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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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Diocesan Staff
Diocesan Administrative Staff, what they do, and how to contact them.


The Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes
Click here for Bishop Haynes' page
(757) 213-3381

The Rev. Canon Roy Hoffman
Canon to the Bishop Diocesan

(757) 213-3390, rhoffman@diosova.org
Clergy should call Roy when they are preparing to retire or before they enter a search process. Wardens or clergy can call for assistance with transition, for guidance on selecting a search consultant and transition pastor for the interim period, for help and resources on Letters of Agreement, Vestry retreats, Mutual Ministry Reviews, continuing education or sabbatical planning, or during a time of parish crisis or conflict.

The Rev. Canon Ed Tracy
Canon for Administration

(757) 213-3378, etracy@diosova.org
Contact Ed for assistance regarding: insurance and benefits, planning and oversight of Annual Council; administrative support to the Executive Board, Nominating Committee and Commission on Ministries; diocesan properties; and the Chanco Board.

Lynn Farlin
Canon for Formation

(757) 213-3377, lfarlin@diosova.org
Contact Lynn for assistance with: Christian Formation resources for clergy, staff and congregations, Anti-Racism Task Force, Commission on Aging, Safe Church programs, scholarship funds, training and consultations for parishes, Christian Education Network, Commission on Ministry Committee on the Ministry of the Baptized.

Megan Dern
Youth Missioner

(757) 213-3393, mdern@diosova.org
Contact Megan for assistance with: youth ministries, young adult ministries, campus and college ministries, parish consultations, training and formation for adults who work with youth, diocesan youth programs and events.

The Rev. (Padre) Mario Meléndez
Missioner for Latino/a/x Ministries
(757) 427-0963, mmelendez@diosova.org
Contact Padre Mario for resources and information for establishing or cultivating Latino/a/x ministries. (He also serves as Episcopal chaplain and co-pastor at Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach)

Leah Sicignano
Bishop’s Executive Secretary

(757) 213-3381, lsicignano@diosova.org
Contact Leah for assistance with: appointments with the Bishop, Bishop’s visitation / Confirmation schedule, clergy licensing, lay ministry licensing, certification of lay delegates & alternates to Council, non-parochial reports, remarriage permissions, postulants & candidates for ordination, seminarians.

Susan Allen
Administrative Assistant to the Canons

(757) 213-3391, sallen@diosova.org
Contact Susan for assistance with: health insurance and pension, clergy background checks, clergy conferences, clergy continuing education grants, Commission on Ministry, congregations in search, diocesan resource library, Fresh Start, letters of agreement, Ordination Exploration, Safe Church, Certificates of Lay Delegates and Alternates and registration for diocesan events, including Annual Council.

Judy Dobson

(757) 213-3386, jdobson@diosova.org
Contact Judy for assistance with: parochial reports, Diocesan Foundation Composite Fund payments and withdrawals, diocesan budget, 501c3 (IRS non-profit status), and general financial questions.

Hope Leach
Financial Assistant

(757) 213-3374, hleach@diosova.org
Contact Hope for assistance with: parish audits, parish pledges, reimbursements, IRS mileage rate.

Ann Turner
Communications Officer

(757) 213-3388, aturner@diosova.org
Contact Ann for assistance with diocesan communications, website, social media, and consultation on parish communications planning and best practices.


Last Published: October 19, 2020 1:33 PM