Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club. This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 15:1-Luke 18:17
On this week’s episode, we reflect on scripture, learn about the history of the modern United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), and interview Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor in the Office of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church.
Reflection author: The Rev’d Canon E. Mark Stevenson is the Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and a member of the staff of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. As Director he leads a dedicated team in executing a national program of refugee resettlement and related ministries in partnership with the U.S. government, affiliated local resettlement programs, and a developing network of communities and ecumenical organizations across the country. Previously, he served as Domestic Poverty Missioner for The Episcopal Church, coordinating church-wide efforts in ministries of poverty alleviation.
Prior to beginning his work on the denominational staff, Canon Stevenson served as Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana from August 2005 until September 2013. Following hurricane Katrina, Canon Stevenson worked closely with the Diocese of Louisiana as well as local, regional, national and international leaders and groups to put into place the processes for effective relief ministry.
Since receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Seminary in 2000, Canon Stevenson has served as Rector in two parishes: the Church of the Annunciation in the heart of New Orleans, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Maitland, Florida. During his time at both churches, his focus was on developing ministries with youth and revitalizing ministries of stewardship, Christian education and community outreach. Canon Stevenson and his wife, Joy, currently reside in Hamilton, New Jersey.
EMM is offering our Love God, Love Neighbor training in Atlanta, GA May 2-4, 2018. www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/lgln
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Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.
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