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Stewardship & Generosity

The Office of Stewardship & Congregational Development, in addition to raising annual operating funds and building an endowment for the ministries we share as a Diocese, serves as a stewardship resource for all of our congregations and related organizations.  The focus of this office is on year-round stewardship programs which include annual giving, planned giving, time and talent giving, and preparations for capital giving, remembering always that stewardship is what we do with all we have all the time.

As Episcopalians, we do our work in community – in our churches, through our Diocese and as part of the Episcopal Church.  It is in community we learn, give and receive; it is in community that our faith will grow by leaps and bounds; and it is in community that we use our wealth, wisdom and work to build our ministries and to touch lives in our communities, across the nation and around the world.

When we combine our money, time and abilities, together we do great things with love and transformative impact.  As we care for the gifts God has given each of us, we feed others as we feed ourselves.  For information about what the Diocese offers your congregations and about good stewardship practices for your parishes and parishioners, please contact the Office of Development and Stewardship.

  • Julie Simonton, Staff Officer for Congregational Development & Stewardship, jsimonton@thediocese.net, 800-DIOCESE x1035.
  • Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins, Bishop's Assistant for Congregational Support, shiggins@thediocese.net, 800-DIOCESE x1031
Make Your 2014 Pledge to the Diocese Online.
Learn more about the diocesan Stewardship Mentor Program in this Virginia Episcopalian article.