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Staffing Update -- December 2018

Dear ECCC Members,

The Board of Directors of ECCC is committed to carry out our mission to sustain and enhance the ministry of all camps and conference centers of the Episcopal Church. After months-long work, we have begun a management restructuring that will aim to strengthen ECCC for the future. Change is never easy and is not taken lightly or without extreme care. Any change is only addressed through living into our mission.

Today, we thank Bill Slocumb, Director, for his commitment to ECCC. He has been an important part and strong advocate of the mission of this organization. He supported Peter Bergstrom, former Executive Director, as the organization expanded and offered more services to the membership. When Peter retired and Bill became Director, Bill ensured that the level of services offered by ECCC continued. I am thankful to Bill for his service, passion and dedication. The position of Director will no longer be part of our organizational structure and Bill will leave the organization at the end of December.

The board has determined it is time again to have an Executive Director; a strategic leader to further the mission of ECCC who can lead us in visioning for the future. Soon, the board will conduct a nationwide search for an Executive Director and we will send that announcement and job description to you. As of December 12, Patty Olson-Lindsey, former Executive Director of Ascension School in the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, has agreed to be our Acting Director for six months or until the search is complete. Ashley Graham-Wilcox remains as Director of Communications. Patty can be reached at director@episcopalccc.org or (541) 280-2505. I am also available at jack@bishopsranch.org or (707) 433-2440 x105.

As our core values direct us, we will continue to nurture, foster, strengthen, and advocate for all camp and conference center ministries within the Episcopal Church. I ask that you keep Bill and ECCC in your prayers during this transition. We count on your continuing support.

In Peace, 

Jack Dowling 
President, ECCC Board of Directors