Provincal Synod

Lay

Joanne Fisher – Christ Church, Easton

Joanne Fisher has been a professional youth minister in our diocese for the past fourteen years – the first twelve as the Youth & Family Minister at Christ Church Easton and more recently, as the Youth Missioner for the diocese. She is committed to helping our churches reach more young families with Jesus’ message of grace and hope. Joanne has been actively participating in Province III youth leadership over the past year and is looking forward to representing our diocese at the Province III Synod. She lives in Easton with her husband Travis and 3 year old Reilly.

Craig Jackson – Emmanuel, Chestertown

Retired school teacher- Queen Anne’s County- 1975-2006
Owner/Operator Jackson’s Mid Shore Driving School- 2006- Present

High School- South Kent School- 1971
College- Washington College- 1975

Member of Emmanuel Church Chester Parish
Member of Vestry-Class of 2019
Rep. of Province 3 Synod- 2014-2016

Alisha King – St. Alban’s, Salisbury

I am a member of and currently serve as junior warden at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, in the Southern Convocation. Since joining St. Alban’s, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a Worship Leader, Eucharistic Minister, vestry member, and alternate delegate to the 2017 Convention of the Diocese of Easton. I also served as a chalice bearer during the Investiture of Bishop Santosh. In recent years, I received the blessing of being able to spend a few Saturdays on Assateague Island with some of the kids from AGAPE.

I was raised in the United Methodist Church, in South Carolina. In 2006 I joined the Episcopal Church and was confirmed by Bishop Jones at St. Paul’s on-the-Hill in Winchester, Virginia. I moved to the Eastern Shore from the Shenandoah Valley, in Virginia, 3 years ago. My family includes: my partner of over 20 years, Gail; our two Welsh terriers, Ian and Finn; and two cats, Joey and Smudgy.

During my years in the Diocese of Virginia, I served in leadership positions at both the parish and diocesan levels. Parish – member of vestry, senior warden, junior warden, Eucharistic Minister, lector, member of altar guild, treasurer, and chairperson of the parish search committee. Diocesan – President of Region XIV (Shenandoah Valley), 2010 – Member of Resolution R14 task group to “recommend consistent standards to be written into diocesan canons so that, if services of blessing same gender unions are authorized, our clergy and laity have a clearly understood and enforceable set

Clergy

Patrick Collins – All Faith Chapel, Tunis Mills/Bray House

The Rev. Canon Patrick A. Collins serves as Priest-in-Charge with All Faith Chapel in Tunis Mills (Middle Convocation; Talbot Cluster) and as the Canon to the  Ordinary.  He was ordained to both the diaconate and priesthood in 2006.  Prior to coming to the Diocese of  Easton, he served for many years as a leader in children and youth ministries.

Nathaniel Pierce – Nonparochial

My wife, Audrey, and I moved to the Eastern Shore in 1991. Over the past twenty seven years I have ministered in two parishes (Christ Church, Cambridge, and St. Philip’s, Quantico) and served under six Bishops (Sorge, Townsend, Longest, Shand, Parsley, and Marray).
There have been moments of joy (celebrating the addition of Harriet Tubman to our Calendar of Saints in 1995 comes to mind) and sadness (Audrey’s death in 2009). Through it all I have treasured my spiritual journey as a priest in this diocese.

These days I wear a number of hats: Secretary of the Committee on Constitution & Canons, Province III representative to the Executive Council (think Vestry of our “national” church), Bishop’s Chaplain for Health Care Institutions, and volunteer receptionist at Bray House.
For the past three years I have been deeply involved in the restructuring and renewal of Province III. We are now searching for paid staff (new job description), revised the Ordinances (like by-laws), and adopted a forward-looking Vision Statement. For the past two years I have represented Province III at the annual meeting of the Provincial Leadership Council. If elected, I will continue to support the renewal of Provincial III.

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