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Episcopal Church Women


Who we are

We are Episcopal Church women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, our common denominator is our love of God and the desire to do his work.

Our Mission

Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empower women to do Christ's ministry in the world.

Our Vision

Our vision for all women of the Episcopal church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the church. We aspire to be a God spark - shining and sharing the love of Christ.

Episcopal Church Women's Prayer

Almighty God, we pray that You will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently and give liberally to make known the power of your love given through your son Jesus. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect your light throughout the world. Amen.

Diocesan ECW Board Members

Ms. Laura L. Manigault, President - Term: 2023-2025
Ms. Ronda Toll, Vice President - Term: 2023-2026
VACANT, Recording Secretary - Term: 2023-2026
Ms. Nancy Smith, Treasurer - Term: 2023-2025
Ms. Cornelia Taylor, Corresponding Secretary - Term: 2023-2025
Dr. Renee Escoffery-Torres, Parliamentarian - Term: 2023-2025

Dr. Angela Parker, Communication Chair
Ms. Helen Sharpe-Williams, Student Work Chair
Ms. Deborah Austin, Prayer & Worship Chair

Dr. Renee Escoffery-Torres, Church Periodical Club Director
Ms. Joanne Alston-Hooker, United Thank Offering Coordinator
Ms. Alexandra Grace Sears, Historian & Archivist
Ms. Nancy Sands, Nominating Committee Chair
Ms. Helen Sharpe-Williams, Special Stewardship Chair

Ms. Lydia Dyson, Daughters of the King
Ms. Susan Schrader, Women to Women

Convocation Chairs:
I Eastern Shore - VACANT
II Virginia Beach - VACANT
III Norfolk - VACANT
IV Suffolk - Ms. Deborah Austin
V Jamestown - VACANT
VI Petersburg - VACANT
VII South Richmond - VACANT
VIII Farmville - Dr. Angela M. Parker
IX Danville - VACANT

News, upcoming events and the current issue of The Grapevine, the ECW newsletter.
Information on ECW Scholarships, newsletter, financial reports, and more.
Organizations with which the Episcopal Church Women share ministry.
Women to Women's Tamar Project is the focus of our diocesan ECW Outreach. Learn more about this important ministry.