The Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion, which provides annual financial support to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council, announced January 13 the election of six new members to its board of directors.
The new members, who had been elected at the society's annual meeting in November 2008, are: Bishop George Councell of New Jersey; the Rev. Jan Naylor Cope, Washington, D.C.; the Rev. Rick Lord, Vienna, Virginia; the Rev. Sarah Buxton-Smith, Buffalo, New York; B. Norris Battin, Newport Beach, California; and Antonia Wong Tuen-ye, Hong Kong.
The society's president, Bishop Philip Poole of York-Credit Valley in Ontario, Canada, said, "I thank our retiring board members for their service and welcome those who have agreed to work with us going forward as we strive to support the work of the Anglican Communion and expand our membership throughout the Anglican world."
The new directors join board members Poole; Archbishop Terence Finlay of Toronto; Bishop Victoria Matthews of Christchurch, New Zealand; the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion; the Very Rev. Sam Candler, Atlanta; Robert Biehl, Houston; Robert Foltz, Bonita Springs, Florida; Joey Fan, Hong Kong; Constance Fraser Gray, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Marshall McReal, Seattle; and Janie Stevens, Houston.
Founded in 1997, the Compass Rose Society takes its name from the symbol of the Anglican Communion.