Afro-Anglican Commission

The Afro-Anglican Commission is called to encourage and assist in the development of new initiatives for the ministry among the members of the African diaspora living within the boundaries of the Diocese. It will support the existing efforts of the congregations and institutions of the Diocese who are ministering among this segment of the population to be better equipped for success. The Afro-Anglican Commission seeks to support the continued development of those involved in the leadership of congregations and other institutions in their ministry with and to African descending members of our diocesan family by promoting peer groups, training and continuing education opportunities for both lay and ordained persons.

Chair:The Rev. Dr. Mauricio J. Wilson, rector@stpaulsoakland.org

Commission Members:
Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore;
Brenda Paulin; The Rev. Jennifer Nelson; The Ven. Carolyn Bolton: The Rev. Eric Metoyer

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.

 

Peace, Justice, and Hunger Commission

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

 

Diocesan Liturgical Commission

In October 2019, delegates to the 170th Convention of the Diocese of California voted to create a diocesan liturgical commission. The commission’s duties, detailed here, include implementing a process for laity and clergy throughout the diocese to be informed of and provide input about proposed liturgical revisions coming before the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2021.

 

Diocesan Task Force on Disability and Deaf Access

At October’s 170th Convention of the Diocese of California, delegates voted to create a Task Force on Disability and Deaf Access. Duties, detailed on page 3 here, include creating a best practices guide for voluntary disability and Deaf access for diocesan institutions and congregations, conducting a review of accessibility policies and procedures throughout the diocese, and reporting findings from the review.

Chair: Jack Fagan