Just as many of our congregations face reductions, it is with a heavy heart that Bishop Breidenthal has made the decision to reduce diocesan staff as well. The bishop announced July 15 that the position of Canon for Mission had been eliminated. The Rev. Anne Reed faithfully filled the position since 2010. Her last day on diocesan staff was August 5.

The Rev. Anne Reed

The Rev. Anne Reed

Bishop Breidenthal created the position of Canon for Mission seven years ago to further social justice work in Southern Ohio. However, recognizing that much of the mission work in the diocese is being done in our parishes and across regional boundaries, the bishop felt the need for involvement from his office was not so great as to justify continuing a full-time position to oversee it.

Anne was a valuable team member and her commitment to Christ, the church and the diocese was obvious to all who worked with her. Please join us in thanking her for all she has done.

Anne’s responsibilities as liaison to specific ministries have been reassigned:

Bishop Breidenthal’s office

  • Social Justice and advocacy
  • Latino ministry
  • National and World Mission
  • ECW
  • Procter Fund Requests

Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands

  • Commission on Ministry

The Rev. Karl Stevens

  • School of Ministry
  • Residency

If you have any questions about which staff member you need to speak to about a specific ministry, contact Ann Sabo, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, at 800.582.1712 or asabo@diosohio.org