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The Rev. Bernie Schroeder Becomes Canon

A news release from the Diocese of Virginia on July 19, 2016. The Rev. Bernie Schroeder has been named a Diocesan Canon for International Relations by the Rt. Rev. David Alvarado, Bishop of the Anglican/Episcopal […]

Announcement from the Diocesan Offices: Staff Changes

Meg Schwarz, assistant for the diocesan Christian Formation office, has announced plans to depart from her position after four years on the Bishop’s staff. Meg will take on a new role as a middle school […]

We All Need to Be Good Deacons

So prepare yourselves, deacons-to-be, for the transformational work ahead: proclaimers of the Gospel, headwaiters at the table, interpreters of the world, agents in charge of “raising Cain.” Your transformative power will be directed at a […]


Studying Your Congregation & Community

When it comes to community engagement and outreach; or to strengthening your congregation; or to communications strategy, there’s one rule of thumb that crosses all boundaries and is always a good idea: Know your audience. […]

Mary Thorpe

A Pastoral Response: The Withering of a Church Between Two Pastors

By the Rev. Mary Brennan Thorpe, Director of Transition Ministry, Diocese of Virginia Journeys to a new place are usually marked by a sense of disorientation, worry, hopeful nervousness and questions. Not surprisingly, the foremost […]