Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM HST
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM HST

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The Cathedral of St. Andrew 
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813

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The Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham 
Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i 
808-536-7776, ext 309 

About the Presenters

Sean McConnell
- Sean McConnell has served the church as a lay professional since 2000 when he became Program Producer at GraceCom, the media ministry of San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. In 2006, he was named Canon for Communications in the Diocese of California. He has served on the Board of Directors of Episcopal Communicators; as Chair of the Standing Commission on Episcopal Church Communications and Information Technology; and as Technology Coordinator for the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church. In May of 2013, Sean landed his dream job as Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development.

The Rev. Shannon Kelly - The Rev. Shannon Kelly’s passion and vocation has focused on advocating for and ministering with children, youth, and young adults through the churches she has served and through the communities in which she has lived. Since 1998 she has served in congregations in California and New York, served as a Chaplain at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and on the Diocesan Staff as Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation in the Diocese of Milwaukee. Shannon is currently serving on the Presiding Bishop’s Staff as the Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for The Episcopal Church. She convenes a network of both ministers and young adults to teach, mentor, train, and build relationships in order to equip and empower people to share their story as the body of Christ in God’s continuing mission of reconciliation in the church and world.

She wrote and edited God of My Heart, a book of prayers written by youth, for youth. She has served as a consultant to the Formation Offices of the Episcopal Church, on the Episcopal Youth Event Design Team in 2011 and 2014, and as Chaplain to the 2012 General Convention Official Youth Presence. She lives on Cape Cod in Forestdale, MA with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ferguson, their son, and dog.


Called to Transformation
ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop 2017

June 8 - 10, 2017

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu 

The Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop is slated for June 8-10, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

Called to Transformation is a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. The workshops were developed to train facilitators in leading a faith community in understanding ABCD.  Participants will learn about the theory and practice of ABCD work, and then begin the process of creating a working plan to implement an ABCD project in their own ministry communities.

Leading the workshop are Sean McConnell, Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development  and the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for The Episcopal Church and a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff. (See side bar for more information on both presenters.)

Asset-Based Community Development engages communities at a grassroots level to recognize local assets – such as people, buildings, relationships and even faith – and creatively envision how to use that abundance to achieve goals and imagine new forms of ministry. Sean McConnell, Episcopal Relief & Development's Senior Director of Engagement said, "ABCD brings people together to transform their communities. It focuses on the gifts and strengths of individuals, congregations and organizations. By recognizing their own gifts, people are empowered to more deeply invest in achieving the shared goals of the community."

To learn more about Called to Transformation, visit the website HERE.

Tentative Schedule

 Thursday, June 8
9:30 AM Registration 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop

 Friday, June 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Workshop

 Saturday, June 11
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Workshop

Register Now!
There is no cost to attend and airfare for a limited number of neighbor island participants will be covered with clergy approval. 

Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 31, 2017, or when space is filled.

“…our mission is not something [God] will reveal; it is something [God] has already revealed. It is not written in the sky; it is to be found written in our members.” --Richard Bolles, How to Find Your Mission in Life