Compass Rose Society elects three new board members

November 3, 2009

The Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion on Nov. 2 announced that it had elected three new members to serve on its board of directors: the Rev. Canon John Peterson of Hendersonville, North Carolina; the Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle of San Gabriel, California; and Beverley Paterson Wood of Aurora, Ontario.

Peterson is canon for global justice and reconciliation at Washington National Cathedral. He previously served as secretary general of the Anglican Communion and as dean of St. George's College, Jerusalem. He is also a canon at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem and an honorary canon at Canterbury Cathedral; St. Michael's Cathedral, Kaduna, Nigeria; All Saints, Mpwapwa, Tanzania; St. Dunstan's Cathedral, Benoni, South Africa; and the Cathedral of Christ the King in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Battle is canon theologian in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and rector of the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel. A well-known writer, speaker and retreat leader, his ministry covers the globe and focuses on Christian non-violence, human spirituality, and African church studies.

Paterson Wood is an active participant in church, community and university programs in Ontario, Canada where she lives. A longtime member of the Compass Rose Society and Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora, she has worked hard with others in that parish to make the society an important part of parish life and outreach at Trinity.

"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," said the Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, CRS president and bishop of York-Credit Valley in Ontario, Canada.

The new directors join the currently serving board members listed here.

The Compass Rose Society supports the ministries of the Archbishop of Canterbury by providing annual financial support and enhancing communication within the communion through personal contact. Founded in 1997, the society takes its name from the symbol of the Anglican Communion.

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