The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Speakers’ Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is made up of volunteers from parishes in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut who have a particular interest and expertise in a topic of interest to Episcopal congregations. By design, most are lay leaders. In the spirit of networking and collaboration, they have each made themselves available to other congregations to make presentations.

An outline of topics and speakers is below, each linked to a document with more details and contact information provided by the speaker. You may also click on any of the topics at left to learn more about the speakers in each area. Please make your own arrangements to invite speakers.

The Speakers' Bureau has been organized by the offices of Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life, and Mission Integrity and Training, with office of Mission Communication and Media. The opinions expressed by the speakers are their own and may not represent the official stance of The Episcopal Church.

 Topic, Speaker, Parish, link to bio and more info

AFRICA EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP, Elaine M. Chagnon, Trinity Church, Tariffville, link to more info | PDF

CHALLENGING VIOLENCE, the Rev. Molly F. James, ECCT Staff, link to more info | PDF

COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES, the Rev. Donald Richey, Deacon, Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, link to more info | PDF

ELDER FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION, Pamela S. K. Glasner, Grace Church, Hartford, link to more info | PDF

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY, Letty Naigles, St. John's, Vernon, link to more info | PDF

ENVIRONMENTAL SPIRITUALITY, Anne Rowthorn, St. Ann's, Old Lyme, link to more info | PDF

GRIEF/SUFFERING, the Rev. Molly F. James, ECCT Staff, link to more info | PDF

HEALTH MINISTRY IN THE PARISH, Ginny Wagenseller, Christ & Holy Trinity, Westport, link to more info | PDF

MISSION, Roger B. LeCompte, St. John's, Essex, link to more info | PDF

PRISON MINISTRY, E. Laird Mortimer, Trinity, Tariffville, link to more info | PDF

TRANSGENDER ISSUES, Barbara C. Curry, Holy Spirit, West Haven, link to more info | PDF

WOMEN'S GLOBAL MISSION, Kim Polhemus, St. John's, New Milford, link to more info | PDF

WORSHIP FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, Linda L. Lippincott-Snyder, St. John's, Pine Meadow, link to more info | PDF