Standing Committee Nominees 2017

Lay

Myron Richardson – St. Paul’s, Centreville

I was born in Appomattox, Virginia and graduated from VA Tech with a BS in Chemical Engineering. For 37 years I worked for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in the textile industry, primarily in the southeastern US with the last 4 years in China.
Since 2002, Becky and I have lived in Centreville, MD. I have been very active in local environmental, political, educational and religious activities. I have been a co-founder of the Corsica River Conservancy (CRC), Chairman of the Queen Anne’s County Planning Commission, member of the St. Paul’s Centreville Vestry and an at-large member of the Trinity Cathedral Chapter. Currently I am a Trustee and Treasurer of Wye River Upper School and the Treasurer of St. Paul’s – Centreville. My diocesan roles include the Finance Committee, the Listening Committee, and I am completing my term on the Diocesan Council.

I am enthusiastic about the potential of serving God’s church as a member of the Standing Committee. The Christian church has played a key role in society for two thousand years. However, for the church to be a viable leader, the form and function of that role must be challenged. While the tenets of the church remain constant, our relationship to society and the manner in which society relates to the church is always changing. Understanding these changes and adapting so that we continue providing effective leadership brings vibrancy to our lives as Christians.

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 of rules to guide the application of clergy discretion in providing pastoral care to same-gender couples seeking such blessings.” 2011 -Title IV Canons – Disciplinary Board member, 2011 – Resolution R10A Task Force on Giving

We are all charged to keep the promise of the Baptismal Covenant “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” As part of the Jesus Movement, I have to seek out those folks who feel they have no voice and make sure that they know that God loves them and so do I. Most days that looks a lot like – going to Assateague with some kids who’ve never been to the beach, volunteering at a food bank, listening to someone that wants to be heard, or picking up trash. At St. Alban’s, we do that by making it a safe and welcoming place for all people and we work to be good stewards of this planet.

Clergy

Mark Delcuze Christ Church, Kent Island

I am in my 32nd year of ordained life. A 1985 graduate of E.D.S. and a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia, I have served in a variety of parishes in the Mid-Atlantic and New England, coming to Kent Island in the summer of 2013. I have served as an At-Large Clergy Rep to Diocesan Council and as Vice President of Diocesan Council for the past year. I was Chaplain and Member of the Nominating Committee for the 11th Bishop of Easton. Previously, I have served as Deputy to General Convention three times (Southern Virginia) and have been Ecumenical Officer to the Bishops of Southern Virginia and Connecticut and have served in a variety of Diocesan leadership positions, Cursillo, Youth Ministry and as a Spiritual Director. My wife, Mimi and I have been married 33 years. We have two grown daughters, a great son-in-law and two extraordinary grandsons.

As a parish priest, I have worked to equip the laity for their mission work, loving service to their neighbors, through teaching and organizational oversight. In the diocese, I have focused my leadership on providing opportunities for prayer, reflection, and worship in the midst of our changing leadership and ongoing discernment.

Stephan Klingelhofer Shrewsbury Parish, Kennedyville

A graduate of Yale, Duke Law School, and Virginia Seminary, Fr. Klingelhofer served churches in Washington D.C. and Michigan. In semi-retirement, he has served on Diocesan Council, as well as the Nominating Committee for the newly elected Bishop. As Priest Associate at Shrewsbury Parish, he leads the Adult Education program, and has “supplied” for Rectors in several parishes throughout the diocese. He previously worked as an attorney with United Airlines and as Director of Taxation for the Air Transport Association between 1968 and 1978. From 1991-4, as Development Director, he helped strengthen City Lights School, an inner city program for challenging secondary level students in NE Washington. For eighteen years, he served as a founding officer and later President of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, assisting developing nations strengthen democratic practices in challenging environments.

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