Episcopal News Update

A weekly newsletter serving the Diocese of Los Angeles
July 10, 2022
General Convention
Deputies, bishop head to Baltimore for General Convention

The 80th meeting of The Episcopal Church's General Convention will begin on Friday, July 8 in Baltimore, Maryland, and will continue until July 11. The meeting was shortened and scaled down due to increased cases of Covid-19. It will focus on essential legislation, including election of a new president and vice-president of the House of Deputies.

The Diocese of Los Angeles will be represented by its bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, and by four clergy and four lay deputies:

  • The Rev. Fennie Hsin-Fen Chang
  • The Rev. Antonio Gallardo
  • The Rev. Canon Kelli-Grace Kurtz
  • The Rev. Rachel Nyback

  • Ivan Gutierrez
  • Canon Julie Dean Larsen
  • Daniel Valdez
  • Canon Jim White

The Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy was slated to attend as a deputy, but had to step aside due to an unexpected, though minor, medical issue. Canon Kurtz, as first clergy alternate, will be seated as a deputy in her stead. Canon White will take over as acting chair of the deputation.

Learn more about General Convention below and here.

During the convention, The Episcopal News will issue daily reports to Update subscribers. A roundup of pre-convention stories from The News, Episcopal News Service and other sources is here.
Full agenda awaits bishops, deputies as Baltimore hosts four-day 80th General Convention

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service – July 6, 2022] The long wait is over. The 80th General Convention is about to get underway.

After a one-year postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Episcopal Church’s governing body will convene July 8 – 11, Baltimore, Maryland. This meeting, which stands as The Episcopal Church’s largest churchwide gathering, will look quite a bit different from past meetings.

For starters, it was shortened from eight to four days and the legislative process streamlined, to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission among bishops and deputies. Committees concluded their work in advance online, so the House of Bishops and House of Deputies could devote the in-person gathering to legislative sessions. All attendees must wear masks indoors, provide proof of vaccination and commit to daily tests for infections. The convention hall will be closed to exhibitors and other visitors, and church-affiliated organizations were asked not to schedule parallel meetings in Baltimore during General Convention.

Long gone are the church’s pre-pandemic expectations of drawing 10,000 to Baltimore for some or all of the 80th General Convention. Instead, up to 1,200 are expected to attend this scaled-down gathering, according to the Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of General Convention and head of the church’s General Convention Office.

General Convention typically convenes every three years as a hub for legislative activity, networking and fellowship. As the church’s primary, bicameral governing body, it splits its authority between the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, with deputations from all 112 of the church’s dioceses and mission areas. Three dioceses, Cuba, Honduras and Venezuela, have said they aren’t sending deputations to Baltimore for this meeting.

Among General Convention’s responsibilities is approval of a triennial churchwide budget, as well as hundreds of additional resolutions covering everything from liturgical revisions to the church’s positions on public policy issues, from food insecurity to paid family leave to comprehensive immigration reform. It also is a time for churchwide elections, and this year, deputies will elect a new president and vice president.

Read more here.
Toward GC80: Watch Episcopal Church 80th General Convention on Media Hub

[The Episcopal Church - July 1, 2022] All are welcome to watch livestream worship and legislative sessions of The Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention in Baltimore, July 8 – 11. The sessions – in English and Spanish – will be available on the church’s GC80 Media Hub. The sessions of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, as well as media briefings from the Office of Public Affairs and #GC80 Daily Show videos, will also be available on demand on the Media Hub for those not able to watch the livestream.

Read more here.
Presiding bishop calls Episcopalians to ‘A Season of Prayer for Revival’

[The Episcopal Church – June 8, 2022] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Episcopalians everywhere to mark the season after Pentecost with 30 days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

“A Season of Prayer for Revival” – from June 12 through July 11 – will feature daily prayers drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. Individuals can sign up online to receive the prayers and inspirational messages via email. The prayers will also be posted daily on social media accounts for The Episcopal Church and Forward Movement. (The prayer for July 6 is shown above.)

Downloadable bulletin inserts are available for congregational use. All materials are in Spanish and English.
New webpages offer resources for those exploring lay and ordained ministry

[Commission on Ministry] The Commission on Ministry (COM) serves the diocese by guiding individuals as they discern how they may be called to further lay or ordained ministry. In fulfilling this responsibility, COM advises the bishop in determining current and future needs for ministry in the diocese, and works closely with the Office for Formation and Transition Ministry.

This is a holy and deeply challenging ministry in an ever-shifting landscape. Recently, in an effort to provide transparency and update the documentation of the discernment process, COM published an extensive set of pages on the diocesan website. The information can be found here, or visit the diocesan home page, click on the dropdown menu on the right and select “Leadership: Are you called.”

Read more here.
Donations to Camp Stevens campership fund to be matched until July 29

Camp Stevens has announced that a donor will match all gifts to its campership fund until July 29.

According to Kathy Wilder, camp director, some 40% of children attending summer camp receive partial or full camperships.

A video about Camp Stevens and its campership program is above (or here).

To donate, click here.
In the congregations
Holy Trinity, Covina, celebrates 133rd birthday, patronal festival

Holy Trinity Church, Covina, celebrated its 133rd anniversary on its patronal festival, June 12, with a full day of prayer and celebration. The morning festive bilingual service, celebrated by the Rev. Steven DeMuth, rector, included a baptism and the West Coast premiere Seabury Mass by Paul Mealor, performed by the parish choir, led by Garrett Law, director of music. Parishioners continued to celebrate with a luncheon and fundraiser for the music ministry.

The congregation of Holy Trinity Church was formed in the living room of city founder J.S. Phillips on Trinity Sunday in 1887. In 1906 the mission was admitted as a parish and the Rev. Alfred Fletcher was elected the first rector. In December of 1910 the Rt. Rev. Joseph Horsfall Johnson, first bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, laid the cornerstone of the present building. The architect of the river-rock church was A.B. Benton, who also designed the Mission Inn in Riverside. Inspired by sketches of English country churches, Benton also incorporated elements of the Gothic Revival and American Craftsman movements. More about Holy Trinity Church is here.
Carol A. Grosvenor
July 19, 1949 – June 29, 2022

Carol A. Grosvenor, wife of the Rev. Marilyn Omernick, died June 29 at their home at the Hillcrest Retirement Community in La Verne. She was 72.

In addition to Omernick, survivors include two sisters, Susan Krienen and Nancy Grosvenor, and a brother, Robert Grosvenor.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 at Church of Our Saviour, 535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel 91775 (626.282.5147)

Carol was born July 19, 1949 in Lansing, Michigan. She retired in 2018 after a long career as an independent financial advisor. An avid golfer, she played with several local clubs; in 2019 she scored a hole-in-one at a local tournament. She played golf in all 50 states, and with Marilyn took a trip to Scotland in 2019 to play at St. Andrews and attend the Women's Solheim Cup event.

An obituary will be posted soon on the Episcopal News website.
The Reverend
Donald Austin Stivers
May 10, 1924 – June 28, 2022

The Rev. Donald A. Stivers, retired vicar of Christ the King Church, Santa Barbara (1983 – 1991), died June 28. He was 98.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara 93101-2514 (805.965.7419).

Survivors include his daughter, Margaret G. Stivers; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and Michelle P. Stivers; a sister, Jean Webb, and brother, Kenneth Stivers; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Louise. His wife, Florence, died in January 2021; he also was predeceased by a brother, the Rev. Alton H. Stivers, and a grandson, John R. Stivers.

Before his tenure at Christ the King Church, Stivers was rector of St. Christopher’s, Boulder City, Nevada (1979 – 1982), and of All Saints Church, Rochester, New York (1953 -1979).

An obituary is here.
Events & Announcements
All are invited to explore their calling to ministry at 'Servant Leaders' event

The Program Group on Hispanic Ministries, Instituto de Liderazgo and the office of the archdeacon invite members of the diocesan community to explore their gifts for ministry in a half-day program titled "Calling All Servant Leaders - The Diakonia of All Believers" at St. Paul's Commons on Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Among questions to be explored are:
  • Have you ever had the desire to know more about God's calling?
  • Do you want to know more how, and where, and what is God calling you to do and be?

A complimentary lunch will be provided. To register, click here.

St. Paul's Commons is located at 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. Secure underground parking is available.
Stillpoint offers eight-month exploration of spiritual life

Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, an institution of the Diocese of Los Angeles, will present Spiritual Journey, an eight-month exploration of spiritual life in a small group setting, both online and in person. The program is intended for "individuals seeking to deeply enrich our relationship with the Divine and help you recognize the ways that God/Spirit is present and working in your life," according to Stillpoint's website.

A trained facilitator accompanies members as they develop their skills in deep listening and personal discernment. "You will be introduced to the deep and expansive practices of spiritual formation, the ancient practice of spiritual direction, and a process of discernment for the next steps in your spiritual journey."

The Spiritual Journey Program is open to people of all denominations and faiths. In-person sessions will be offered in Pasadena, Santa Barbara and Long Beach. Two online options will also be provided: one of the online sessions is created intentionally for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals. Groups will begin in September 2022 and continue through April 2023. Each group meets one Saturday per month (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.). Facilitators will determine which Saturday to meet based on the needs of the group. Sessions will include time for personal reflection, sharing in pairs and triads, experience-based learning, group discussion of assigned readings, and practice in forms of prayer and contemplation.

Tuition is $500 and includes instruction, facilitated group interaction, and private sessions with faculty (does not include books). There is a $25 application fee. After the application form is submitted, a program facilitator will contact the prospective participant to provide further instructions and a scholarship request form to complete. Deadline to apply is September 2, 2022.

For more information and to begin the application process, click here.
Diocesan commission to host Mental Health Justice Town Hall on July 19 via Zoom; all welcome to attend

[The Episcopal News – June 22, 2022] A Mental Health Justice Town Hall – set to underscore professional best practices for dealing with mental health crises often referred to local police – will be hosted via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, by the Bishop’s Commission on Gospel Justice and Community Care of the Diocese of Los Angeles. All are invited to attend. Advance registration is required: click here.

The town hall will be opened by Bishop John Harvey Taylor, who will introduce a pre-recorded video presentation by U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter, who represents the 45th congressional district in Orange County. An Episcopalian, Porter has long advocated for deploying mental health professionals to respond when people living with psychological issues need assistance or restraint.

Porter’s remarks will be followed by a live discussion with panelists Taun Hill, founder of the Miles Hall Foundation in memory of her late son who during a mental health crisis was fatally shot by police; Gigi Crowder, executive director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, (NAMI), Contra Costa County; and Pete Cohen, retired sergeant, San Diego Police Department.

Read more here.
GFS-LA is looking for California-theme pins to share at National Assembly

A group of Girls Friendly Society members and leaders will travel to Boston during the first week of August for the GFS National Assembly. According to GFS-Los Angeles President Margaret Nolde, one of the customs at National Assembly is for each delegation to bring trading pins that represent their locality. "It occurred to me that maybe some people have pins gathering dust in drawers," said Nolde, "and they might be willing to donate so the members can share a bit of California with other GFS members while on the East Coast.

The pins can represent California in any way – sports teams, national parks, cities, the Disneyland Resort or other local theme parks and attractions, schools, organizations, the California grizzly bear, the state flag, the state flower (California golden poppies), etc.

Nolde asks that anyone who has such pins to spare and who would like to donate them to the GFS delegation mail them to her at St. John the Divine Church, 183 E Bay Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. The deadline to receive the pins is July 25.

For more information, contact Nolde at
Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium to return Sept. 23

After a two-year Covid pandemic-imposed hiatus, Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium will be back on Friday, Sept. 23. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The home team will play the St. Louis Cardinals, and the game, win or lose, will be followed by fireworks.

Bishop John Harvey Taylor will throw the ceremonial first pitch. He writes about his preparations here.

In response to the Dodgers' recent shift to electronic ticketing, the Rev. Canon Greg Larkin will email instructions on how to order tickets this year to each congregation's coordinator, who will receive and distribute tickets for his or her congregation. Clergy in charge of congregations: email the congregation name and city and the Dodger coordinator's name and email address to Larkin at
Restorative justice retreat, stories, podcast celebrate Camp Stevens' 70th anniversary

[The Episcopal News – May 11, 2022] To mark its 70th anniversary, Camp Stevens invites alumni, former staff, friends and the diocesan community to a Restorative Justice Retreat Oct. 28 – 30. The weekend will celebrate the camp's history of impact and growth while looking to the future.

Valarie Kaur – renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, best-selling author of See No Stranger, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice – will deliver a keynote address at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. More about Kaur is here.

Read more about the retreat as well as other anniversary events here.
Safe Church office provides new modules for abuse prevention curriculum

The Episcopal Church's Safe Church Office has produced three new educational modules – "Pastoral Relationships," "Inclusion," and "Power and Relationships" – as part of its Safe Church, Safe Communities training for the prevention of sexual and other abuse. Completion of the series is mandatory for Episcopal Church clergy and lay leaders, and must be renewed every three years.

The new training modules bring the total number to nine, all of which can be found on the Praesidium Academy website here.

Read more here.
From the wider church
Statement from Bishop Todd Ousley on the resignation of Carl Wright

[The Episcopal Church – July 6, 2022] The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, has resigned for health reasons, effective July 1, 2022. Wright was ordained bishop on Feb. 11, 2017. The bishop suffragan is a Department of Defense-appointed Ecclesiastical Endorser with responsibility for Episcopal chaplains and congregations in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Canonical consent to the resignation will be sought from the House of Bishops at the 80th General Convention in Baltimore. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has taken steps to initiate the search and election process for the next bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries.

The statement, issued on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, is here in English and Spanish.
Episcopal parish and partner church threatened with fines for operating outreach ministries in Philadelphia suburb

By Egan Millard

[Episcopal News Service – July 6, 2022] A Diocese of Pennsylvania parish has been cited for violating its town’s zoning code, with local officials claiming the church’s ministries to locals in need mean it no longer fits the definition of “church” and must stop the ministries by July 10 or apply for a zoning variance.

Christ Episcopal Church is one of two churches in the Philadelphia suburb of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, that received a violation notice on June 10, The Mercury reported. Once a week, the parish serves a free community meal and operates an essentials pantry, offering household basics and toiletries for free. According to the citation, that means it is no longer classified as a church, and thus does not meet the zoning criteria for the downtown district.

Mission First, two blocks from Christ Church on Pottstown’s main street, also received a notice. In the June 10 letter, shared by local radio station WHYY, a town code enforcement officer lists programs including free mental health counseling and the food and essentials ministries that are co-run with Christ Church and other churches, writing, “I could not find approval for these uses in our records. … It is the opinion of this office that the use of the property has changed, and by definition, is more than that of a church.”

Read more here.
Episcopal leaders mourn gun deaths after Independence Day parade shooting in Chicago suburb

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service – July 5, 2022] Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park, Illinois, hosted an online service of lament on July 4, the evening after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in the northern suburb of Chicago, killing six people and wounding about two dozen others. A 21-year-old man is in custody after a police manhunt.

The Rev. Paula Clark, bishop-elect of the Diocese of Chicago, and the Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen, assisting bishop, issued a message to the diocese after the rampage, saying their “hearts are broken” at the news. They also highlighted the gun violence that continues to plague Chicago, including 57 people shot over the long holiday weekend, at least nine of them fatally.

“Despite their great numbers, these deaths and the poverty and systemic racism that fuel them are often lost in the conversation about gun violence as our nation lurches from one mass killing to another,” Clark and Knudsen said. “Please, in the hours after this horrifying event, as this violent weekend draws toward an end, keep yourself safe, and join us in prayer.”

Read more here.
Fiscal woes? Not with well-structured partnerships

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

[The Living Church – June 23, 2022] On any given day, St. Martin’s Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, teems with people, including many who are not part of the congregation. Parents drop off children at the preschool run by a separate nonprofit that rents one floor. Musicians stop by to borrow instruments from the Charlotte Folk Society, which runs a lending library in a former office space. Artists sell on church grounds several times a year. And more collaborations are in the works.

“Our problem is we’re running out of space,” says the Rev. Josh Bowron, St. Martin’s rector.

Partnering with community groups adds to St. Martin’s coffers — the preschool alone brings a net gain of $40,000 a year — but that’s not the motivation. St. Martin’s has not run a deficit in years, has a $900,000 budget, is a very healthy church, and does not need extra money, Bowron said. At least not at this point.

“What I’m trying to do is build a culture for 20 years from now,” Bowron said. “As the church continues to decline, you want to have these beautiful buildings have a ministry, and it’s going to take some time to build a culture.”

Read more here. h/t Episcopal Enterprises
More reporting from Episcopal News Service is here.
Looking toward the Lambeth Conference
The Lambeth Conference will meet at the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral in England July 27 - August 8. Bishop John Harvey Taylor and Canon Kathy O'Connor will attend along with bishops from around the Anglican Communion. Below are stories about the meeting and its history. The Lambeth Conference usually meets about every 10 years; the last meeting was in 2008.
Coming up
SATURDAY – SUNDAY, JULY 9 – 10, 2 - 5 p.m.
The Lotus Festival: Edendale Grove Living Labyrinth, Orchard & Composting Hub
St. Paul's Commons
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026
Information here
Celebrate this year's Lotus Festival with Seeds of Hope and some of our wonderful friends! Bring food scraps to compost and contribute to the zero waste movement, get your hands dirty harvesting and working in the garden, and enjoy refreshments to keep you feeling festive!
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Estate Sale Fundraiser
Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
3303 W. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles
Information: 323.295.4139
Items for sale will include jewelry, books, art, records, clothing, furniture and more. Come one, come all!

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 5:30 p.m.
Concert: Shauna and Friends
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
428 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach
Tickets/information here
Questions: Linda Bratcher at or Joslyn Aitken at
Boxed dinners are provided by local Laguna Beach restaurants GG's Bistro and Noonerz. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets: $25; meal add-on is $20; drinks are $5. Proceeds to St. Mary's ECW outreach. Other concerts in the series will be on Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 8.
Additional events are listed on the diocesan calendar here.
Blood Drives
Churches continue blood drives

Blood supplies are critically low in California, and congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles have stepped up to help replenish them by hosting blood drives. Currently scheduled events are listed below.

Additional helpful resources from the American Red Cross:

Donors may save up to 15 minutes by completing pre-donation reading and answering health history questions here, rather than filling out forms on the day of donation.

Reservations are required. All donors and staff will be screened before entering the facilities.

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church (Baxter Hall)
555 East Mountain View Avenue, Glendora 91741
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: GECG
Donate and get an exclusive Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1 - 7 p.m.
Church of Our Saviour (Cleaver Hall)
535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel 91775
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: COSEpiscopal

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Vicenti Hall
4745 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne 91750
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: STJOHNS

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1 – 7 p.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
330 E. 16th Street, Upland 91784
Phone: 909.920.5565
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: StMarks

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church
30382 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: STJOHN (note, no "s")
Questions? Contact Gary and Dena Graves, or

Will your church host blood drives in coming months? Send the information to for inclusion in the calendar. Please include the date, times, location and sponsor code.
September 15 – 28, 2022
England and Scotland: A Pilgrimage of Faith & Heritage
Led by the Rev. Grant Holmes, honorary assistant priest at St. George's Church, Paris, France; and former vicar of St. Mary's Church in St. Alban's, U.K. Stops include a tour of London, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral; St. Alban's Pilgrim Church Trail; Canterbury, including a boat tour; the Cotswolds; Ely Cathedral; Cambridge; York; Edinburgh and St. Andrew's in Scotland. Highlights will include Evensong services, a private tour of Parker Library at Corpus Christi College (not open to the public), and free time for exploration. Package includes 12 nights' accommodation, daily breakfast, six lunches and two dinners; all guides, entrance fees, touring and transportation. Cost: $4,700 for double occupancy. Airfare, incidentals and additional meals not included. A $500 deposit is required; final payment is due June 17. A brochure is here. For information contact Bonnie Waite at 480.899.8006 or

Listings may be sent to There is no charge.

BEVERLY HILLS: Parish Administrator, All Saints Episcopal Church. The Parish Administrator is an essential and integral part of the mission of the church, enabling volunteers and staff to carry out their ministries effectively. This person is responsible for providing executive oversight in a calm, well-organized and timely manner. They demonstrate and utilize their overall knowledge of procedures, protocols, and expectations regarding the functioning of All Saints’ on a multitude of levels: canonical, operational, and financial, based on the priorities of the priest-in-charge and the vestry of All Saints’. They report to the priest-in-charge, will supervise other staff members, and work collaboratively with staff, vestry, treasurer, and volunteers. Full time, exempt. Excellent health benefits, time off, and retirement plan. A full position description is here. To apply send a resume and letter of introduction to the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin,

COSTA MESA: Full Charge Bookkeeper at St. John's Church. Part time, non-exempt. Manage all of the business's accounting, financial and compliance needs. Besides the typical task of maintaining the business ledger, the bookkeeper prepares financial statements and any required tax filings, records complex transactions such as adjusting journal entries and processes timesheets and payroll. Full job description here. Email resume and cover letter to

FILLMORE/VENTURA: Community Engagement and Development Coordinator, The Abundant Table, a non-profit, organic certified farm and BIPOC- and women-led worker collective in Ventura County, California that seeks to transform our food system towards justice, liberation, and increased health for all people, while caring for the land and all who tend the land. Community Engagement and Development Coordinator will be responsible to oversee and coordinate the TAT community engagement and development processes, including management; fundraising; community engagement, coordination and development. 30 hours/week; salary and benefits $32,864.Full job description here.

LONG BEACH: Operations Manager, St. Luke’s / San Lucas Episcopal Church. The operations manager is the primary point of contact with the public, manages office administration, parish record keeping, print and digital communication, social media, tenants, and use of space, and provide support with worship. The operations manager reports to the rector, and works collaboratively with the staff, lay volunteers, and wardens. To be successful at this position the person must be able to work independently, anticipate needs, deal with frequent interruptions, be open to grow into the position, and handle confidential information with discretion. Job description is here. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to

LOS ANGELES (ECHO PARK): Credit Union CEO/Manager, Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union. To provide strategic, vision, leadership, and management in all functional areas. Plan, direct and control credit union activities in accordance with credit union plans, policies, directives and activities as established by the Board of Directors. Responsible for ensuring financial stability and member satisfaction commensurate with the best interest of members, staff and credit union. A full job description is here. For more information and to apply, click here.

LOS ANGELES: Receptionist/Administrative Support, Diocese of Los Angeles (St. Paul's Commons). This position is unique and very important to the ministry of the diocese, being the first face and voice of communication representing the bishops and staff and the ministries that take place at St. Paul’s Commons. Duties and Responsibilities: Greet and welcome guests with grace and hospitality on the phone and in person; direct guests to their destinations; assist with bookings/calendared events at St. Paul’s Commons; invoicing; database management. A job description is here. Send applications to Canon Anilin Collado, Human Resources manager, at or call 213.482.2040, ext. 250. Application deadline is July 15, 2022.

LOS ANGELES: Preferred Communities Afghan Intensive Refugee Case Manager, IRIS (Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service). IRIS offers refugee resettlement assistance, intensive case management and immigration legal services to the low-income refugee and immigrant community of the greater Los Angeles region. Responsible for coordinating medical and/or mental health services and provide case management to individuals with refugee and asylum status who have significant physical and/or mental health conditions. The PC Afghan Intensive Case Manager will be part of a specialized team within IRIS that focuses on intensive case manager for the agency’s most vulnerable clients. The position will work to promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment for clients, through connections to ongoing programming and mainstream supports, in compliance with IRIS programs and contract guidelines. This position reports to the Refugee Program Supervisor and IRIS executive director. Full job description and application instructions here.

LOS ANGELES: Coordinator for Capacity Building, Outreach and Volunteers, Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service. IRIS offers refugee resettlement assistance, intensive case management and immigration legal services to the low-income refugee and immigrant community of the greater Los Angeles region. The coordinator for Capacity Building, Outreach and Volunteers is responsible for: recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and co-sponsors; tracking and maintaining data; working with IRIS staff, donors and partners to coordinate donations of household goods; coordinating IRIS community engagement efforts including education and outreach to program partners, faith groups, educational institutions, and other community partners; and develop and distribute materials to engage local stakeholders around resettlement service activities that positively impact refugee and immigrant communities in the region. Full job description here.

LOS ANGELES: Preschool Director, St. James' Episcopal School. The preschool director oversees the Grammercy Place Preschool and is the supervisor for the St. Andrew’s Place preschool site director. The preschool director is responsible for curriculum, evaluation, professional development and parent and family engagement and communications for both preschool campuses. Website is here. Full job description here.

PACIFIC PALISADES: Live Stream Manager. St. Matthew's Parish is an inspiring house of worship situated in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The Director of Program Ministry seeks a part-time Live Stream Manager who is an experienced audio/visual consultant to partner with our ministry team to broadcast our live Sunday morning worship service and special services. A full job description is here. Please email your resume to Learn more about St. Matthew's here.

PACIFIC PALISADES: General Maintenance Worker, St. Matthew's Church and School. St. Matthew's is a vibrant community that includes both a Church and a School situated in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The Director of Facilities and Operations seeks a full time maintenance staff member with maintenance experience. This is a "hands-on" position and the ideal candidate will have repair maintenance and event setup experience, great people skills and a history of providing the highest level of customer service. A full job description is here. Please email resume to

PASADENA: Bookkeeper, All Saints Church. See the entire job description here.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Youth Minister, St. John’s Episcopal Church and School. St. John’s is a community that lives in gratitude for the love and generosity of God. The Youth Minister will have a living commitment to the Gospel of Christ and will value the ethos of the Episcopal Church. From this vantage, the person we seek will share with the youth the transforming love of Christ in real and meaningful ways. The Youth Minister will lead in the creation, development, and delivery of programs that support the spiritual formation and well-being of youths, grades 6 through college, in and from the parish. The minister will model for the youth spiritual growth, ethical insight, age-appropriate theological and interfaith awareness, and engagement in the community with the living Gospel. This minister will also assist greatly in the pastoral care of the youth and their families. This is a part-time position. Request a full job description via email, Submit resume and cover letter to Rev. Christopher Potter via email at

THOUSAND OAKS: Assistant Principal, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. Duties include helping with admissions, development, parent relations, student supervision, and program development. Candidate must have a college degree, a teaching credential, and a minimum of five years working in a school. Administrative experience is desirable. If interested, please send resume to

WOODLAND HILLS: Receiving Supervisor, West Valley Food Pantry. The Receiving Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the daily staging and oversight of a drive-through food delivery operation. Empathy and kindness to the clients should be part of this individual’s makeup. The Receiving Supervisor is the Food Pantry’s liaison with donating markets, and should cultivate excellent communication with the market's managers. Relationships with our volunteers is paramount, and a positive demeanor is a necessity. The Receiving Supervisor is responsible for accepting, tracking and inventory of all incoming deliveries and donations, in cooperation with the Warehouse Assistant. Full job description here.
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