ECCC's Visionary & Advocacy Council members are lay and ordained leaders with a passion for camping and retreat ministry. Through their advocacy and participation at an annual visioning meeting, council members help broaden the vision of the ECCC Board of Directors and ensure a sustainable future for Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers.

This year's gathering will be at Beckwith in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, October 23-25, 2017. See the details and register for the meeting here.  

“Episcopal camps and conference centers are the heart of the Church. They are places where faith is formed and lived at a deep level, where Gospel-centered communities take root, where folks can reflect, recharge, gain perspective. Supporting these centers through ECCC’s Visionary Council is not only a chance to meet interesting people who are inspired by this vision – it’s a way to help create a more hopeful and healthy world.” —Canon Mark Farmer (Diocese of California)

Please contact Ashley, Director of Development & Communications, if you would like to nominate someone for membership on the Council.

The bishops, church and business leaders, and active and retired center directors who make up ECCC's Visionary and Advocacy Council:
+ Help broaden the vision of the ECCC Board of Directors;
+ Advocate for camp and conference center ministry at all levels of the Episcopal Church;
+ Contribute to the financial health of ECCC through annual donations, and/or connections to grant resources or introductions to other donors. Gifts from the Visionary Council are a significant source of revenue for ECCC.


Thank you to our current Visionary & Advocacy Council members: 

The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior (Council Chair)

The Rt. Rev. Laura Ahrens

The Rev. Jack Andersen

Paris Ball

Peter and Vicki Bergstrom

Joe and Sharon Chamberlain

David and Ingrid Cook

Bill and Nancy Davies

Don and Rita DeLollis

Scott Evenbeck

Mark and Jeanie Farmer

The Revs. Bruce and Cathy Gray

The Rev. Helen and Rick Hargreaves

Bob and Marjie Hart

Laurie Kazilionis

Johnny and Fran Keesee

Joe and Donna Kerner

Lisa Kimball

The Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny

Julia McCray Goldsmith

The Rt. Rev. Jose McLaughlin

Daniel McMullen

Patty Olson-Lindsey

The Rt. Rev. Ken Price

The Rt. Rev. David Reed

Ed Roehl

Richard Schori

The Revs. Carol and Wes Sedlacek

Bronwyn Clark Skov

Bill Slocumb

Bill and Phyllis Tubbs

Natalie and Jeff Weir



2009 - The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE

2012 - The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori

  Dr. Richard Schori

2015 - The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge & Catherine Lillibridge

- Canon Peter Bergstrom