The goal of Province III is to encourage a forum for the sharing of programs, resources and ministries by the people of the 1187 provincial parishes and the thirteen dioceses in such a way as to develop effective strategies for coordinating and enhancing the use of regional and national resources.
To that end Province III has Ministry Coordinators: Altar Guild, Anti-Racism Awareness and Training, Campus Ministries, Christian Education, Church Periodical Club, Episcopal Church Women, Congregational Development, Health Ministries, Peace & Justice, Small Church Ministry, Vocations Ministry, United Thank Offering and Youth Ministry.
Province III Synod meets annually in April or May. On General Convention years, Synod helps deputies prepare for Convention. On other years, Synod meets for an educational program and business meeting with elections of Provincial Officers and Executive Council members from from the Province are elected. Resolutions for General Convention and Executive Council are considered.
Province III Council meets annually in October to hear ministry updates and needs was well as pass the annual budget. The Coodinators schedule meetings and events in their respective ministry area throughout the year. The Province III Coordinator is available throughout the year to field questions and respond to ministry needs in the Province.
Province III provides opportunities for groups and ministries within the Province to influence those people involved in decision-making at all levels of this Church, particularly General Convention, the Executive Council and Executive Council Staff.
Provincial Coordinator: Dr. Pamela D.H. Cochran, [email protected]
Council Meeting Materials
- Click Here for the DRAFT minutes of the 2018 Provincial Council meeting.
- Click here for the minutes of the November 1, 2017 Council meeting.
- Click here for the minutes of the October 27, 2016 Council meeting.
- Click here for the minutes of the October 15, 2015 Council meeting.
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2018 Council meeting materials
October 22, 2018 in Martinsburg, WV
Coordinated Ministry ReportsRead More »
Province III exists to further the mission of the Episcopal Church by coordinating the interdependent ministries of its 13 dioceses in a spirit of mutual responsibility. The 13 dioceses of Province III are:Read More »
Click here to download a PDF of the Ordinances of Province III
PREAMBLE AND ORDINANCES OF THE THIRD PROVINCE
(May 8, 2018)
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
The Synod of the THIRD Province, in pursuance of authority granted by the Constitutions and Canons for the government of the Episcopal Church…Read More »
The Rt. Rev. William “Mike” Klusmeyer (WV), [email protected]
The Rev. Nathaniel Pierce (Easton), [email protected]
Mr. Bob Kilp (CPA), [email protected]
Ms. Judith Lane Gregory, [email protected]
Dr. Pamela D.H. Cochran, [email protected]
Executive Council Representatives
Mr. Russell Ra…Read More »
Province III is governed by a Synod, made up of the bishops, one clerical, and two lay deputies from each diocese within the province. Synod meets annually in the spring, at which elections are held for Provincial Officers and Executive Council members. Every third year, when the General Convention of the national Episcopal Church is held, Synod helps formulate resolutions for c…Read More »
Province III was granted authority by the Constitutions and Canons for the government of the Episcopal Church. There are a total of nine provinces in the Episcopal Church.
How Did Provinces Come To Be?
As early as 1762 William Smith proposed dividing the church into six districts: (1) NH, MA, RI (2) NY, CT (3) PA, NJ, DE (4) GA and Carolina (5) MD and (6) VA, but the idea went no…Read More »