New Diocesan Leaders

New Diocesan Leaders

The Rev. Canon Tracey Russell, Deacon Joanne Martin

As we continue to move forward as a diocese, the Lord has provided two gifted leaders. I have asked the Rev. Tracey Russell to serve as Canon for Youth Ministry and the Rev. Joanne Martin to serve as Deacon for Special Projects.

As Canon for Youth Ministry, Canon Tracey will support youth ministers, strengthen our youth ministry network, and help develop diocesan youth events that provide contexts for encounter with Christ and for growing as disciples. 

As Deacon for Special Projects, Deacon Joanne will work closely with me (and the Diocesan Staff) on ministry initiatives, such as the Barnabas Team (a team recruited to visit congregations on my behalf between my visits who will bring greetings and encouragement from me and collect stories of what the Lord is doing throughout the Diocese).

Please welcome them into their new leadership roles!

 +Jim