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Women’s Spirituality Group: Power & Empowerment in the Bishop’s Office

February 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, Feb 15 | 12 PM | Zoom

You are invited to a special, fun conversation with some of the staff of the Bishop’s office to find out more about what they do, how they do it, and how these fab people manage power and empower others in their call. We will hear from the Reverends Ellen Ekevag, Sister Vee Dunbar, and Susie Shaefer.  Sponsored by Christ Church Cranbrook’s Women’s Spirituality Group.

Join the Zoom here: https://christchurchcranbrook-org.zoom.us/j/89973384837?pwd=aVZ1TGJFei84UWhudlJqM0JiLzRQdz09


Guest Speaker Bios:

The Rev. Sr. Veronica Mary is a native of Southeast Michigan, born and raised in Mount Clemens. Prior to her call to ordained ministry, she spent over seventeen years working for the Federal Government, mostly in regulatory compliance of international trade, focusing on manufacturing and supply chain logistics and free trade agreements. After serving in lay ministry, she answered a three-fold vocational call: Sr. Vee is a professed member of Anamchara Fellowship, an Episcopal religious order; she was certified as a spiritual director through the Haden Institute, and maintains an active practice; and after graduating from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, was ordained to the priesthood. Sr. Vee loves running and walking along the shore of Lake St. Clair, and centers herself spiritually through gardening, reading, writing, and photography.


The Rev. Susie Shaefer serves as the Associate for Transitions and Local Formation. She loves working with people in all seasons of discernment: folks in the ordination process, congregations and clergy in transition, and anyone being nudged by the Spirit into deeper knowledge and love for God’s mission in the world. Susie most recently served as the Vicar of St. John’s in Clinton from 2012-2022, and lives in Ann Arbor with her spouse, two kids, and a rescue dog.


The Rev. Ellen Ekevag is Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions. She collaborates with lay and ordained leaders to develop more faithful, healthy, and effective faith communities. After spending over a decade leading and guiding churches of various sizes, she believes the local church is the primary context for formation, ministry, mission and transformation. Through our baptism we are each called to share in Christ’s identity and mission, and each church has been given the gifts and the people it needs to accomplish God’s will. In all of her work she puts a high value on prayer, collaboration, openness and a sense of humor.


Questions? Email Pastor Manisha


February 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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