Diocesan Staffing Update from Bishop Duncan-Probe
Dear People of Central New York:
As we look ahead to an exciting new year living in to our draft Vision, Mission, and Rule of Life, I am delighted to share with you the good news that Meredith Kadet Sanderson has accepted a call to serve as Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for our diocese, effective January 1, 2020.
In this new role, Meredith will oversee the diocesan staff as they support you, the leaders of our parishes. She will lead the staff in everyday operations and in the planning and execution of strategic initiatives identified by our diocesan leadership. She will also continue to oversee diocesan communications, and over the course of the year ahead will be bringing on additional support for that area. With Meredith’s faithful leadership and her demonstrated organizational abilities, I believe the culture of our diocesan staff and the whole diocesan community will become more rooted in and expressive of our draft Vision, Mission, and Rule of Life.
We have also separated the Chief of Staff duties from the open role of Canon to the Ordinary for Mission and Formation and have modified that role, which will now be known as the Canon for Formation and Mission Development. This canon will continue to lead our ministry formation programs, including discernment for ordained ministry. They will also support our ministry teams in developing social and economic justice initiatives, with a particular focus on addressing dehumanization, promoting racial reconciliation, supporting refugee and New American communities, and building alliances with the LGBTQ community. This revised role puts a greater emphasis on formation and mission development, expanding support for the people, parishes, and communities of our diocese. We are actively engaged in filling this position so your prayers are welcome; please prayerfully review and share the job description and application instructions posted at cnyepiscopal.org/openings.
In this New Year, as we face the threat of war, increased racism and antisemitism, the Australian wildfires and other environmental disasters, and a divisive election season in our country, our draft diocesan Vision Statement, “A world healed by love,” really matters. I ask that you join me in welcoming Meredith and in praying for our staff, diocesan leaders, and parish leaders as we seek to be part of God’s plan to heal our broken world by learning how to love God, one another, and the gift of creation.
With blessings of hope for our shared journey,