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December 17, 2012
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The 2013 Roanridge Trust Award Grants, totaling $262,364.000 for  15 grants for transformative work across the church, have been announced by Sam McDonald, Episcopal Church Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission.

The Roanridge Trust Award grants are awarded annually for new and creative models for leadership development in small communities across the Episcopal Church.

This year, two grants have been awarded in areas engaged in regional work. For example, one grant focuses on the work in seven dioceses, while another grant for Native American work in three dioceses was awarded.

The Roanridge Trust was established by the Cochel family, who originally gave a working farm in Missouri called Roanridge to the Episcopal Church. The interest from the sale of the farm generates the grant funds.

Awarded for 2013 work were:

Diocese of Alaska, the Episcopal Church in Navajoland and the Diocese of North Dakota: $20,000 for the Bishops’ Native Collaborative: Curriculum Development Project

The Diocese of Arkansas: $5,000 for Ark Fellows --- Episcopal Service Corps

The Diocese of El Camino Real: $13,500 for Trinity Church After School Program, Computer Lab

The Diocese of Fort Worth: $32, 844 for the Church of the 1st Century for Re-Organizing Dioceses, Episcopal Church Building Fund

Diocese of Georgia: $20,000 for Clergy Peer Coaching

Diocese of Indianapolis: $17,450 for Pathways to Vitality

The Diocese of Nebraska: $19,000 for Engaging in Interfaith Ministry in Rural Congregations

The Diocese of Northern California: $7,050 for Sempervirens Deanery Diaconal Ministry Development

The Diocese of Northern Michigan: $17,600 for  Field Education for Seminarians in Northern Michigan from Episcopal Divinity School

The Diocese of Pittsburgh: $20,000 for Lay Ministry Initiative

Diocese of Southwest Florida: $12,000 for the Church of the Holy Spirit, Safety Harbor. FL

Diocese of Texas for training work in the dioceses of Arkansas/Oklahoma, Mississippi, Nebraska, Northwest Texas, West Texas and Wyoming: $35,000 for Iona Initiative – Formation for Locally Prepared 21st Century Clergy

Diocese of Vermont: $8,300 for Vestry “Re-Orientation”

The Diocese of West Missouri: $10,620 for Episcopal Churches of the Ozarks (EChO)

The Diocese of West Virginia: $24,000 for Reading Camps – West Virginia


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