Commissions

Afro-Anglican Commission

The Afro-Anglican Commission acts as advisory to the office of the bishop to increase communication and address concerns of Episcopalians of African descent.
Chair: the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Thornell, ktimani@yahoo.com.
 

Asian/Pacific Islander Commission

The Asian/Pacific Islander Commission — as the diocesan branch of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM) — seeks to strengthen and support the ministries of Asian, Pacific Islander, and multi-ethnic congregations; their leaders and the Asian/Pacific Islander and Asian/Pacific Islander-American clergy; mentor and support new leaders for this ministry; and serve as a resource to educate the diocesan family about the various Asian/Pacific Islander cultures and ministries of the APIC. Click here for the full description and list of churches currently participate as members of the Asian/Pacific Islander Commission (APIC) of the Diocese of California (with the languages used in their worship services).
Chair: the Rev. Debra Low-Skinner.
 

Commission on Creation Care

The Commission on Creation Care (CCC) engages the Diocese of California in the work of restoring its relationship with “this fragile earth, our island home” and the rest of life that inhabits it. The immediate concern is climate change and the moral responsibility of the church in addressing environmental degradation. We strive for a deeper understanding of the spiritual dimensions of ecological problems, and we work to enable Episcopal congregations to become centers of ecological understanding, action, and healing. The commission offers itself as a resource to parishes, deaneries, and all in our diocese working towards restoring our relationship with God’s Creation.

For resources from the CCC, click here.

CCC membersNancy Grove (chair), Trinity, Menlo Park; The Rev. Sally G. Bingham, Canon for the Environment; Barbara Bisel, St. Stephen's, Orinda; Carl Diehl, St. Columba's, Inverness; The Rev. Andy Lobban, Rector, St. Bartholomew’s, Livermore; Larisa Shaterian, St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco; Dr. M. Paloma Pavel, All Souls, Berkeley
 

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

The Rev. Matthew R. Dutton-Gillett, matthew@trinitymenlopark.org
 

Peace, Justice, and Hunger Commission

Visit page here.

Chair, Sheila Sims, sheila.sims3575@att.net