Deacons Talking 

with Kathy Shahinian,

Linda Boyd & Diane Fadely


Fostering Reconciliation and Faith in the Public Policy Arena


Monday, May 21, 2020

8:30-9:30 pm ET pm



This is an online event. You will receive log-in information once you register.

There is no cost for the event.


Julie Lytle


Sponsored By

Public Policy issues are important to the Episcopal Church and our advocacy reflects our belief that “Faith” and “Justice” are intimately bound. JOIN US MAY 21 when Kathy Shahinian, Linda Boyd and Diane Fadely share their wisdom from their work in Maryland.     

Kathy, Linda and Diane plan to provide information, resources, and tools to equip us to advocate for change in our dioceses. You will learn about the importance of coalition building, creating Legislative Action Alerts, establishing Legislative Ambassador Programs, providing training workshops and more!!!

God calls us, as individuals and as communities, to act on behalf of the vulnerable, weak and oppressed. As deacons, working with laity, we are able to accomplish this important ministry.

Hope you can join us!

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Deacons Talking on the Road to Emmaus is a web based way for deacons to walk with each other and share stories in hope of inspiring, supporting and renewing diaconal ministries. It is inspired by the story of Cleopas and another disciple who, after recounting all that they had experienced while walking on the road to Emmaus with a stranger, recognized Jesus in their midst (Luke 24:13-32). Jesus' presence led them to release their fear and grief, return to Jerusalem to share their experience of the resurrected Christ with the gathered community, and renew their ministry with confidence.

Now sponsored by Bexley Seabury Seminary and the Association for Episcopal Deacons, Deacons Talking, was created when New England Deacons Network wanted to share the stories of their efforts between bianniel conventions.  These free, live, interactive web conferences currently occur monthly on the third Thursday, 7:00 -8:00 pm and feature deacons sharing stories from their ministries, exploring case studies, offering peer wisdom and feedback, and exchanging mutual support. We hope you will join us for our upcoming conversations.             

  • June  18 Prayer, Community and Evangelism: Embracing the Jesus Movement with Brenda Hoffman and Maureen Otwell
Deacons Talking will take a hiatus during the summer, and return in September on the second Monday of each month at 8:30 pm ET. 7:30 pm CT, 6:30 pm MT and 5:30 pm PT.  Watch for a new list of topics this summer.

If you miss our live session, you can still participate in the conversaiton. Find the recording here on the Province I website. It contains a special section devoted to diaconal ministry that includes links to all the previous Deacons Talking web conversations.  (NOTE: Newer programs will be posted asap.  Thank you for your patience.)

  • May 11, 2020 - SPECIAL EDITION - Deacons' Responses to the Pandemic with Jan Grinnell and Connie Campbell-Pearson
  • April 20, 2020 - SPECIAL EDITION - Deacons' Responses to the Pandemic with Jan Grinnell and Connie Campbell-Pearson
  • April 16, 2020 - Dismantling Racism and the Beloved Community with Janet Tidwell
  • April 6, 2020 - SPECIAL EDITION - Deacons' Responses to the Pandemic with Jan Grinnell and Connie Campbell-Pearson
  • Mar 23, 2020 - - SPECIAL EDITION - Deacons' Responses to the Pandemic with Jan Grinnell and Connie Campbell-Pearson
  • Dec 19, 2019 -  Responses to Oppression with Robin Hollis and Scott Deasy
  • Nov 21, 2019 -  Food Scarcity with Phina Borgeson
  • Oct 17, 2019 - Faith Behind and Beyond Walls with Ellen Adams
  • May 5, 2019 - Rock Point's Pollinator Project with Jackie Arbuckle and Lucy Pellegrini
  • Mar 21, 2019 - Ministry Along the Border (AZ) with Rodger Bobnew
  • Feb 21, 2019 - Jerusalem PeaceBuilders with Jack Karn
  • Nov 16, 2018 - AED and The Fund for the Diaconate with Lori Mills-Curran and Keith McCoy 
  • Sept 20, 2018 - Post-General Convention with Stan Baker & Jan Grinnell
  • May 18, 2018 - General Convention with Stan Baker & Jan Grinnell
  • Apr 20, 2018 - The Episcopal Church and the Latino Community with Ema Rosaro-Nordalm
  • Mar 15, 2018 - Dementia with Jerry Jacobs 
  • Feb 18, 2018  Sorry, no recording available
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Tuberville Farm Coop with James Ballard and Ralph Perkins
  • Dec 18, 2017 - Supporting Women Leaving Prison with Ellen Adams
  • Nov 16, 2017 - The World is Our Mission - Regional Diaconal Ministry with Tom Mariconda
  • Oct 19, 2017 - Refugee Resettlement with Grace Sawicki and Christine Cassels
  • Apr 20, 2017 - Diaconal Ministry and Haiti with Leroy "Buck" Close
  • Mar 16, 2017 - Talking About the End of Life with Lucy Pellegrini
  • Feb 16, 2017 - The Hungry Soul Breakfast with Don Burr 
  • Jan 19, 2017 - Foot Care Ministry with Bonnie Matthews 
  • Dec 15, 2016 - Preaching with the Bible in One Hand and the Newspaper in the Other with The Rev Deacon Sudie Blanchard 
  • Nov 17, 2016 - Rebirthing Campus Ministry with The Venerable Jan Grinnell  
  • Oct 20, 2016 - Laundry Love with The Rev Deacon Jane Griesbach and the Rev Meredyth Ward 
  • May 28, 2015 - Stan Baker Talking about General Convention
  • Jan Grinnell Talking about the RI Center for Reconciliation