Members of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council February 13 learned that diocesan financial contributions to the wider church’s budget exceeded what was expected in 2007 and will likely also increase in 2008.
Josephine Hicks of the Diocese of North Carolina, chair of Council’s Administration and Finance Committee (A&F), and Episcopal Church Treasurer Kurt Barnes reviewed the performance of the 2007 budget and presented A&F’s proposed 2008 budget. Council will vote on the budget February 14 during the concluding day of this four-day meeting in Quito.
Also during the afternoon plenary session at the Hilton Colon hotel, a task group charged with writing a letter to the Episcopal Church, to be released at the end of the meeting, presented a first draft and asked for feedback. Council members read the draft as it was projected on a large screen in the plenary meeting room. Task group chair Sherry Denton of the Diocese of Western Kansas asked the members to individually relay their feedback to the task group.