Board


Ella Cara Deloria
Aŋpétu Wašté Wiŋ
Courtesy Ella C. Deloria Research Project, Dakota Indian Foundation, Chamberlain SD
Linguist, anthropologist, pioneering work with the Dakota languages. Daughter of the Rev. Philip Joseph Deloria, a Dakota Episcopal priest. Graduate of Columbia in 1915 with a B.S. degree. Worked with the YWCA at the Hskell Indian School in Kansas, and the W.H. Over Museum at the University of South Dakota. Collected and translated many Dakota stories; wrote grammars of several Dakota dialects and researched Dakota life under Margaret Mead.More information . . .

Elected Directors 2017-2018 include:

  • Robin Sumners, Membership Secretary
  • The Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker, President
  • The Rev. Nan Peete, Vice-President
  • Susan Ann Johnson, Secretary
  • Judith Gregory, Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Campbell
  • The Rev. Dcn. Cecily Sawyer Harmon
  • Alice Webly Harris
  • The Rev. Rose Mary Joe-Kinale
  • The Rev. Yein Esther Kim
  • Barbara Tinder

About the Board

The Rev. Jo Ann Barker served for twenty years as Rector of churches in the Dioceses of Arkansas and Delaware from where she retired. During Jo Ann’s career she served in many Diocesan capacities including President of the Standing Committee. Nationally she served as Deputy to General Convention several times and feels privileged to have voted to affirm the election of Bishop Gene Robinson. For over thirty years Jo Ann has been active as a mentor of the Education for Ministry. She now continues to mentor the group in Sewanee as well as train mentors. She is active in the Community Outreach Ministry and the Folks at Home Ministry in Sewanee. She supplies regularly at Episcopal Churchs in the area. Jo Ann is married and has three children and one grandchild.

Elizabeth Campbell has represented South Dakota and Province VI on various boards and projects of Episcopal laywomen throughout the past 55 years. Presently she serves on the National Board of the United Thank Offering as well as EWHP. Following a career in nursing consultation in administration, she and her husband owned a Celtic import business. They have four sons and ten grandchildren.

Alice Webly Harris serves her local parish of All Saints’ in Va Beach on the altar guild, vestry, and delegate to diocesan Council. For the Diocese of So. VA. she serves on the Commission of Ministry, Repairein of the Breach, and Deputy to General Convention and is a life member of the Union of Black Episcopalians. She is married and the mother of two sons, grandmother of five.

The Rev. Rose Mary Joe Kinale is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Nevada. She serves two country churches in Va Ct, mother churches St. Paul’s the Prospector and Coventry Cross in Minden, NV. She is the of the Episcopal Church of NV and employed by Pyramio Lake Pointe Trdc, Social Services Director. She is a widow and has two living, two deceased children, and 6 granchildren.

Susan Johnson is from Harlingen, Texas in the Diocese of West Texas. She is the retired historiographer of West Texas and the retired Director of Operations for the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. She is a past president of EWHP.

The Rev. Nan Arrington Peete is a retired priest from the Diocese of Washington DC where she served as Canon for Ministry and Deployment. Prior she had served as Canon to the Ordinary in Atlanta and Canon for Ministry in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In 1988 she was invited to speak to the Lambeth Conference, the first woman to do so. She currently serves as priest-in-charge at Church of our Savior in DC.

Robin Woods Sumner grew up as Episcopalian, and sitting at her grandmother’s knee learned the entire Catechism, as well as reading the entire Book of Common Prayer and the St. James Bible. She received a B.A. and M.A. in English from Texas Tech. She received a Ph.D. in child development from the University of Pittsburgh and became an expert in children’s play. Robin has become an excellent graphic designer and writer, and recently won an award for one of her short stories. Her husband Charlie, an Episcopal Priest, and Robin both have a passion for media and the use of technology in communicating the Gospel. They have a production company called Sumners Productions; they have been working several years on a full-length documentary film on the life and ministry of The Rt. Rev. John E Hines, who was the Presiding Bishop during the turbulent 60’s. The film, “Justice is the Corporate Face of Love,” was premiered at the 2015 General Convention. She has served the larger church as a member of the Colorado ECW Board, serving President that organization for 4 years. She was elected province representative for the National Episcopal Church Women and also a member of the national board of the United thank Offering. She serves on the Board of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus and the Episcopal Women’s History Project.

The Rev. Yein Esther Kim, ordained in 2014 from the Episcopal Divinity School and now serving in the Diocese of Los Angeles. She attended the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Born in Seoul, Korea in an Anglican family, with a long history of Anglican priests in the lineage, Yein studied Political Science and International Politics in college and graduate school. She graduated from seminary with an MDiv with focus on Liturgy. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at Good Samaritan Hospital, and was ordained to priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She has lived in many cities and countries including Toronto, Canada, Beijing, China and Cambridge, USA. In addition to English and Korean, she speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and wants to add Spanish to the list. She is the primary pastor for the Korean congregation at St. Athanasius, and works with Fr. Frank for the Spanish and English congregations. Her participation in Asian/Multicultural ministries goes beyond the Diocese as she participates actively in Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM), Li Tim-Oi Center, and Iona Collaborative. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union. She lives in Redondo Beach at the Rectory of Christ Episcopal Church, where her husband Fr. Nick C. Griffith serves as the Rector.

Barbara Tinder is a lifelong Episcopalian with the good fortune to serve at the parish, diocesan and church wide levels. Her first introduction into a position of responsibility was as a member of the youth choir in fourth grade. Involvement continued throughout high school where she was part of the senior choir (the adult choir). Junior high and high school years included Y.P.F. (Young People’s Fellowship). Her love of teaching Sunday School began during my first two years of college and was renewed when she returned to teaching as her children were growing up. Duties also included sharing the duties of overseeing the church school curriculum and staffing with another one of the mothers. She served on the diocesan ECW Board (Maine) and a Triennial meeting delegate to multiple triennials. Service has included Diocesan ECW president, Province One President, Province One Representative- church wide ECW Board, followed by a term as the ECW Board Member at Large- Social Justice. After a hiatus, she was asked to serve on the church wide UTO Board, and was elected to be the Province One Representative for two terms.  She served in her parish over the years, as a vestry member under three different priests including several years as one of the wardens as well as eucharistic minister. A more recent joy is being involved with parish communications and sharing photography in the newsletter and on one of the bulletin boards.