Mission Council

The Mission Council serves as a leadership body for ECCT’s common participation in God’s mission, using common resources, between sessions of the Annual Convention. It is responsible for financial oversight of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. A Mission Council replaced the Executive Council effective July 1, 2016.

There are 12 members selected from the six Regions (one clergy, one lay), who serve not as representatives but instead bring their local experience and wisdom to consideration of the whole of ECCT. In addition, there are nine members from different Ministry Networks in ECCT, who bring their perspectives. These are elected at the Annual Convention. ECCT’s bishops, chancellor, Secretary of Convention, and Secretary of the Diocese also serve on the Council. Terms of office begin January 1 and run three years. 

Meeting Schedule: See the Event Calendar for upcoming Mission Council meeting dates.

Mission Council members

  • The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey W. MelloBishop Diocesan
  • The Rt. Rev. Laura J. AhrensBishop Suffragan
  • The Rev. Stacey KohlSecretary of the Diocese & Convention
  • Brad BabbittChancellor
  • W. Gordon RossTreasurer
  • The Rev. Deacon Jessie Akerson
  • Whitney Batson
  • Judie Blackman-Cochran
  • The Rev. Nikolaus Combs
  • The Rev. Justin Crisp
  • Marie Dixon
  • Naomi Fisher
  • The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell
  • The Rev. Tracy Johnson Russell
  • Steven R. Mullins
  • Thomas Rouse
  • Cathy Schrull
  • Valarie Stanley
  • The Rev. Sandra Stayner
  • The Rev. Deacon Ron Steed
  • The Rev. Heidi Thorsen