Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) has made the following announcement. It is good news indeed for an organization all Episcopalians ought to be proud of and support.Episcopal Relief & Development Announces the Appointment of the Rt. Rev. Robert J. O’Neill as Chair of Board of Directors
Episcopal Relief & Development is pleased to announce that the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, has appointed the Rt. Rev. Robert J. O’Neill as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Bishop O’Neill has been a board member since January 2007. He succeeds the Rt. Rev. Harry Brown Bainbridge III, who served as Chair since 2003.
“I am delighted that Rob O’Neill is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Episcopal Relief & Development,” says Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori. “His strong leadership and abundant gifts will be a blessing not only to the Board of Directors, but to the many ministries of Episcopal Relief & Development and the millions of people they touch.”
The Rt. Rev. O’Neill is the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado. He has also served congregations in Massachusetts where he was instrumental in establishing the Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center for the Diocese and was Vice President and Co-President of the Massachusetts Clergy Association. Bishop O’Neill’s international voluntary work includes serving as the Honorary Chair of the Three Bishop’s Fund for Haiti and President of El Hogar Ministries, Inc.
“We look forward to working with Bishop O’Neill as Episcopal Relief & Development works to heal a hurting world,” says Rob Radtke, President.
“I am honored to be connected to Episcopal Relief & Development–an organization that is truly doing God's work in the world and doing it with great effectiveness,” said Bishop O’Neill. “The commitment, vision and expertise of the leadership of Episcopal Relief & Development is simply outstanding, and I invite others to join in the life-giving work that is being done in partnership with our sisters and brothers around the world to heal the sick, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and truly empower people to make their lives and communities better.”