The Episcopal Diocese Immigration Task Force Update

You may recall that at our last Diocesan Convention in October 2017, the delegates unanimously approved a Resolution to establish a Task Force on Immigration. The mandate of the Task Force is to further the Diocese’s ministry in supporting migrants through the following activities:

  • Identify ministry partners
  • Coordinate related activities throughout the Diocese
  • Support congregations in the education, discernment and response activities to support immigrants in the Diocese

In December, Bishop David named us, Deacon Nancy Key (St. James Cathedral, Fresno) and Tom Hampson (St. Paul’s, Modesto), to co-chair the Task Force under the supervision of Canon Anna Carmichael. In January, the Task Force met for the first time. Our membership includes:

Northern Deanery
Lyn Morlan
Wil Colon
Edward Dondi
Amy Larsen
Tom Hampson (co-chair)

Central Deanery
Jim Mendez
Jim McDonald
Nancy Key (co-chair)

Southern Deanery
Jan Dunlap

Since January of this year, the Task Force has met monthly, alternating between face-to-face meetings in Fresno and conference calls. Read more

Ways to help Immigration Task Force: click here.

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