Mission Developers have a unique challenge as leaders in faith communities. They're called to function as entrepreneurial self-starters who also embrace the Episcopal church’s ethos and traditions. Here, we feature their stories and work. Please share these videos and join us as we host conversations about the future of our church.
Meet some Mission Developers who are making a difference in our church.
Mission Development is a process that includes discernment, starts, stops, and do-overs. The Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh and Megan Allen, Director of The Institute at St. John’s (Cleveland, Ohio) talk about their process.
The Rev. Eric McIntosh at St. James Episcopal Church of Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) talks about developing a network for and with the local community. In this video, he also provides inspiring counsel for aspiring mission developers.
Kate Davis from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seattle, Washington shares her evidence-based insights from her research about resilience among clergy.
The Rev. Laurel Mathewson and The Rev. Colin Mathewson offer observations and tips about their ministry at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, San Diego, California.
The Rev. Chantal Morales McKinney, Founding Pastor of Christ's Beloved Community/Comunidad Amada de Cristo (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) offers compelling counsel for clergy about establishing and sustaining life-work balance.
The Rev. Tami Forte Logan, Associate Minister at Zion Grove, AME Zion as well as Lead Organizer at Faith4Justice and The Rev. Milly Morrow, Associate Dean at The Cathedral of All Souls discuss the joys and challenges of creating Kairos West Community Center, an ecumenical and interfaith community in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hear about how the Rev. Teresa Wakeen explored her neighborhood and ended up planting The Church at Crossroads (Detroit, Michigan).
The Reverend Alfredo Feregrino from Our Lady of Guadalupe (Seattle, Washington) talks about encountering and being open to the unexpected during the mission development process.