January 14, 2010

Two Episcopal Church missionaries in Port-au-Prince say that they feared for their lives during the Jan. 12 earthquake and in its aftermath that shook the Haitian capital.

When the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit just before 5 p.m. local time, the Rev. Canon Oge Beauvoir and his wife...

November 5, 2008

Twenty-six-year-old Jesse Zink considers himself a missionary; just not a traditional one.

"I have no interest in thumping the Bible over any poor people's heads in the middle of nowhere," he said during a recent visit to the Episcopal Church Center in New York.

God's work is "...

January 29, 2008

Kenya's Episcopal missionaries Nan and Gerry Hardison are steadfastly committed to continuing their ministry as teachers and health care specialists in Maseno, despite tribal and criminal gang violence that has roiled the east African nation since the December 27 contested presidential election...

November 27, 2007

Dr. Christopher McConnachie, Episcopal missionary serving in the Transkei region of South Africa, died November 27 in Mthatha (Umtata). He was 70. Chemotherapy for McConnachie's acute myeloid leukemia had compromised his immune system, and he was unable to fight off an infection.


February 20, 2003

If the recent training session for new missionaries at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is any indication, there is a new look to the type of people who are accepting the call to serve abroad.

Among the 19 newly commissioned missionaries who attended the two-...

December 19, 2002

'People always ask me: 'Is the Episcopal Church still sending missionaries to foreign countries?'' says the Rev. Jane Crosby Butterfield, mission personnel office director of the Episcopal Church. As an indication that the church is still strongly committed to sending missionaries, she points...