2022 Annual Council Nominees
Deputies for General Convention
I would love to represent Atlanta at General Convention! I see Jesus in our Church’s beautiful diversity. Raised at St. Paul’s, Newnan, been Dean of St. Philip’s Cathedral since 1998. Served in Marietta, in Cumming, in two other dioceses, and on church-wide committees. I have been Deputy eight times; chaired the Prayer Book Committee in 2006 and 2009. If elected, I will promote the generous spirit of Anglicanism as a gift to the world!
Dean of Marietta Convocation, former VP of the Board of TENS (The Episcopal Network of Stewardship), GC Deputy 2022, Trainer for the College of Congregational Development.
I love Jesus, the church, and General Convention! Current member of Executive Board, former president of Standing Committee, active in Spanish speaking ministry. I was honored to serve the Diocese of Atlanta at General Convention in 2022. I learned so much, and now I want to put that learning to your service as a better equipped deputy for the 2024 Convention. Here I am–send me!
I am the rector of St. Margaret’s, Carrollton and have served in the Diocese of Atlanta for 14 years. I am currently the dean of the SW Atlanta Convocation, and served as a Deputy to General Convention in 2018. My great interest is the full inclusion of all people in the life, worship, and ministry of Christ’s Church.
Deputy to 80th GC. Appointed to and served on the legislative committee for Social Justice and US Policy. President-elect for the church-wide Association for Episcopal Deacons. Archdeacon since 2011. Deacon since 2006. Founder and Executive Director of the Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center which works in the intersection of faith and public policy.
As second clergy alternate to the last General Convention, which took place summer 2022 due to Covid-19, I attended preparatory zooms and did my homework, but was unable to attend – there was a restriction on numbers, downsizing as a health precaution. I would count it a privilege to represent the Diocese of Atlanta at the next General Convention.
Served as lay delegate for Macon Campus Ministry for Annual Council and President of Campus Ministry for my college.
Cathedral of St. Philip
I would love to represent this wonderful diocese at General Convention, making my legal & historical background useful to the Church! GC Standing Comm. on Ecumenical & Interreligious Relations; Respite Care Atlanta Bd (inter-faith dementia-care program); Ricks-Wheeler Bd (HIV/AIDS service grants); Chapter; Altar Guild. Past: Alternate Deputy GC80; Diocesan Standing Comm.; Parish Comm. on Ministry; Sr Warden; ECW Guild Pres.; Preschool Bd Chair; Princeton AB, Johns Hopkins Ph.D (African & Latin American History), Vanderbilt JD
Episcopal Church is precious to me and needs to survive/prosper/spread Gospel. My experience/outlook as older gay white male very different from non-gay male and how respond to world around us, representing valuable asset; holder of much “corporate memory” at all levels of church; 40 years non-profit board experience; GC Deputy 2015; alternate 1994-2012, 2018; Lover of Jesus and sharing that love with the world; Holy Spirit guides when we listen with open heart and mind.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Lay Deputy- 80thGC, Baltimore, MD 2022; 1st Alternate Deputy-79thGC, Austin, TX 2018; Member- St. Luke’s Episcopal, Atlanta 1998-Present; Choir Member, St. Luke’s Atlanta, 1998-Present; EFM Graduate, 2018; Board Member/Fundraising- Absalom Jones Center 2017-present; Trainer/Facilitator, Dismantling Racism Training, 2016-Present; Member, Global Mission Committee, 2018-Present; Pilgrim, Cape Coast Anglican Diocese Pilgrimage, 2018; Member, Atlanta Chapter, Union of Black Episcoplians, 1998-Present. Treasurer, 2021-present; Member/Secretary, Commission for Dismantling Racism, Diocese of Atlanta, 2016-2017; Native Mississippian and Episcopalian since childhood
I served as a lay deputy at the 80th General Convention (2022) – I hope to use this experience, along with my fervent dedication to developing lay leadership in The Episcopal Church, to represent Atlanta at GC81 in Louisville! Executive Director, ECF (May 2016-Present); Cathedral of St. Philip (2011-Present): EM/Lector/Intercessor, Cathedral Scholarship committee, Community of Hope. Previous: Cathedral Chapter/Vestry (2015-2017), EfM (2017-2021); Candler/Emory – DMin (anticipated 2024); Nashotah House – MTS & MDiv Equivalent (2018)
Cathedral of St. Philip
I have attended three General Conventions, twice as a deputy, once volunteer; Served on the GC Committee for Racial Justice and Reconciliation two years; Serve on Advisory Board for The Church of the Common Ground; Serve on the Ministry Innovations Task Force; Volunteered with Common Ground ministry for 10 yrs; Served as a Dismantling Racism trainer for 10 yrs; Previously served on the diocesan Standing Committee; Currently a Verger at the Cathedral of St Philip
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Diocesan-Commission on Stewardship (Chair); Past-Deputy 80th General Convention, Canon 20 Appeals Board, Sewanee Trustee; St. Francis-Pastoral Care (Chair), Architectural Committee (Chair), Communications, EM/Visitor, Outreach, Parish Life, Hospitality, Worship. Even though GC80 was closed to the public, condensed into 4 days, and in-person gatherings were prohibited, it was still awe-inspiring. I loved every minute! I hope to be allowed the privilege of representing the Diocese of Atlanta at GC81 to continue the work of the Church.
Interested in serving the diocese and the wider church in this role. Previously served as Dean of the Mid-Atlanta Convocation when Vicar of Church of the Common Ground. Also served on the diocesan Global Mission Commission and the DMST Commission in the Diocese of Atlanta. Previously in San Diego, served on the Evangelism Commission and co-founded the Diocesan Youth Collaborative. Currently on the boards of St. Martin’s School and the Suthers Center for Christian Outreach.
I have had responsibilities related to the organization, governance, and operation of the Cathedral (including real estate related matters) for more than 17 years. I have also served the Diocese as a transition consultant, a Title IV advisor, faculty member for the Learning to Lead seminar, interim director of Emmaus House, and member of the Common Ground, Camp Mikell, and Wright House Foundation Boards of Directors.
St. Andrew’s in the Pines
Bryan Price has been a member St. Andrews in the Pines since January 2010. Since becoming a member he has completed two three-year non-consecutive terms on the Vestry at St. Andrews. He has served a Senior Warden on both Vestries. He served as Stewardship Chairman for five years and also as a member of the Endowment Committee. Before becoming a member of St. Andrews Bryan was active at The Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville.
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
CURRENT MEMBER: St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Episcopal Community Foundation, Commission on Ministry. OTHER: Board, Green Bough House of Prayer; Advisory Board, Candler’s Anglican Episcopal Studies Program. PREVIOUS: Stewardship consultant, National Episcopal Church; Co-chair, Diocese Commission on Racism; St. Philip’s Chapter; St. Bede’s Vestry. CAREER: Consulted with 30 Episcopal parishes and diocesan ministries across ten dioceses. Church speaker (EPN) and writer (ECF, TENS). PERSONAL: M.Div. Candler. Married to the Rev. Lynnsay Buehler. Son, Robert Buehler Townes.
Board of Governors, Mikell Camp and Conference Center
Prior board member, summer dean staff, two children actively involved in camp and diocesan youth events, member of Mikell capital campaign steering committee, very interested and committed to the future of Mikell and its ministries.
Experience: Current Vestry liasion to youth ministries; former director of acolyte ministry. Interests: spiritual growth for youth programs; parent engagement.
Previous board member; Youth Camp dean (2007-present); previous DYC volunteer; annual campaign chair; capital campaign steering committee member.