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Sarah Dylan Breuer, nominee for Executive Council

Sarah Dylan Breuer ("Dylan" to friends) has been nominated as a layperson for the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. Dylan is:

A seasoned leader:

  • Served as editor of The Witness magazine
  • Past president of Gathering the Next Generation, TEC’s “Generation X” network, and steering committee member of The Consultation (www.theconsultation.org), a coalition of justice movements in TEC.
  • Member of the Special Commission on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, charged in the 2003-2006 triennium with preparing GC to respond to the Windsor Report
  • Served on the 20/20 Task Force’s New Congregations team, 2000 - 2003 triennium
  • Grassroots organizer with the Gamaliel Foundation, the Climate Project, and two successful union recognition campaigns.

Mission-minded, biblically grounded:

  • Member of the Network of Ministry Innovators (NOMI), forming strategy for and support of creative and effective evangelism for the 21st century
  • Author of “God’s Justice: A biblical perspective,” Chapter 1 of The Justice Project, ed. Brian McLaren, et al. (Baker Books, Sept. 2009)
  • Ph.D. candidate in biblical studies; writer on Exodus, Luke, 1 Corinthians, Romans, and Philippians in Reflections for Daily Prayer (Church House Publishing, UK, Advent 2008 and Easter 2009)
  • Served as a short-term missionary in Kenya.

Effectively communicating creative, fresh perspectives:

  • Founder and author of SarahLaughed.net, a website providing resources on preaching and formation for over 18,000 faith leaders each week
  • Creator of the U2charist, launched with Kathleen Capcara and the Rev. Ken Phelps in the Diocese of Maryland in 2004
  • Author with the Rev. John de Beer of the Klesis Project, an innovative series of formation curricula made freely available online in ‘open source’ format for congregations from Alaska to Australia
  • Active in the ‘emerging church’ movement and fluent in digital media and networking as well as in print and other traditional media.

Plays well with others!

  • Contributor to the Covenant-Communion website as well as The Consultation’s ISSUES newsletter
  • Commited to seek justice for all God’s children AND deepen relationships across the Communion to the furtherance of God’s mission.

Sarah Dylan Breuer lives with her partner, Karen, a high school teacher, in Boston. She loves playing guitar and ukulele, cooking, and hanging out with her two cats.

July 4, 2009 | Permalink

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I was fortunate to have an 'in person' time with Dylan at the Network for Ministry Innovators in New Orleans last fall after reading her posts for several years - what an inspiring woman! The impressions formed in computer time were uplifted in real time. I encourage others who will have a vote at GC 2009 in Anaheim to read about her gifts and seriously consider affirming her place as a member of our Executive Council. She cares about our Episcopal Church growth and ways of reaching others, has enthusiasm as well as listening skills, and, as her blog name incorporates, she laughs but most important, she enjoys bringing and sharing laughter with others!!!

Posted by: Cindi Bartol | Jul 5, 2009 1:49:56 PM

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