General Convention commended GEMN, suggested membership support, and allocated $50,000

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church offered moral and financial support to the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) at its meeting last summer. In passing Resolution A028, which was submitted by the Standing Commission on World Mission (SCWM), the churchwide legislative body celebrated GEMN’s 25 years of encouraging global mission.  It singled out for […]

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Ayda Patricia Martin of Dominican Republic is elected GEMN President; Molly O’Brien is new VP

Ms. Ayda Patricia Martin of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic was elected president of the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) at the meeting of the GEMN Board on June 7. Patricia previously served as vice president. Patricia has worked in the missionary teams coordination office of the Dominican Episcopal Church and has contributed to the […]

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Titus Presler is appointed GEMN Executive Director

Titus Presler has been appointed Executive Director of the Global Episcopal Mission Network, announced GEMN President Ayda Patricia Martin at the organization’s annual meeting on May 13. Martin, who represents the Diocese of the Dominican Republic to GEMN, said that GEMN had been preparing to launch a leadership search.  With Presler nearing the end of […]

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Global Mission News 6/14/22: Conference responses / Van Koevering joins GEMN Board / Partnership Officers speak

Global Mission Conference had encouraging evaluations A record 159 people registered for the 2022 churchwide Global Mission Conference organized by GEMN and themed “Women in Mission,” including from 18 countries outside the USA. Among those who responded to the post-conference survey, 73% said the conference was “great” and 26% said it was “good.”  Components deemed […]

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Four mission activists with wide global experience join GEMN Board

Ms. Jenny Grant, the Rev. Paul Rajan, Bishop Alan Scarfe and the Rev. Canon Helen Van Koevering recently joined the Board of the Global Episcopal Mission Network. Ms. Jenny Grant serves as the Officer for Global Relations and Networking in the Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships.  She develops mission-related resources, maps companion relationships across […]

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“Gather, inspire and equip” – GEMN Board adopts a purpose statement for the network

By Titus Presler “The purpose of the Global Episcopal Mission Network is to gather, inspire and equip people to participate in God’s mission with humility, inclusion and companionship.” This is the purpose statement adopted by the GEMN Board of Directors at its extended meeting in October and confirmed at its November meeting. A briefer tagline […]

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Humility, Inclusion, Companionship – Board identifies three core values of GEMN

By Titus Presler Humility, Inclusion, Companionship – these are the three core values that the Board of Directors of the Global Episcopal Mission Network focused on at their annual extended board meeting, which was held online on October 7 and 8.  They were finalized as the core values at the board’s regular monthly online meeting […]

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