EES News

Grace African Christian Connection Missional Community

The Rev. Mtipe Koggani, who is from Tanzania, envisioned launching a worshipping community of African diaspora Christians in St. Louis. With strong diocesan support, including meeting space, he has been working to develop a leadership team and to conduct a community needs assessment. He received has received invaluable coaching through the Episcopal Church’s church planting … Read More »

God of the Prisoners

The Rev. John Ng’oma, of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, envisioned training an interdenominational group of prison chaplains in best practices for approaching and counseling prisoners and sharing God’s word with them. He held the training during the Summer of 2022, and reports that it was successful in attendance, in engagement of the participants, … Read More »

Caminemos con María

Yuri Rodriguez is a gifted and experienced musician from Costa Rica, via the Diocese of Indianapolis. She dreams of using music to invite people to experience Jesus incarnated in the lives of Latinas, and to be transformed by the Good News in their stories of hope, faith and resilience. She planned a concert of secular … Read More »

Encountering the Spirit in Agrarian Ministries

Sarah Mast (SSW ‘23) and spouse Greg Mast dream of leading an affirming, land-based liturgical community. They used grant funds to visit seven faith-based agrarian communities during summer ’22: Good Courage Farm in Hutchinson, MN; Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI; Bellweather Farm in Wakeman, OH; Adamah Farm in Falls Village, CT; Mission Farm in Killington, … Read More »

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Through Evangelism

The Rev. Carolyne Adhola dreamed of offering transformation to widows and orphans in the Anglican Church of Kenya. She used grant funds during the summer of 2022 to teach about discernment, the importance of a rule of life, and practice contextual Bible Study. She intended to plant trees together, and to celebrate a harvest Eucharist. … Read More »

Holy Play: Meeting God in Musical Improv

Will Parker believes that evangelism is relational. He has used grant funding to convene a musical improv group, with the specific purpose of connecting what they are doing as artists to what they are called to do as Christians. His dream for the project is two-fold: that the members of the troupe will experience personal … Read More »

Standing Firm With Faith, Hope and Love in Time of Crisis

The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji was inspired by the widespread fear of vaccination, and the prevalence of mis-information, about COVID-19 in his home Niassa province of Mozambique. He dreamt of empowering church leaders to recognize themselves as the Body of Christ, to support one another, and to reflect God’s concern for all people, especially the most … Read More »

#HarlemPresente

David Patiño is inspired by liberation theology to build a justice- and healing-grounded kindom. He is leading an evangelism campaign in the Latino/Hispanic community surrounding St. Mary’s, Harlem. His work involves leadership building, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and storytelling. To date he has held many 1:1 conversations with members of St. Mary’s and with … Read More »

Retreat on Racial Reconciliation in Burundi

The Rev. Simion Kinono dreams of a church that will prioritize racial reconciliation on its agenda. In December 2021, he held a four-day retreat in the Diocese of Buye, in Burundi. The twenty participants included ten Hutus and ten Tutsis, ten women and ten men. Kinono discovered that the retreat participants are thirsty for reconciliation. … Read More »