Joseph Wolyniak applied for an Evangelism for the 21st Century grant when his spouse, the Rev. Liz Costello, was a seminarian at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Himself a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford, Wolyniak’s vision for the “New Tracts for Our Times” video series is deeply rooted in scripture and theology yet proclaims the … Read More »
He attended a summer conference and designed a web-based curriculum module for adults, on the conversation between science and technology. He piloted the program at his field parish and then developed a resource-sharing site for seminarians.
He researched Mexican religious symbolism in Mexico and at US parishes with successful ministry to Mexican immigrants. He developed a website for the Diocese of Utah to educate non-Mexican people of faith about Mexican religious symbolism and to inform the use of religious symbols by parishes who wish to become more welcoming to Mexican immigrants.
She updated and re-launched the website for the Episcopal Disability Network, to support ministry by and with persons with disabilities.
She interviewed some of the chief architects of the baptism rite in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer: Dr. Dan Stevick, Dr. Louis Weil, Dr. Lee Mitchell and the Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold. The interviews were professionally videotaped by Episcopal Church Center staffers, resulting in archived footage available for future research. A parish curriculum on … Read More »
They visited Haiti in January 2013 to record the stories of Haitian Episcopalians. They produced a video for social media and held a photography exhibit in Austin.
Dr. John Hainze adapted the TEC Committee on Science, Technology and Faith “Catechism for Creation: An Episcopal Understanding” for widespread parish use. The 2005 program reconciles the science of creation with faith, and seeks to renew the faith of those in the church and reach out to those outside who may perceive that Christianity is … Read More »
She developed and piloted The Sunday Supper project for families of teens at St. David’s, Austin. It uses face-to-face meetings and a website to guide the creation liturgical space and the practice of family devotions at home, around meals.
They made an immersion and filming mission trip to Southern Malawi, documenting US and Malawian participants in the partnership. Their videos promote global partnerships as a means to fight poverty.
She traveled to Alaska to develop and implement training for lay leaders of three Alaskan villages; the ongoing support was provided online.