Nominations: Diocesan Missionary Society

Clerical Order

  • None submitted to date.

Lay Order

Mr. Gerald C. Bland
Emmanuel, Harrisonburg, Region XIV
Nominated by Fr. Daniel Robayo

Professional/Educational Background:
Real Estate Brokerage, Auction Consulting B.A. and M.A., West Virginia University

Church Involvement - local, diocesan, national:
DMS Board, Diocesan Ad Hoc Real Estate Committee

Pertinent skills you bring to this work:
Land use and small investment analysis

Why do you wish to serve?:
To supply real estate knowledge to the Board.

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Mr. George Covucci
St. Mary's, Arlington, Region III
Nominated by The Rev. Andrew Merrow

Professional/Educational Background:
Retired Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP Law Firm Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. City College of New York, B.A.

Church Involvement - local, diocesan, national:
St. Mary's: taught Sunday school, taught senior high, vestry member, Senior Warden (2 years)

Pertinent skills you bring to this work:
Practiced real estate, tax and trusts 7 estates law for decades. Knowledgeable in needs of congregations.

Why do you wish to serve?:
Feel I can add value to the work of DMS. More time to devote as I am retired form law practice at the end of 2014.

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Mr. Peter L. Henderer
Grace & Holy Trinity, Richmond, Region X
Nominated by DMS

Professional/Educational Background:
Bowdoin College, A.B 1993, Economics and Environmental Science
George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1996
McCandlish Holton, PC, practice of law focused on commercial real estate transactions

Church Involvement - local, diocesan, national:
Grace & Holy Trinity, member
Diocesan: I've served two terms on DMS, including one stint as president, doing considerable pro bono legal work during my tenure.

Pertinent skills you bring to this work:
I have 16+ years of experience in transactional legal work identical to the type done by DMS. I have done pro bono legal work for DMS during my terms.

Why do you wish to serve?:
I like being able to use my professional skill set to provide high value-added service to the church. I also enjoy serving with of the members of the board.

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Mr. William E. Weatherford, Jr.
St. Francis, Manakin-Sabot, Region XII
Nominated by DMS

Professional/Educational Background:
BS Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Church Involvement - local, diocesan, national:
Member, All Saints, 23 years
Vestry and Junior Warden, St. Francis, six years
DMS, three years

Pertinent skills you bring to this work:
Understanding a church plant and the work involved in keeping it open and functioning. Actual involvement in building a church building for a church plant. Banking background and lending function.

Why do you wish to serve?:
I believe my background in banking and church planting can be helpful to this committee.

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