Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Development Council builds Episcopal identity through strategic grant making focused on outreach. ECS reviews proposals for Bishop’s Annual Appeal funds awarded through ECS and oversees the resulting grant awards. Episcopal Community Services also reviews proposals and awards grants from the Church Home Fund.
Episcopal Community Services members serve for a three-year term. Lay members must be confirmed adult communicants of the Episcopal Church in good standing. Clerical members must be canonically resident in the Diocese of Ohio.
ECS meets four times each year in full committee at Trinity Commons. Grant review subcommittee teams meet by conference call, as agreed upon by their members, to review grant applications in details and to develop recommendations for review in full committee. Board members are also asked to make site visits to grant recipients and promote awareness of the work of ECS among our parishes and community. Board members are asked to advocate for and make a financial contribution to the Bishop's Annual Appeal as they are able.
Gifts, Experiences and Skills
The Diocese will benefit from Episcopal Community Service Development Council members who have a passion for outreach and commitment to working with other members of the committee.
Episcopal Community Services Development Council has recently reassessed its reprioritized its grant criteria with an emphasis on supporting innovation and a renewed focus on building Episcopal identity through strategic grant-making.
Continuing Members of ECS Development Council
Mr. Stephen Ashby, Ascension, Lakewood
Mr. Leslie Blakemore, St. Andrew's, Cleveland
Ms. Charlene Hettinger, Epiphany, Euclid
Mr. Todd Rosenberg, St. Paul's, Akron
Ms. Anne Schwan, Our Saviour, Akron
Ms. Mary Shepherd, St. Paul's, Akron
Ms. Anne Yug, St. Andrew's, Elyria
The Rev. Jeffry Bunke, St. Timothy's, Perrysburg
The Rev. Daniel Orr, St. Mark's, Shelby
The Rev. Sarah Shofstall, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland
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Candidates for ECS Development Council
Elect three lay and one clergy for 3-year terms and one lay unexpired 2-year term: