Alternate Deputies to General Convention and Provincial Synod – Lay
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JAMES N. BLAIR, ESQ.
43 Krom Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Parish: Christ the King, Stone Ridge
Occupation: Retired attorney
Church Positions: Parish: Choir, 1987 – ; Stewardship Chair, 1990 – 2009; Vestry, 1991-1997; Capital Campaign Chair for Cong. Giving, 2002, Long Range Planning Committee, 2008-; Building Committee Chair, 2010-. Diocese: Member, Council of the Diocese, 1993-2002; 2010- ; Member, Budget Committee, 1994-1996; Member, Congregational Support Plan Committee, 2002-2008; Member, Convention Planning Committee, 2009 – ; Member, Convention Resolutions Committee, 2010-
Community Positions: Director and Treasurer, 600 West End Ave. Owners Corp. (70 Unit Cooperative Apartment Corporation) 1980-2009; Director and Treasurer, New York Flute Club Inc. 2002-2006, 2008-2009. Member, Hudson Valley Property Tax Reform Task Force, 2004-. Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Practice to the Chief Administrative Judge (NY), 1995-; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee 1989 -2011 , Chair of CPLR Committee, 1991-1995; Committee on the CPLR of the New York State Bar Association, 1995 – ; Legal Consultant, Rondout Valley Food Pantry, 2009-; Trustee, Rondout Valley Central School District, 2011-.
I have been active in my parish in the northern end of our diocese for many years. For most of those years my family and I lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan during the week while my wife and I worked in Manhattan and our daughter attended school, most notably at our Cathedral School. I have also been active in the affairs of our diocese for many of these years. I appreciate the extraordinary diversity represented by our diocese and its members – in geography, economy and culture – and it is this reflection of our diocese that I would bring to General Convention.
General Convention will consider a wide range of business, much of it of great importance to the future of our church, and spread over hundreds of separate legislative resolutions. It will include gender equality and same gender issues, our relationship with the wider Anglican Communion and financial issues made all the more pressing by a shrinking financial base. They will call for passionate advocacy of our beliefs and careful discernment as to how today’s resolutions will play out tomorrow. My legal experience and financial background would be useful resources for the New York delegation as it represents our diocese in working through this large agenda in a very short period next summer.
MS. LOUISE BOZORTH
25 East End Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Parish: Epiphany, Manhattan
Occupation: Retired Educator
Church Positions: 2003-Present: The Church of the Epiphany – Choir Member and Eucharistic Lay Minister; Vestry member 2010 to present. 2003-2010: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine – President, Society of Regents. 2010 to present. Member of the Board of Trustees 2003-2009; serving on Development and Strategic Planning Committees. 1999-2003: House of the Redeemer – Member, Board of Trustees; duties included developing programming at the House, working on database design and personally publishing newsletter and postcards promoting programs. 1980-1996:Saint James the Less, Scarsdale – Warden, Vestry Member, Director of Christian Education, Choir Member; worked with Ward Dreshman & Reinhardt Inc., a fund raising firm, to launch and complete a capital fund drive.
Community Positions: 2001-Present: Leopold Schepp Foundation – Member, Board of Trustees. 2002- Present: Union Settlement House – Member, Advisory Committee. 1997-1999:The Brearley School – Member of the Alumnae Board. 1994-96: Mt. Vernon Music School – Member of the Board of Directors.
My vision for the Alternate Deputy to the General Convention is to be prepared, if called upon, to vote on the resolutions presented to the Convention for consideration. If elected, I would study carefully before the Convention all the issues each resolution raises and seeks to address. I would support our denomination’s progressive understanding of Christ’s call to us and be open to the Holy Spirit as I listened and examined the matters put before the Convention. It would be a great pleasure and honor to be chosen to serve.
MR. DAVID G. BULLOCK
101 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580
Parish: Christ’s Church, Rye
Church Positions: Diocesan Trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York; Christ’s Church Rye, NY Warden, Vestry Member; Member Rector Selection Committee; Member Outreach Committee; CC choir and CC Lay Eucharist Leader; Christ’s Church Nursery School; Senior Trustee; Bishop Tharp Business and Technical Institute of the Diocese of Haiti (Les Cayes, Haiti) Senior Board Member; Vice President of the BTI Foundation (501 C- 3) for the Haiti business School Community.
Community Positions: Biotechnology Foundation of Philadelphia (a non-profit biomedical research institute that develops vaccines grown in plants). Board Member and Former Chairman; Member Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee; former Trustee Rye Historical Society, Rye, NY.
I have been a lifelong Episcopalian. My work experience is in the global financial markets as a consultant, investment banker and investment manager. My work until 2001 has been on the local level. Since then, I have devoted a significant portion of my time to global volunteer efforts and outreach ministry. While I have a special passion for Haiti, my desire is to pursue outreach ministry broadly to change the inequities for the poor and the disadvantaged both locally and internationally. The last three years as a Trustee has been an outstanding experience, and I would like the opportunity to continue this work as continuity in these difficult times is an important element for this body.
MR. EDWARD FRITSCHE
10 Glen Drive, Goshen, NY 10924
Parish: St. James’, Goshen
Occupation: Retired Bayer Corporation, R&D Management
Church Positions: Present: Diocesan Council, Leadership Development Commission Chairman, and Convention Credentials Committee. St. James’: Stewardship Committee Chairman, Finance Committee, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Greeter. ECCO Chainman Past: St. James Vestry, Grace Middletown: Warden, Vestry, Stewardship and Finance Committee Chairman, Endowment Committee, Lay Reader, Mid-Hudson Executive Committee, Diocesan Convention Committee.
Community Positions: National Science Olympiad and New York State Science Olympiad Event Supervisor. Goshen Science Coach, STANYS Science Fair Judge. Place of Grace (AIDS Ministry).
These are exciting times in the lives of all Episcopalians. With everything going on in the Anglican Communion, it is also a time for discernment and unity. The mission of the members of General Convention must be to unite all Episcopalians in the gospel of Jesus Christ reaching out to every diocese and congregation. We must be proactive in uniting all the different cultures and ethnic groups in this country and make the Episcopal Church a welcoming church. I believe we must be a faithful witness to Jesus Christ and our mission work must extend to all areas of the world.
MS. KAY GRANT
877-12 Boynton Avenue, #12-K, Bronx, NY 10473
Parish: St. Andrew’s, Bronx
Occupation: Business Management
Serving the larger church at General Convention is the greatest experience; I experienced that as an Alternate Deputy to the 2006 and 2009 General Conventions
I would be most humbled to attend the next General Convention. With so many issues in the life of the Anglian Episcopal Church we can only ask God to lead us through these times. If by God’s grace, I am elected, thank you for your support.
MS. ELISABETH JACOBS
780 Riverside Drive, Apt. 10E, New York, N.Y. 10032
Parish: Intercession, Manhattan
Occupation: Director of Finance
Church Positions: Trustee of The Diocese, Diocesan Campus Ministry Committee Member, Warden, Treasurer, Vestry Member, Chair. Columbia University Episcopal Campus Ministry, Diocesan Social Concerns LGBT Committee, Intercession Advisory Board Member, Sunday School Teacher and member of Intercession Community Service Council.
Community Positions: Girl Scout Leader; Chair, Reality House – Drug Intervention.
As an alternate deputy I would be entrusted by our diocese and by the deputies from other dioceses to be informed and to prepare myself through study and prayer prior to General Convention. It would be my responsibility while at General Convention, to listen to other deputies, Bishops and guests and to attend and vote at all legislative sessions.
MS. JEANETTE JONES
260 Hussey Road, Mount Vernon, NY10552
Parish: Trinity, Mt. Vernon
Occupation: Retired Administrator – Mobil Oil Corporation
Church Positions: Church Treasurer; Minister of Parish Welfare; Member, Trinity Choir; Founder, Trinity Scholarship Fund; Treasurer & Advisor, Summer Camp Board; President, Trinity Bowling League. Diocese: Trustee for 6 years, Human Resources Committee; past member of Budget & Finance Committee.
Community Positions: Vice President of Operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon (Past President) – serving 1700 youth while managing resources and assets. Fund Raiser committee Kiwanis Club of Mt. Vernon. Volunteer with partnership with local Mt. Vernon Public School under the “All Our Children initiative” sponsored by Trinity Wall Street
Community Commendations: Boys & Girls Club for Outstanding Leadership; City of Mt. Vernon for Dedication & Service to Youth; Mt. Vernon Council of Churches for Outstanding Service.
My vision for the ministry of Alternate Deputy to the General Convention is one of openness to allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct my role as “understudy.” I commit to thoroughness through study of issues and resolutions, and one of sensitivity in understanding the magnitude and privilege of my role as Alternate Deputy. Through prayer and the Will of God, I commit to fulfilling this role to the best of my ability, and I trust God to guide and direct my path. Thank you one and all for giving me this opportunity.
Please vote for me.