2022 Annual Meeting Notice & Voting
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 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET. (*A member is defined in the Fund bylaws as “all deacons in The Episcopal Church, and in good standing, who have not been further ordained.”)
The meeting will be held virtually and the agenda will be available soon. If you wish to attend, please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 29 to President Keith McCoy so that we may send you the Zoom link.
If you are not able to join the annual meeting and voting, please take part in our online election so that your vote as a member can be counted.
Online vs Paper
You may switch from postal mail to email, or email to postal mail, at any time. Please contact President Keith McCoy to change your preferences.
The Board of the Fund meets three times a year, in addition to special meetings (held virtually) as needed. There is an annual membership meeting each Fall, to which all deacons are invited. Specific dates and locations are listed on this page.
Board meetings are held in New York City, where the Fund is incorporated, typically at The Episcopal Church (TEC) offices at 815 Second Avenue, or at Church Pension Group offices on East 34th Street. Members are invited to attend all meetings, although you should let the president know in advance, so you can be listed as an attendee with building security. Discussions of grants to individuals will be held in closed session.
The Board has a variety of committees and task forces, which include deacons who are not board members. Appointments are made at the January board meeting. Persons interested in serving on a committee should review the description of each committee here, and then send a note of interest, including any information that would explain why you would be a contributor to the committee’s work, to our president Deacon Keith McCoy.
Board of Directors, Officers and Staff
The Rev. W. Keith McCoy President; Deacon (New Jersey) 12/31/22
The Ven. Pamela McAbee Nesbit Vice President; Archdeacon Emerita (Pennsylvania) 12/31/24
The Rev. Larry Green, Secretary (Chicago) 12/31/23
The Rev. Robert A. Franken, Treasurer; Deacon (Colorado) 12/31/22
The Rev. Canon Brian P. Nordwick Asst. Secretary/Treasurer; Deacon/Canon, (El Camino Real) 12/31/22
The Ven. Roxanne P. Klingensmith Archdeacon (Montana) 12/31/24
The Rev. Anita Catron Miner Deacon (Utah) 12/31/23
The Rev. Genevieve E. Nelson Deacon (Southern Virginia) 12/31/22
The Rev. John Ray Deacon (Atlanta) 12/32/24
The Rev. Geraldine Swanson Deacon (New York) 12/31/22
The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus Deacon (Indianapolis) 12/31/23
Board members serve 3-year terms, beginning in January following the year they're elected.
The Rev. Theresa Lewallen Grants Administrator, Part-time; Deacon (Virginia)
The Rev. Anne Pillot Communication & Marketing Director, Part-time; Deacon (Ohio)
Trish Stukbauer Campaign Coordinator for Advancing the Diaconate (N. Carolina)
The Rev. Ellen Ross Pastoral Correspondent (volunteer position)
Horizon Accounting Inc. Bookkeeper; Silverthorne, Colorado
Committee descriptions and member assignments
The bylaws allow for the President and Treasurer to be non-directors but with full voting rights.
January 11, 2022
January 10, 2023*
January 9, 2024*
January 14, 2025*
Spring Board Meetings
May 10 - 11, 2022
May 9 - 10, 2023*
May 14 - 15, 2024*
May 13 - 14, 2025*
Annual Meetings (virtual)
Oct. 3, 2022
Oct. 2, 2023*
Oct. 7, 2024*
Oct. 6, 2025*
Fall Board Meetings
Oct. 11 - 12, 2022*
Oct. 10 - 11, 2023*
Oct. 15 - 16, 2024*
Oct. 14 - 15, 2025*
* tentative; locations TBA
Submit an application to join the Fund's Board.
Elections are held each fall. Complete and return this form.