“But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. And His gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:7, 11-12
EPISCOPAL CURSILLO MINISTRY DISTRICT CONTACT INFORMATION 2019 - 2020
Deacon Nancy Bhem-| Northcentral Clergy 2018-2021 |Vice President 2018-2021Email: email@example.com
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Craig Nobles| Layperson at Large| Alaska, Australia, Hawaii, San Diego, Los Angles Arizonaand New ZealandEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgBaptized as an infant in 1951 and have been an Episcopalian all my life. School through junior in college working towards a Business Management Degree, then six years in the U.S. Navy working in data processing. After enlistment, worked in the same field at a Navy Regional Data Processing Center where I started a 32 year career until my retirement December 2010. My career went from Software Programmer, Systems Analysist, Network Installation with Project Management, Computer/Server Systems Administrator and finishing up with Cyber Security. With the extra time I now have, I have been very active in my parish, the Dioceses of San Diego and was a Deputy at the 79the General Convention. At the Parish level, I have been on the Vestry three times and currently Parish Treasurer for the past few years. I went through my Cursillo 3-Day Weekend the winter of 1993 in the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland, CA). I worked my first Cursillo weekend in 2003 and have worked most weekends since. I have been on the Secretariat three time and am currently President-Elect to the San Diego Episcopal community.
Rob Richardson |Layperson 2019-2021)| Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, Maryland, Southern Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, North Carolina, East Carolina, Upper South Carolina and South Carolina Email: Kamaaina33@earthlink.netReceived into the Episcopal Church in 1992 and made his Cursillo at EC 49 in the spring of 1994. He attends Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville NC and has served as lay reader, Eucharist Minister, , member of prayer and healing ministry, grief support, Food pantry, vestry and senior warden. Within the Diocese of East Carolina he has served as Cursillo weekend Rector, Lay Director for Secretariat for three years and is currently Lay Dean for the Upper Cape Fear Deanery. Serving as a member of the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee is an honor for him and another important way to become a servant and Christ Centered Leader.
The Rev.Bernie Pecaro |Clergy SE 2018-2019|Alabama, Gulf Shores, Mississippi, Louisiana, West Tennessee, Kentucky, and LexingtonEMAIL: email@example.comI was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1955. Being raised in Broward County, my family attended the Episcopal Church since my birth. As a member of St Benedict’s, Plantation, since 1962, I participated in numerous ministries. In my early 20’s I attended EMC #17. It was from this parish I received my call to priesthood leaving for seminary in 1981.Returning to the DIOSEF after seminary, I served two parishes as Curate until being called to St Martin as Rector in 1998. During these years I have served on numerous Cursillo Weekends as Assistant Spiritual Director and Director. In addition to ministry with Cursillo I have served on many diocesan ministry teams including the Standing Committee twice, voted as President twice, Dean of the Broward Deanery and as the Chaplain to our Daughters of the King for two terms. In 1987, I received a Commission in the United States Navy where I served as a Reserve Chaplain until my retirement in 2014, holding the rank of Commander. Presently, I am completing the first of three years as the Spiritual Director of the Secretariat. The year prior to this position I served as the Assistant Spiritual Director to the Secretariat. During this time, I have assisted the Secretariat as we work to develop a stronger emphasis on the Fourth Day. We are also incorporating within the Weekend elements of the Jesus Movement as it supports the Fourth Day journey. It is our belief that the Cursillo Ministry is an excellent catalyst for the Jesus Movement within our Church and communities.
Pam Anderson |Layperson (2017 – 2020) | Central Florida, Cuba, Florida, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, and Tennessee EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgPam has been active in Cursillo for over 25 years. She recently retired and relocated from the Diocese of Southeast Florida to the Diocese of Southwest Florida. She is active in her church and has served in many capacities in her Diocese, including Executive Board, Commission on Ministry, and Cursillo Lay Director, among others. She has been active in mission work both in the Caribbean and Navajoland. She believes Cursillo is an important part of one's spiritual journey and is looking forward to serving.
Missi Doyle | Episcopal Cursillo Committee – Treasurer | Email: email@example.comMissi Doyle lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband Kevin, 5 young adult children and 4 dogs. She is a member of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Aurora, where she sings with the music team and is a lay reader. She has always been active in the church and has previously served on the Vestry and cleaning team. Missi attended Colorado Cursillo #102 in August of 2000. Shortly thereafter she served 4 years on the Colorado Secretariat, including 2 years as Lay Director. She has served on many weekend teams including co-leading Colorado Cursillo #110 in 2003, and she has been on several ECLW teams. Missi is an NEC veteran, having served as the North Central District Lay Woman Representative from 2007 – 2010. Missi holds a BS degree in Accounting and has worked in Financial Planning and Analysis for 16 years, serving 2 large international corporations. She also served as Treasurer for her son’s Soccer team for 4 years and for the high school parent teacher organization (PTO) for 3 years.
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Esther Bell | Editor, 4th Day Magazine | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEsther Bell was born and raised in California but has lived in Texas for 54 years. She is a cradle Episcopalian who made her Cursillo weekend in the Diocese of West Texas in 1985. She has served on five teams and been a Rector twice, most recently in March, 2011. She has served as a district representative on the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee and has been editor of the 4th Day Magazine for about 10 years.
Joe Welch | Coordinator for Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Veterans Email: email@example.comJoe Welch served on the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry from 2003 to 2006, sitting all three years on the Seminar Subcommittee including as chair in 2006. Before that he was the Chairman for the 2000 Seminar held in Orlando and was also the Chairman for the 2008 Seminar held at Daytona Beach.
Don Apgar | Chair, Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Finance Subcommittee | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDon Has 30 years of experience in banking, financial services, POS payments, and electronic transaction processing. In his current role as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Integrity Payment systems, he is developing new sales channels through POS VARs, SaaS providers, and vertical market integrators. In 1989, Don joined the Episcopal Church. Since then he has served in numerous capacities in the service of the Church: several terms on the Vestry as Junior and Senior Warden, and Chaired the Finance, Buildings and Grounds, and Fellowship committees. In addition, he taught 8th and 9th grade Sunday school from 1997-2007, past junior and senior warden. Don is currently Assistant Lay Director for Cursillo in the Diocese of Kentucky in addition to his current role as Senior Warden for St. James. Don was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He moved to Louisville in August 2011. Don and his wife Lynn have been married since 1982. They have two daughters: Ashley, 25 (studying Veterinary Science at Murray State), and Blair, 24 (studying for MFA in Medieval works, NYU). When he finds some free time, Don's hobbies include woodworking, metal fabrication, camping, fishing, and staying in constant pursuit of the perfect martini.
Patrick Andersen| President|Communications Subcommittee Chair | EMAIL: email@example.comPatrick is responsible for Massachusetts, Long Island, New York, Albany, and Central New York, Patrick Andersen lives in San Francisco, CA, with his wife Marina. They attend Trinity St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco, where he serves on the Vestry, and on the communications and capital campaign committees. Patrick experienced Cursillo at weekend #665 in 1990. Since then he has worked on 10 teams, serving as rector for one. He is also on the San Francisco/San Mateo Secretariat, the Bay Area General Secretariat, and the board of Bay Area Rooster Boosters (BARB). He publishes the weekly BARBWire newsletter for the Cursillo community in the Bay Area.
Bob Vaughn North Central Layman 2019-2022/ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgBob grew up in an Air Force Family, and spent eight of those years in Japan. His Christian formation started in the Roman Catholic Church, and was received into the Episcopal Church in 1978. He served 23 years in the Air Force as pilot, and in aviation-related computer and simulation systems since then. He and his wife Sue made their Cursillo weekend in 1978 at Arkansas 4. They have both served in weekend leadership and Secretariat positions in the Diocese of Springfield. Bob’s passions are in healing prayer ministry and 4th day life. He serves s Coventry in the local Order of St Luke the Physician, and 4th Day Coordinator for his Cursillo community. Bob and Sue have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren, and make their home in O’Fallon, IL.
Jeannie Hass| South Central Laywoman (2017 - 2020 |President Elect2019-2020| Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee Publications Subcommittee Chair, | Kansas/West Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Scotland, Honduras EMAIL: email@example.comJeannie Haas is an active member of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is an active member of the AltarGuild and the Pastoral Care Team. For the Diocese, Jeannie serves on theBoard of the Episcopal Church Women as Church Periodical Club Chairmanand Triennial Delegate. She served six years as Secretary of the OklahomaEpiscopal Secretariat and Lay Rector for the first 3-Day weekend beginning on Friday in Oklahoma. In addition to presentations at Oklahoma’s ECWconvention and Episcopal Cursillo Ministries, she has presented professionallyat the state and regional level.
Roberta Koons Layperson 2019-2022Roberta is a native of Nebraska, where she obtained her Associates of Art degree from Western Nebraska Community College in 1980 and Bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in 1984. She now resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with her loving husband and pets, although she remains a loyal fan of the Cornhuskers. Along her career path, Roberta has had many roles, but she has always had the heart of a servant and enjoys working with people. She grew up in a small Episcopal Church in the heart of Sandhills of Nebraska where she was a youth Sunday school teacher, severed in many positions in their community Bible School each year. As an adult she has served on vestries, was the Sunday School Director in a couple of different churches as her moved with her career. Roberta went through her Cursillo week in 2015 and since then she has been very active in Heartland Cursillo community presently is serving as the leader for Kansas City Metro Servant Community and on Team for 2019 Cursillo Weekend. Roberta Coons is a Child Support Program Specialist with the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Kansas City Regional Office. She provides State and Tribal child support programs with regulatory oversight and technical assistance to ensure compliance and enhance performance. Roberta’s child support career began in 1986, as a frontline caseworker with the State of Nebraska. In 2000, Roberta became a consultant on numerous projects until she became a Program Specialist for OCSE in the fall of 2007. Roberta for the last several years is a mentor for ACF (American Children and Family) staff and recently became a certified coach in 8 to Great curriculum. Roberta enjoys being a grandmother to 23 grandchildren and a God Mother to many nieces and nephews.
Barbara MacKenzie | Lay representative at large (2019 – 2020) |: Barbaraehay@yahoo.comBarbara lives in South Palm Beach and worships at Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach where she has been a member since moving there from Canada 20 years ago. Barbara has a son living in Toronto with his wife and two of her granddaughters and a daughter who lives in Pemberton, British Columbia with 2 other granddaughters who are 11-year-old twins. After a long career as a nurse working primarily in the field of geriatrics and rehabilitation, Barbara retired last year. This has given her the time to devote to her activities at Saint Joseph’s, which include serving as an Altar Minister, Convener for the Lay Anointing Ministers and The Order of St. Luke, DOK (past president) and recently starting a Health Ministry in the parish. At Saint Joseph’s, Barbara served 2 terms on the Vestry and also as Senior Warden, is a parish representative to the Diocesan Convention, served as coordinator for the follow-up to the Reveal Survey, served as Chair of the Major Gifts Campaign, and on the Rector Search Committee. She has served on the Board for St James Residence and the Operating Committee for St. Andrews Residence, which is owned by the Diocese. Barbara made EWC #85 in 1998 and since then has served on many teams including serving as Rector for a Weekend in 2009. She has served on the Diocesan Secretariat as Weekend Chair and as Lay Director. Barbara has attended Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee Conferences and was a presenter in 2013. In her other spare time, she enjoys the theater, family, and travels which include Pilgrimages and Mission trips. Just recently, she obtained Outreach funds to assist with staffing in a Nursing Facility in the Dominican Republic where she will provide training and direction to the introduction of new programs to promote optimal level of health and wellbeing for the residents.