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She that hath ears to hear: lest we become white as ghosts



Gentle colleague,

Of the 235 (24%) of the deputies for GC 2000 whom I have now identified,
I know only the following  7 (2.9%) to be African Americans.  

Mrs. Gwendolyn Carter, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New York (new)
Ms. Pam Chapman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Western Michigan
Ms. Cora Gaines, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey
Mrs. Bettye Jo Harris, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
Ms. Diane Pollard, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New York
Ms. Alene Tate, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
Mrs. Katherine Tyler-Scott, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Indianapolis

That 2.9% is down from 5% of the House held by African Americans in 1997.
I am alarmed.  For the whole state of Christ's church, we
need more, not fewer, people of color in the House. There is still time to
get folks to run and be elected in many elections:  I have collected
the dates of the electing diocesan conventions at 

          http://newark.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/diocnvns.html

Likely the 2.9% is higher, as I need your help in identifying who among
these first-time deputies is African American:

The Rev. Grant Abbott, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota
The Rev. Jennifer Adams, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western
Michigan
Mr. Hilario Albert, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New York
Ms. Joan Amati, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Indianapolis
The Rev. Carol Arney, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
Mrs. Jill Bigwood, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
Ms. Kay Bishop, Lay deputy from the Diocese of California
The Rev. Elliot Blackburn, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Springfield
The Rev. Claudio Bocca, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Churches in
Europe
The Rev. Stephen Bonsey, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
Ms. Evelyn Brchan, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. James Brooks-McDonald, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Albany
The Rev. Royce Brown, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Wyoming
The Rev. Robert Bryant, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of California
The Rev. Thad Butcher, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Montana
Mr. Richard 'Jerry' Carroll, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Albany
The Rev. Dr. Peter F. Casparian, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of
Churches in Europe
Ms. Debbie Cavanaugh, Lay deputy from the Diocese of San Joaquin
The Rev. Gordon Chastain, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Indianapolis
The Rev. Barbara T. Cheney, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
Ms. Sally Clinehens, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Northwest Texas
The Rev. Jonathan B. Coffey, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of New York
Mr. Robert Coffey, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Eastern Michigan
Mr. Richard Cole, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Churches in Europe
The Rev. Stanley Collins, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of San Joaquin
Ms. Nancy Consedine, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Western New York
Ms. Nettie Cove, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Western Michigan
Mr. Cliff Craig, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Northwest Texas
The Rev. Carolyn Davis, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Colorado
Ms. Lillian Davis-Wilson, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Western New York
The Rev. Michael Devine, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. Steven John Dewey, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Eastern
Michigan
The Rev. Allison Dingley, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
The Rev. Jack Eastwood, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of California
The Rev. Robert Eaton, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of San Joaquin
Mr. Tom Ehrman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Milwaukee
The Rev. David Eisensohn, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Thomas C. Ely, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
The Rev. Marilyn Engstrom, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Wyoming
Very Rev. Allen Farabee, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western New
York
Mr. Bill Fleener, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Western Michigan
The Rev. Morley E. Frech, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
Mrs. Shirley Friend, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
Ms. Caryl Frink, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. Mark Galloway, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. Clifford Gardner, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Northwest
Texas
Ms. Barbara Gaynor, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Eau Claire
The Rev. Catherine Glenn, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Colorado
Ms. Jeanne Glenz, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Churches in Europe
Ms. Mary Goodman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Montana
Mr. Peter Handford, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Churches in Europe
Ms. Susan Harnisfeger, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey
The Rev. Michael Hartney, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western New
York
Mr. Peter Hausman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey
The Rev. George Hobson, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Churches in
Europe
The Rev. Jan Hotze, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Isaac Ihiasota, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Springfield
Mr. Floyd Ivey, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Spokane
Mr. Charles Jackson, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Michaela Johnson, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. Christopher Keough, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Milwaukee
The Rev. Catherine Keyser-Mary, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Spokane
Ms. Mary Kimball, Lay deputy from the Diocese of California
The Rev. Earle C. King, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western New York
Ms. Mary Klein, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Eau Claire
Mr. Richard Knudson, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Albany
The Rev. Jeff Lee, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Milwaukee
Ms. Charlene Marth, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
Mr. John Masters, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Wyoming
Ms. Susan Micocci, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Churches in Europe
The Rev. Kathleen Milligan, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Iowa
Mr. Richard Milnes, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Springfield
The Rev. Darius Mojallali, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Albany
Mrs. Jacques Moore, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Springfield
The Rev. Diane Orrin, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Tom Pellaton, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Churches in
Europe
Ms. Virginia Pillsbury, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Milwaukee
The Rev. Brian Prior, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Spokane
Ms. Marcia Prunner, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Northern Michigan
Mr. James Putnam, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
The Rev. Joe Rees, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of San Joaquin
The Rev. M. Sue Reid, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Indianapolis
The Rev. Sandra Robison, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Spokane
The Rev. Mark Rutenbar, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western Michigan
The Rev. Bart Ryan, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Eau Claire
Ms. Jacqueline Scott, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Colorado
Mr. Nicholas Scott, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Albany
Ms. Tabitha M. L. Secretario, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Hawaii
The Rev. Virginia Sheay, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey
The Rev. David I. Shoulders, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of
Indianapolis
The Rev. David Simmons, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Northern
Michigan
The Rev. Douglas Sparks, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Milwaukee
Mr. Dennis Stark, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Rhode Island
The Rev. Peter Stimpson, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey
Mr. John F. Sutton, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
The Rev. Robert V. Taylor, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of New York
Ms. Joyce B. Thweat, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Eastern Michigan
Ms. Maggie Tinsman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Iowa
Ms. Bessie Titus, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Fran Toy, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of California
The Rev. Randy Usher, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Eau Claire
The Rev. Wilson Valentine, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Alaska
Very Rev. Marshall Vang, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Albany
The Rev. Gary Waddingham, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Montana
Dr. John Williams, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Connecticut
Ms Sandy Williams, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Montana
Ms. Joan Amati, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Western New York
The Rev. Ben Wright, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Wyoming
Ms. NancyLee Ziese, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Iowa
Very Rev. Joel Gibson, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota
The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Clergy deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota
Mr. Justin Chapman, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota
Ms. Lynn Naeckel, Lay deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota

We already know that we will be losing the following African American
deputies for the year 2000:
 
Ms. Joyce Phillips Austin, 1997 l2 for the Diocese of New York
Dr. Hobart Banks, 1997 l2 for the Diocese of California
The Rev. James N. Hunter, 1997 c2 for the Diocese of Alaska
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Neill, 1997 c1 for the Diocese of Western Michigan
Very Rev. Petero A.N. Sabune, 1997 c3 for the Diocese of Newark
The Rev. Melvin Turner, 1997 c2 for the Diocese of Minnesota
Mrs. Jane Walts, 1997 l4 for the Diocese of Springfield
Mr. Donald C. Wilson, 1997 l4 for the Diocese of Connecticut

Search your heart; then search your diocese.  Are there not leaders whom
you should lift up and support to assure that we are fully representative
of all God's people? 

Lutibelle/Louie

P.S.

You can see all known deputations for 2000 at 

                http://newark.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/gc.html
                
                







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