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Annual Council 2018

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and Parish
805 Mount Vernon Highway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will be guest preacher and speaker at the 112th Annual Council.

His Holy Eucharist sermon will be available via livestream here and on the Diocese of Atlanta’s Facebook page on Friday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. EST.


Friday, November 9 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School & Parish

7:30 am
Check-in and packets – Holy Innocents’ School-STEM Building
Coffee and Light Breakfast – Main Gym

9:00 am
Business Session – Main Gym
Noon Lunch – STEM Building

1:00 pm
Business Session – Main Gym
Committee Meetings – Riley Building

4:00 pm
Holy Eucharist – Holy Innocents’ Church (Nave)

6:00 pm
Service Project – Rise Against Hunger – Duncan Gym

6:15 pm
Food Trucks

Saturday, November 10 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School & Parish

8:00 am
Breakfast with the Presiding Bishop – Q&A – STEM Building

9:30 am
Youth-led Worship – Main Gym
Business Session – Main Gym
Adjourn before lunch

Guest Speaker

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will be guest preacher and speaker.Read bio

View Resolutions

Annual Council Resolutions and Canon Revisions


Annual Council 2017 Minutes

Minutes from 2017 Annual Council in Gainesville, GA

2018 Annual Reports

Appleton Ministries
Commission on AIDS
Commission on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
General Convention
Commission on Global Mission
Commission on LGBTQ Ministry
Ministry Innovations Task Force
Commission on Stewardship
Standing Committee
Sewanee Board of Trustees Report
Vitality Advisory Team


Standing Committee

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


Mary Caroline Davies Cravens
Member, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta | (918) 519-0444

I am excited to find a way to serve the many wonderful parishes of Middle and North Georgia!
Princeton AB, Johns Hopkins PhD, Vanderbilt JD
Cathedral of St. Philip
Chapter – Senior Warden, Jan 2016-Dec 2017
Cathedral Preschool Board, 2011-present, Chair 2015-16
Ricks-Wheeler Fund Board (HIV/AIDS Service Grants), 2013-present
Parish Commission on Ministry, 2017-present
Respite Care Atlanta Board (inter-faith congregational respite program),
Altar Guild – Chair, St. Mary’s Chapel, 2017-present
ECW Board, 2013-present


The Very Rev. Monica Mainwaring
Vicar, Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta | (858) 652-8059

Interested in the church’s health, vitality, and readiness for mission.
Believes effective collegiality allows the church to garner its collective wisdom.
Experience of diocesan leadership: Dean of the Mid-Atlanta Convocation, member of DMST and Global Mission Commissions in Atlanta; in previous dioceses, member of Evangelism, Development, Nominating, Disciplinary, and Youth Collaborative Commissions.
Solutions-oriented mindset and strong interpersonal skills.
Brings perspective of the disenfranchised and a wide array of community partnerships
that the church works with amidst urban poverty.

The Rev Fabio Sotelo
Priest Associate, St. Bede’s, Atlanta | (678) 541-1730

Padre Fabio is a tireless advocate for the Jesus Movement.
He is dedicated to walking beside others and will be a true asset
to the Standing Committee in our diocese. His ministries include:
Priest Associate at San Beda’s/St. Bede’s, Atlanta
Priest at San Eduardo/St. Edward’s, Lawrenceville
Member of Commission on Ministry
Member of Advisory Board to Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
Member of Commission of Hispanic Ministries

Nikki Mathis
Rector, St. Gregory the Great, Athens | (706)546-7553 ext. 2

Began work on Standing Committee in early 2018, completing a former member’s unfinished term. We’ve done important work together in improving how we can support members of the diocese, but that work is ongoing, and I’m deeply committed to continue in that, given the opportunity. Previously in the diocese, I’ve served on the Executive Board, and Title IV Revision Committee. I’m currently represent the diocese as a Trustee for Sewanee: University of the South.

Trustee for Sewanee: The University of the South

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

Harold Rahn
Senior Warden, St. George, Griffin | (404) 213-3483

1976 Sewanee graduate
Past Chair of the University’s Visiting Committee, an advisory board to the Vice Chancellor
Over 25 years of continuous financial support to The University of the South
Current Advisory Board Member to the Beecken Center at The School of Theology
EfM Graduate
Past Chair and current Trustee at St. George’s Episcopal School, Milner GA
Completed Disaster Chaplain training through the Beecken Center in Sewanee
Current Senior Warden St. George’s Episcopal Church, Griffin GA

George B. Williamson
Member, St. Martin in the Fields, Brookhaven | (404) 291-4208

Since elected in 2012, George has participated in almost all Sewanee trustee meetings/events. For the past eight years, he has co-hosted the Sewanee-Atlanta dinner for advanced degree students from the Diocese of Atlanta. He attended the EFM 40th Anniversary Event and Sewanee Dinners at the 2015 and 2018 General Conventions.

Senior Warden (3 terms)
Endowment Fund Chair (6 years)
Sewanee Trustee (6 years)
Executive Board (4 years)
Finance Committee (6 years)

Board of Governors, Mikell Camp & Conference Center

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

John Ballard
Senior Warden, Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville | (706) 201-0217

Currently serving as Sr. Warden at Grace-Calvary in Clarkesville. I have been a camper, on summer staff, and regularly serve on the dean staff for Work Camp at Mikell. I have served previously on the Mikell Board. I am very excited for the prospect of serving again on the Board at Mikell during this wonderful period of MIkell’s history.
Nomination approved by convocation.

Timothy F. Lytle
Member, Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville | (706) 754-8303

I worked at Mikell on summer staff (4 summers), as interim director (1 summer), assistant director (2 summers), dean and dean’s staff member (multiple weeks). I worked as interim director at two other camps. Previously, I served several terms on the Mikell Board. I teach philosophy and religion at Piedmont College. I have served on the vestry and various committees at Grace-Calvary.
I am currently on the worship committee and a delegate to Annual Council.