonical List of Churches continued

South River Holy Trinity Waretown St Stephenrsquos Spotswood St Peterrsquos Wenonah Holy Trinity Stone Harbor St Maryrsquos Westfield St Paulrsquos Toms River Christ Church Whiting St Stephenrsquos Trenton Trinity Cathedral Woodbridge Trinity Church Ventnor Epiphany Woodbury Christ Church Wall St Michaelrsquos Yardville St Jamesrsquo Organized Missions Full Ministry Partial Ministry Elizabeth San Jose Barnegat Light St Peterrsquos New Brunswick St Albanrsquos Belford St Clementrsquos Pleasantville St Maryrsquos Clementon St Maryrsquos Swedesboro Trinity Church Lawnside Annunciation Magnolia Christ Church South Vineland Christ Church Trenton St Peterrsquos IGBO Tuckerton Holy Spirit Villas St Barnabasrsquo Williamstown St Markrsquos

Incorporated Missions Full Ministry Partial Ministry Camden St Andrewrsquos Bellmawr Holy Spirit Edison St Jamesrsquo Camden St Wilfridrsquos Elizabeth Grace Church Collingswood Christ Church Gibbsboro St Johnrsquos Delran Trinity Church Hammonton St Markrsquos Dunellen St Francisrsquo Mullica Hill St Stephenrsquos Fair Haven Holy Communion Trenton Christ Church Florence St Stephenrsquos Vineland Trinity Church Fords St Johnrsquos Willingboro Christ the King Highland Park All Saintsrsquo Keansburg St Markrsquos Keyport St Maryrsquos Maple Shade St Johnrsquos Millville Christ Church Palmyra Christ Church Paulsboro St Jamesrsquo Perth Amboy Holy Cross Rocky Hill Trinity Church Sewaren St Johnrsquos Trenton St Michaelrsquos Union St Luke and All Saintsrsquo Vincentown Trinity Church Westville St Lukersquos Woodstown St Lukersquos

Section A - 23

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Canonical List of Churches continued

Raritan Bay Ministry Fords St Johnrsquos Sewaren St Johnrsquos

Seasonal Chapels Allenhurst St Andrewrsquos Longport Redeemer Avalon St Johnrsquos Mantoloking St Simonrsquos Avon St Johnrsquos Ortley Beach St Elisabethrsquos Cape May Point St Peterrsquos Spring Lake Holy Trinity

Collegiate Chapels Piscataway St Michaelrsquos Princeton The Episcopal Church at Princeton University Ewing The College of New Jersey

Institutional Chapels Burlington Chapel of the Holy Innocents at St Maryrsquos Hall Moorestown Emilie Williams Chapel at The Evergreens

Section A - 24

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey In the Order of Canonical Residence

Updated through February 2008

Name Retired Date Received From Purdy James E Retired 060939 Bethlehem Sullivan Robert E Retired 061452 Chattin Lloyd G Retired 042553 Albury Ronald G Retired 050854 Van Sant John A Retired 050854 Higgons E Thomas Retired 043055 Sullivan Elmer L Retired 043055 Buntaine Raymond E Retired 081856 Trask Richard E Retired 110156 Griesmann Donald A Retired 042757 Rauscher William V Retired 042757 Sumner Jr Edwin R Retired 042757 Hardman Richard J Retired 050157 Pittsburgh Moreau Walter J Retired 011859 Minnesota Weatherly Bruce A Retired 070159 Morrow John Thomas Retired 043060 Paul William H Retired 041561 Dallas Cook Edward R Retired 042961 Neilson John R Retired 042961 Sorensen Harry R Retired 051062 North California Thomas Dcn Warren G Retired 102762 Chenoweth Russell M Retired 042763 Fish Laurence D Retired 042763 Jago Frank K Retired 042763 Pendleton Dudley D Retired 122163 Elliott Jr Nathaniel R Retired 042564 Salmon Alan K Retired 042564 Reiss Gerald A Retired 091464 Bethlehem Cesaretti Charles A Retired 050165 Hulbert James Edward Retired 070165 Newark Stowe David A Retired 080165 Albany Belshaw G P Mellick Retired 091065 Delaware Aldrich Jr Kenneth D Retired 042366 Conway Thomas B Retired 061566 Indianapolis Hart Harry Retired 091267 Harrisburg Gauvin Joseph H Retired 121167 Moosonee Dubois Charles H Retired 010868 Erie Berlenbach Thomas L Retired 040168 Long Island Collins Harry N Retired 042068 Englund Henry C Retired 042068 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 25

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Sakin Charles R 042068 Sink Thomas L 042068 Molnar DD Peter A 060168 New York Swartzentruber A Orley Retired 032869 Albany Cooke Peter S Retired 041969 Gluckow Kenneth A Retired 041969 Gorman W Kenneth 041969 Zelley Jr E Walton Retired 020170 Adams Frank G Retired 041170 Manola John E Retired 041170 Matthews Arthur W Retired 072870 Wildsmith Joseph N 080170 Harrisburg Lyons Leroy A 022471 TrinidadTobago Belmont John C 042471 Wisner Stephen 042471 Doublisky CSSS Jerry Retired 042272 Immel Otto W Retired 042272 Gutwein Martin 102772 Rochester Reynolds Wayne L Retired 042873 Rozzelle Stephen M 042873 Croes J Rodney 042774 Legnani Robert H 042774 West Geoffrey V 042774 Druce Glenn Edward Retired 100174 W Virginia Kahl Robert M 102374 Oklahoma Hartt Walter F Retired 010875 Easton Speer William R Retired 040175 Patterson John W Retired 041075 Newark Hawkes Daphne W P Retired 042675 McHugh J Michael 042675 Sheay Virginia M Retired 042675 Jones III James W 062675 Michigan Townley Jr Richard W 031176 Newark Collis Geoffrey 060576 Zeilfelder Eugene W 060576 McLeester John Retired 113076 Cogan Timothy B Retired 121376 New York Gerhart William J 020177 Lexington Christiansen Jr Carl E Retired 060477 Kingston Louise L Retired 060477 Neuer Paul Edward Retired 060477 Tibbett William K Retired 071477 Missouri

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 26

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Mattei Raul H Retired 101477 Mississippi Crocker Jr John Retired 103177 Massachusetts Chattin Mark H 060378 Turner Peter Retired 060378 Webber Bruce 060378 Parodi Louis M Retired 101378 Puerto Rico Counselman Robert L 112078 Rio Grande McAfoos Jr MD Louis Retired 060279 Sasso-Crandall Charles Retired 060279 Trull C Scott Retired 080179 Newark Niese Jr Alfred M Retired 020180 Newark Lloyd James E Retired 050180 Pennsylvania Carney Susan R 060780 Fuller Lynnette 060780 Civalier G Richard 090180 Newfoundland Kerbel Dcn Carol 091380 French Alan C 111480 Long Island Westman Paul A Retired 112480 Holt Ann C Retired 060681 Rosheuvel Terrence W 120181 Smith Jean R 021682 California Montgomery Bruce 022382 Pennsylvania Turner Dcn Robert 022682 Newark Wiesner Donald A Retired 050182 Newark Edwards Lydia A 060582 Morrison Larry Retired 060582 Deppen G David Retired 082482 Missouri Leigh W Joseph 032883 Colorado Coffey Margaret H Retired 060483 Duffy Christopher G Retired 060483 Powell Arthur P 060483 Sasso-Crandall Rose M Retired 060483 Troncale John E Retired 060483 Van Sant Mark R 060483 Zamboni John V 060483 Smith Wayne L Retired 110183 Milwaukee Atkins Jr Henry L 012484 N Carolina Carr-Jones Philip B 060284 Marshall Howard 060284 Hubbard Francis A 090184 Massachusetts Benedict Richard A D 122884 Maryland Baldwin Frederick S 123184 New York

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 27

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Bickerton Frances Cathy B 011585 Pennsylvania Watson Joan R Retired 033085 Bennett Dcn Gail M 041385 Cressman Dcn Louise 041385 Dill Dcn John R 041385 Hall Dcn Daniel C 041385 McCoy Dcn W Keith 041385 Pray Dcn Frederick R 041385 Rabe Dcn Eugene C 041385 Reed Dcn Kenneth C Retired 041385 Roman Dcn James M 041385 Smith Dcn Mary Jo 041385 Spencer Dcn Warren D 041385 Stoy Dcn Carol B Retired 041385 Critelli Robert J 062685 Cho Francis S Retired 092085 Seoul Powell John C 103085 Rio Grande Nelson PhD JR Peter 011586 Connecticut Halvorsen Douglas C 040586 Powell Anna S 042486 Rio Grande Fleming Joan E Retired 061486 Norris Susan BP 061486 Strasburger Frank C 091586 Europe Eddy J Elizabeth 040887 Newark Wight-Holby Patricia P Retired 060887 Murray Austin B 091287 Armington Shawn Aaron 101487 Albany Ashton Harroldean 112187 Harris Suzanne Love 041288 Newark Adams David R 061188 Van Sant Sr Paul A 061188 Mantell Denise Pariseau 062488 Newark Walton Albert C Retired 071188 California Bird Jr John E Retired 090688 Florida Gammons Jr Edward B Retired 010389 Pennsylvania Hebert Francis N 031589 San Diego Epply-Schmidt Joanne 061989 Henry Dean 091189 Los Angeles Moscoso Servio R 091389 Dominican Republic Parrish Jr Joseph R 012990 New York Cohen Georgia S 051690 Michigan Auer Dorothy Kogler Retired 060990 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 28

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Cummings Dcn Carolsue J 060990 Jaenke Dcn Karen Ann 060990 Langston Dcn John L 060990 McCrum Dcn Lewis 060990 Kirk Jeffrey M 061590 Maine Mazujian Harry 110590 Easton Stimpson Peter K 011191 Albany Fisher James A 011491 Easton Smith Leslie C 011491 Newark Breedlove II William O Retired 060891 Downs Alice L 093091 Maine Blackburn Terence 052092 New York Ottaway Richard N Retired 060892 N Carolina Moroney Kevin 061392 Guerard William R 010193 Central PA Nichols Dennis Witt 012293 S W Virginia Geitz Elizabeth Rankin 061293 Koenig John T 061293 Zelley Edmund W 061293 Brown Barton 090193 Newark Doss Joe Morris Retired 090193 California Hermanson David H 110193 Pennsylvania Kunz Richard A 110193 Pittsburgh Sherrill Christopher R Retired 120893 Washington Hubert de Bussy Muriel S 061194 Pollock Ronald N 061194 Pozo Francisco 061694 Dominican Republic Frampton III C William Retired 100394 Delaware Eberly G Douglas Retired 012195 Los Angeles Stone Mary R Retired 012395 Newark Cromwell Richard 022795 Newark Stone John C Retired 030195 Newark Martin Jr Edward E Retired 031795 Newark Anderson Jr Theodore L 033095 SE Florida McReynolds James C 041795 New York Harris Barbara Retired 042995 Wedderburn Derrick 050195 Arizona Ripson H Robert Retired 122795 Newark Haynes J Connor 010196 Springfield Pritts C Edward 010396 Maryland Deacon Jonathan Retired 020196 New Zealand Hunt J Patrick 020196 Long Island Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 29

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Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Brechner Eric 021596 Los Angeles Reans Douglas J 100595 Newark Stowell Philip W 022796 New York Carlson Cynthia 050397 Mitchell Lisa S 081197 Oklahoma Sosnowski John 081097 Connecticut Close Patrick R 082597 Newark Crumbaugh III Frank B 100797 Missouri Zimmerman Gretchen 111197 Missouri Mulder Timothy 021198 Dower Ronny W 022598 SW Virginia Griffiths Robert Retired 031798 Connecticut Guzman Pedro S 040198 Puerto Rico Metzger Mary Jean B 050998 Morrison Karl F 050998 Cuff Dcn Victoria 103198 De John Dcn Kathleen 103198 De Sheplo Dcn Louis J 103198 Forsythe Dcn Margaret AK 103198 Funk Dcn Peter VK Retired 103198 Hain Sr Dcn John W 103198 Hoston Dcn Veretta L Retired 103198 Mazzacano Dcn Leslie G 103198 Smyth Dcn Margaret F 103198 Spaeth Dcn Colleen G 103198 Thomas Dcn Robert W 103198 Nancekivell Diane 110798 Manzo Peter T 011098 Anders Joan M P 022299 Albany Laquintano David L 052799 Bethlehem Raven Margaret H 071399 West Virginia Steed John G Retired 072899 N Carolina Johnston Hewitt V 083199 S W Florida Blacklock Martha Retired 091099 New York Campbell George L 022299 New York Murphy Edward J 052299 Pierce Patricia D 091099 E Carolina Engleby Matthew S 092299 Washington Wible Christina 102399 Graham Joanna D 052000 White Stephen L 052000 Craig Idalia S 052000 Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 30

2

Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued Name Retired Date Received From Oasin E Jayne 052000 Wrede Richard C 061900 Newark Hamersley Andrew C 061900 Albany Krause Frederick 062700 Rutherford Ellen C 091400 New York Elley Dcn Eric M 102100 Frey Dcn Louane 102100 Holman Dcn Emily C 102100 Lemay Dcn Anne 102100 Cavaliere Dcn Denise B 102100 May Dcn Frederick B 102100 Suruda Dcn Teresa A 102100 Sanzo Dcn Maria B 102100 Lillard Sr Dcn Eddie L Retired 102100 Orlando Dcn Helen G 102100 Johnson Dcn Lynn H 102100 Knight Dcn Arthur J 102100 Bradley M Mantelle 112200 Southern VA Rockman Jane L 112900 New York Laughlin Ophelia G 031501 Connecticut Powers Lee 031501 Central Florida Kollin James T 050101 Philippines Jensen Dcn Mary Ann 050801 Carlson-Scholer Linda M 060201 Bezilla Gregory A 060201 Moore Joseph I Retired 062501 Pennsylvania Chandy Kuruvilla K 072301 Newark Allen Diogenes Retired 072901 Jansma Henry P 100101 United Kingdom Lochner Charles Nugent 111901 Newark Smith Molly D 022502 W Missouri Percival Jonathan B 030502 Newark Turton Neil C 031402 United Kingdom Eklund Carolyn H 031802 North Carolina Bridge Peter J 062102 Code David 062202 Johnson Janet H 062202 Mitchell Karin 062202 Brunson Dcn Catherine E 092102 Byrer Dcn Johnine V 092102 Clark Dcn Frances 092102 Clarke Dcn Debra Mattern 092102

Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 31

2

Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From Hanson Dcn John H 092102 Jansma Dcn Barbara T 092102 Jensen Dcn Barbara A D 092102 Krieger Dcn Kristin S 092102 Spoor Dcn Cornelia P 092102 Sweeny Dcn Thomas E 092102 Hodgkins Margaret R 100402 Newark Moeller Linda L 112602 New York Oguike Martin U N 010103 Nigeria Reinken Dirk C 010303 Pennsylvania Ohlson Dcn Elizabeth A 012103 Chicago McKee Martha M 060703 Griffin Emily A 060703 Councell George E 101803 Chicago Moore Andy J 110303 TrinidadTobago Muller Donald 051404 Bethlehem Hite Speck Nancy 061204 Thiele William C 061204 Pyatt Petrina 061204 Redpath Valerie 061204 Goss Frank M 090104 Newark Kasey Philip H 091404 Chicago McWilliams Kasey Polly M 091404 Chicago Stout David A 120304 New York Griffin Russell A 121304 Central Florida Eustis Patricia A 010405 Maryland Burgess Brian K 011805 Louisiana Walsh-Minor Gina 032105 Southeast Florida Deatrick George E 041205 Chicago Martin Terry L 060605 El Camino Real Balling Valerie L 061105 Clarke Sheelagh A 061105 Deavours Dcn Cipher A 061105 Dooley Dcn Martha M 061105 Esposito Dcn Catherine P 061105 Krautter Dcn Donald H Retired 061105 Moore Dcn Theodore E Retired 061105 Piggins Dcn Deborah A 061105 Thompson-Quartey C John 080205 Newark Noble William C 092705 W North Carolina Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 32

2

Clergy in the Diocese of New Jersey continued

Name Retired Date Received From

Gilbert Dcn Carol B 061105 Hayden Andrea Rose-Marie 102705 Washington Rimassa Paul S 112205 Brady Jane T 121305 Richardson Susan E 060306 Hulet Jefferson 060306 Brewin-Wilson Debra 060306 Meister Deborah Anne 080906 Alabama Horton Carol J 090506 Bethlehem Clemons Earlie Roland 112206 New York Shakespeare Lyndon C 120606 Washington Wrede Anne McRae 121506 Newark Rodriguez Christopher M 011007 Central Africa John Reneacute R 011807 Long Island Sterchi Margaret 011807 Delaware Ros Salvador 030107 Dominican Republic Caton Lisa G E 060907 Ventura Greg W 060907 Wisniewski Richard J 060907 Gowland James D 060907 Cornell Peter S 060907 Castellon P Frank 060907 George Joanna E 060907 Cook Deborah A 060907 Sutton Sharon L 060907 Wendell Chris S 060907 Romero Sylvestre D 111907 El Camino Real Brown Hugh 121107 Ohio Parker William C 121107 Long Island Holder Timothy S 121107 New York Bullock Debra K 010808 Chicago Walley Kent 012208 South Carolina Saunders James L 013108 Pennsylvania Snyder David L 022408 ELCA Tucker James L 060708 Hartman Dcn John 060708 Falciani Justin 060708 Wells Charlotte 060708 Jeanes III Paul 091508 Kentucky French Peter A 122408 Australia Mitchell John P 010509 Newark Feus William F 011609 Newark Diocese is not listed if ordained in NJ Present at Convention

Section A - 33

2

Licensed Clergy 0108-1208

Name Canonically Resident The Rev Jennifer H Adams-Massman Convocation of American Churches The Rev Canon Dr Noel Amadi Nigeria The Rev Linus Amonu Nigeria The Rev Charles N Arlin Newark The Rev Park M Bodie New York The Rev George H Brant Newark The Rev Dr John A Cerrato III Delaware The Rev David A Cooling South Carolina The Rev John-Michael Crothers New York The Rev Thomas P Davis Upper N Carolina The Rev Herbert G Draesel Jr New York The Rev Matthew C Fenlon Central Florida The Rev Nathan W Ferrell Massachusetts The Rev William Feus Newark The Rev Dr John B M Frederick Connecticut The Rev Peter French Australia The Rev John A Golden Pittsburgh The Rev Gordon Graham Scotland The Rev Melissa M Hartley Atlanta The Rev Marvin H Hummel Delaware The Rev John W Inman Western Michigan The Rev M Joan Jackson New York The Rev William J Johnson Rochester The Rev W Jarrett Kerbel Chicago The Rev Allan B King Massachusetts The Rev Richard J Kirk Pennsylvania The Rev Driss R Knickerbocker New Hampshire The Rev Martin Lavengood Northern Indiana The Rev Dr Henrietta L Lavengood Northern Indiana The Rev Ronald W Lockhart Sr Pennsylvania The Rev Jim McNish Newark The Rev Robert E Mellon Dcn Pennsylvania The Rev Robert W Mikol Pennsylvania The Rev Frederick M Miller Central Pennsylvania The Rev C Thomas Myers Quincy The Rev John J Negrotto Newark The Rev Ifeanyi B Obiechefu Nigeria The Rev Susan E Osborne-Mott Chicago The Rev Sister Barbara Jean Packer Newark The Rev Anne Marie Richards Washington The Rev William Chandler Riker Newark The Rev Jacquelyn Rowe Central Gulf Coast The Rev John F Salmon Newark The Rev Lois Schembs Newark The Rev Mary Frances Schjonberg Newark The Rev Marshall Shelly Pennsylvania The Rev James Strader Newark The Rev Richard D Straughn SW Florida The Rev Donald L Turner Central New York The Rev Dr Augustine Unuigbe Sabongidda-Ora Nigeria The Rev Dr Franklin E Vilas Newark The Rev James C Walworth Long Island The Rev Howard Fitler Wood Pennsylvania The Rev Bruce Woodcock Southeast Florida The Rev Kenneth B Yerkes Missouri Present at convention

Section A - 34

2

Lay Deputies Present at Convention

Alexandria St Thomas Ed Filipski Jack Holt Roger Prince

Asbury Park St Augustines Sandra Crenshaw Hareld Crenshaw Larry Farris

Asbury Park Trinity Church Susan Folta Joe Majorie Larry Myers

Atlantic City Church of the Ascension Theresa Davenport Thomas DeRitis H Hannah Mosee

Atlantic City St Augustines Cheryl Browne Lionel Dabney Sr Mortimer Mills

Barnegat Light St Peters Joanne Kranch Lois Stiles

Basking Ridge St Marks Edwin Kirch Marylea Schmidt Bill Schmidt

Beach Haven Holy Innocents LE Hammond Lillard Law Robert Meyer

Belford St Clements Rose Marie Cornell Pat Laursen Carl Laursen

Bellmawr Holy Spirit Phil Miller Regina Parker

Berlin Good Shepherd Bruce Cecchini Donna Smith Lisa Taylor Bernardsville St Bernards Sue Smith John Smith Bernardsville St Johns Kathy Christie Edmund Rogers Beverly St Stephens Christopher Stockton Patricia Uibel Bruce Uibel Bordentown Christ Church Gayle Carson Joseph Jukes Jacquelin Tootell Bound Brook St Pauls Margaret Rothberg Susan Schwartz Anna Trudeau-Smith Bradley Beach St James RoseAnn Goss Charles Katten Brick St Raphaels Henri Touanen Diane Trinkowsky Howard Trinkowsky Bridgeton St Andrews Mary Alice Robinson Bob Smith Bridgewater St Martins Rosemary Hollingsworth Jane Linn Marilyn ORegan

Section A - 35

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Burlington St Marys Barbara Frake Susan Harnischfeger Robert Mead Camden St Augustines Janet Dempsey Dorothy Gilbert Nataliece Moore Camden St Wilfrids Norman Valentine Cape May Church of the Advent Patricia Keltie John Mc Intyre Brenda Williams Elliott Cape May Point St Peters John Mather Cherry Hill St Bartholomews Robert Alexander Earle Hicks Gwyn Hicks Chews Landing St Johns Chris Goodman Sallie Ann Jones Ernie Jones Clarksboro St Peters Ray Sperber Wayne Stetser Clementon St Marys Diane Pichini Roberta Taylor Robert Taylor Sr Collingswood Holy Trinity Paul Wolfgang Grace Woods Cranbury St Davids Jean McFarland Donna Munde

Cranford Trinity Church Joan Cornell James Lenney Nancy Miller Dunellen St Francis Barbara Dalto Pam Maiolo Leslie Oliver Eatontown St James Louis Cooke Jr Robin McKeever Beverly Thompson Edison St James Harriette Ward Clay Ward Elizabeth Grace Church Rosaura Espailat Jacqueline Liz Nelsis Ruiz Elizabeth San Jose Felix Estepa Angela Moscoso Jose Paradela Elizabeth St Elizabeths Shirley Howell Richard Howell Eugenia Wilson Elizabeth St Johns Arthur LaMirande Marie Mason Evaus Nsofor Ewing St Lukes Linda Field Pat Sayles Fair Haven Holy Communion Fred Horney

Section A - 36

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Flemington Calvary Church Stephanie Baggaley Priscilla Jefferson

Florence St Stephens Harry Guest Barbara Hand Bonnie Tete

Fords St Johns Olutoyin Araromi Arthur Pedersen Ellen Pedersen

Freehold St Peters Adriana Crump Charlotte Roy-Guido Deb Turi-Smith

Galloway St Mark amp All Saints Askari Asante Judith Gibson Maurice Shepherd Gibbsboro St Johns Margaret Cavanaugh Muriel Johnson Virgil Johnson Gladstone St Lukes Eugene Matheson Belinda Roll Robert Sawyer Glassboro St Thomas Daisy Alward Talbot Kramer Robert Shaw Gloucester Church of the Ascension Dale Christensen Richard Fox Charles Lezenby

Haddon Heights St Marys Naomi Cressman Jean Johnson Linda Menel Haddonfield Grace Church Beth Beatty Michael Guerriero Al Schmidt Hamilton St Matthias Patricia Allen Lydia Dickson Ardelle Zervos Hammonton St Marks Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Cynthia Shoyer Keansburg St Marks Dave Chandler Harvey Cottrell Lakewood All Saints Barbara Berger Esther Camm Ursula Margulski Lambertville St Andrews Laura Finneran Donna MacKenzie Mark Stewart Laurel Springs Church of the Atonement Bob Earl Chris Spilker Kathy Spilker Lawnside Church of the Annunciation Mona Andrews Christine Campbell Laura Geyer

Section A - 37

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued

Lebanon Holy Spirit Anne Simpson Sandra Sullivan Elizabeth Van Velhuisen Linden St John the Baptist Goldie Bronson Paul Sefranka Amanda Thorn Little Silver St Johns Milt Hall Paula Hayes Kathy Lowry Long Branch St James Karen E McKevitt Josephine Simmons Thomas Simmons Lumberton St Martins Marsha Cavender Peggy Craig Robert McGonigle Magnolia Christ Church Ann Marie Gallagher Bruce Husted Maple Shade St Johns Gary Riecke Kathy Riecke Mickey Tyler Matawan Trinity Church Sonia Brakowski Hank Ramsey Judy Ramsey Medford St Peters James Beard Anita Beard Barbara LaRue

Mercerville Grace-St Pauls Amy Davis Allie Graham Patricia Hines Merchantville Grace Church Christopher Costa Marian Daly Robert Faussett Jr

Metuchen St Lukes Peggy Jarvis John Sharp III Katherine Young

Middletown Christ Church William Cuff Richard Ellwood Deborah Ellwood Millville Christ Church Tom Crane Monmouth Junction St Barnabas Willard G Eldred Carolyn Hales JoAnn Palmer

Moorestown Trinity Church Lorraine Ryan Robert Winzler Robert Zmirich

Mount Holly St Andrews Sue Espenshade Mark Miller John Powell

Mullica Hill St Stephens Andy Misinkavitch Carole Misinkavitch Lisa Redfield

New Brunswick Christ Church Paul Ambos Carole Forsythe Marcia Newcombe-Travers

Section A - 38

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued New Brunswick St Albans Easton Haughton James Simmons Jr Joseph Tinley Jr New Brunswick St Johns Teddy Edwards Dick Engle Lynn Pilanen New Providence St Andrews John Carroll Cathy Egan Nancy Murray North Plainfield Holy Cross Janice Allen Harry Allen Cheryl Gorman North Wildwood St Simeons Pat Cafiero Charles Carr Gert Jennings Ocean City Holy Trinity Jo Armstrong Sally Lutton Steven Roach Ortley Beach St Elisabeths Dennis Bellars Palmyra Christ Church John Miller Lynn Rausher Nancy Sullivan Paulsboro St James Muriel Sprock April Zieger Pemberton Grace Church Cliff Day Toby Green Joann MacRae

Pennington St Matthews Sandra Belmont Marty Nelson Kim Sherman Penns Grove Our Merciful Saviour Mary Cook Christine Hoehn Cliff Jones Pennsville St Georges Cathy Antonik Edward Heath Marion Heath Perth Amboy St Peters Mary Aponte Alan Erickson Bill Meyer Piscataway St Michaels Chapel Christine Phillips Pitman Good Shepherd Kara Anderson Nancy Johnson Mark Nicolle Plainfield Grace Church Gloria King Trevor King David Magee Plainfield St Marks Elvis Belle Henry Foster Carla Potter Pleasantville St Marys Kevin Smith Lawrence Stroud Joan Biondo

Section A - 39

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Point Pleasant Beach St Marys John Drew Len Ludovico Princeton All Saints Kent Kilbourne Cecelia Tazelaar Megan Thomas Princeton Trinity Church Curtis Hoberman Edwin Metcalf Don Taylor Rahway Good Shepherd Laura Esannason Maxine King Henry Varriano Red Bank St Thomas Charles Hughes Lucille Thornton Red Bank Trinity Church Candy Pellechio Janet Pflederer Emely Telford Riverside St Stephens George Barszcz Susan Barszcz Linda Magliaro Riverton Christ Church Richard Frost Nancy Gorman Sheryl Telford Rumson St Georges Sally Bonello Donald Grant Joan Pra Sisto

Salem St Johns John Ensslen Susan Harker Diane Wohlrab Scotch Plains All Saints John Burk Don Kern Tom Loop Sea Girt St Uriels Karen Cavagnaro Pamela Gallamore Stephan Sroka Sewaren St Johns Robin Docwra Margaret Oppong Afua Oppong Shrewsbury Christ Church Georgeanne Dorney Kim Honecker Robert Honecker Somers Point Christ Church Barbara Caffyn JoAnn Dearden Somerville St Johns Robert Fox Fred Schmelz Deanna Jameson South Amboy Christ Church Reginald Springer Inell Springer South River Holy Trinity Paul De Sarno JoAnn Devlin Ellen McConnell

Section A - 40

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued South Vineland Christ Church Ryan Bailey H Kenneth Milner Spotswood St Peters Kathy Foley Ted Foley Joseph Kraus Stone Harbor St Marys Valentine Armstrong James Armstrong Janice Dantuono Swedesboro Trinity Church Sallye Aikens Bob Fredd Tina Wiltsee Toms River Christ Church Carolyn Belvin Charles Nakash Vince Tortorello Trenton Christ Church Gloria Alarcon Mirtala Castro Jorge Galeano Trenton St Michaels Lynette Darling Trenton Trinity Cathedral Clara Gregory Charles Perfater Janet Thompson Tuckerton Holy Spirit William Chapman Eileen Minett Lynn Robbins Union St Luke amp All Saints

Ventnor City Epiphany Church Robert McLaughlin Stephen Miller Mary Lou Monihan Villas St Barnabas Dawn Donahue Roberta Powell Barbara Southard Vincentown Trinity Church Brenda Lawrence Jan White-Molnar Ricard Worrell Vineland Trinity Church Marge Miller Sophie Pearson John Pearson Sr Wall St Michaels Tracy Smires Waretown St Stephens Marie Carr Rudy Meyer Pattie Meyer Westfield St Pauls Barbara Bach Pamela Elmendorf Frank Schwarzer

Westville St Lukes Brian Hughes Barbara West Williamstown St Marks Jozsef deKovacs Bob Rambo Jane Rambo

Dawson Yeomans

Section A - 41

Lay Deputies Present at Convention continued Willingboro Christ the King Marcus Gales Arnetha Jackson Woodbridge Trinity Church Mary Ellinger Catherine Karlick Jane Strauss Woodbury Christ Church Kim Henning Carol Hill Diana Redfield Woodstown St Lukes Judy Oshipp Paul Oshipp Yardville St James Arlene Manning Jane Miller Nanci Miller Youth Commission Kenneth Austin Jimmie King Cassandra Otten

Section A - 42

Bishoprsquos Journal - 2008

The Rt Rev George E Councell

This is not comprehensive and does not represent all of the Bishops activities in 2008 It may also show meetings that were scheduled but the Bishop was unable to attend due to a conflict not listed The Bishops visitations are shown in Parochial Visitations Monday ndash Sabbath Friday ndash Study Day January 3 Office appointments

4-5 Lay Retreat - Stella Maris Retreat Center Long Branch

8 Finance amp Budget meeting office appointments 9-13 Province II Bishops meeting - Port au Prince

Haiti 15 Office appointments St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville

- vestry meeting 16 Office appointments 17 DIT meeting 18 Finance amp Budget meeting 19 Christian Educators Day - Trinity Cathedral 20 Ordination to the Priesthood The Rev Lisa

Caton - All Saintsrsquo Church Princeton 22 Clergy Fireside Chat with the Presiding Bishop - Trinity Cathedral 23 Deans meeting Diocesan Council Right Onward Committee meeting 24 Office appointments Standing Committee 25 Conversion of St Paul service - Trinity Church Princeton 26 Bishoprsquos Ball - Trinity Cathedral 29 Office appointments St Francisrsquo Dunellen - vestry meeting 30 Trustees meeting office appointments

Convention Arrangements Committee meeting 31 Meeting with Archdeacons taping for Trinity

Cathedral DVD

February 1-2 GTS Board meeting - New York City 5 Office appointments St Paulrsquos Bound Brook - vestry meeting 6 Ash Wednesday service - Trinity Cathedral

Section A - 43

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

February 7 Office appointments 8 Provincial Council meeting - Episcopal House Newark 9 Acolyte Festival - Trinity Cathedral 11 Religious leaders meeting with Governor Corzine - Drumthwacket

12 Office appointments 13 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co- Chairs Meeting with Pastoral

Response Team office appointments 14 Office appointments 17 Absalom Jones Celebration - Trinity Cathedral 19 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office

appointments Procter Foundation meeting - Princeton

20 Office appointments conference call - Budgetary Funding Task Force Holy Communion Fair Haven - vestry meeting

21 Office appointments Standing Committee 24 Reception to the Priesthood The Rev David

Snyder - Christ the King Willingboro 25-27 Convention Preparation

28 Travel to Wildwood Staff dinner - The Golden Inn Avalon

29 Diocesan Convention - Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood NJ

March 1 Diocesan Convention - Wildwoods Convention Center Wildwood NJ

4 Christ Church Bordentown - vestry meeting 5 Taping for Trinity Cathedral DVD Staff meeting meeting with GOE readers Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs office appointments St

Georgersquos Helmetta - vestry meeting 6 Office appointments

7-12 House of Bishops meeting - Camp Allen Texas 13 Travel back to New Jersey 15 Retirement luncheon for the Rev James

McReynolds - Branches West Long Branch

Section A - 44

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

March 18 Clergy Quiet DayBlessing of Oils - Trinity

Cathedral 19 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-

Chairs office appointments 20 Maundy Thursday service - St Paulrsquos Camden 21 Good Friday service - St Paulrsquos Camden 22 Easter Vigil - Trinity Cathedral 23 Easter service - Trinity Cathedral 25 Funeral Frederic McFarland - St Maryrsquos Burlington office appointments 26 Office appointments 27 Companion Diocese Committee meeting office appointments dinner meeting with Bishop Elect Prince and Roja Singh (Rochester)

April 1 Watchung Clericus meeting - Calvary Church Flemington

2 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs Clerical Compensation meeting Convention Arrangements Committee meeting

3 Office appointments Hispanic Clergy meeting General Convention Deputies dinner meeting

4 Office appointments 5 Youth Generation Conference - Grace Church

Plainfield 8 Office appointments Cathedral Chapter meeting

- Trinity Cathedral 9 Atlantic Clericus meeting - Church of the

Epiphany Ventnor office appointments 10 Fresh Start DIT meeting Art Exhibit Opening

Reception - Trinity Cathedral Anglican Covenant Conference - GTS New York City

11-12 Anglican Covenant Conference - GTS New York City

12 Evensong and Reception for Bishop Romero - Trinity Cathedral 13 Recovery Ministries Service - Trinity Cathedral 15 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office appointments 16 Trustees meeting St Maryrsquos HallDoane

Academy press meeting - Burlington

Section A - 45

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

April 17 Office appointments Standing Committee

19 Senior Retreat - St John Baptist Mendham 22 St Maryrsquos HallDoane Academy - chapel with

students office appointments St Margueritersquos House Mendham (100 years of ministry celebration)

23 Volunteer luncheon office appointments 24 Healthy Choices Healthy Relationships Clergy

Day - Trinity Cathedral Trial Court committee meeting

26 St Andrewrsquos Bridgeton - vestry meeting 29 Office appointments 30 Monmouth Clericus meeting - St Georgersquos-by-

the-River Rumson Friends of the Cathedral reception - The Evergreens

May 1 Trenton Clericus meeting - Trinity Cathedral office appointments

3 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Kent Walley - St Lukersquos Gladstone

4 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Valerie T Redpath - St Jamesrsquo Long Branch

6 Burlington Clericus meeting - The Evergreens office appointments 7 Office appointments meeting with Committee on

Priesthood Co-Chairs Church of the Ascension Gloucester - vestry meeting

8 Meeting with Archdeacons office appointments St Georgersquos Helmetta - parish meeting 10 Spring Youth Event - Camp Lebanon

12-14 GTS Board meeting and commencement New York City 15 Woodbury Clericus - Cooper Express Woodbury office appointments Standing Committee

20 Deans meeting Diocesan Council conference call - Lambeth Reflections Planning Committee Procter Foundation meeting - Rutgers

21 Office appointments Grace-St Paulrsquos Mercerville - vestry meeting

Section A - 46

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

May 22 Clergy Day at the Beach - Holy Innocentsrsquo

Beach Haven 24 EFM Graduation - Christ Church Toms River 27-29 Provincial Leadership Conference - Atlanta GA 30-31 Consecration Bishop of Rochester - The Rt Rev Prince Singh

June 2 Corporation for the Relief of Widows Widowers and Orphans meeting -

Episcopal House Newark 3 Camden Clericus meeting - Holy Trinity Church Collingswood office appointments 4 Office appointments Convention Arrangements Committee meeting 5 Office appointments 6 Retreat with Ordinands Finance amp Budget meeting 7 Deaconsrsquo Ordination - Trinity Cathedral Christ Church New Brunswick - parish meeting 8 Retirement celebration for the Rev G Richard Civalier - Ascension Gloucester 10 Office appointments 11 Northern Clericus meeting - St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction office appointments 12 Office appointments Standing Committee 13 Black Clergy Caucus meeting - Trinity Cathedral 14 Trial Court and Review Committee training event 15 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev William C Parker - Epiphany Ventnor

17 Office appointments Deans meeting Diocesan Council

18 Office appointments 19-20 Budgetary Funding Task Force Meeting -

Chicago IL 24 Belshaw Theological Fund meeting - Princeton

office appointments St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy - vestry meeting

25 Office appointments meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs St Peterrsquos Spotswood - vestry meeting

26 Staff Retreat Day

Section A - 47

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

June 28 Consecration Bishop of Maryland - The Rt Rev Eugene Sutton

29 UBE Annual Meeting - Philadelphia Cathedral

July 1-2 Office appointments 3 Office appointments conference call -

Budgetary Funding Task Force 7 Office appointments 8-10 EYE - San Antonio TX 12 Funeral Keith P Jones Esq - Christ Church Bordentown 13-31 Lambeth Conference - London England

August 1-8 Lambeth Conference - London England

9-31 Bishoprsquos Vacation September 3 Meeting - Committee on Priesthood Co-Chairs 4 Office appointments conference call - Lambeth Reflections Planning Committee

9 Office Appointments Convention Arrangements Committee meeting

Cathedral Chapter meeting - Trinity Cathedral 11 Homecoming Day with the Bishop - Trinity Cathedral 12 Office appointments 13 Youth Council meeting Young Adult meeting - Trinity Cathedral 14 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev

Dr Hugh E Brown III - All Saintsrsquo Princeton 15-19 House of Bishops meeting - Salt Lake City Utah 23 Deans meeting Diocesan Council office

appointments Right Onward Committee meeting

24 Office appointments Pastoral Response Team Sr Staff

25 Meeting with Archdeacons office appointments Standing Committee

27 Deaconsrsquo Day with the Bishop 28 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev M

Mantelle Bradley - St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway

Section A - 48

Bishoprsquos Journal (Councell) ndash 2008 continued

September 30 Office appointments Luncheon with Senior

Clergy Monmouth Convocation meeting - Christ Church Toms River

October 1 Meeting with Committee on Priesthood Co-

Chairs Hispanic Clergy meeting Atlantic Convocation meeting - Christ Church Somers Point 2-3 Budgetary Funding Task Force Meeting -

Chicago IL 4 Lambeth Reflections - Trinity Cathedral 5-7 Clergy Conference - White Sands Hotel Point Pleasant Beach 8 Staff meeting office appointments Northern Watchung Convocation meeting

St Lukersquos Metuchen 9 Office appointments BurlingtonTrenton

Convocation meeting - St Jamesrsquo Yardville 12 Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Dr Gina Walsh-Minor - Trinity Church Cranford 13 Trinity Cathedral Community Day - Mercer Oaks Golf Course 14 Office appointments Celebration of New Ministry The Rev Paul Jeanes - Trinity

Church Princeton 15 Trustees meeting office appointments CamdenWoodbury Convocation meeting

Trinity Church Wenonah 16 Office appointments DIT meeting Standing Committee 17-18 GTS Board meeting - New York City

19-31 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical November 1-30 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical December 1-31 Bishoprsquos Sabbatical

Section A - 49

Bishoprsquos Journal - 2008 The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero

This is not comprehensive and does not represent all of the Bishops activities in 2008 It may also show meetings that were scheduled but the Bishop was unable to attend due to a conflict not listed The Bishops visitations are shown in Parochial Visitations Friday ndash Sabbath January 1-7 Vacation 8-16 Surgery and recovery 17 Ecumenical Service ndash Haddonfield 22 Hispanic Commission 23 Diocesan Council Deansrsquo Meeting Committee

on Vision 24 All Saints Highland Park Grace Church

Elizabeth Celebrant Evening Prayer ndash New Brunswick

Theological Seminary 26 Bishoprsquos Ball 28 Office Appointments St Stephenrsquos Beverly 29 Clergy Conference Planning meeting 30 With Bishop George to meet with Cursillo

Secretariat February 4 Ordination Recruitment meeting 5 Office Appointments

9 Acolyte Festival 10 St Peterrsquos Phoenixville PA 12 Board of Missions 13 Committee on Priesthood 15 Spanish Bible Study ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 17 Absalom Jones Celebration ndashTrinity Cathedral 19 Deansrsquo meeting Diocesan Council 20 Office Appointments 21 Office Appointments 24-26 Clergy Silent Retreat 28 Office Appointments

28 Diocesan Convention preparation 29 Diocesan Convention March 1 Diocesan Convention

Section A - 50

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

March 3 Commission on Ministry Financial Aid 4 Joint Task force Board of Missions and Hispanic Commission 5 Committee on Priesthood 7-13 House of Bishops ndash Camp Allen Texas 16 Vestry Meeting ndash Grace Church Elizabeth 18 Renewal of Vows Blessing of Oils 19 Preparation of Candidates for the Diaconate

Ministry Meeting 20 Maundy Thursday ndash Trinity Cathedral 21 Good Friday ndash Trinity Cathedral

23 St Wilfridrsquos Camden 24 Wake ndash St Maryrsquos Burlington

27 Companion Diocese Committee NJ Council of Churches

April 2 Committee on Priesthood 3 Meeting Latino Clergy and Bishop Councell

4 Anti-Racism Commission 8 Board of Missions 9 Altar Guild Eucharist ndashTrinity Cathedral Commission on Liturgy

12 Evensong Celebration for Bishop Romerorsquos Ministry ndash Trinity Cathedral

13 Recovery Sunday ndashTrinity Cathedral 15 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 17 Office Appointments 18 Training Hispanic laity ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 19 Cross Cultural Training Workshop 21 Office Appointments 22 Hispanic Commission 23 Latino Clergy gathering ndash Cristo Rey Trenton 24 Healthy Choices Workshop 26 Trinity Cathedral Parish Dance

27 St Wilfridrsquos Camden 29 Office Appointments

May 2 Memorial Service ndash St Stephenrsquos Beverly 3 Convocation Confirmation Installation of Rector ndash St Lukersquos Gladstone 6 Board of Missions and Hispanic Commission Joint Task Force 7 Diocesan Staff Meeting

Section A - 51

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

May 8 Cross Cultural Meeting Memorial Service St Andrewrsquos Camden 9 Immigration Colloquium ndash Princeton

13 ECWUTO Ingathering ndash Trinity Cathedral Board of Missions 17 Board of MissionsHispanic Commission Joint Task Force Retreat 19 Hispanic Ministry Office ndash Episcopal Church Center NY 20 Diocesan Council 21 Office Appointments 22 Clergy Day at the Beach 27 Hispanic Commission 28 Office Appointments Commission on Priesthood Interviews 29 Office Appointments 30 Ordination ndash United Methodist Church 31 Grace-St Paul Mercerville

June 2 Office Visits 3 Office Visits Grace Church Elizabeth and St Elizabethrsquos Elizabeth 4 Diocesan Staff Meeting 5 Latino clergy meeting ndash Good Shepherd Rahway 6 Committee on Priesthood 9-14 Vacation 17 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 18 Memorial Service ndash Wilmington DE Office Appointments 19 Office Appointments 24 Mission ministry evaluation meeting Hispanic Commission 25 Preparation for Fall Clergy retreat ndash White Sands 26 Diocesan Staff Recreation Day 28 Caribbean Party ndash St Davidrsquos Cranbury 30 Ministry Evaluation ndash Grace Church Elizabeth July 1 St Albanrsquos Church New Brunswick 3 Office Appointments 7 Office Appointments Christ Church Palmyra 8 Trinity Church Vineland

Section A - 52

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued July 9 St Lukersquos Church Westville and Holy Spirit Bellmawr 10 Cross Cultural Meeting 13-31 Lambeth August 1-4 Lambeth 4-14 Vacation 28 Hispanic Commission Festival Liturgy Sub-committee 31 Grace Church Elizabeth September 2 Holy Spirit Tuckerton 3 Committee on Priesthood 4 Office Appointments 9 Convention Arrangements Committee Regional Ministry Development Office Appointments Board of Missions 10 Diocesan Staff Meeting Clergy Conference Planning Meeting St Lukersquos Woodstown 11 Clergy Homecoming 13 Hispanic Festival ndash Cristo Rey Trenton 16-20 House of Bishops 23 Regional Ministry Development Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 24 Office Appointments 29 Office Appointments 30 Monmouth Convocation October 1 Committee on Priesthood Office Appointments Hispanic Clergy Meeting 2 Cross Cultural Meeting 4 Lambeth Reflections 5-7 Clergy Conference 11-12 Retreat Leader Speaker at Diocese of

Guatemala Diocesan Convention 14 Board of Missions 15 Office Appointments CamdenWoodbury Convocation 16 Office Appointments 17 Confirmation ndash Ascension Atlantic City 18 ECW Luncheon

Section A - 53

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

October 20 Diocesan Altar Guild Eucharist and Annual

Meeting ndash Trinity Cathedral 21 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council 22 NJ Council of Churches ndash Shelton Baptist Church Edison 23-25 Anti-Racism Workshop 26 Retirement Reception ndash The Rev J Rodney Croes St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy 27 Office Appointments Deputies to General Convention 28 Hispanic Commission 29 Diocesan Staff Meeting Regional Ministry Development Office Appointments 30 Office Appointments November 2 St Davidrsquos Cranbury 6 Cross Cultural Meeting 9 Holy Spirit Bellmawr St Lukersquos Westville 11 Board of Missions 12 Convention Arrangements Meeting 13 Meeting ndash Episcopal Church Center NY 15 St Maryrsquos Clementon 16 Organ Blessing ndash St Matthewrsquos Pennington 18 Deans Meeting Diocesan Council Loan amp Grant Meeting 19 Diocesan Staff Meeting Office Appointments 20 Committee on Priesthood Standing Committee 21 Grace Church Elizabeth 24 Deputies to General Convention 25 NJ Council of Churches Office Appointments Hispanic Commission December 2 Advent Clergy Day 3 Committee on the Diaconate 4 Cross Cultural Meeting Deployment Meeting 6 Trinity Church Vineland 7 Ordination ndash St Markrsquos Williamstown Ordination ndash Christ Church Bordentown 9 Deans Diocesan Council Board of Missions 10 Finance and Budget Meeting 11 Standing Committee

Section A - 54

Bishoprsquos Journal (Romero) ndash 2008 continued

December 12-13 Vicarrsquos Retreat 15 Office Appointments Trinity Church Swedesboro 16 Elizabeth City Fund Meeting ndash St Johnrsquos Elizabeth 17 Staff Meeting Grace Church Elizabeth 20 Deaconrsquos Lunch 24 Christmas Eve Service ndash St Lukersquos Westville Christmas Eve Service ndash Trinity Cathedral

Section A - 55

Parochial Visitations The Rt Rev George E Councell

January 6 St Augustinersquos Asbury Park

20 Calvary Church Flemington 27 St Markrsquos Plainfield

February 3 Christ Church Shrewsbury

10 St Johnrsquos Maple Shade St Maryrsquos Clementon

17 St Matthewrsquos Pennington 24 St Stephenrsquos Florence

March 16 Christ Church South Amboy April 6 St Paulrsquos Westfield St Luke amp All Saintsrsquo Union 13 Christ Church New Brunswick 20 St Andrewrsquos Mount Holly Holy Spirit Bellmawr

27 St Andrewrsquos New Providence May 4 St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction St Jamesrsquo Long Branch 10 St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville

11 Trinity Church Matawan 18 Trinity Church Princeton

St Michaelrsquos Trenton (Trenton Convocation) June 1 St Raphaelrsquos Brick St Stephenrsquos Waretown 8 St Maryrsquos Burlington 15 Holy Trinity Ocean City Epiphany Ventnor

22 Good Shepherd Berlin Annunciation Lawnside 29 St Elisabethrsquos Ortley Beach

July 6 Redeemer Longport September 7 Christ Church Magnolia Trinity Church Delran

14 St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton 21 Christ Church Bordentown 28 Christ Church Somers Point

Section A - 56

Parochial Visitations ndash Bishop Councell continued September 28 St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway October 5 St Maryrsquos-by-the-Sea Point Pleasant Beach 11 St Paulrsquos Camden 12 San Jose Elizabeth Trinity Church Cranford

Parochial Visitations The Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero

January 6 Christ Church Riverton 20 St Wilfridrsquos Camden February 3 St Johnrsquos Little Silver 24 St Matthiasrsquo Hamilton March 16 St Johnrsquos Elizabeth 30 Holy Trinity Wenonah April 6 St Thomasrsquo Glassboro 13 St Jamesrsquo Yardville 20 St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy May 4 St Paulrsquos Rahway 11 Christ Church Middletown 18 Trinity Church Red Bank Trinity Church Asbury Park June 1 St Peterrsquos Freehold 7 St Johnrsquos Somerville (Watchung Convocation) St Martinrsquos Bridgewater (Watchung Convocation) 8 Christ Church Woodbury 15 St Stephenrsquos Beverly 22 Holy Spirit Bellmawr St Lukersquos Westville 29 Grace Church Elizabeth August 17 St Augustinersquos Atlantic City 24 Christ Church Millville September 7 Good Shepherd Pitman

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Parochial Visitations ndash Bishop Romero continued

September 14 St Markrsquos Williamstown 21 St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson 28 St Peterrsquos Spotswood October 19 Trinity Church Rocky Hill 26 Cristo Rey Trenton November 2 Grace Church Haddonfield 16 Christ the King Willingboro 23 St Lukersquos Metuchen 30 St Maryrsquos Haddon Heights December 14 St Jamesrsquo Bradley Beach

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OFFICIAL ACTS 108 ndash 1208

THE RT REV GEORGE E COUNCELL CONFIRMATIONS 234

RECEPTIONS 88 REAFFIRMATIONS 10

THE RT REV SYLVESTRE D ROMERO CONFIRMATIONS 304 RECEPTIONS 88 REAFFIRMATIONS 10 THE RT REV G P MELLICK BELSHAW CONFIRMATIONS 9 RECEPTIONS - REAFFIRMATIONS - THE RT REV HARRY W SHIPPS CONFIRMATIONS 30

RECEPTIONS 3 REAFFIRMATIONS 1 THE RT REV CAROL J GALLAGHER CONFIRMATIONS 4 RECEPTIONS 4

REAFFIRMATIONS -

THE RT REV KEITH L ACKERMAN CONFIRMATIONS 5 RECEPTIONS 1 REAFFIRMATIONS 2 THE RT REV FREDERICK H BORSCH CONFIRMATION 8 RECEPTIONS 5 REAFFIRMATIONS - THE RT REV JAMES JOSEPH SHAND CONFIRMATION 8 RECEPTIONS 3 REAFFIRMATIONS -

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DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY

Diocesan Statistics 108 ndash 1208

Reported to Convention 2008 374

Received from Other Dioceses +5 Debra J Bullock Chicago January 8 2008 Kent Walley South Carolina January 22 2008 James Leroy Saunders Pennsylvania January 31 2008 Paul Jeanes III Kentucky September 15 2008 Peter A French Melbourne December 24 2008 Received from Other Denominations +1 David Lee Snyder Evangelical Lutheran Church in America February 24 2008

Transferred to Other Dioceses -3 Andrea Baldyga Bethlehem March 8 2008 Stephan P Beatty Virginia March 8 2008 Robert N Willing New York October 14 2008 Ordination to the Diaconate + 5 James Brent Bates June 7 2008 Justin Anthony Falciani June 7 2008 John Franklin Hartman June 7 2008 James Matthew Tucker June 7 2008 Charlotte Elizabeth Wells June 7 2008

Deaths -2 The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn April 5 2008 The Rev Frederic F Guyott III June 13 2008 Total Reported 380

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NECROLOGY 108 ndash 1208

The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn 1929 ndash 2008

Deacon St Peterrsquos Medford 1985 ndash 1994 Retired 1995

The Rev Frederic F Guyott III 1947 ndash 2008

Assistant ndash Church of St Andrew amp St Monica Philadelphia PA 1993 ndash 1995 Acting Chaplain ndash University of Pennsylvania 1995 ndash 1996 Assistant ndash St Markrsquos Teaneck NJ 1996 ndash 1997 Assistant Rector ndash Church of the Mediator Allentown PA 1999 ndash 2000 Interim Rector ndash Christ Church Stroudsburg PA 2000 ndash 2001 Associate ndash Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew Wilmington DE 2001 ndash 2004 Rector ndash St Johnrsquos Salem 2005 ndash 2007 Associate ndash Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew Wilmington DE 2008

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Section B Convention Business

Rules of Order Convention Minutes Bishoprsquos Address

DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY Rules of Order

Convention 2009 I Opening of Convention 1 The Convention shall be opened and closed with prayer and at noonday there shall be appropriate intercessions for missions 2 At or following each session of the Convention there shall be such worship services as the Ecclesiastical Authority may direct 3 All Members of the Clergy and all lay Deputies must register their attendance at each opening session of the Convention in such manner as the Secretary of Convention may direct 4 The Convention shall be called to order on Friday at one orsquoclock pm (or such other time as may be directed by notice) by the Bishop or an alternate President specified in the Constitution of the Diocese if present otherwise the Secretary of Convention shall call the meeting to order and provided a quorum is present shall supervise the election of a President pro tem II The President 1 When the President of Convention takes the chair all members shall be seated 2 Members desiring to leave the Convention before it adjourns are to ask permission of the President III Order of Business The Order of Business shall begin as follows 1 Report of the Secretary as to whether a quorum is present 2 Report of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies 3 Report of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations 4 Report of the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business

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5 Other business IV Agenda 1 The Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business shall propose a form of Agenda to be adopted by the Convention Once adopted the Agenda may be modified or suspended upon a two- thirds vote 2 Any request to place a matter on the agenda of the annual meeting of the Convention must be presented to the Chair of the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business by January 15 in each year V Nominations Nominations from the floor must be presented at one of the several microphones and each nomination so made must be accompanied by a Nominating Slip in a form supplied by the Secretary properly filled in with the printed name and parish or other affiliation of the nominee and the name and affiliation of the nominator Each Nomination slip will be taken immediately to the desk of the Secretary of Convention No further nomination may be made until the Secretary indicates that the previous Nominating Slip is deemed correct Nominations from the floor of the Convention shall be made without a second and without any nominating speech VI Elections 1 All elections shall be by ballot except for offices where nominations are unopposed in which case a motion to elect by acclamation for such office will be in order 2 For each office to be elected each ballot cast must contain votes for the same number of persons as there are positions to be filled or else the ballot will be disqualified as to that office 3 In case of a vote by orders a concurrent majority in both orders shall be required No action shall pass in the affirmative unless it receives the majority of all votes cast and unless the sum of all the affirmative votes shall exceed the sum of other votes by at least one whole vote in each order

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4 In all elections a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary except as otherwise provided by canon In case more than the required number of persons shall have a majority of votes a sufficient number of those having the highest number of such votes shall be declared elected 5 In the case of a tie between two or more persons upon any ballot there must be another ballot 6 Balloting may begin in the first business session of the Convention once opportunity has been given for nominations from the floor 7 For all elections the Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President for each office (a) the total number of valid ballots cast (b) the number of votes necessary for election and (c) the number of votes for each candidate Upon any vote by orders this information shall be given separately for each order along with the percentage information required by law The President shall thereupon declare the result of the ballot for such office and announce the names of the persons elected 8 When Deputies to the General Convention Alternate Deputies to the General Convention and members of the Standing Committee are elected the vote shall be by orders with a concurrent majority required in both orders The order of precedence in which persons are elected shall be determined according to the ballot on which they are elected When two or more persons receive the number of votes necessary for election on the same ballot the order of precedence shall be determined in the following way The Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President according to each order separately the total number of valid ballots cast the number of votes necessary for election the number of votes for the respective candidates and the percentage of votes received by each candidate as determined by dividing the number of votes received by the total number of valid ballots cast For each candidate who receives a concurrent majority of the votes in both orders the Chair of the Balloting Committee shall report to the President the percentage of votes received by the respective candidates in each order and the combined total of the two percentages Candidates with a higher combined total percentage shall take precedence over those with a lower combined total percentage

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9 If there is a vacancy in the office of deputy to the General Convention at the time the Convention is to elect alternate deputies there shall be a sufficient number of persons to serve as deputy elected and four alternate deputies elected The person or persons receiving the greatest number of votes in excess of a majority shall be declared the replacement deputy or deputies the next four persons receiving the greatest number of votes in excess of a majority shall be declared the alternate deputies Balloting shall continue until all offices are filled VII Committees 1 All Committees not required by canon to be elected by the Convention shall be appointed by the Ecclesiastical Authority and announced by the President 2 Reports of Committees shall be in writing and when made shall be the property of the Convention without any motion for acceptance All reports recommending action of the Convention shall be accompanied by a separate resolution to that effect which must be distributed with the report VIII Resolutions

1 There shall be a Committee on Resolutions made up of three clerical and three lay persons plus a chair who may be a clerical or lay person for the purpose of screening those original main motions (other than those made through another committee) which may be considered at the annual meeting of Convention Members of the Committee shall serve a one-year term from the close of the Convention at which they are appointed and may be reappointed Vacancies between Conventions shall be filled by appointment of the Ecclesiastical Authority

2 Resolutions may be proposed by any communicant of any congregation of the diocese All proposed resolutions must be sent to the Chair of the Committee by January 15 in each year Proposed resolutions must be legible and must contain at least two sections the RESOLVED naming the desired action and a

FURTHER RESOLVED as appropriate providing for the implementation of the resolution if adopted Each resolution must be accompanied by a short explanatory statement by its proponent Any proposed resolutions not submitted to the Committee by this

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date may come before Convention for consideration only if accompanied by a statement in writing of the circumstances that led to the late request for consideration and only upon a two-thirds vote of Convention 3 The Committee by any one or more of its members shall hold one or more open hearings during the month of February in each year at which comments and explanations may be offered with respect to proposed resolutions The Committee shall prepare a Preliminary Report to facilitate such discussions 4 In its Final Report to Convention the Committee may put proposed resolutions into proper form eliminate duplication determine the order of presentation of resolutions to Convention and make recommendations with respect to proposed resolutions The Final Report of the Committee must contain all proposed resolutions timely submitted to it The Committee may recommend substantive amendments to proposed resolutions and shall either recommend their adoption recommend against their adoption or make no recommendation Reasons for any recommendation against adoption must be stated in the report IX Motions and Amendments 1 No motion shall be debated or voted on until it is seconded 2 No vote shall be taken on a nonprocedural motion until a written copy of the text of the motion with the moverrsquos name is given to the Secretary and restated by the President immediately before the vote is taken The Secretary may furnish forms for such submissions 3 All questions shall be decided viva voce unless otherwise provided by canon or a vote by ballot is directed by a majority vote of the convention Any member of the Convention may call for a division of the Convention in which case the vote shall be retaken using voting panels Any member of the Convention may further call for a tally of votes upon a division in which case the President shall report the tally of votes 4 When a question is under consideration no further motion may be made unless to lay upon the table to postpone it to a time certain to postpone it indefinitely to correct it to amend or divide it

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or to offer a substitute and motions for any of those purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named provided that an amendment once amended may not be further amended before a vote A motion to lay upon the table shall be in order only when its purpose is to lay aside the matter under consideration for more urgent business A proper motion to lay upon the table or a motion to postpone shall always be in order unless some member is speaking

X Rules for Debate 1 Any members desiring to speak must first identify themselves and their church or other affiliation must with due respect address their remarks to the President and must speak directly to the point 2 No member shall speak more than twice (except the mover who is entitled to reply) in the same debate or for a period longer than three minutes without leave of the Convention In the case of a motion or resolution moved by a committee the proposer of the motion or resolution (or if there is more than one proposer one representative of the proposers) shall have the rights of a mover under the preceding sentence 3 If any member in speaking or otherwise transgresses the rules of the Convention the President shall or any member through the Chair may call him to order and if ruled out of order said person shall immediately yield the floor unless permitted by the Convention to explain or to proceed in order XI Order for Special Debate 1 The Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business may propose an order for special debate on a particular question to include a time limit for consideration of the question and a limit on the length of each speech 2 The Convention may by a two-thirds majority call for an order for Special Debate 3 Whenever such special order has been adopted no motion to table postpone call the question or otherwise terminate debate shall be in order until the time to terminate debate set forth in the order shall have expired or until there are no further members who

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desire to speak whichever occurs first To the extent practicable the President shall recognize speakers of opposite views in alternate succession XII Committee of the Whole At the direction of the President or on motion the Convention may resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole XIII Referrals Subject matter coming before Convention may be referred at any time prior to a vote to an appropriate Board Committee Commission or Agency at the discretion of the President with a direction to report either at the same session of the Convention or a future meeting XIV Points of Order All questions of order shall be determined by the President without debate any member may appeal from the decision and on such appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave of the Convention XV Adjournment 1 A motion to adjourn is always in order unless some member is speaking 2 Any vote to adjourn if carried is subject to the consideration by the Convention of closing motions by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary Such closing motions as directing that the treasurer of the diocese be directed to pay convention expenses sending greetings to retired bishops and members of the clergy who were unable to be present due to illness and the like are prior to the closing prayers XVI Amendments to and Suspension of Rules of Order These Rules of Order may be amended by a majority vote after reference to and report from the Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business or by a two-thirds vote without such reference They may also be suspended by a three-fourths vote

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XVII Other Matters of Parliamentary Procedure Except when in conflict with the Constitution or Canons or any rule hereof the latest edition of Robertrsquos Rules of Order shall govern the procedure of the Convention

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Diocese of New Jersey 225th Annual Diocesan Convention

Friday February 27 2009 Call to Order At 105 pm the Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain offered opening prayer Bishop Councell welcomed the Clergy Lay Deputies Visitors and Press Bishop Councell introduced those seated at the dais The Secretary of Convention Mrs Emma Warren Canon for Ministry Development and Deployment the Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Canon to the Ordinary the Rev Canon Lee Powers the Chancellor Parliamentarian and Chair of the Committee on Rules of Order Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Bishops Executive Assistant Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads and Assistant Bishop the Rt Rev Sylvestre D Romero At the tables in front of the Bishop Treasurer of the Diocese Mr Reginald Whitman Chief Financial Officer Canon Wanda Greene Historiographer the Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Director of Communications Canon Cynthia McFarland Director of Youth Ministry Canon Kep Short and the Recorder of Information Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Canon Lee Powers made opening announcements and offered thanks to those who were responsible for the preparations of this Convention Mrs Emma Warren Secretary of Convention reported that one-fifth of the canonically resident clergy and one-fourth of the congregations of the diocese were represented and she declared that there was a quorum Bishop Councell called the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey to order Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles Sasso-Crandall Chair of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies reported that all parochial reports have been submitted as required by canon and all credentials of lay deputies were in order except for Christ Church Bordentown St Wilfridrsquos Camden St Maryrsquos Keyport and Christ Church South Vineland A motion to accept the report of the Committee on the Credentials of Lay Deputies was made seconded and passed Classification of Congregations

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The Rev John V Zamboni Chair and Ms Carolyn Belvin member of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations reported that the following churches have changed their classification status since the close of the 224th Convention As a result of historical research which uncovered a past Certificate of Incorporation St Stephens Church Mullica Hill has been reclassified from an Unincorporated Mission to an Incorporated Mission The Collegiate Chapel St Michaelrsquos Chapel Piscataway has been renamed The Episcopal Campus Ministry at Rutgers New Brunswick St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton has been recognized by Bishop Councell as an Organized Mission of the Diocese of New Jersey No action is required on these three changes The following Resolution was presented regarding Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro RESOLVED that the 225th Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey meeting in Wildwood New Jersey in accordance with the provisions of Canon 53 Section 8 does hereby reclassify the Incorporated Mission known as Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey as an Independent Parish The Vicar Wardens Vestry and Parishioners of Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey by the Grace of God dedicated hard work and Christian Stewardship have been able to restore the parish to be an Independent Parish and have satisfied all the requirements set forth in Canon 53 Section 8 With the endorsement of the Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro should now be classified as an Independent Parish Father Zamboni moved the resolution The resolution to reclassify Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro New Jersey as an Independent Parish was passed A motion to accept the report of the Committee on the Classification of Congregations was made seconded and passed The Rev James Leroy Saunders and members of Christ the King Episcopal Church Willingboro were congratulated with a standing

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Convention Minutes continued ovation and came forward to be recognized Father Saunders and members of Christ the King offered their thanks to Convention for approval of their status as an Independent Parish coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the congregations organization

The Rev Linus Amonu and members of St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton were congratulated with a standing ovation and came forward to be recognized Father Amonu offered thanks to Bishop Councell for recognizing St Peterrsquos IGBO Church Trenton as an Organized Mission of the Diocese of New Jersey Rules of Order and Agenda Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq stated that the proposed Rules of Order for Convention 2009 were to be used with no proposed changes since last year A copy of the Rules of Order was provided to the clergy and lay deputies in their Convention packets On behalf of the Committee on Rules of Order Canon Goldsack moved the adoption of the Rules of Order for the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey The motion was passed Canon Goldsack announced that a copy of the proposed Agenda had been included in all clergy and lay deputies Convention packets On behalf of the Committee Canon Goldsack moved the adoption of the proposed Agenda of the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey The motion was passed Bishoprsquos Appointments Bishop Councell noted that the Bishops Appointments to committees and commissions effective at the close of this Convention were included in deputiesrsquo Convention packet Document 37 the reading of which was waived on consent Nominations The Rev Petrina Pyatt Chair of the Nominating Committee reported the following nominations on behalf of the Committee Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term The Rev Joanna D Graham The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed

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Convention Minutes continued Office B Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Lay Member 4-year term 1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term Deborah Kirk Sylvia Temmer There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office C Diocesan Council 3 Clergy Members 3-year terms The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Paul A Van Sant The Rev Dr Patrick R Close The Rev Brian K Burgess The Rev Valerie L Balling There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office D Diocesan Council 3 Lay Members 3-year terms Morris Anderson Cheryl D Browne Noreen Duncan John B Ackerman Jr There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office E Cathedral Chapter 1 Clergy Member 3-year term

The Rev Peter A Molnar DD There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office F Cathedral Chapter 2 Lay Member 3-year terms 1 Lay Member 1-year unexpired term

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Dorothy Spolarich Naomi M Cressman Nancy H Miller There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office G Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation 2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Valerie L Balling The Rev Philip H Kasey There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office H Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation 2 Lay Members 3-year terms

Sr Cass Lavin-Spause Mary Lou Steed There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office I Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons 1 Lay Member 3-year term

Paul DeSarno There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office J Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds 1 Lay Trustee 5-year term

Lynne M Davis There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office K Finance and Budget Committee 3 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

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Convention Minutes continued Stephan P Sroka Anthony Fusco Charles H Perfater There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Bruce Brand Katherine F Lowry Kenneth L MacRitchie There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office M Audit Committee 2 Members Clergy or Lay 3-year terms

John H Scherer Herbert C Geiss There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office N Diocesan Review Committee 2 Clergy Members 3-year terms

The Rev Margaret Sterchi The Rev Anne McRae Wrede There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Mother Pyatt noted that this opening is for one lay member not three as listed in the Nominating Committee Report Elizabeth H Papp Stephen P DeBaun Thomas J Scott

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Convention Minutes continued There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office P Trial Court 4 Clergy Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate The Rev John C Belmont The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow The Rev J Connor Haynes The Rev Dr Wayne L Smith The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office Q Trial Court 3 Lay Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate Virgil M Johnson EdD Richard Peirce Esq Robert Vogel There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office R Church Attorney Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Steven Lewis Esq There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed Office S Treasurer Clergy or Lay 1-year term

Reginald Whitman There were no nominations from the floor A motion to close the nominations was made seconded and passed

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Convention Minutes continued Mother Pyatt stated that this concluded the Nominating Committeersquos Report Bishop Councell thanked Mother Pyatt and the members of the Nominating Committee for their work Voting Instructions The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn gave voting directions and reminded deputies that a sheet of voting instructions was included in their Convention packet Deacon Hain asked that the candidates for offices in which there are no contests be declared elected by acclamation They are Office E Cathedral Chapter The Rev Peter A Molnar DD Office G Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation The Rev Valerie L Balling The Rev Philip H Kasey Office H Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation Sr Cass Lavin-Spause Mary Lou Steed

Office I Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul DeSarno

Office J Trustees of Diocesan Trust Funds Lynne M Davis

Office K Finance and Budget Committee Stephan P Sroka Anthony Fusco Charles H Perfater

Office M Audit Committee John H Scherer Herbert C Geiss

Office N Diocesan Review Committee The Rev Margaret Sterchi The Rev Anne McRae Wrede

Office Q Trial Court Virgil M Johnson EdD

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Convention Minutes continued Richard Peirce Esq Robert Vogel

Office R Church Attorney Steven Lewis Esq

Office S Treasurer Reginald Whitman

Bishop Councell asked if there were any objections Hearing none the bishop declared these persons elected by acclamation Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul Ambos Esq presented Part I of the Constitution and Canons Committee Report Document 7 Last years Convention had passed a first reading to amend the Constitution of the Diocese to allow for voting participation in our Convention for clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of other denominations that are in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving Episcopal congregations in the Diocese of New Jersey as follows Resolved That Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended pursuant to Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution to insert a new fourth paragraph to read as follows

Members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving in the Diocese but who are not canonically resident in the Diocese shall have seat and vote to the extent provided by canon

Amendments to the diocesan Constitution under Article XIII Section 1 of the Constitution require passage at two consecutive meetings of the Diocesan Convention with a ballot vote by orders at the second one If this proposed constitutional amendment is approved at this meeting the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons will propose the canonical amendment in Part II of its Report in order to implement the change in voting rights He noted that the Revd Elmer L Sullivan had submitted to the Committee a proposal to amend the Diocesan Constitution as regarding voting rights of ELCA clergy (but not of clergy of other churches in communion with TEC) who may be serving Episcopal congregations in the diocese which proposal is included in Part X of the Report Whether

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Convention Minutes continued or not the implementing resolution of this Part I is passed Fr Sullivans proposal can be considered independently thereafter He then moved the following resolution on behalf of the Committee Resolved That the new fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey as authorized by the 224th Convention of the Diocese be approved by this 225th Convention Deacon Hain explained the voting process for this resolution for the first ballot First Ballot The first ballot was cast Acknowledgements Bishop Councell acknowledged bishops unable to be with us The Rt Rev G P Mellick Belshaw Retired IX Bishop of New Jersey the Rt Rev Joe Morris Doss Retired X Bishop of New Jersey and the Rt Rev Herbert A Donovan Jr and the Rt Rev David B Joslin former Assisting Bishops in the diocese Mrs Emma Warren Secretary of Convention moved that greetings be sent to retired bishops assisting bishops who served in the Diocese of New Jersey and members of the clergy who were unable to be present due to illness The motion was seconded and passed Keynote Speaker Bishop Councell introduced the Rt Rev Michael B Curry Bishop of North Carolina Bishop Curryrsquos Keynote Address is available in its entirety in audio version on CD and in video version on DVD upon request to the Diocese Companion Diocese The Rev Canon Servio Moscoso Chair of the Companion Diocese Committee offered greetings from the Diocese of Ecuador Central and called on Deacon Emily Holman Secretary of the Companion Diocese Committee to present the following Resolution The Companion Diocese Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey proposes the following Resolution on the entering into a companion relationship with the Diocese of Ecuador Central and a prayer relationship with the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral

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Convention Minutes continued Whereas at the request of Bishop Councell the Committee set about the investigation of a companion relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central and

Whereas in furtherance of that request the following members of the Committee traveled to Ecuador from April 7 to April 14 2008 Rev Servio Moscoso (Chair) Rev Pedro Guzman Vincent Tortorello and John Ackerman and

Whereas those Committee members met with The Right Reverend Wilfrido Ramos Bishop of the Diocese of Ecuador Central and with members of the Companion Diocese Committee of the Diocese of Ecuador Central and had a full discussion of matters spiritual and temporal regarding a companion diocese relationship between the two Dioceses and

Whereas the aforesaid Committee members also visited parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Ecuador Central and were warmly received throughout said Diocese and

Whereas the Committee after due deliberation has reached the conclusion to support the companion relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central as beneficial to both Dioceses and

Whereas during the Committeersquos visit to Ecuador discussions were had between Rev Moscoso and Mr Tortorello and The Right Reverend Alfredo Morante of the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral regarding a prayer relationship between the two Dioceses which discussions were also fruitful and collegial

Be It Therefore Resolved

That the Committee hereby recommends that a Companion Relationship between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Central be entered into for a period of three years and

That the Committee further recommends that a three year prayer relationship be entered into between the Diocese of New Jersey and the Diocese of Ecuador Litoral at the same time and

That the Committee requests that this resolution be presented to the appropriate entities of the Diocese of New Jersey for their action and approval and

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That the Committee expresses its thanks to Bishop Councell for his assistance and encouragement throughout this process The Resolution was passed Canon Moscoso presented Bishop Councell with the flag of Ecuador Central Special Resolution The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish presented the following Special Resolution Whereas St Paulrsquos Bound Brook and St Stephenrsquos Florence celebrate the Sesquicentennial of their organization in 1859 and Christ Church Palmyra celebrates the 125th anniversary of its organization in 1884 and

Whereas The Rev Canon James E Purdy celebrates the 70th anniversary of his canonical residence the Rev Walter J Moreau celebrates his 50th anniversary of canonical residence and the Rev Canon Bruce A Weatherly celebrates the 50th anniversary of canonical residence

Be it therefore resolved that the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey assembled in Wildwood tenders congratulations to the clergy and congregation of the churches in Bound Brook Florence and Palmyra and to the clergy celebrating anniversaries wishing them heartfelt good wishes of this assembly and Godrsquos blessing in the years ahead Canon Fish moved the resolution It was seconded and passed The Resolutions Committee Report Paul Ambos Esq Chair of the Committee on Resolutions presented the Resolutions Committee Report Document 38 The Statements in Support by the proposers are omitted here but can be found in the Final Report of the Committee Document 38 On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-1 on the subject of 2009 General Convention Support of Seminarians Be It Resolved That the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey join with its Deputies to General Convention in submitting the following

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resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009 TITLE Financial Support for Seminarians

Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance provide funding for the next triennium to underwrite the mounting costs of theological education by providing needs-based scholarships for Episcopal Seminarians and be it further Resolved That said funds be administered and distributed to needy seminarians through the existing Scholarship Program of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) said Society having an established record of 151 years of experience in administering scholarship grants to Episcopal seminarians and be it further Resolved That the General Convention direct SIM to report annually to the Executive Council on this work and its effectiveness in meeting the needs of the future ordained leaders of this Church and that the Executive Council in turn provide a full report to the 77th General Convention and be it further Resolved That the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation in the amounts of $100000 in year one $150000 in year two and $200000 in year three for the implementation of this resolution

EXPLANATION The cost of three years of seminary can range from $51000 to over $100000 depending upon family circumstances and ones choice of seminaries About half of our seminarians struggle under the burden of debt most of which is educational debt The Society for the Increase of the Ministry reported in autumn 2007 that some 42 of the graduating 2008 class will have incurred an estimated indebtedness of $62000 which will amount to about $12000 per year against a median postgraduation income of $45500 SIM also reports a declining enrollment of students in the Master of Divinity degree programs at Episcopal seminaries (a decrease of 25 over the last three academic

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years) reportedly related to the level of incurred student indebtedness The high cost of seminary education and the threat of debilitating debt limits diversity among our seminary student bodies and limits the placement opportunities for ordinands to those congregations which pay better than others This funding schedule is intended to bring the support from the General Convention budget to a level matching the annual grants committed by SIM ($225000 for the academic year 2008-09)

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joan MP Anders Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention

Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Resolution was passed

On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-2 on the subject of the Liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Be it Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey commend to the diocese and congregations the optional celebration of a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and of an understanding of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it

Further Resolved That the Liturgical Advisory Committee of the Diocese be encouraged to study materials on the Creation Season and make them available to congregations and be it

Further Resolved That the Diocesan Convention propose the following resolution to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in 2009

TITLE Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Resolved the House of __________________ concurring That the 76th General Convention establish a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St Francisrsquo Day to Advent for the purpose of affirming

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the sacredness of Godrsquos creation of spreading hope about Godrsquos reconciling work in creation and an under-standing of environmental stewardship and ecological justice and be it further

Resolved That the General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to develop prayers and other liturgical materials celebrating a Pentecost Season Creation Cycle for inclusion in the next edition of the Book of Occasional Services and that it report its work to the 77th General Convention

EXPLANATION God the Creator has made the universe with all its marvelous order its atoms planets galaxies and the Earth with its infinite complexity of living creatures Our Gracious God has filled all living creatures with plenteousness and generativity and has blessed human beings with the task of the stewardship of the creation upon Earth Traditional Anglicanism has observed the beauty of the Creation over the centuries by celebrating the octave of Rogation and has commended this practice in its foundational documents and continuing liturgical traditions Since 1991 many Episcopal Churches in the United States have celebrated a Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season to honor God the Creator with worship music and praise for these gifts of life This practice has spread to churches and cathedrals in the Episcopal Church and also to Australia where it has become a national religious observance In June of 2008 the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams joined ecumenical leaders in England in calling for the celebrating of a liturgical period annually in all churches of the United Kingdom to be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change In affirming the Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season the Episcopal Church would be taking leadership in the Anglican Communion in the promotion of this important liturgical innovation

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SUBMITTED BY The Revd Dr Franklin Vilas Interim Rector St Markrsquos Basking Ridge the Revd Joan MP Anders Rector Christ Church Toms River individually and as Chair on behalf of the Diocese of New Jersey Deputation to General Convention the Revd Sheelagh Clarke Assistant St Pauls Church Westfield the Revd Margaret Hodgkins Rector St Andrews Church New Providence the Revd Jeffrey Kirk Rector Church of the Atonement Laurel Springs the Revd Lisa Mitchell Rector Christ Church Shrewsbury the Revd C John Thompson-Quartey Rector St Marys-by-the-Sea Point Pleasant Beach the Revd Richard C Wrede Rector Christ Church Riverton and the Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Rev Arthur Powell moved to amend the resolution by deleting the first further resolved paragraph which amendment was accepted as a friendly amendment by the Revd Dr Franklin Vilas on behalf of the proposers The resolution was then passed as so amended

Mr Ambos noted that Resolution 2009-3 was withdrawn by the proposers who have instead endorsed Resolution 2009-2

On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-4 on the subject of The Merciful and Humane Treatment of Gods Creatures

Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support the humane and merciful treatment of all of Godrsquos Creatures with specific concern as to (a) actions that can lead to the extinction of species of animals in the wild and (b) housing and treatment of domestic animals that are grown for our food and be it

Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of the most vulnerable of animal life and be it

Further Resolved That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally friendly actions

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SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The resolution was passed On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-5 on the subject of Environmental Justice Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey support an environmentally just treatment of all in Godrsquos Creation especially children indigenous peoples and the economically marginalized and be it Further Resolved That the Diocese direct the Environmental Commission to provide information to educate our parishes about decisions that would affect the lives and health of all of us and disproportionately the most vulnerable persons in our society and be it Further Resolved That each congregation be encouraged to refer this resolution to their outreach committee or other such venue in order to educate and disseminate information to their members and encourage environmentally just actions SUBMITTED BY The Revd Joseph R Parrish Jr on behalf of the Environmental Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal The Resolution was passed On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-67 on the subject of Financial Reports for Diocesan Trusts Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey direct the Trustees of the six trust funds of the Diocese named in Canon 13 to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That Convention direct the members of the Diocesan Council to prepare forthwith full and complete financial reports for the years 2007 and 2008 covering both the capital accounts and the income

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accounts of each and every trust fund for which they have fiduciary responsibility and be it Further Resolved That those sections of the reports that show the disbursements from the income accounts of each fund provide sufficient detail to demonstrate that the funds were expended in a manner that is in accordance with the stated purposes and restrictions set forth in the trust documents by which the trusts were established and be it Further Resolved That copies of these reports be distributed promptly to every member of the clergy canonically resident in the Diocese and to each congregation of the Diocese

SUBMITTED BY The Revd Elmer L Sullivan The Resolutions Committee Report was interrupted to receive the report of the First Ballot Results of the First Ballot Deacon Hain reported the results of the first ballot Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term Total Ballots 516 Clergy Votes Cast 170 Clergy majority 86 Lay Votes Cast 346 Lay majority 174

Clergy Lay The Rev Joanna D Graham 85 199 The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III 85 147 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office B Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Lay Member 4-year term 1 Lay Member 1-year term Total Ballots 480 Clergy Votes Cast 157 Clergy majority 79 Lay Votes Cast 323 Lay majority 162

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Clergy Lay Deborah Kirk 116 239 Sylvia Temmer 41 84 Bishop Councell declared Deborah Kirk elected for a 4-year term and Sylvia Temmer elected for a 1-year term Office C Diocesan Council 3 Clergy Members 3-year terms Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes The Rev Joanna E George Dcn 286 The Rev Paul A Van Sant 289 The Rev Dr Patrick R Close 267 The Rev Brian K Burgess 306 The Rev Valerie L Balling 361 Bishop Councell declared the Rev Valerie L Balling the Rev Brian K Burgess and the Rev Paul A Van Sant elected Office D Diocesan Council 3 Lay Members 3-year terms Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes Morris Anderson 388 Cheryl D Browne 376 Noreen Duncan 393 John B Ackerman Jr 352 Bishop Councell declared Noreen Duncan Morris Anderson and Cheryl D Browne elected Office F Cathedral Chapter (Vote for 2) 2 Lay Members 3-year terms 1 Lay Member 1-year term Total Ballots 474 Votes Necessary to Elect 238 Votes Dorothy Spolarich 348

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Naomi M Cressman 288 Nancy H Miller 312 Bishop Councell declared Dorothy Spolarich and Nancy H Miller elected for 3-year terms and Naomi M Cressman elected for a 1-year term Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Total Ballots 493 Votes Necessary to Elect 247 Votes Bruce Brand 144 Katherine F Lowry 215 Kenneth L MacRitchie 134 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Total Ballots 480 Votes Necessary to Elect 241 Votes Elizabeth H Papp 167 Stephen P DeBaun 106 Thomas J Scott 207 Bishop Councell declared there was no election Office P Trial Court - 4 Clergy Members 3-year terms 1 year as a member 2 years as alternate Total Ballots 488 Votes Necessary to Elect 245 Votes The Rev John C Belmont 455 The Rev Kenneth A Gluckow 376 The Rev J Connor Haynes 310 The Rev Dr Wayne L Smith 432 The Rev Sheelagh A Clarke 379

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Bishop Councell declared the Rev John C Belmont the Rev Dr Wayne L Smith the Rev Sheelagh A Clarke and the Rev Kenneth A Gluckow elected U ndash Question 1 Total Ballots 478 Votes Necessary 240 Votes Yes 438 No 40 Bishop Councell declared Implementing Resolution I of the Constitution and Canons Committee Report passed Second Ballot Deacon Hain gave the balloting instructions for the second ballot The second ballot was cast The Resolutions Committee Report (continued) Mr Ambos stated that Resolution 2009-6 and 2007 as contained in the Preliminary Report of the Committee were combined and are presented in the Final Report as Resolution 2009-67 Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal

Bishop Councell read Rule XIII of the Rules of Order on Referrals

Subject matter coming before Convention may be referred at any time prior to a vote to an appropriate Board Committee Commission or Agency at the discretion of the President with a direction to report either at the same session of the Convention or a future meeting

As President of Convention Bishop Councell referred Resolution 2009-67 to the Finance and Budget Committee for consideration to report back to the 226th Annual Convention On behalf of the Committee Mr Ambos moved Resolution 2009-9 on the subject of 2009 General Convention Affirmation of Canonical Process

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Be It Resolved That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey submit the following resolution for consideration at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held in Anaheim California in July 2009

TITLE Affirming the Canonical Process

Resolved the House of ____________ concurring That the 76th General Convention affirm the canonical commitment to full access by members of this Church to the discernment process for any ministry lay or ordained (Canon III 12ndash3) and be it further

Resolved That this Convention affirm the existing canonical process for the election consents and ordination of a bishop in this Church in which the Christ-centered manner of life of candidates and later bishops-elect is tested by the theological moral and psychological concerns of this Church understanding that determination of the appropriateness of such election and subsequent consents and ordination includes concerns for the challenges such election may present to members of this church or of other churches in the Anglican Communion and be it further

Resolved That this Convention continue its pledge to engage in a process of healing and reconciliation with member churches of the Anglican Communion who have declared themselves in a state of impaired communion with this Church and be it further

Resolved That the content of this resolution supersede the content of Resolution B033 of the 75th General Convention

EXPLANATION The existing canons of The Episcopal Church are intended to be comprehensive and contain all processes and provisions that are to be used for the discernment of vocation for the episcopate The canons have no restrictions on non-celibate gay and lesbian persons and specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation Therefore B033 contradicts these canons by imposing an extra-canonical restraint (cf Title III Canon 11 and Title III Canon 1 Section 2) Resolutions such as B033 and its extra-canonical restraints are non-binding resolutions are strong recommendations A recommendation that is in

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conflict with a canon does not require compliance and needs to be rescinded in order that it does not offer opportunity and justification for those seeking to act outside canon law SUBMITTED BY The Oasis Taskforce of the Diocese of New Jersey The Revd Teresa Suruda the Revd Cipher Deavours the Revd Robert Counselman Ms Kathy Foley the Revd Kristen Foley Mr Theodore Foley Ms Lyn Headley-Deavours and the Revd Susan Norris Mr Ambos noted that Resolution 2009-8 had been submitted after the January 15 deadline for the reasons set forth in the Final Report and thus would require a two-thirds vote of Convention to come before Convention The President of Convention called for a vote and the resolution received the required 23 vote of Convention Mr Ambos noted that the Resolutions Committee had made no recommendation as to this proposal Discussion was held A motion was made seconded and passed to call the question The resolution was passed Mr Ambos thanked the members of the Committee on Resolutions for their work Results of the Second Ballot Deacon Hain reported the results of the second ballot Office A Standing Committee (Vote by Orders) 1 Clergy Member 4-year term Total Ballots 500 Clergy Votes Cast 153 Clergy majority 77 Lay Votes Cast 347 Lay majority 174

Clergy Lay The Rev Joanna D Graham 82 217 The Rev Frank B Crumbaugh III 71 130 Bishop Councell declared the Rev Joanna Graham elected Office L Diocesan Investment Trust 1 Member Clergy or Lay 4-year term Total Ballots 503 Votes Necessary to Elect 252 Votes Bruce Brand 125 Katherine F Lowry 283 Kenneth L MacRitchie 95

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Bishop Councell declared Katherine Lowry elected Office O Diocesan Review Committee 1 Lay Member 3-year term Total Ballots 504 Votes Necessary to Elect 253 Votes Elizabeth H Papp 125 Stephen P DeBaun 78 Thomas J Scott 301 Bishop Councell declared Thomas J Scott elected This concluded the balloting

Clerical Compensation Report Mr Martin Nelson Chair of the Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation reported that the objective of the commission consisting of 12 members 6 clergy and 6 lay members elected by the Diocesan Convention is to assure that all clergy are adequately and correctly compensated They monitor compliance of salary social security offset continuing education professional expenses allowance health and life insurance and housing allowance including housing equity contributions The Commission makes recommendations to the Convention on compensation matters but the Convention has the ultimate approval Mr Nelson presented the following resolutions (1) Resolved The salary grid in effect for the year 2009 shall remain unchanged for the year starting January 1 2010 Mr Nelson moved the resolution on behalf of the Commission The resolution was passed (2) Resolved That all other compensation components for 2010 remain at the 2009 levels Mr Nelson moved the resolution on behalf of the Commission The resolution was passed Mr Nelson continued that at last yearrsquos Convention Bishop Councell asked the Commission to study develop and make a sabbatical policy recommendation to the Standing Committee for full-time clergy residing in the Diocese At first the lay members were skeptical since sabbaticals

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are virtually unknown in the private sector of the economy they are mostly a benefit in the education sector The clergy members put forth strong arguments that a sabbatical would renew and refresh the clergy physically emotionally and spiritually and when they returned to their congregations they would bring new energy and ideas back with them The Commission did vote as to whether or not to develop a sabbatical policy and though the vote was not unanimous the majority agreed to follow the Bishoprsquos request The Commission looked at sabbatical polices from other Episcopal dioceses and from the Lutheran Church and it developed a Draft Sabbatical Leave Policy for information and discussion which is contained in the Commissions written Report Document 10 that they felt is fair both to the clergy and to congregations While this is possibly the worst year to present a new clergy benefit the Commission believes that the economy will improve in the next several years so that clergy can avail themselves of a sabbatical leave We ask that those churches that do not have an agreement with their clergy regarding a sabbatical study our proposed policy and open a dialog with their clergy for a sabbatical sometime in the future As this is Mr Nelsonrsquos last year on the commission he thanked all of the current members for their hard work this past year He has had the pleasure of serving with wonderful dedicated people both lay and clergy during his many years on the Commission He has enjoyed coming to this convention to see many old friends from the past He asked that you keep individuals serving on the commission in your prayers because their work is vitally important to the well-being of the diocese Budget Mr Reginald Whitman Treasurer of the Diocese referred deputies to Financials Exhibit I The Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010 On behalf of the Finance and Budget Committee Diocesan Council and the Financial Office of the Diocese Mr Whitman moved the adoption of the Revised Preliminary Budget for 2009 The motion was passed On behalf of the Finance and Budget Committee Diocesan Council and the Financial Office of the Diocese Mr Whitman moved the Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2010 The motion was passed

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Fair Share Partners The Rev Philip Kasey Chair of the Fair Share Committee noted that one investment where the results have been consistently strong is the investment wersquove all made in our church Our church is alive and well the Body of Christ fully functioning faithfully using all the gifts we can gather Our parents invested in it and our children will be able to invest in it Our grandparents invested in it and it will still be here for our grandchildren to invest in it Itrsquos been here and it will be here Somehow the Body of Christ never finds a way to stop growing Father Kasey asked deputies to consider investing heavily today and every day In these times of economic calamity he asked everyone to go back to their vestries and encourage them to join by investing in our diocese The budget we just passed the one with the huge deficit in it What could be better than to surprise Bishop Councell by shrinking that deficit By investing more money than we think is reasonable in our diocese Letrsquos free up some of those bad investments and back a sure thing for a change Itrsquos really the only reasonable way to deal with times of great trial To put our faith in what has brought us through every other trial wersquove ever been through Our church Bishop Councell wants to create some jobs but since theyrsquore non-paying jobs that are going to take people away from the ministry theyrsquore already doing I want to put those men and women out of work before they even get started These people are the yet-to-be named members of what Irsquom going to call the Triage Task Force mdash a brain trust to be given the task of finding out how to cut at least half a million dollars out of the 2010 budget Do you really want less help with filling vacancies in your parishes and missions when your priest retires or answers another call Do you really want to cut back on administrative and Episcopal assistance available to Bishop Councell Is that what we want him to have returned from sabbatical for Less help Maybe yoursquod rather even less communication than we can afford now or to take a swipe at the budget of our amazing Youth Ministry If so then let this group convene Let whoever these people are going to be leaving their productive ministries aside for a few months so they can come together in Trenton to go to work with scissors and sharp pencils Father Kasey noted that he would rather invest in our church than work on diminishing it Itrsquos the one investment opportunity where past

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performance really does serve as a reliable predictor of future results Because rather than the wild fluctuations of the financial markets your investment in our church fluctuates in a very predictable way Life Death Resurrection No itrsquos not win-win but that loss in the middle is fully redeemable So letrsquos surprise Bishop Councell and keep him smiling and invest as heavily as we possibly can more even ask for even more than you already have As Paul says to the Galatians ldquoUse your freedom to serve one another in love mdash thatrsquos how freedom growsrdquo Not by fearfully embracing apparent scarcity and anxiety but by foolishly faithfully investing in Resurrection Rather than mourning our losses now is the chance for us brothers and sisters fellow fools in Christ to shore up the very foundation we stand on and invest in following the footsteps of our Lord who in his mercy makes New Jersey new Right onward revive us again Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Terrence Rosheuvel Chair reported that the Anti-Racism Commission continues to be guided by the vision adopted in 2001 The Commission oversaw development and activities of the Anti-Racism Team (ART) and organized anti-racism training events introductory parish and search committee training within the diocese as well as offering training to Diocesan executive staff officials elected to leading commissions and committees in the diocese and candidates in the School for Deacons Father Rosheuvel encouraged everyone to make a personal commitment to end the sin of racism in our diocese He invited deputies to visit the Commissionrsquos booth in the exhibit area He thanked Bishop Councell for his support of the Commission Property Matters Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq Chancellor reported on issues surrounding church property The Constitution and Canons as well as New Jersey Statutes specify certain actions regarding property For example mortgaging selling or leasing property for more than one year requires the consent of the Bishop and Standing Committee He warned of litigation in cases where this consent was not given Standing Committee meets monthly except July and August so vestries contemplating such transactions should plan accordingly Two documents are on the Diocesan website regarding leasing property

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and disposing of property wwwnewjerseyanglicanorgDioceseCommitteesStandCommindexhtml Darfur Committee The Rev Hugh Brown III Chair offered a prayer He noted that the Committee submitted a written report to Convention Their charge was set forth at Convention 2008 and the members are very much looking forward to working together Ministry to the Imprisoned Deacon Johnine Byrer Chair of the Ministry to the Imprisoned reported that this newly appointed group has met and are very excited about their ideas to bring the love and hope of Christ into the men and women in the jails and prisons There are 14 prisons in New Jersey 13 of them are in the Diocese of New Jersey Adding our Ministry to the Imprisoned on the Diocesan website is an easy and favorable way to educate those in the parishes who want to get involved Bishop Councell added that this ministry is absolutely essential He has had the privilege of visiting the prisoners with Deacon Byrer and will continue to do so in the future Introductions Ms Constance White reported on the work of the Committee on the Priesthood She noted that several years ago after we introduced that yearrsquos group of postulants and candidates that Father Belmont asked you to observe that while there was diversity of gender there was no diversity in ethnic background and asked for your help in bringing about change In just a few moments you will see that what you saw that day and during every Diocesan Convention since there has been no change We ask you again to help bring diverse ethnic backgrounds to the priests we raise up from our congregations The Rev Jack Belmont acknowledged the people in the ordination process

Postulants for Ordination to the Priesthood

Amy Cornell Trinity Church Cranford Edwin Chinery St Lukersquos Metuchen Robert Fitzpatrick St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson

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Lisa Hoffman St Peterrsquos Freehold Susan Ironside St John-on-the-Mountain Bernardsville Kevin Olds St Johnrsquos Somerville The Rev Toribio Rodriguez Church of the Good Shepherd Rahway Maria Sanzo St Raphaelrsquos Brick

Candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood

Stephanie Shockley St Maryrsquos Haddon Heights

The Rev Linda Moeller introduced the members of the School for Deacons

Class of 2009

Rose Broderick St Marks Keansburg Christopher Cox Grace St Pauls Mercerville Susan Cushinotto Holy Trinity Ocean City Judith Krom Christ Church Toms River David Lawson-Beck Trinity Church Princeton Joseph Sweeney St Andrews Mount Holly Carmen Viola Atonement Laurel Springs

The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury acknowledged clergy who have retired since the 224th Convention

RETIRING CLERGY IN 2008

The Rev James C McReynolds April 1 2008 The Rev Richard A D Benedict April 1 2008 The Rev Janet Hill Johnson April 1 2008 The Rev Susan B P Norris August 1 2008 The Rev Harroldean Ashton September 1 2008 The Rev G Richard Civalier September 1 2008 The Rev John Charles Powell September 1 2008 The Rev Barbara A D Jensen Dcn September 7 2008 The Rev Charles N Lochner October 11 2008 The Rev John Rodney Croes October 31 2008

RETIRING CLERGY IN 2009

The Rev Denise P Mantell January 1 2009 The Rev Molly Dale Smith January 1 2009

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After closing announcements Bishop Councell declared that the Convention would be in recess until 1130 am tomorrow morning following the morning workshops The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain closed the session with prayer Saturday February 28 2009 Convention resumes morning session The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Convention Chaplain opened the session with prayer at 1130 am Right Onward Visioning Committee A video presentation of the Vision initiative welcoming through inclusion was shown The Video portrayed successful examples of welcoming and inclusion activities in our diocese As the Convention deputies viewed these examples they were encouraged to use these ideas to help with welcoming and inclusion in their own ministry settings The Convention deputies were also encouraged to send in ideas that promoted ministry growth to the visioning committee so that ideas could be part of a resource for other congregations Province II Report Canon Charles Perfater Province II Coordinator brought greetings from our Province II family The Rt Rev Prince Singh is now the Bishop of Rochester The electing Convention for a Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Long Island is scheduled for March 21 2009 Lambeth Reflections was held last fall at Trinity Cathedral Eleven bishops were present and shared their experience at Lambeth This event was very well received The Diocese of Haiti is receiving support from dioceses in Province II Most current attention is being centered on the 76th General Convention to be held July 8-17 2009 in Anaheim California and the Provincial Synod which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany May 7-8 2009 Next yearrsquos Convocation will be held May 6-7 2010 in Syracuse Board of Missions The Rt Rev Sylvestre Romero Chair of the Board of Missions introduced the members of the Board of Missions Bishop Romero reviewed the deployment activities in the mission congregations Bilingual and multi-lingual worship resources have been and continue to

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be developed to assist in expanding Hispanic and other cultural ministries In 2007 Diocesan Council and the Board of Missions agreed on three priorities for mission assistance in the future

1 Truly missionary work in developing new congregations or reaching out to new constituencies

2 Assisting a formerly vibrant church recover from some recent trauma

3 Assisting two or more churches in developing plans for yoking regional ministry or merger

The Board of Missions is considering further restrictions on distributing assistance grants as an overall strategy for supporting the mission of the church is developed The Board is increasingly seeing its role as supporting those churches that are bringing the Good News of Christ to their communities and less as one of supporting social service programs offered by churches Assistance in the amount of $318523 was granted to mission churches in 2008 The list is available in the Board of Missions Report to Convention Document 17 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons Paul Ambos Esq Chair of the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons presented Part II of the report With the passage on second reading of the Constitutional amendment allowing for voting rights for certain clergy of other denominations to the extent provided by canon an appropriate amendment to the canons is called for Canon 2 Section 1 governs clergy voting rights in diocesan conventions It currently provides SECTION 1 The Ecclesiastical Authority one week before the date set for any meeting of the Convention shall certify to the Secretary the names of all clergy canonically resident in the Diocese annexing the names of their respective cures or stations or engagements specifying those who have been ordained or received in the Diocese within the year immediately preceding with the dates of their ordination or reception from which list the Secretary shall prepare in conformity with the constitution a roll of all the clergy entitled to votes or seats in the Convention

Should any dispute arise as to the status of any member of the clergy it shall be referred to a special committee appointed by the President which shall report on each case immediately and the

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action of the Convention thereon shall not be called in question during the same session He explained that for priests ordained in TEC as reflected in the first paragraph of Diocesan Canon 2 Section 1 the right to vote in Diocesan Convention is keyed to canonical residence Clergy canonically resident outside the Diocese of New Jersey are permitted to serve here as interims assistant priests or temporary priests-in-charge without transferring residence to the diocese and thus gaining the right to vote here The Committees position is that non-TEC priests should not be given greater voting rights than TEC priests Accordingly he moved the following Implementing Resolution II on behalf of the Committee Resolved That Section 1 of Canon 2 of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to insert a new second paragraph to read as follows

The Ecclesiastical Authority shall at the same time also certify the names of all members of the clergy ordained by bishops of churches in communion with The Episcopal Church who are serving as vicars within the Diocese under certificate issued pursuant to Episcopal Church Canon III102(a)(i) who shall also be entitled to have seat and vote at the Convention annexing the names of their respective congregations and the date of their certification to serve in the Diocese

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part III of the report Dr Jim Sullivan has proposed the lifting of a restriction on reelection to the Standing Committee by those members elected to fill a partial term Article VII Section 1 of the Constitution provides in pertinent part

the successors of those whose terms expire as aforesaid shall be elected for a term of four years No members elected by the Convention shall be eligible to succeed themselves

Section 3 of the same Article provides The Standing Committee shall have power to fill vacancies which may occur in their own body or in any body elected or appointed by Convention until the next annual meeting of Convention unless otherwise provided for by articles of this Constitution Canons adopted thereunder or special acts taken by Convention

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When a vacancy occurs the Standing Committee can fill the vacancy until the next Convention at which time the Convention elects a member to fill the unexpired portion of the four-year term Under Section 1 such persons are not eligible to be elected to a full term upon the expiration of the partial term Dr Sullivans proposal is to change this section to allow such persons to run The Committee recommends against such a change for the reasons set forth in our Report On behalf of Dr Sullivan Mr Ambos moved Implementing Resolution III noting that the Committee recommended that it be defeated Resolved That the fifth sentence of Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended to read as follows (added language underlined) No members elected by the Convention for a full term shall be eligible to succeed themselves

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos presented Part IV of the report seeking to amend diocesan canons to refer to The Episcopal Church and its canons by removing the term national which has been pointed out by Canon John Wood Goldsack Esq as inappropriate On behalf of the Committee he moved the following Implementing Resolution IV Resolved That the following Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

Canon 14 Section 1 second sentence The purpose of the Budget is to enable the Diocese to carry on ministries provide support to the Diocesan Congregations meet its obligation to the national The Episcopal Church and finance its administration

Canon 16 Section 1(a) A tithe which shall be ten percent of each Diocesan Congregations Income Base shall be requested to support the basic obligations of the Diocese which shall include the cost of supporting the Bishop the diocesan staff and facilities legal and insurance requirements direct support payments to mission congre-gations funding for social and ethnic ministries gatherings in the Diocese and of the church and an amount equal to a tithe of total Fair Share Pledges to the Domestic and Foreign

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Missionary Society (the National The Episcopal Church) Each Diocesan Congregation shall pay its tithe unless for good cause prevented

Canon 16 Section 1(b) second sentence Such mission and ministry shall include all programmatic activities and ministries that are not included in Section 1(a) support for the development of clergy the amount by which the asking from the national church The Episcopal Church exceeds the amount allocated in Section 1(a) and such other initiatives as are approved by the Bishop and the Diocesan Council or by the Convention Canon 16 Section 2 first sentence By March 1 of each year each Diocesan Congregation shall submit an annual Parochial Report for the prior year to the Diocese as required by national canons Canons of The Episcopal Church

Canon 67 Section 1 first sentence There shall be a Diocesan Review Committee for the Diocese consisting of four lay persons and five clergy persons each to be elected for staggered three-year terms by the Convention of the Diocese to have such responsibilities as may be provided for by canon including the responsibilities set forth in National Canon IV3 of The Episcopal Church

Canon 67 Section 1 last sentence Any vacancy caused by reason of death incapacity resignation or any disqualification under National Canon IV1413 of The Episcopal Church must be promptly filled by the Standing Committee of the Diocese from a qualified person of the same order to serve until the next meeting of the Convention at which time an election will take place to fill the balance of any unexpired term together with the election of full-term members

Canon 73 Section 2(a) Every Minister in charge of a Congregation or if there be no such Minister a Warden thereof shall prepare annually for the year ending December 31st preceding a report of the Congregation upon the form as provided by National Canon I61 of The Episcopal Church and shall send the said report not later than March 1st to the Bishop

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Canon 74 Section 2 In accordance with the provisions of National Canon I71(j) of The Episcopal Church all churches in the Diocese shall set the compensation for all clergy employees according to a fiscal year that begins on January 1

Canon 75 Section 4 Following each meeting of the General Convention the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons must (a) review any changes to National Canons of The Episcopal Church approved by such meeting and (b) propose to the next diocesan Convention amendments to Diocesan Canons so as to conform them to such changes in National Canons of The Episcopal Church

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part V of the report filling a request by Canon Kep Short Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese to correct terminology in the canon governing the Diocesan Youth Council (formerly the Diocesan Youth Commission) He moved Implementing Resolution V Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 10 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 10

Diocesan Youth Commission Council

The Diocesan Youth Commission Council shall be entitled to seat voice and vote at Diocesan Convention The Youth Commission Council shall elect three persons who are at least 16 years of age and who are communicants in good standing of a parish within the Diocese to serve as deputies to Diocesan Convention The President and Secretary of the Youth Commission Co-Chairs of the Youth Council or the Director of Youth Ministry shall certify the election of the deputies to the Secretary of Diocesan Convention

The resolution passed Mr Ambos presented Part VI of the report Diocesan Office Manager Ann Notte had brought to the Committees attention a discrepancy between some congregations election practices and the provisions of

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Section 3 of Canon 49 which governs the election of parish officers including Deputies and Alternates to Diocesan Convention The canon requires election of officers to serve for a year following the annual meeting but some congregations have been electing Deputies and Alternates to serve for the second following Diocesan Convention The Committee drafted an amendment to legitimize such a procedure but recommended against its adoption because it is unnecessary If a congregation feels that its annual meeting is too close to the next Diocesan Convention it can change the date of its meeting Accordingly Mr Ambos moved Implementing Resolution VI Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 49 Section 3 be amended by adding the following sentence

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding sentence a congregation whose annual meeting is held between the First Sunday in Advent and the opening of the annual meeting of the Diocesan Convention may provide by bylaw for the election at its meeting of Deputies and alternate Deputies to the second following Diocesan Convention rather than the immediately following Diocesan Convention

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos presented Part VII of the report concerning matters carried over from prior years as to which no action was necessary Mr Ambos presented Part VIII of the report a proposal to amend the first paragraph of Constitution Article II Section 2 to return the provisions governing the vote of bishops from the Canons to the Diocesan Constitution The Revd Elmer L Sullivan has proposed the following amendment to the first paragraph of Article II Section 2 of Constitution of the Diocese (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

The Bishop of the Diocese the Bishop Coadjutor if there be one and Suffragan Bishops if there be any and all other bishops to the extent provided by canon shall each have a seat and vote

Prior to 1996 this sentence had read The Bishop the Bishop Coadjutor and the Suffragan Bishop shall each have a seat and vote It was changed in that year to provide for the adoption of new Canon 11 titled Retired Bishops in Convention which provides A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is

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canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat and vote at the Convention The Diocese had no Suffragan Bishop since 1991 and no Bishop Coadjutor since 1994 the only person to whom the change had been applied was retired Suffragan Bishop Vincent Pettit Fr Sullivans proposal is contained in Document 7A Rather than amending the Constitution the Committee recommends instead expanding the current Canon 11 to cover active bishops other than the Diocesan and at the same time suggests conforming the language for retired bishops to the usual canonical language for granting seat voice and vote in Convention Mr Ambos noted that Assisting Bishops such as Bishop Sylvestre Romero are qualified to vote by virtue of Episcopal Church Canon III128(j) along with other clergy so no special provision for such bishops is needed in diocesan canons Accordingly on behalf of the Committee he moved Implementing Resolution VIII Resolved That Diocese of New Jersey Canon 11 be amended as follows (deletions shown by strikethrough insertions by underline)

CANON 11

Retired Voting Rights of Bishops Other than Diocesan

Bishops in Convention Any Bishops Suffragan or Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese shall have seat voice and vote at the Convention A Bishop who shall have retired as a bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey and who is canonically residing within the Diocese shall be entitled to a voice seat voice and vote at the Convention

The resolution passed Mr Ambos noted that Part IX another proposal by Fr Sullivan was withdrawn and does not require action by Convention Mr Ambos presented Part X of the report Fr Sullivan had voiced procedural and substantive objections to the amendment to the Constitution that was confirmed on the first ballot today He proposes that that amended fourth paragraph of Constitution Art II sect 2 be replaced by the following language

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the

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clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention Provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

Fr Sullivans rationale for this proposal is set forth also in Document 7A The Committee has reviewed this proposal and recommends against its adoption because (a) it applies only to ELCA clergy only and not to clergy of any of the other churches with which The Episcopal Church is in communion (b) it makes eligibility to vote dependent upon the suf-ferance of the Bishop at the time (c) it would adopt into the Constitution a procedure (certification of the roll of clergy having votes or seats in Diocesan Convention) that is set forth only in Canon (and also changing seats or votes to seats and votes) and (d) it includes a blanket disqualification of these clergypersons from serving on the Standing Committee of the Diocese in the voting-qualification Article of the Constitution rather than in the Article specifying qualifications for office for Standing Committee The Committee questions whether this last disqualification is even necessary or desirable other than to create a second class citizenship among otherwise interchangeable clergy Accordingly the Committee has proposed Implementing Resolution X to enact Fr Sullivans proposal which Mr Ambos moved on behalf of the Committee noting the Committees recommendation that it be defeated Resolved That a fourth paragraph of Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the Diocese of New Jersey be added [or if the proposal in Part I of the Report is adopted then that the existing fourth paragraph be deleted and replaced with a new fourth paragraph] to read as follows

The Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may at the Ecclesiastical Authoritys discretion direct that a member of the clergy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves a congregation of the Diocese of New Jersey be included in the roll of clergy entitled to seats and votes in the Convention provided however that clergy so listed shall not be deemed qualified to serve as members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese

The resolution was defeated Mr Ambos noted that in addition to other matters contained in the Committees main Report for 2009 Document 7 there were timely

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submitted by Fr Elmer L Sullivan some additional proposals that he had asked the Committee to defer reporting on until he had had an opportunity to confer with the Diocesan Council and with Bishop Councell after his return from sabbatical Since Document 7 had been printed when Fr Sullivan had asked that these proposals be reported out they are contained in the Committees Supplementary Report Document 7B as Parts XI and XII of the Committees report Part XI deals with limiting the amount and purposes permitted for loans made from the Capital and Revolving Fund under Canon 21 sect 2 and Part XII would add a new Canon 21 sect 5 to address defaults in loans made by any of the several diocesan loan funds covered by that Canon At this point Bishop Councell as President of Convention referred Parts XI and XII of the Supplementary Report back to the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons for further consideration to report back to the 226th Annual Convention

Mr Ambos noted that this concludes the Committees report for this year and thanked the members of the Committee for their work Trinity Cathedral The Very Rev Reneacute Rory John Dean has had the privilege for the past two years to work with his brothers and sisters in the Diocese of New Jersey as Dean of Trinity Cathedral A handicap ramp was installed thanks to the Oysters and Pearls Committee On Ash Wednesday a member was able to access the chancel using her walker and maintaining a sense of independence Mrs Ruth Councell Chair of the New Jersey chapter of The Episcopal Church and Visual Arts Inc has organized the exhibits at the Cathedral Dean John expressed his appreciation to the diocese for support for the Altar Guild Shop He thanked his wife Andrea John Florine Hunt Regina Zilinski Georgia Koenig Howard Ebersole and other volunteers for staffing the Altar Guild Shop New chairs have been purchased for Synod Hall The Fifth Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for October 12 2009 Bishop Councell presented the Bishoprsquos Cup to Michael Smidley of St Georgersquos Church-by-the-River Rumson winners of the Bishoprsquos Cup last fall At the Cathedral Chapter meeting on February 17 2009 Bishop Councell nominated the following clergy and laity to be named as Honorary Canons of Trinity Cathedral The Chapter approved Bishop Councell introduced the Canons

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The Rev Harroldean Ashton recently retired as Vicar of St Albanrsquos New Brunswick where she served since 1990

The Rev Joan E Fleming Associate St Lukersquos Ewing Rector of Christ Church New Brunswick 1993 ndash 2004

The Rev Elizabeth R Geitz Canon for Ministry Development Diocese of New Jersey 2000 ndash present

The Rev Dr Virginia M Sheay Associate at St Matthewrsquos Pennington and at Trinity Solebury (PA) Rector of St Lukersquos Ewing 1983mdash2001

Deborah Ford Cathedral Choir Director

John Wood Goldsack Esq Chancellor of the Diocese Charles Perfater Treasurer of Trinity Cathedral and Executive Coordinator of Province II of The Episcopal Church

A round of applause was extended and the Canons came forward to be recognized Bishop Councell presented the new Canons with a Diocesan paper weight Property Matters Canon Goldsack presented the following Resolution Resolved that pursuant to NJSA sect 1612ndash16 the Diocese of New Jersey meeting in Convention at Wildwood New Jersey declares the parish known as St Georgersquos Church Helmetta New Jersey to be extinct Canon Goldsack read the relevant text of sect 1612ndash16 of New Jersey Statutes If and when the convention of said church which has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over a parish shall determine that regular church services are no longer maintained by such parish or that the parish no longer elects wardens and a vestry in accordance with its certificate of incorporation said convention may declare such parish extinct and thereupon the corporation having title to the property of said parish shall be thereby dissolved and the property of said parish and all rights and interest of said parish pertaining to property shall vest in the corporation organized to hold in trust property under the control of said convention

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On November 1 2007 the Rector and Wardens of St Georgersquos Church Helmetta New Jersey advised Bishop Councell that they had voted to withdraw from the Diocese of New Jersey and The Episcopal Church On November 19 2007 Bishop Councell went to St Georgersquos and met with the Rector Wardens Vestrymen and parishioners and found that no one from the parish desired to continue a relationship with the Diocese or The Episcopal Church Since that time no services have been held nor officers elected in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of New Jersey The former parish of St Georgersquos acknowledges that the parish property was held in trust for the benefit of the Diocese and The Episcopal Church Bishop Councell and the Standing Committee of the Diocese continue in conversation to determine how best all issues can be resolved pastorally recognizing and respecting the faith and rights of all concerned Canon Goldsack s Resolution was seconded and passed Bishop Councell asked the members of Convention to keep our brothers and sisters of St Georgersquos Helmetta in their prayers Crisis Ministry Bishop Councell introduced the Rev W Jarrett Kerbel Executive Director of Crisis Ministry who grew up in New Jersey in Christ Church New Brunswick His mother is Deacon Carol Kerbel He followed his motherrsquos footsteps into ordained ministry and also followed her into the position at Crisis Ministry Crisis Ministry is a ministry of Trinity Church Princeton and the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton as well as 59 other congregations in Mercer County For almost 30 years Crisis Ministry has been serving the most vulnerable in the community They are now the largest food pantry and largest homeless prevention agency in Mercer County In October 2008 the food pantry assisted 1450 families In 2008 they helped 748 families with homelessness prevention This is a tragic success A crisis that has lasted 30 years is no longer a crisis It is the world as it is Charity is a failed strategy The Gospel is lived in solidarity with the poor or it is not lived at all The job of the church is to lead the world from where it is to where it should be The Church has not done its job Father Kerbel who spends most of his time in Trenton could give a tour of all the empty buildings of the mainline denominations in Trenton These abandoned buildings represent the systematic disinvestment of the church in urban areas We have walked away from the urban world We fled and then we called those days our glory years The suburban

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parishes with the big program wing - that is white flight There is a contradiction because when we moved out and billions of dollars left Trenton and other urban areas we sent back thousands To the problem of disinvestment we responded with charity Charity does not work Charity maintains poverty as it is the sharing of our extra Justice is sharing what is essential Justice provokes massive resistance charity does not Father Kerbel challenges the church because he believes in the church he believes in the Gospel We have everything we need to make a difference We have faith and we have the courage vision and imagination of faith that should be making us leaders on these issues We the Church need to choose to be powerful to build our power and use our power for and with the most vulnerable in our state That is the choice we must makemdashthat is the beginning of change not maintenance We need to move past proclamation Think about developing coalitions and working with others across boundaries When we build relationships we build faith the faith that is the confidence to take risks and trust in Jesusrsquo name The roots of this change will be a renewed spirituality because there is not real change in racist sexist elitist relationships until we change spiritually until we become more committed to the vision Jesus Christ gave us and live into it with real risk and real hope that is manifest in the risks we take Introductions The Rev Canon Elizabeth Geitz recognized Ms Cecilia Alvarez Assistant Deployment Officer and introduced the following clergy Newly Ordained Priests The Rev James Brent Bates The Rev Justin Falciani The Rev Matthew Tucker The Rev Charlotte Wells

Priests in New Cures The Rev Mantelle Bradley Rector Church of St Mark and All Saints Galloway The Rev Hugh Brown Rector All Saintsrsquo Princeton The Rev Lisa Caton Part-Time Chaplain The College of New Jersey The Rev Idalia Craig Rector St Thomasrsquo Glassboro

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The Rev Justin Falciani Priest-in-Charge St Markrsquos-at-the- Crossing Williamstown The Rev Matthew C Fenlon Curate St Lukersquos Gladstone `The Rev William Feus Rector St Bernardrsquos Bernardsville The Rev Peter French Chaplain Princeton University The Rev John F Hartman Dcn Director of Church Relations Seamens Church Institute New York NY The Rev Paul Jeanes III Rector Trinity Church Princeton The Rev C Thomas Meyers Part-Time Priest-in-Charge St Simeonrsquos North Wildwood The Rev Dr John Mitchell Rector Church of the Advent Cape May The Rev Andy Moore Rector St Elizabethrsquos Elizabeth The Rev Ellen C Rutherford Priest-in-Charge St Andrewrsquos Bridgeton and Trinity Church Vineland The Rev Jim Strader Curate St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson The Rev J Matthew Tucker Priest-in-Charge Christ Church Bordentown The Rev Gina Walsh-Minor Priest-in-Charge Trinity Church Cranford The Rev Paul Westman Part-Time Priest-in-Charge St Georgersquos Pennsville The Rev Jack Zamboni Part-Time Vicar St Francisrsquo Dunellen

Interim Clergy in New Cures The Rev Joanna Graham Interim Rector St Peterrsquos Perth Amboy The Rev Dr Jill L McNish Interim Rector St Stephenrsquos Waretown The Rev Reginald Nuamah Part-Time Interim Rector St Paulrsquos Bound Brook The Rev Deborah Piggins Interim Rector Ascension Gloucester The Rev Douglas Reans Interim Rector St Peterrsquos Spotswood The Rev Lois Schembs Interim Rector Grace-St Paulrsquos Mercerville The Rev Marshall Shelly Interim Rector Trinity Church Matawan The Rev Nancy Speck Part-Time Interim Vicar

HolyCommunion Fair Haven The Rev Franklin Skip Vilas Interim Rector St Markrsquos Basking Ridge The Rev Derrick Wedderburn Interim Rector St Maryrsquos Pleasantville Deacons Dcn Catherine Brunson Resigned from St Albanrsquos New Brunswick

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Dcn Robert Turner Assigned to St Lukersquos Metuchen Dcn Debi Clarke Resigned from Christ Church Shrewsbury now serving at St Thomasrsquo Alexandria Dcn Lou DeSheplo Resigned from St Markrsquos-at-the-

Crossing Williamstown now serving at St Thomasrsquo Glassboro

Dcn Barbara Ann Jensen Retired from St Barnabasrsquo Monmouth Junction

Dcn Donald McEwan Deceased Licensed in the Diocese of New Jersey and served in St Stephenrsquos Whiting

Bishop Councell thanked the Convention volunteers He acknowledged the Diocesan House Staff The Rev Canon Lee Powers The Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Canon Wanda V Greene Canon Kep Short Canon Cynthia McFarland The Rev Debi Clarke Dcn Ms Ann Notte Mrs Mary Ann Rhoads Ms Sarah Paige Mr Michael Wilkes Ms Cecilia Alvarez Ms Debbie Crall Mr Ronald Gritz Mr Emanuel Strauss and Mr Curtis Wilson

Annual Reports by Title Bishop Councell requested that the following Annual Reports be received by title Deputies have received these reports by mail or in their Convention packet or they have been made available at the information table Document 5 ndash Companion Diocese Document 6 ndash Diocesan Altar Guild Document 8 ndash Youth Report Document 9 ndash Audit Committee Document 10 ndash Commission on Ministry Document 10A ndash Committee on Priesthood Document 10B ndash Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deacons Document 10C ndash Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation Document 10D ndash Ministry Institute Document 11 ndash Trinity Cathedral Document 13 ndash Insurance Committee Document 14 ndash Planned Giving Document 15 ndash Commission on Ministry with the Disabled Document 16 ndash Diocesan Council Document 17 ndash Parochial Visitations Document 18 ndash 2007 Bishoprsquos Journal

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Document 19 ndash Standing Committee Document 20 ndash Episcopal Church Women Document 21 ndash Reflections on One Year as Dean Document 22 ndash Anti-Racism Commission Document 23 ndash Report of the Historiographer Document 24 ndash Restorative Justice Taskforce ndash Summary Document 24A ndash Restorative Justice Taskforce ndash Documented History Document 25 ndash Canonical Clergy Diocese of New Jersey Document 26 ndash Canonical Churches Diocese of New Jersey Document 27 ndash Bishoprsquos Appointments Statistics I ndash Necrology Statistics II ndash Transfers InOut Statistics III ndash Official Acts A motion to accept these Annual Reports as filed was made seconded and passed Necrology The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury read the Necrology Report for the year 2008 The Rev Dolores A Steele Dcn April 5 2008 The Rev Frederic F Guyott III June 13 2008 Announcements Bishop Councell announced that the Standing Committee will meet immediately after the close of Convention

Deacon Catherine Brunson Chair of the Recovery Ministries Committee announced that winning numbers were drawn for the two baskets displayed at their exhibit table The committee hopes that deputies enjoyed the bottled water donated by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and their Canada Dry Bottler (who even increase the size of each bottle) in Egg Harbor

Adjournment Bishop Councell announced that the 226th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey is scheduled to take place on March 5ndash6 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill The Presiding Bishop will be the keynote speaker and speaker at the WCECW breakfast Motion to adjourn was made seconded and passed

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Bishop Councell and members of Convention offered thanks to our Convention Chaplain the Rev Gretchen Zimmerman Mother Zimmerman offered thanks to the Rev Frank Crumbaugh the Rev Jack Zamboni and the Rev Francis Hebert for their assistance The Rev Gretchen Zimmerman closed with prayer and the singing of Hymn 259 from Hymnal 1940 Fling out the banner whose words were written by George Washington Doane Second Bishop of New Jersey and creator of our motto Right Onward Bishop Councell gave a blessing The Convention stood adjourned at 125 pm Respectfully submitted Mary Ann Rhoads Assistant Secretary

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The Bishoprsquos Address The 225th Annual Meeting of Convention

The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey February 27 2009

My dear friends in Christ I have been to the mountain top On Monday morning November 10 2008 I arrived at Gilmanrsquos Point the second highest peak on Mt Kilimanjaro the highest mountain on the continent of Africa For a little while I stood on ldquothe roof of Africardquo Getting there wasnrsquot easy and it wasnrsquot pretty But it was glorious I made it by the grace of God in the strength of your prayers and with the help of my hiking partner Deacon Dan Fowler and our Tanzanian guides So I begin this my Sixth Address to the Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey with a word of profound thanks to Bishop Romero and the diocesan Staff to the Standing Committee to all of you and to our entire community Thank you for the extraordinary privilege of a sabbatical leave from this office and ministry from mid-October through mid-January Not all of it was as demanding and dramatic as the ascent of Kilimanjaro I also beheld in awesome wonder many other glories of Godrsquos creation in the national parks in that region of Tanzania Later I walked a small section of the pilgrimage route in northern Spain known as the Camino that leads to Santiago de Compostela Hiking the Camino so late in the year proved to be more adventure than I was prepared for so I altered my plans I took the bus But in the end I found Jesus present in the Sacrament exposed in a rather plain side chapel of the Cathedral set apart from the excessive ornamentation of the shrine of St James In the stillness and silence I was blessed I returned home and enjoyed several weeks of reading reflection and rest I celebrated a Christmas with my family unlike any other Christmas in 33 years of ordained ministry Godrsquos grace worked through this sabbatical to refresh my soul renew my vocation and restore my health It was good to lay down for a time what St Paul refers to as his ldquoanxiety for all the churchesrdquo (II Cor 1128) But it is very good to be back I love Jesus I love Jersey and I love being a bishop in this Diocese this Church and Communion at this time I am back and I am stoked My feelings are captured in the words of a young African pastor who wrote ldquoI wonrsquot give up shut up let up until I have stayed up stored up prayed up paid up preached up for the cause of Christ I am a disciple of Jesus I must go till He comes give till I drop preach till all know and work till He stops me And when He comes He will have no problem recognizing mehelliprdquo That is how I intend to serve till He tells me to stop

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Last Sunday we heard the story of the mountain-top experience of Peter James and John ndash known as the Transfiguration of our Lord (Mark 9 2-8 Matt 171-8 Luke 928-36) Now some New Testament commentators argue that the Transfiguration is really a resurrection account that in the course of the transmission of the Gospel migrated from the end to the middle of the story They call it a ldquomisplaced resurrection storyrdquo Whether or not that is a defensible thesis I leave to the scholars But I think itrsquos a perfectly wonderful job description for the Church ldquoJob Number One be a misplaced resurrection storyrdquo The back story is that the so-called sovereigns did their worst on Friday but on Sunday God did His best and a dead man walked out of the tomb and showed his sad weak and frightened friends that the real victory belonged to the real God ndash the God who makes everything glorious From the first light of dawn that day they were so out of their minds with love for Jesus and so stoked with fire of His love they just couldnrsquot be calmed or contained or reasoned with They were so totally in love with Jesus there was no other life to live no other sovereign to serve They had nothing to lose They had already received everything that they needed ldquoYou can have all this worldrdquo they said ldquoGive me Jesusrdquo They woke up every morning and went about living Jesusrsquo life doing Easter stuff and showing the world that He rules And when the lordlets of this world came down on Jesusrsquo friends they didnrsquot feel the nails didnrsquot even see the lions They just kept singing those Easter hymns kept on being a misplaced resurrection appearance They would not be changed There was a man living in a poor neighborhood in a city He pretty much kept to himself But everyday at 300 in the afternoon he would emerge from his apartment walk out into the street and shout ldquoJustice peace reconciliationrdquo Every day like clockwork Finally one of his neighbors got weary of it and confronted him ldquoMan you got to stop this Are you crazy Donrsquot you know you canrsquot change the worldrdquo ldquoMaybe yoursquore rightrdquo said the man ldquoMaybe I canrsquot change the world But I can keep the world from changing merdquo Can we keep the world from changing us changing the agenda of our lives ndash given to us at baptism Can we stay on the job being a misplaced resurrection appearance in the middle of this story Or will we be persuaded to tone it down give it a rest go back inside close the doors of the church and play it safe Are we afraid This is indeed a most challenging time in which you and I are called to bear witness to Christ and to lead our churches and our Diocese in Christrsquos ministry Watching the staggering economic

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Bishoprsquos Address continued developments over the past several months I was reminded of an essay by CS Lewis that was published during World War II and entitled ldquoLearning in Wartimerdquo In it he wrote If you have not directly lost a loved one but rather find yourself dazed shaken and fearful God is saying to you ldquoWake up to your need for me and up to what real security is No military power or technology or human factor can make you safe Only in the very center of my will is there any safety You donrsquot have the human ability to control things You need merdquo If we had foolish hopes about human culture they are now shattered If we thought we were building up a heaven on earth if we looked for something that would turn the present world from a place of pilgrimage into a permanent city satisfying the soulhellip we are disillusioned and not a moment too soon In ordinary times only the wise realize it Now the stupidest of us knows it Now we are hurting right along with the world Our people are losing jobs and savings and homes or are worried about all of that And poor and vulnerable people are even worse off Our churches schools seminaries and outreach programs are all weakened by declines in the value of their assets The neighborhoods where many of our people live and work and worship are in serious decline There is a lot of fear and a world of hurt The most natural thing in the world is to draw back and hold on to what wersquove got But I say to you today this is our moment to be that misplaced resurrection appearance We are a called people We are to walk in the light of the resurrection We know the end of this story We know that wherever the bottom is we cannot fall beyond the reach of our Lord He will raise us up He makes everything glorious That is what he does And we belong to Him So what does that make us We are the preview of coming attractions a dress rehearsal for the coming kingdom That is what we do Who we are shouts so loudly the world cannot hear what we are saying (Emerson) Biographers say that the best way to get to know ndash really know ndash their subject is to have her or his check book and appointment book So what do the budget and the business of this great Diocese of New Jersey tell us First things first We are going right onward with sacrificial giving and leadership for the wider mission of our Church The proposed budget

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calls for the funding of the full asking (215) for The Episcopal Church provides 07 of our income for the Millennium Development Goals meets the full request of the Board of Missions for funding our own mission churches continues to support our Cathedral and has many other features that commend it I hope that you will adopt it It must be said however that in order to fund this budget and its outreach we propose to take a significant proportion of our audited surpluses from previous years and some accumulated earnings from one of our endowments This is a rainy day We are blessed to have these resources to help to get through this year But we need the leadership of what I will call a Task Force on Restructure to examine the options of how we shall do mission together in what most people think will be the lean years ahead I am happy to announce that Ms Kathy OrsquoHagan of St Mark and All Saintsrsquo Galloway and the Rev Jack Zamboni of St Francisrsquo Dunellen have accepted my appointment to serve as Co-Chairs of this body I will ask that they report to Diocesan Council in the fall so that their recommendations will help to shape our budgeting for 2010 and beyond Meanwhile our Staff and diocesan leaders are actively working to decrease our expenses For example this is the last Convention for which Deputies will receive materials in hard copy via surface mail All registration and pre-Convention materials will be sent electronically We are achieving savings in most every expense line in the budget Here I have the honor to recognize Reg Whitman Senior Warden of St Georgersquos-by-the-River Rumson who has just completed his first year as diocesan Treasurer What a year it has been And in case you wondered Reg is standing for election for a second term Well done faithful one and thank you on behalf of a very very grateful Diocese and Bishop Looking beyond the budget what does our diocesan program tell us about who we are Well to borrow a title from the Rev Greg Bezilla our Chaplain to Rutgers University and a leader in the movement to invite more young people to consider a vocation to ordained ministry we are a Church of passion and purpose We need both of course We see plenty of passion around us but to no apparent purpose or to purposes that are not worthy of the Gospel But in the Church we see much that is purposeful (or dutiful at least) but lacking the passion that makes the Churchrsquos mission lively and engaging

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But look at whatrsquos new in New Jersey a Diocese of passion and purpose A ldquoPassion and Purposerdquo Sunday is proposed to be observed on the Third Sunday of Easter April 26 2009 On that day I urge all the clergy to offer preaching teaching testimony and theological reflection on the subject of vocation to the end that youth and young adults are invited to consider a vocation to ordained ministry and everyone is put in mind that their vocation is ldquothe place where your deep gladness and the worldrsquos deep hunger meetrdquo (Frederick Buechner Wishful Thinking A Theological ABC) Lord grant us passion and purpose A new effort to reach out to young adults is underway I know that you will join me in refusing to surrender to the notion that we simply have nothing to hold the attention of young adults from the day after their Confirmation until they are married with children Fr Bezilla and others have better ideas Support them Better yet join them Lord grant us passion and purpose What passion and purpose may be seen in the ongoing life of our Cathedral They continue to serve our Diocese with grace and strength and deep faith in the provision of our God I thank Dean Rene John for his leadership along with that of the Wardens Chapter and Staff Miracles are happening there Lord thank you for passion and purpose I call upon us to rejoice in the growth of so many other congregations across our Diocese including our ministries among Latino people and two churches that will be recognized by this meeting St Peterrsquos Igbo Church Trenton and Christ the King Willingboro We are a growing Church in many places We are trying to grow in most places

Lord thank you for passion and purpose

Someone who has helped us to grow and helped us to recruit support and retain healthy clergy leadership over the past eight and a half years is the Rev Canon Elizabeth R Geitz Canon Geitz has resigned her position effective in May in order to relocate and to explore new ministries We can all be very grateful for the countless ways she has

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enriched and strengthened the ministries of this Diocese We thank you dear Elizabeth Lord thank you for her passion and purpose We have a new Companion Diocese The Rev Canon Servio Moscoso and the Companion Diocese Committee oversaw a gracious conclusion to our nine-year relationship with the Diocese of El Salvador and have helped us to enter into a new companionship with the Diocese of Ecuador Central That diocese will soon receive a new bishop to be elected by our House of Bishops next month One of the nominees is our own Canon Moscoso I ask your prayers for the Diocese facing many difficult challenges and for Servio and Angela

Lord grant them passion and purpose Among other new programs initiated in the past year are the formation of a Committee led by the Rev Dr Hugh Brown Rector of All Saintsrsquo Princeton to help our Diocese respond to the needs of the victims of genocide in Darfur a Committee led by the Rev Deacon Johnine Byrer to coordinate and expand our ministries among the incarcerated a new campus ministry at The College of New Jersey established through the efforts of the Rev Lisa Caton and a reconstituted and revitalized Stewardship Commission under the direction of Charles Perfater Treasurer of our Cathedral and Executive Coordinator of Province II Faithful financial stewardship remains a challenge for us in this Diocese I know of many faithful and effective clergy and lay leaders who are often feel profoundly discouraged that there is not more sacrificial giving of money for the mission of our churches I remind us that the tithe is the minimum standard of giving in this Church Ruth and I have been tithers for 35 years or more We have never claimed that it makes better than anyone else only that it makes us more grateful for all that we have been given by God Stewardship is all that we are and all that we have all of the time There is no spiritual renewal without a new joy in giving I challenge us all to discover the joy of sacrificial giving not because the Church has needs but because we need to give And for this dear Lord grant us passion and purpose All this and Canon Cynthia McFarland is back We give thanks for her restored health and for her renewed ministry as Communications Director I regret that this position was reduced to part-time Canon McFarland will focus on our website and electronic communications See our redesigned web page at newjerseyanglicanorg

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Thank you Lord for her passion and purpose Bishop Romero has arranged for us to receive some help in understanding how our churches and our Diocese can best respond to the needs of undocumented workers many of whom worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this Diocese You are welcome to attend ldquoThe Episcopal Church and Immigration Issuesrdquo led by Ana G White Immigration amp Refugee Policy Analyst at The Episcopal Church Office of Governmental Relations at Cristo Rey Church in Trenton on March 7 2009 from 1000 am to Noon Lord grant us passion and purpose I affirm and support the ministry of Oasis in this Diocese We have worked very hard to respect each other and maintain our bonds of affection with those with whom we disagree on issues of human sexuality No one in this Diocese has been persecuted or excluded because of their views on these matters Let me be clear however I have the deepest gratitude for the Rev Deacon Terry Suruda and the Rev Deacon Cy Deavours and those who work with them in Oasis reaching out to welcome gay and lesbian people into this Church You belong here This is your Church Lord grant us passion and purpose Not to be forgotten here are these outstanding achievements of the past year Canon Kep Short and Deacon Debi Clarke working with the Youth Council led our young people to participate in the triennial gathering of the young people of The Episcopal Church known as the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in San Antonio And a group of our youth also returned to Mississippi to work on Katrina relief projects on the Coast It is also important to recognize that this Diocese not only supported its two bishops and their wives to attend the Lambeth Conference but also provided additional assistance for bishops from other poorer parts of the Communion to attend A full report was given through this bishoprsquos blog and through our reports at Convocation meetings last fall Did someone say ldquoRight Onwardrdquo

ldquoRight Onward Revive Us Againrdquo is the theme for our Convention It draws to our attention the Right Onward Vision adopted two years ago A continuing body led by Annette Buchanan of St Augustinersquos Asbury Park has met and dreamed and challenged our Diocese to live by that

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vision They proposed that we concentrate on five initiatives one each year for five years In 2008 they promoted a variety of programs to help and inspire congregations to embrace the first initiative ldquogrowth through welcoming and inclusionrdquo This year we are being asked to focus on spiritual renewal where our vision is to ldquosee people of all ages being transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ into His discipleshelliprdquo How will you and I be transformed by grace in the year ahead If for no other reason than because this is a year that will require many difficult decisions we need to seek the transforming grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and other avenues of personal spiritual renewal Revival is not about being ldquoHappy Clappyrdquo in a shallow way and it is not at all about denial of the very real forces that affect our lives and our churches Wherever I have gone in recent years I have tried to mention John 1010 and the abundant life that Jesus points to as the very heart of His mission That is why He came But more recently I have been drawn to another text from John Listen carefully Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground dead to the world it is never any more than a grain of wheat But if it is buried it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over In the same way anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life But if you let go reckless in your love yoursquoll have it forever real and eternal John 12 24-25 in The Message by Eugene Peterson I am persuaded that we as a Church have a lot of letting go and burying to do in order to bear fruit and to come to experience the real eternal and abundant life of Jesus Christ Of course we have genuine worries about not just our diocesan assets but those of our churches particularly the smaller churches set in poorer communities One lay leader asked me just last week ldquoBishop are you going to close our churchrdquo I said ldquoNo but I promise to continue to raise these questions with every congregationrdquo For what purpose do you want to keep the church open and what are you prepared to do in order to support continuing ministry

What shall we as a Diocese do together with you to advance the mission of your church in your community Is God calling you to consolidation reconfiguration merger andor new bold creative arrangements with neighboring churches

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Bishoprsquos Address continued Will you consider that in order to support the mission it may be necessary to close and sell buildings and use those assets in some new ways for the sake of the Gospel I would venture to guess that as many as one-third of our congregations need to look at these and other important questions right now The financial turmoil in our nation has accelerated the urgency of these questions and added to the numbers of congregations that are vulnerable ie no longer able to afford full-time clergy leadership andor no longer able to maintain safe facilities And my friends there is no bail out in the offing But wait herersquos a glimpse of the resurrection for you This weekrsquos mail brought two letters one from the Senior Warden of Christ Church Magnolia the other from Christ Church Collingswood Each letter reports that after an extended period of shared worship program and fellowship the two Vestries voted unanimously to proceed with consolidation of these two congregations ldquoWe recognize the strength to be found in the sharing of our gifts and common liferdquo wrote one These are my heroes I thank them for their faithfulness and that of the Rev Robert J Critelli who gently guided this process Yes we can I am committed to work together with Staff with our congregational development committee and other resource persons and with all the leaders of all these churches to ask the hard questions in the light of John 1224-25 and seek outcomes like this one

My friends we are here to do the business of the Diocese of New Jersey And we will do it in good order to the best of our ability and then go home But let us recognize that the most important thing that we will do in these two days is just this to celebrate and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ For in the Eucharist we receive all the nourishment we need to live Christrsquos life together and go about changing the world for His sake No smaller plans are worthy of Him Yes we are so God-intoxicated as not to be intimidated We know that in the end Jesus wins Life wins Justice peace and reconciliation win This is the victory banquet Then we go forth to fight the battles The outcome is secure Godrsquos promises are sure and certain And when we ldquofeebly strugglerdquo there is a great cloud of witnesses cheering on us on from another shore and a greater light where the resurrection is not misplaced where sorrow and pain are no more neither sighing but only life everlasting All we go down to the dust yet

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Bishoprsquos Address continued even at the grave (and even in Lent) we make our song Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia Last summer at the Episcopal Youth Event I heard for the first time the song with which I would like to close this address Will all you who can stand please join me and sing with this recording by the David Crowder Band Sing with passion and purpose You make all things glorious (x3) And I am yours What does that make me Amen The Rt Rev George E Councell XI Bishop of New Jersey

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Section C Reports for the year 2008

Altar Guild Anti-Racism Commission Audit Committee Bishops Appointments Board of Missions Commission on Ministry

Committee on Priesthood Committee on the Diaconate and School for Deacons Committee on Life Long Christian Formation Ministry Institute

Committee on Ministry with the Disabled Committee on Resolutions Companion Diocese Congregational Development Darfur Committee Diocesan Council Diocesan Investment Trust Environmental Committee Education for Ministry Historiographer Insurance Commission Loan and Grant Committee Migrant Ministry New Jersey Chaplaincy Nominating Committee Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey Registrars Report Resolutions of Courtesy for 2009 Right Onward Committee Standing Commission on Clerical Compensation Standing Committee Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7 Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons ndash Proposed

Amendment of Article II Section 2 ndash Document 7A Supplementary Report of the Standing Committee on

Constitution and Canons ndash Document 7B Trinity Cathedral - Deans Reflections Trinity Cathedral - Financial Situation Union of Black Episcopalians Urban Ministry is Revitalized Youth Report

Altar Guild The Diocesan Altar Guild is composed of all members of individual parish Altar Guilds within the Diocese Board members represent each Convocation We hold two meetings a year in the spring and fall which rotate throughout the Diocese Additionally an Annual Meeting is held at the Cathedral each year The sewingembroidery room is located at St Pauls Westfield NJ where members make chasubles stoles etc The Annual Meeting was held October 20 2008 with the Eucharist celebrated by the Rt Rev Sylvestre Romero who also presented our program following the Eucharist business meeting and continental breakfast in Synod Hall The highlights of that meeting include a thank you to Mrs Sarah Hockings for her years of service as Treasurer of the Diocesan Altar Guild and a welcome to our new Treasurer Mr John Drew The Guild supplied several vestment sets during the past year in response to clergy requests A tropical weight set was taken to San Juan Puerto Rico by Nancy Gorman while she was attending a national ECW event The DAG with the support of Bishop Councell voted to establish a Bishops Closet in the coming year This project would supply items no longer needed in some of our parishes for the emergent need of other parishesmissions due to fire flood etc Another project being undertaken is the making of a LentenFestal frontal as a gift to the Cathedral Please visit the DAG display table at Convention to view some of the vestments made this past year and speak to one of the representatives regarding any special requests for same Additionally we are in desperate need for an individual to volunteer to be a representative on the Board from Atlantic Northern and Watchung Convocations Please consider accepting a position which only entails attending three meetings a year Respectfully submitted Nanci Miller Directress

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Anti-Racism Commission

Our Twenty-Year Vision for the Diocese of New Jersey (Adopted by Diocesan Council September 2001)

The Diocese of New Jersey is recognized as a part of the Body of Christ because its congregations joyfully celebrate their anti-racist multicultural embodiment of Christrsquos love The Diocese provides intentional leadership in dismantling racism in the Wider community by modeling the sharing of power and mutual respect among all people at all levels of diocesan life Its mission structures policies and practices are used to perpetuate an anti-racist identity The Diocesersquos anti-racist way of living together through its values of Justice and equality is seen as a model for change and a sign of hope The Anti-Racism Commission continues to be guided by this vision in all its organizing efforts against racism for the diocese In 2008 the Anti-Racism Commission oversaw development and activities of the Anti-Racism Team (ART) and organized anti-racism training events introductory parish and search committee training within the diocese The commission offered anti-racism training to all diocesan executive Staff as well as officials elected to diocesan council standing committee finance and budget committee and other entities the commission also organized anti-racism training which is required for clergy candidates in deacon school To date the Commission has provided a 90-minute workshop to 34 parishes and search committees The Anti-Racism Commission underwent a number of personnel changes during 2008 losing four commission members We welcomed new member replacements and one long-term member returning to the diocese and commission during the last quarter of the year In the fall of 2008 following a team and commission retreat we began a process of team restructuring with the objective of better using the skills and abilities of team members and our resources We adopted and publicized a policy strongly urging that parish search committees be scheduled for the Introductory Anti-Racism Training as soon as possible after they have been established It is also urged that the parish vestries join those trainings We were able to provide training to three search committees and one parish though we were hampered by a lack of qualified trainers for most of the year There were other

search committees to whom we were not able to provide training to due to circumstances in their search process that led to cancellation or

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Anti-Racism Report continued

postponement of training We are aggressively addressing the issue of having a fully qualified cadre of multiple training teams ready for assignments in the later half of 2009 During 2008 we sponsored three multi-day workshops to train current and new team members and members of Hispanic congregations in An Introduction to Anti-Racism Analysis and Advanced Anti-Racism Training These trainings help identify candidates to serve as parish trainers who will get more in-depth experience in training platform skills and subject matter content Their preparation also involves observing and assisting in actual search or parish training sessions We discussed with Bishop Councell the concept of having core trainers a full time set of 2-3 people who would work for the diocese to provide the same kind of training we now contract for from Crossroads Subsequently the Commission formed a task force to look into grants and support from foundations for the purpose of training and employing core trainers

We also discussed issues concerning support for Black clergy serving predominantly white parishes We suggested the diocesan deployment office should organize a seminar for Black clergy with their parish vestries The deployment office should facilitate special training to bring out issues initiate a support system and then follow-up with vestries that call clergy who are not white These offerings would be supplemental to the anti-racism training parish search committees receive during their discernment and search process

During a Meeting with Bishop Romero commission members introduced three topics history and an overview of the work of the commission relationship between Black and Latino clergy and how ARC can work with Bishop Romero to accomplish his agenda During the meeting suggestions were made to aid a stronger working relationship between the Anti-Racism Commission and the Hispanic Commission and to further an agenda of cross-cultural understanding throughout the diocese Bishop Romero also encouraged our mutual support of the Cross Cultural Clergy Conference in October 2008 and participation in the newly formed Cross-Cultural Committee he chairs We agreed with his suggestions

We sponsored a presentation at Diocesan House of the documentary video ldquoDominican Identity and Migrations to Hispaniolardquo Professor Nestor Montilla and his assistant who researched and produced the

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Anti-Racism Report continued

documentary led the presentation discussion About 50 people attended this session We pray for your personal commitment to ending the sin of racism in our diocese We appreciate and value your ongoing support as we work toward fulfilling the 20-Year Anti-Racism Vision for the Diocese of New Jersey The Anti-Racism Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey 2008

Audit Committee The Committee engaged Mercadien PC Princeton NJ to audit Diocesan financial statements for 2007 reviewed and approved drafts of such statements and authorized their publication together with the Auditorrsquos Letter The letter included the Auditorrsquos opinion that the Diocesan Statements presented fairly in all material respects the Diocesersquos financial position in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles but was qualified because of one material omission our balance sheet does not include a capitalized liability to quantify the Diocesersquos on-going obligation to pay premiums for health insurance coverage for our retired clergy Such liability cannot be calculated without an actuarial determination of the life expectancy of the insured pool The Committee has agreed to engage a professional actuary to undertake the necessary determinations The Committeersquos objective is to have such work completed no later than at the preparation of the 2009 financials so that an unqualified Auditorrsquos opinion can be achieved thereon

Mercadienrsquos engagement has been renewed for the 2008 audit

A subcommittee of the Audit Committee has been organized to develop and offer training to parishes on financial audit procedures and to support parishes in the formation and implementation of parish audit committees This development is in response to requests for assistance in this connection from attendees at the December 2007 meeting of wardens and parish treasurers so that parishes can come into compliance with National and Diocesan canons for annual financial audits Initially members of the subcommittee which is comprised of volunteers from a diversity of parishes and under the chairmanship of Robert Becker Flemington plan to contact parishes to determine how

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Audit Committee continued

they may support a program formulated to meet their needs We look forward to working with parishes on this important fiduciary responsibility The members of the Audit Committee are Morris Anderson Willingboro Herbert Geiss Rumson Douglas Halvorsen Moorestown Charles Perfater Trenton John Scherer Fair Haven Robert Scott Woodbury Ronald Sheay Stockton Submitted by Richard S Ellwood Chair

Bishoprsquos Appointments

2009 Convention Appointments Appointed by the Bishop

Chancellor John Wood Goldsack Esq ArchivistHistoriographer The Rev Canon Laurence D Fish Parliamentarian John Wood Goldsack Esq Assistant Secretary Mary Ann Rhoads Convention Coordinator Ann M Notte

Balloting Committee The Rev Louis J De Sheplo Dcn Jerry Allen The Rev John W Hain Sr Dcn Chair Daphne Burdett The Rev Leslie G Mazzacano Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rev Frederick B May Dcn The Rev Douglas J Reans The Rev Elmer L Sullivan

Committee on Classification of Congregations The Rev John V Zamboni Chair Carolyn Belvin

Committee on Credentials of Lay Deputies The Rev Charles D Sasso-CrandallChair Electra Burdick Carolyn Cain Mary Capasso Mary DiGennardo5

Committee on Deceased Members The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Chair Mary Ann Rhoads Staff Liaison

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

Committee on Resolutions The Rev Terence Blackburn Paul Ambos Esq Chair The Rev Dirk C Reinken Margaret Hughes The Rev Jane L Rockman Cynthia A Miller John A Sully Mary Ann Rhoads Liaison

Committee on Rules of Order and Dispatch of Business The Rev Dean Henry Paul Ambos Esq The Rev Peter T Manzo Daphne Burdett John Wood Goldsack Esq Chair

Committee on Validation of the Minutes The Rev Canon Ronald G Albury Kathleen OrsquoHagan The Rev Robert H Legnani Chair

Committees of the Diocese Appointed by the Bishop

Anti-Racism Commission The Rev Joan E Fleming Annette Buchanan The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden Charles Hughes The Rev Martha M McKee Cesar Imbert The Rev Terrence W Rosheuvel Chair Sebastian Vasquez The Rev C John Thompson-Quartey The Rev Mark R Van Sant

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Liturgy

The Rev Valerie L Balling Terry Cooper The Rev Terence Blackburn Deborah Ford The Rev Philip B Carr-Jones Nanci Miller The Rev Peter S Cornell Dcn Norma R Tucker The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair The Rev Andrea Rose-Marie Hayden The Rev Francis N Hebert The Rev Linda L Moeller Co-Chair The Rev Canon Martin U N Oguike The Rev Arthur P Powell Co-Chair The Rev Valerie T Redpath

Bishoprsquos Advisory Commission on Music

The Rt Rev George E Councell Chair Charles M Banks The Rev Russell A Griffin Stephen Bearse The Rev Francis N Hebert Deborah Ford

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

The Rev Dennis Witt Nichols Brent Miller Co-Chair Mark Trautman Gladstone Trott Jeff Unger Tom Whittemore Vernon Williams

Commission on Church Architecture The Rt Rev George E Councell Ex Officio

The Rev William Otis Breedlove II Peter Morgan The Rev Bruce Montgomery Charles Nakash

Commission on Ministry with Disabled Brother John Baptist OSF Elaine Bailey The Rev Sheelagh Clarke Co-Chair Noelinda Cassell The Rev Susan Richardson Barbara Coppens Donna Devlin Co-Chair Deb Ellwood Charlotte Hayden Elizabeth Papp Secretary Jennifer Reid Lynda Volker Mark Willis Thomas Devlin Associate Member

Commission on Ministry The Rev John C Belmont Jr Chair

Committee on Lifelong Christian Formation The Rev Deborah Cook Chair

2010

The Rev Sheelagh Clarke Lori Cooper The Rev Andrea Rose Marie Hayden Eve Chamberlain Suzanne Johansson

2011 The Rev Victoria Cuff Dcn Donna Devlin The Rev Polly McWilliams Kasey Nancy H Miller The Rev Mary Jean B Metzger

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Bishoprsquos Appointments continued

2012 The Rev Emily A Griffin Lisa Hoffman Vacancy Susan Legnani Vacancy

2013 The Rev Gregory A Bezilla Deb Ellwood The Rev Lisa Caton Vacancy The Rev Joanna E George Dcn The Rev Lisa Mitchell Liaison for EMF Kep Short Staff Liaison

Committee on the Priesthood The Rev John C Belmont Jr Co-Chair

Constance White Co-Chair

2010 The Rev Pedro S Guzman Pho