2021 Board Election
Monday, August 23 - Thursday, September 30, 2021
Details and nominees.
2021 Annual Meeting Notice
The Board of Directors of the Fund for the Diaconate of The Episcopal Church is pleased to invite you to the annual meeting of the members of the Fund on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET. Proxy voting and ballots will be mailed or emailed in late August.
The Board of the Fund meets three times a year, in addition to the annual membership meeting each Fall. The Spring Board meeting, with strategic planning updates, are held on or about the second Tuesday of May, and tend to run over into a second day. The Fall Board meeting is usually held on the second Tuesday of October. The annual membership meeting will be held just prior to the Fall Board meeting. A virtual board organizational meeting is set for the second Tuesday in January; anyone wishing to be view and participate in the meeting is asked to contact the president at least two days before the meeting. Board meetings are in New York City, where the Fund is incorporated, and typically at TEC offices at 815 Second Avenue, or at Church Pension Group offices.
Members are invited to attend all meetings, although discussions of grants to individuals will be held in closed session.
Change of venue announcement: The 2021 annual meeting location has been moved to the Close Room in Seabury Hall, at the General Theological Seminary, 440 W. 21st Street in Manhattan. To attend, please leave a message at email@example.com so we can put you on the list of attendees.
Board members serve 3-year terms, beginning in January following the year they're elected.
Board of Directors, Officers and Staff
Coming soon - The Fund's 2021 Board Election
The Rev. W. Keith McCoy President; Deacon (New Jersey) 12/31/21
The Ven. Pamela McAbee Nesbit Vice President; Archdeacon Emerita (Pennsylvania) 12/31/21
The Rev. Larry Green, Secretary (Chicago) 12/31/23
The Rev. Robert A. Franken, Treasurer; Deacon (Colorado) 12/31/21
The Rev. Canon Brian P. Nordwick Asst. Secretary/Treasurer; Deacon/Canon, (El Camino Real) 12/31/22
The Ven. Roxanne P. Klingensmith Archdeacon (Montana) 12/31/21
The Rev. Anita Catron Miner Deacon (Utah) 12/31/23
The Rev. Genevieve E. Nelson Deacon (Southern Virginia) 12/31/22
The Rev. Geraldine Swanson Deacon (New York) 12/31/22
The Ven. Louise R. Thibodaux Archdeacon (Alabama) 12/31/21
The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus Deacon (Indianapolis) 12/31/23
Read Board & Staff bios here
The Rev. Theresa Lewallen Grants Administrator, Part-time; Deacon (Virginia)
The Rev. Anne Pillot Communication & Marketing Director, Part-time; Deacon (Ohio)
The Rev. Ellen Ross Pastoral Correspondent (volunteer position)
Horizon Accounting Inc. Bookkeeper; Silverthorne, Colorado
Read Board & Staff bios here
Legal Counsel: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP, New York, NY
Auditors: EisnerAmper LLP, New York, NY
Bank: Bessemer Trust, New York, NY
The bylaws allow for the President and Treasurer to be non-directors but with full voting rights.
Reorganization (always virtual)
January 11, 2022
January 10, 2023
January 9, 2024
January 14, 2025
Spring Board Meetings
April 5 - 7, 2021
May 10 - 11, 2022
May 9 - 10, 2023
May 14 - 15, 2024
May 13-14, 2025
Strategic Planning Meeting
Oct. 4, 2021
Oct. 11, 2022
Oct. 10, 2023
Oct. 8, 2024
Oct. 14, 2025
Fall Board Meetings
Oct. 5 - 6, 2021
Oct. 11 - 12, 2022
Oct. 10 - 11, 2023
Oct. 8 - 9, 2024
Oct. 14 - 15, 2025
Dates are tentative. Normally in-person meetings have changed to virtual until further notice
Submit an application to join the Fund's Board.
Elections are held each fall. Complete and return this form.