[Episcopal News Service]
The following announcement has been received from Patricia C. Mordecai, Chief Operating Officer at the Episcopal Church Center in New York:
Daniel B. England has resigned as Director of Communication for personal reasons. The Presiding Bishop has accepted his resignation, which is effective immediately. Bishop Griswold said that "the creative initiatives begun by Dan England during his approximately four years on the staff have been much appreciated and will continue to serve our ongoing communications efforts."
The process toward naming a successor in accordance with the procedures of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has begun, and a position announcement will be posted in early September. Bishop Griswold has asked Robert Williams, who directs the Episcopal News Service and oversees media relations for the Episcopal Church, to assume the title of Acting Director of Communication. Prior to coming to the Episcopal Church Center, Williams was Director of Communication for the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Bishop Griswold said: "Those overseeing the various aspects of our communications work are seasoned professionals, and I am confident that our programs will continue to develop in ways that serve the growing needs of our church."
July 28, 2004