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
2022Rodriguez, YuriCaminemos con MaríaLeer en Español As a first generation immigrant to the United States, the Rev. Yuri Rodriguez has experienced finding her way in an alien land, sustained by her faith. She believes that the stories of Latinas – their gifts, their struggles, their liberation – are stories of Jesus incarnate in the lives of the most ... Read More »North America
2022Hubbard, the Rev. Joe; Hubbard, Ashley Dobbs; Hood, JorinStorySharing as Evangelism: An Invitation to Mutual Ministry as ReconciliationInspired by Psalm 139, the Rev. Joe Hubbard was sure that there is nowhere the church can go where the Spirit of God is not already present, and that the Spirit would welcome the church when it finally arrived. As he began ministry in Navajoland, he was concerned about how effective his leadership as a ... Read More »North America
2019Price, Dr. Sarah KyeFaith From the Margins to the WebDr. Sarah Kye Price launched and maintained Faith From the Margins to the Web, a weekly, lectionary-based blog based on Bible studies that brought together people who would be normally divided by social boundaries. Beginning with Advent 2017, the project continued for the entire Lectionary B and through Epiphany of Year C. She constantly adapted the methodology ... Read More »North America
2018Hicks, JaniceDementia MinistryDr. Janice Hicks is tapping into a widespread need in parishes for resources to support ministry with people with dementia, their families, caregivers and community groups. Hicks’ initial research involved exploring the Dementia Friendly Church movement in the UK. Visiting in early summer 2016, she interviewed several leaders in the movement (see photos, below). She built ... Read More »North America
2017Wakeen, TeresaThe Church at CrossroadsTeresa Wakeen has launched a new worshipping community at the Crossroads Center, a social services outreach agency in Detroit. She leads three mid-week prayer services and one Sunday Singing Circle and Prayer service, along with a monthly family worship event that follows the Messy Church model. With New Mission Field designation in the Diocese of Michigan, Wakeen has ... Read More »North America
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 »North America
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 »North America
2013Monroe, SarahChaplains on the HarborInspired by her study of liberation theology at EDS, the Rev. Sarah Monroe used an EES grant to visit several street ministries and to research and prepare 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, Washington ... Read More »North America
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 »North America
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 »North America
2010Lobban, AndrewSpiritual Disciplines for the HomelessLobban worked with classmate Diane Pike to offer a Cursillo-style retreat in a San Antonio homeless shelter.North America
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
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
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 »North America
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
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.North America
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