Grants

The Rev. Dr. Michael Morgan Directors' Award



Each year, the EES Board of Directors selects one to three grant recipients whose completed work best exemplifies the objectives of the E-21 grants. Recipients are selected for the scope, quality and particularly for the evangelical impact of the project. The award was named in November, 2007 for retiring Board Chair the Rev. Dr. Michael Morgan. Mike received support from the Society as a seminarian and served on the Board for many years. As Chair, he established the Directors' Award in 2002.
Directors' Award YearRecipient NameGrant TitleDescriptionLocation
2016Fisher-Stewart, GayleCenter for the Study of Faith in Justice, Washington, DCThe Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart has been working to establish the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice at Calvary Episcopal in DC.  She has convened a number of events at Calvary, designed to support mutual understanding between church members and those seeking justice. She has developed a network of support within the Diocese of Washington ... Read More »Domestic
2014Blackmer, StephenNetworking for an Environmental ChurchBuilding on prior grant work, the Rev. Steve Blackmer acquired land and developed a network which became Church of the Woods “to evangelize the many locals who love the outdoors and seek spirituality in nature, not church…” – The Living Church, 11/16/14. Blackmer co-hosted Pilgrimage for Earth, a triennial liturgy festival, with St. James, Woodstock, ... Read More »Domestic
2013Monroe, SarahMinistry with Economic Refugees, WAInspired by her study of liberation theology at EDS, she researched and prepared a series of Bible studies and liturgies for use with economic refugees in the Diocese of Olympia. Her subsequent work in the Chechalis River Basin of Grays Harbor County was awarded a TEC Justice and Advocacy Fellowship. Sh was awarded the Morgan ... Read More »Domestic
2012Zink, the Rev. JesseTeaching Sudani in the USHe taught a class on the history of the church in Sudan, from the perspective of evangelism and mission, to members of St. Paul’s Sudanese Mission in Phoenix. The class built on his prior grant work in Sudan and provided him the opportunity to learn from his students, who had lived the latest chapters of ... Read More »Domestic
2011Kimball, Dr. Lisa and McNaughton, the Rev. MargeThe Homeless as EvangelistsDr. Lisa Kimball and the Rev. Marge McNaughton facilitated the ministry of evangelism by homeless members of the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. Participants in the Gospel Art! program created original works of art and reproduced some of these on notecards. The art was sold at Epiphany, at the Eastern Market in Washington, DC, ... Read More »Domestic
2010Baker, AndreaChurch Camp in HondurasBaker assembled a team of youth and adults from the Diocese of Northern California to plan and lead Camp Holy Spirit in Tela, Honduras. Working with Honduran volunteers, they adapted the model of a residential US church camp for twenty participants. She subsequently served as Superintendent of Episcopal Schools in the Diocese of Honduras. Her ... Read More »Central America
2010Lobban, AndrewSpiritual Disciplines for the HomelessLobban worked with classmate Diane Pike to offer a Cursillo-style retreat in a San Antonio homeless shelter.Domestic
2010Wilson, ConnieRenk Media TeamConnie Wilson, who was Director of Communications at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary when the grant was awarded, traveled with a professional photographer and a professional videographer to the Diocese of Renk in Southern Sudan to film and photograph the work of the Episcopal Church in Sudan.Africa
2009Van Kirk, AndrewBiblical TypologyMr. Van Kirk used EES funding to develop a four-week typology curriculum for use in parish adult education: Reading Stories, Reading Christ: The Bible, Typology, and History. The program offers a cohesive treatment of scripture, doctrine and church history and includes video segments and a comprehensive study guide. He has taught and revised the curriculum ... Read More »Domestic
2009Wachner, the Rev. Emily“Women’s Work/Women’s War” Voices from SudanThe Rev. Wachner’s grant took her to Lui Diocese in Southern Sudan in December ‘08 with a group from the Diocese of Missouri. She interviewed six women leaders – priests, a teacher, an NGO coordinator, and the wife of the Archbishop – who have survived the twenty-one year civil war. Women’s Work / Women’s War: Voices ... Read More »Africa
2008Denney, ShelleyChristian Education in El SalvadorDenney traveled to El Salvador on an EES grant for language immersion and to develop Christian Education curricula.Central America
2008Jeuland, Jane“Your Place” for Inner-city YouthJeuland served as Director of Long-Range Planning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT.Domestic