Provincial Coordinator


Province III is pleased to welcome Dr. Pamela D.H. Cochran as our Provincial Coordinator.

The Province III Coordinator reports to the Province III President, Vice President, and Treasurer. This position requires an individual with strong communication and technical skills to direct the outreach of Province III to its thirteen Dioceses and to the Episcopal Church around the world. The primary objective of the Coordinator’s duties between now and the 2018 General Convention is to equip our dioceses to participate in the following programs effectively and regularly with the Province and each other through remote means:

  • Continuing theological education for clergy and lay leaders;
  • Training in church management including information technology (IT) competence, Canon Law instruction, professional development for vestry and wardens, and the clergy disciplinary process;
  • Development and nurturing ethnically diverse congregations including those using languages other than English in their liturgies;
  • Initial training in fostering racial reconciliation in preparation for in-person workshops

To these ends, the coordinator facilitates regular conference calls with many participants ( i.e. the Go To  Meeting software) and will also host and facilitate training webinars.

Equally important, the Province III Coordinator will be expected to take the lead in identifying strong resources within our dioceses which can be shared readily across diocesan boundaries thus strengthening ministries across the Province at the parish and diocesan levels. The Coordinator is expected to be in regular consultation with our Bishops and Standing Committee Chairs to facilitate a culture of collaboration in resolving issues and accomplishing the goals of the dioceses and the Province.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a network of resources for shared ministry support;
  • Works with appropriate IT consultants, Diocesan Bishops, Standing Committee Chairs and Province III Leadership;
  • By June 2018 the Coordinator is expected to have established at last four working networks to share training and resources remotely on a regularly scheduled basis (at least quarterly in each discipline) across all of our Dioceses willing to participate.  Each network will be expected to have held at least one meeting/webinar and have others scheduled.

Planning:

  • Co-ordinates all arrangements for the annual Synod
  • Co-ordinates all arrangements for the meetings of the Provincial Council
  • Creates the agendas with the President for all meetings; notifies members of meetings and events
  • Facilitates the Synod meeting, Council Meetings and the Network Coordinator Meetings

Ministry Support

  • Works with the Network Coordinators to support and promote the respective ministries
  • Meets monthly with the President and at various times with other officers
  • Recruits individuals to fill Council and ministries’ vacancies
  • Establishes, with the President, Province III ministries and initiatives with Council’s  approval

Budget

  • Prepares, with the Treasurer,  the proposed annual budget
  • Works with Provincial Ministry Coordinators in preparation of budget to best support their  ministries
  • With the Treasurer, monitors the financial performance to the budget during the year

Meetings

  • Attends Provincial Synod and Council meetings biannually
  • Prepares reports for Provincial meetings (budget with Treasurer)
  • Attends the annual Provincial Leadership Conference and the triennial General Convention  (Province Dinner and PB Nominating Committee Election)

Communication

  • Maintains regular email and phone contacts with other province coordinators, Central Church office, the 13 Province III diocesan offices, the ministry  coordinators, and the Diocesan Representatives
  • Meets with coordinators as requested; strives to attend ministries’ meetings and events
  • Responds to inquiries concerning Province III
  • Maintains all contact information for Province III officers, delegates, representatives, deputies, and 13 Province III  Diocesan offices
  • Strives either to attend or arrange for a Province III representative to attend Diocesan Conventions with Province III display; sometimes addresses Convention
  • Prepares all correspondence as necessary
  • Oversees  the Province III  website

Newsletter

  • Collects news articles, write articles, creates layout using Microsoft Publisher  or comparable application
  • Maintains mailing list and arranges for the printing and distribution of the Newsletter
Last Published: May 17, 2017 2:07 PM