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.

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Elected Directors include:

  • The Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Campbell
  • The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn, President
  • Alice Webly Harris
  • The Rev. Cecily Sawyer Harmon, Treasurer
  • The Rev. Rose Mary Joe-Kinale, Vice-President
  • Susan Ann JohnsonI, Grants Chair
  • Nan Peete
  • Robin Sumners

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.

The Rev. Rd. Matilda E. G. Dunn, B.S., M.S., M.Div., D.Min., earned her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from the School of Theology,. University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. She has served as a priest at several churches in East Tennessee, and as the Episcopal chaplain at both the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and at Chattanooga Technical Community College. Dunn briefly served at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Trion, Georgia and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey, Michigan. Dunn is a long time member of the Community of the Cross of Nails and is presently serving on the organization’s board. She is an associate of the community of St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. Dunn is a member of the Racial Reconciliation Network in Chattanooga and is a life-time member of the Union of Black Episcopalians. She has served as chair of the Southeast Community Service Agency and chair of the Franklin County Health Agency. Dunn is a former member of the board of the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace. Dunn’s academic writing includes the work “Women Bishops in the Episcopal Church”. This year, Dunn published “St. Mark’s Church and Otey Memorial Parish Church in Sewanee, Tennessee: A Case Study of a Merger in the Episcopal Church”. The book is available through Africa Homestead Legacy Publishers.

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.