Gathering of Leaders

In the fall of 2019, ECF and Gathering of Leaders (GOL) entered into a collaborative partnership through which each organization has benefited from the skills and resources of the other, while bringing hope-filled, positive change to the Episcopal Church and its leaders.

Gathering of Leaders brings together transformational leaders from across the Episcopal Church for mutual encouragement, sharing of ideas, and reflection on the spiritual and leadership challenges of ministry today. Participants include innovative clergy with demonstrated leadership skills who can impact the wider church through their dedication to mission and evangelism.

GOL’s partnership with ECF sees participants sharing articles, resources, and strategies with the wider church through ECF’s Vestry Papers and other publications. GOL participants also currently serve on curriculum design teams for ECF’s Congregational Leadership Initiative and Diocesan Leadership Initiative. The GOL network has also served as a research pool for upcoming ECF initiatives and programs, using feedback and responses from the hope-filled, innovative clergy to improve design, impact, and efficacy of future work. Through the partnership new initiatives are in the planning stages including Gathering of Leaders tracts for both Laity and Bi-Vocational Clergy.

Read more about GOL in its Annual Report for 2021.

Staff contact:

Haley Bankey
Program Director for Leadership
Executive Director of Gathering of Leaders
[email protected]
(210) 842‑7741