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Racial Reconciliation Team

Racial healing is a continuing priority within the Episcopal Church in Vermont and is an integral part of being a Christian. We support the mandates of the wider Episcopal Church regarding  racial reconciliation and, in response, have hosted various diocesan initiatives over the years aimed at exploring diversity and nurturing cultural competency. One of these efforts includes our current Racial Reconciliation Team made up of volunteers throughout the diocese who have a passion and calling for leading our local efforts.

The members of the Racial Reconciliation Team are listed below. If you are interested in getting involved or have a question about the Team’s activities, please contact the co-facilitators.

Racial Reconciliation Team Co-facilitators

The Rev. Robert Spainhour | Tel: (843) 343-6871 scjohn9115@gmail.com

Maurice L. Harris | Tel: (513) 704-8395 | mharris@dioceseofvermont.org

Racial Reconciliation Team Members

The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely
Bishop of Vermont

The Rev. Robert Spainhour
Rector, Holy Trinity-Swanton

Maurice L. Harris
Diocesan Communications Minister
The Episcopal Church in Vermont

The Rev. Canon Nicholas Porter
St. Mary’s in the Mountains-Wilmington
Co-founder, Jerusalem Peacebuilders

The Rev. Karen Montagno
Director, Congregational Resources and Training
Diocese of Massachusetts

The Rev. Beth Ann Maier
Christ Church, Montpelier

The Rev. Peggy Mathauer
The Episcopal Church in Vermont

Jeffrey Hiam
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church-Brattleboro


News & Updates

Vermont Clergy Treat Stubborn Wounds, Make New Efforts Toward Racial Healing

Racial Healing: How to Make 2018 a Year of Acknowledgment

Defining ‘Acknowledgment’

Syllabus for Racial Reconciliation Clergy Day (Acknowledgment Pre-work)

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