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Annual Council 2015

November 13-14
Infinite Energy Forum
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA


Friday, November 13

Registration, continental breakfast

Holy Eucharist – Performing Arts Center
Bishop Rob Wright, Celebrant and Preacher

Business Session convenes – Ballroom

Box lunches will be available

Purpose Work – Ballroom

Council Committee Meetings

Reception – Hudgens Art Center (cash bar)

Saturday, November 14

Registration changes, continental breakfast

Council reconvenes – Ballroom
Youth-led Worship

Business session



Standing Committee

Elect one lay member and one priest member, each for a three-year term; no successive full terms permitted.


Christopher Cole | Associate Rector, Emmanuel, Athens

“I have been blessed to grow up in the Episcopal Church. Over time I have come to appreciate the challenging, critical and yes joyous tension of a life lived in the via media. Embracing the polity and theological perspectives of such a life is the blood of who we are becoming as disciples of Jesus. As a young priest, I feel it is important to bring greater voice to our ethos as Episcopalians.”

Kimberly Jackson | Campus Missioner, Absalom Jones Center

“I am deeply committed to God and the Church. During my five years as a priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, I have served on The Board of Trustees for Virginia Seminary, the Transition Committee and Executive Board for the diocese; and remain an active board member for The Episcopal Urban Caucus, The Road Episcopal Service Corps, and Common Ground. My experience with diocesan parishes includes supply preaching and serving as a diocesan search consultant.”

Ben Wells | Rector, St. Francis, Macon

A former senior warden; former Standing Committee lay member; former Camp Mikell Board member; Diocesan Executive Committee member; dean of Diocesan Youth Outdoor Camp several times, including last summer; former dean of Diocesan High School Youth Summer Camp; currently serving on Diocesan Liturgy Commission.


Ann Eubanks | Member, All Saints’, Warner Robins

Incoming Chair Appleton Board of Governors, Appleton Episcopal Ministries 1/1/16; vice chair 2013-2015; Vestry Member 2011-2015, interviewed candidates, hired Priest in Charge; Parish Liaison for diocese Episcopal Relief and Development 2011-present; 5-time Delegate to Annual Council; Vestry Liaison for Outreach 2011-2015; Coordinator/Organizer Newcomers Program 2011-2015; Coordinator Parish Outreach Westside Elementary School, 2012-present; Chair, Outreach Committee 2009-2012;
Chair Communications Committee 2010-2012

Beth King | Member, The Cathedral of St. Philip

Graduate of Education for Ministry, 2012; Lay Missioner, Pastoral Caregiver, and Advisory Committee Member with Church of the Common Ground-5yrs.; Member of Diocesan Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism; Trainer for Dismantling Racism for Diocese of Atlanta -4 yrs.; Verger at Cathedral of St. Philip; Member of Diocesan Ministries Innovation Task Force; Member of Diocesan Community Ministry Collaborative; Former Member of Diocesan Commission for Spiritual Growth; General Convention volunteer 2012

Trustee for Sewanee: The University of the South

Elect one clerical trustee for a three-year term. Must consult with bishop diocesan prior to nomination.

George Williamson | Member, St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta

George has attended nearly all Sewanee trustee meetings and events during past three years as a trustee. Co-hosted for five years the Sewanee-Atlanta dinner for advanced-degree students from the diocese, and attended EfM 40th Anniversary and Sewanee Dinner events at the 2015 General Convention. Parish: three terms as senior warden and six years as Endowment Fund chair. Diocese: four years on Executive Board, six years on Finance Committee, and three years as Sewanee trustee. Seeks re-election.

Board of Governors, Mikell Camp & Conference Center

Elect two governors, lay or clerical, for a three-year term; no consecutive full terms.

David Wagner|Priest, Youth & Young Adult Ministries, St. Luke’s, Atlanta

Ordained for approximately four years, working with youth during that time; have served on diocesan Commission on Youth Ministry since September 2014; served on Dean’s Staff at Work Camp for several summers; former summer staff member, counselor, camper at Mikell.

Liz Beal Kidd | Youth Director, St. Patrick’s, Dunwoody

In addition to her work at St. Patrick’s, Liz has three children involved in Mikell and diocesan youth formation activities. She served on the dean’s staff, on the summer staff, as a counselor, and has been a camper at Mikell.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Annual Council Reports”]Please click on each header to read or download report.

Hispanic Ministry
Jubilee Ministries
Community Ministry Collaborative
Beloved Community: Commission on Dismantling Racism
Episcopal Charities Foundation
Commission on Stewardship
Appleton Episcopal Ministries
Global Mission Committee


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