Bishop Kevin S. Brown names

Chief Operating Officer

Teri Quinn Gray

by Cynde A. Bimbi

Bishop Kevin S. Brown is thrilled to announce the appointment of Teri Quinn Gray as the new Chief Operating Officer for the Episcopal Church in Delaware, effective May 1, 2024. Building upon the position formerly known as the Canon for Finance and Administration, Teri will be responsible for overseeing the financial, administrative, property, facilities, and other operational support of the diocese. She will bring a wealth of experience and a track record of breaking barriers and spearheading innovative ventures.

Teri’s name is synonymous with shattering glass ceilings, pioneering radical concepts into resilient business ventures, and excelling in the fields of science, engineering, and finance. Her extensive career spans leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies managing budgets exceeding $250 million, as well as serving as the Chief Operating Officer of a rapidly expanding biotech startup. With expertise in finance, human resources, strategic planning, and product development, Teri is not only a seasoned leader but also a creative problem solver and dedicated team player.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Teri is deeply involved in her community, having served in leadership positions in organizations such as the Delaware State Board of Education (past president) and the Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now. She is a committed member of St. Thomas’s in Newark and has played an active role in the wider diocese through her volunteer work in governance, evangelism, and communications.

Bishop Brown praises Teri as a woman of faith, joy, and compassion, emphasizing her commitment to the transformative ministry of Jesus Christ in Delaware. He eagerly anticipates the synergy of Teri’s skills and energy within his staff, expressing confidence in her ability to contribute to the kingdom-building mission of the Episcopal Church in Delaware.

With sincere enthusiasm, the Episcopal Church in Delaware extends a warm welcome to Teri Quinn Gray as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Canon Judi Gregory retirement party

Friday, May 17, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Christ Church, Dover

Join us in celebrating Judi's retirement after nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the Episcopal Church in Delaware. Let's honor her commitment, hard work, and infectious smile at this celebration. Come share memories and well-wishes as we bid farewell to a cherished colleague and friend.

'Come and Go' reception with light snacks — feel free to drop by anytime between 1 and 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to kmoore@delaware.church

Conference to offer segment on One Church Campaign

Addressing Bishop Brown's Key Focus Areas for Parishes

Parish Communications Conference | May 16, 9:00 a.m. | Christ Church, Dover

This year's annual Parish Communications Conference will include a segment on the One Church Campaign, addressing three key areas that Bishop Brown has asked church leaders to focus on:

  • Website optimization: enhance your parish website and ensure it adheres to best practices for churches. Most importantly, make sure the information on your site is always current and inviting!
  • Facility upkeep: maintain the welcoming atmosphere of your church by continuing efforts to improve your facilities, making them welcoming and accessible to all who enter.
  • Sharing the hospitality of Christ: have a team that is ready to invite, welcome, and connect with every individual who walks through your doors.

The below speakers will offer insights and suggestions for the three focus areas mentioned above:

Above image, left to right: The Rev. Canon Brad Hinton, facility; Kristin Sausville, hospitality; The Rev. Michael Kurth, hopitality; Cynde Bimbi, website

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The Philadelphia Eleven

Film Screening

  • May 1, 6:00 p.m.,
  • Christ Church Christiana Hundred
  • Discussion following with the Rev. Nancy Wittig

(one of the Philadelphia Eleven)

  • Sponsored by Christ Church Christiana Hundred and

St. Barnabas' Church

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Invite Welcome Connect

Invite Welcome Connect in the

Episcopal Church in Delaware

by Carol Schofield, Delaware Invite Welcome Connect team

The Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20) is the last commandment of Jesus to his disciples. It instructs his followers to share the gospel with all nations. 

How do we do this as individuals? We share with others what God has done in our lives and let them know that what he has done for us he will do for them. Let them know that there is no sin so great that it can’t be forgiven. All we have to do is ask. The past is the past and it’s what is in someone’s heart today that counts. 

How do we do this as a parish? We go to the Invite Welcome Connect website for ideas or to share what has worked (or not worked) in our parish using the following link below. You can also request that representatives from the Invite Welcome Connect team come to your parish and help with your evangelism efforts. invitewelcomeconnect.com

How do we do this as part of the Episcopal Church in Delaware? Join the Invite Welcome Connect team and help with this critical effort to bring people to not just know about Jesus, but to actually know him.

Celebration of New Ministry

The Rev. Wayne Rollins

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Immanuel Highlands Church, Wilmington

Please RSVP to RSVP@immanuel-highlands.org

Clergy: vest in cassock, surplice, and green stole

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Issue: April 24, 2024