Training workshop for Parish ERD Representatives and Disaster Preparedness Coordinators
Bishop Russell is asking each congregation to appoint two individuals to fulfill these important roles: ERD Representative and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator (see description of roles below) . Not only will these leaders become involved in a deeper way in their church and their diocese, they will be serving entire communities.
"Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God's call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world," from the ERD Mission Statement.
By attending the above mentioned workshop, representatives will learn more about their roles. Interested, but not sure if your church has assigned these positions, contact your Rector, Vicar or Senior Warden in Charge. Click here for church listing and contact info.
If you have specific questions or ideas, feel free to contact:
Diocesan Preparedness Coordinator:
David Brady email@example.com
Episcopal Relief & Development Representative:
Eugene Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Roles:
Episcopal Relief & Development Representative
Be the advocate for Episcopal Relief & Development in their congregations. Share with their parish Episcopal Relief & Development's messages about eradicating poverty, responding to the needy in times of crisis and building communities around the world.
Parish Representatives work directly with their Diocesan Coordinator, receiving:
Diocesan updates and emails
Important news items sent by the Episcopal Relief & Development staff
Reminders of important events or dates
Examples of best practices from other Parish Representatives
Parish Representatives are encouraged to visit the Episcopal Relief & Development web site www.episcopalrelief.org weekly to stay current with Episcopal Relief & Development's ongoing work. While there are many ways to be an advocate for Episcopal Relief & Development, the time requirement is relatively minor. Information received from the Diocesan Coordinator can usually be shared with parishioners through the parish newsletter, a bulletin board, an e-mail distribution or in presentations or conversations.
Parish Disaster Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness and Response
Work with Church Leadership to develop, maintain, and execute a Parish Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Provide the Diocese Disaster Coordinator (DDC) with information on who to contact in the church as the Disaster Response Liaison.
Participate in and build relationships with local agencies active in Disaster Response.
Point of Contact for coordinating response and disaster related efforts at the parish level.
Collaborate with the Parish Episcopal Relief and Development representative about local recovery actions.