A Conversation with our Standing Committee Presidents

Last fall, Bishop Singh sat down with the three most recent Standing Committee Presidents serving Eastern and Western Michigan: Barb Ilkka (current, Eastern Michigan), the Rev. Brian Chace (former, Eastern Michigan), and the Rev. Dr. Randall Warren (current, Western Michigan). Together, they consider what it means to serve in governmental leadership in our dioceses, reflect on their last few years of working together across diocesan lines, and look ahead to continuing to explore deepened relationship through our Season of Practice.

While watching this long-form video (around 25 minutes) as an individual or in a small group, we invite you to respond to similar questions:

  • What does it mean to exercise leadership in church governance?
  • What have you learned from this bi-diocesan partnership so far?
  • What assumptions did you have about the other diocese before interacting on a personal level? What was surprising?
  • What dreams do you have for our dioceses? For our church?

Check out previous videos in our ongoing Season of Practice Series: