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News & Features : Archives December 2020

Diocesan Staff Transitions

December 10, 2020

“But how can you leave us?” -- Diocesan Staff, upon Cheryl Daves Wilburn and the Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin informing us of their plans for retirement. 

“Hooray!” -- Diocesan staff, upon the news that Mildred Briones Reyes will serve as the new Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives for the diocese. 

Cheryl Daves Wilburn
Cheryl will retire February 1, 2021, after just shy of 50 years of devoted service to the Diocese of Washington. An anchor of calm and care in a too often turbulent world, we give thanks for her pastoral presence among us and her ministry of love. Watch Cheryl’s “exit” interview with Keely Thrall. 

Sarabeth Goodwin
For over 16 years, both in her parish ministry work and as the diocesan Missioner for Latino Ministries, Sarabeth has placed a love of God and an understanding of community and the common good of the people she serves at the center of her grace-filled ministry. In advance of her retirement on February 1, 2021, she reflects on her time among us in a video conversation with Mildred Briones Reyes. (En Español)


Mildred Briones Reyes
 

Bishop Mariann is pleased to announce that Mildred Briones Reyes will serve as the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives for the Diocese of Washington beginning on February 1, 2021 in addition to continuing to offer her organizational skills to manage and support key diocesan programs and initiatives to advance the diocesan strategic plan. Read the full announcement | Leer en español

 

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Mildred Briones Reyes to Serve as the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives

December 10, 2020

Bishop Mariann is pleased to announce that Mildred Briones Reyes will serve as the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives for the Diocese of Washington beginning on February 1, 2021, transitioning from her current role upon the retirement of the Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin. 

Since her arrival on the bishop’s staff in January 2018, Mildred has been an invaluable member of the diocesan team, bringing her joy-filled faith, superb organizational skills to every initiative she has tackled, and her passion for helping others. “Given Mildred’s deep ties to Latino Ministry, not only in this diocese but in the wider church,” Canon Paula Clark says, “it felt like a natural evolution in Mildred’s ministry path for us to explore how her gifts might align with our goals for Latino/Hispanic Ministry in the diocese.” 

Mildred says, “I am proud to be a product of the Latino Ministry in this diocese that allows mi gente -- mi familia -- and me to journey in God’s transcending love. I look forward to the work ahead."

Mildred will be responsible for advocacy and oversight of Latino/Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Washington, working with the Bishop, diocesan staff, clergy, congregations and diocesan organizations to advocate, develop, and enhance initiatives among people of Latino/Hispanic cultural backgrounds within their missional contextual communities. In addition, Mildred will continue to offer her organizational skills to manage and support key diocesan programs and initiatives to advance the diocesan strategic plan.

In taking on this position, Mildred will be one of the few Latina lay Missioners for Latino/Hispanic Ministry in The Episcopal Church. 


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Mildred Briones Reyes servirá como Misionera para el Ministerio Latino/Hispano y las Iniciativas Diocesanas

December 10, 2020

La Obispa Mariann se complace en anunciar que Mildred Briones Reyes servirá como la Misionera para el Ministerio Latino/Hispano para la Diócesis de Washington a partir del 1 de febrero de 2021, pasando de su cargo actual al retiro de la Reverenda Sarabeth Goodwin.

Desde su llegada al personal de la obispa en enero de 2018, Mildred ha sido un miembro inestimable del equipo diocesano, trayendo su fe llena de alegría, sus magníficas habilidades organizativas a cada iniciativa que ha abordado y su pasión por ayudar a los demás. "Dados los profundos vínculos de Mildred con el Ministerio Latino, no solo en esta diócesis sino en la iglesia más amplia", dice la Canóniga Paula Clark, "nos sentimos como una evolución natural en el camino del ministerio de Mildred para que exploremos cómo sus dones podrían alinearse con nuestras metas para el Ministerio Latino/Hispano en la diócesis".

Mildred dice: “Estoy orgullosa de ser un producto del Ministerio Latino en esta diócesis que permite a mi gente -- mi familia -- y a mí viajar en el amor trascendente de Dios. Espero con mucha ilusion el trabajo que vamos a realizar por delante.”

Mildred será responsable de la promoción y supervisión del ministerio latino/hispano en la Diócesis de Washington, trabajando con la Obispa, el personal diocesano, el clero, las congregaciones y las organizaciones diocesanas para abogar, desarrollar y mejorar iniciativas entre personas de origen cultural latino/hispano dentro de sus comunidades contextuales misionales. Además, Mildred continuará ofreciendo sus habilidades organizativas para manejar y apoyar programas e iniciativas diocesanas clave para avanzar en el plan estratégico diocesano. 

Al asumir este cargo, Mildred será una de las pocas misioneras laicas latinas del Ministerio Latino/Hispano en la Iglesia Episcopal.

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