Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

The Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown Elected Bishop of Vermont

Dear ones, I am delighted to report that, earlier this afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown was elected 11th Bishop of Vermont on the first ballot. I have known Bishop-elect Shannon for more than a decade, and it has been a joy to be in ministry with her during her time at Christ Church Cathedral; […]

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A Billboard Builds a Church in Brownsburg

by Kathleen Moore A billboard on westbound I-74 connected Deb Samples to a loving church community at the time she needed it most. Featuring photos of diverse individuals and families along with the simple message “love your neighbor,” the sign directs viewers to the website churchthatserves.org. Those who follow the link will find the Good […]

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A Sign of Another Way to Do This Life: An Easter Message from Bishop Jennifer

Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed!  Happy Easter, beloved. We have come through the long days of Lent and now find ourselves rejoicing with praise and thanksgiving for what God has done and continues to do in our midst.  At Easter, we celebrate the great mystery that God in the person of Jesus […]

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Bishop Jennifer’s Remarks at Interfaith Moment of Action for Hate Crimes Legislation

This morning, Bishop Jennifer joined with faith leaders at the Statehouse for an interfaith moment of action to pray for and demand full, just and inclusive anti-bias crime legislation in Indiana. Her remarks are below: Good morning, Like many of you, I come from a tradition that offers prayers of lamentation in the wake of […]

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Bishop Jennifer’s Statement on Lambeth 2020

Dear ones, Last week, I gathered with my fellow bishops from across the church at Kanuga for a week of reflection, immersion in the Way of Love with Presiding Bishop Curry, and discussion about the issues facing the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. It was a prayerful and productive time, and I am grateful […]

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Sean Cox Appointed Associate for Transitions and Congregational Development

The Rev. Dr. Sean Cox, who will begin work on May 1 as the diocese’s new associate for transitions and congregational development, knows that clergy transitions can be an anxious time for congregations. And, as it happens, he’s got some experience helping people deal with anxiety. “I spent almost 23 years in parish ministry, then […]

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