Province II 2021 Synod Report
Province II conducted its 2021 Synod on September 9 via zoom. Joining were 125 representing the 12 dioceses: Albany; Central New York; Cuba; Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe; Haiti; Long Island; New Jersey; New York; Newark; Rochester; Virgin Islands; and Western New York.
Province II formally welcomed the Diocese of Cuba as a full member of the Diocese. Cuba was approved to join Province II at the 2018 General Convention.
Province II also voted to accept the Diocese of Puerto Rico into the Province. This action requires ratification from General Convention, slated for July 2022. (See accompanying article).
Elected to offices for three-year terms were:
The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe of Central New York as President. She previously served as Acting President since 2020, Vice President in 2018.
The Ven. Walter Baer of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe as Vice President.
The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe of Rochester as Secretary.
The Rt. Rev. Caryle J. Hughes of Newark as Bishop Representative to Provincial Council.
Canon Phyllis Jones of New Jersey to a second term as Treasurer.
Yvonne O’Neal of New York to a second term as Lay Representative to Provincial Council.
The Rev. Johnnie Ross of Rochester as Clergy Representative to Provincial Council. He previously served as an appointee to that position.
Tom Chu, Esq. of New York as the Province II lay representative to Executive Council. His term will officially begin following General Convention 2022.
Martha Berry, Esq., of Central New York was appointed Chancellor
Elisabeth Jacobs of New York was appointed Assistant Treasurer.
The budgets for 2018-2022 and the 2022-2024 triennium were approved (available here: 2019-2021_province_ii_budget_report_for_synod.pdf (province2.org)
Special thanks were offered to
Canon Paul Ambos, Esq. for his services as Secretary.
Canon Noreen Duncan for her service as Province II Lay Representative to Executive Council.
Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe for her services as Vice President and acting President.
Philip Fileri, Esq. for his service as Chancellor on his retirement.
The Rev. Dahn Dean Gandell for her service as President.
Resolutions are located here: PROVINCE II OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Resolutions - English (province2.org)
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