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Episcopal Relief & Development Announces the Appointment of the Rt. Rev. Robert J. O誰eill 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誰eill as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Bishop O誰eill 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誰eill 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誰eill 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誰eill痴 international voluntary work includes serving as the Honorary Chair of the Three Bishop痴 Fund for Haiti and President of El Hogar Ministries, Inc.

"We look forward to working with Bishop O誰eill as Episcopal Relief & Development works to heal a hurting world," s ays Rob Radtke, President.

"I am honored to be connected to Episcopal Relief & Development紡n organization that is truly doing God's work in the world and doing it with great effectiveness," said Bishop O誰eill. "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."

To make a contribution to help people worldwide, please donate to Episcopal Relief & Development online at www.er-d.org, or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief & Development, designated for NetsforLifeョ/Malaria Fund, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow痴 challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.



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