An Announcement from the Diocesan Offices: Staff Changes

A member of the Diocese of Virginia staff will soon be taking on a key position with the Episcopal Church’s agency for refugee resettlement.

The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, Bishop of Virginia, announced today that Kendall Martin, Communications Officer for the Diocese of Virginia, will be leaving the diocesan staff on October 7 to become Communications Manager of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). EMM works with government, non-government organizations (NGOs), and affiliates in many dioceses to provide vital services for thousands of refugees coming to the United States each year from more than 30 countries.

In her role at the Diocese of Virginia, Kendall has served as editor of the Virginia Episcopalian, while also overseeing the digital communication outlets of the Diocese and providing communications support to the Diocese’s parishes and ministries. “During her three years of service to our Diocese, we have steadily added important responsibilities to Kendall’s portfolio,” said Bishop Johnston. “I have enjoyed working with Kendall and am sorry to see her leave our staff. She will be missed. But I am delighted that she will continue to support our Church in such a vitally important ministry as refugee resettlement. This is an issue on which we are called as a Church to bear witness to the world. I congratulate Kendall as she embarks on this new chapter of service to our Church and the world.”

Martin will remain Richmond-based in her new job with EMM, which is headquartered in New York City.