The Rev. Deacon Edward W. Jones is secretary of the Diocese and chief of staff. As secretary, Ed manages the governing bodies of the Diocese, including Annual Council, and provides oversight of communications and public relations in the Diocese. He also serves as senior adviser to the bishops and as point of contact for the legal team on issues pertaining to litigation, employment and real estate. As chief of staff, Ed supervises and supports 22 diocesan staff members.
Ed joined diocesan staff in March 2013 after a 40-year career at the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. At the diocesan level, Ed has served as editor of Center Aisle, the Diocese of Virginia’s daily opinion journal given as a gift to General Convention, since 2000. Ed serves as a vocational deacon at St. Mary's, Colonial Beach. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ed and his wife, Peggy, live in Fredericksburg.