Commemorate the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of The Episcopal Preaching Foundation and its founder A. Gary Shilling
Resolved, That the House of Deputies of the 80th General Convention commemorates the 35th Anniversary of The Episcopal Preaching Foundation; and be it further
Resolved, That the House of Deputies recognizes Dr. A. Gary Shilling as a lifelong lay advocate of preaching excellence in The Episcopal Church, establishing in 1987 a lay-led non-profit foundation to promote and facilitate preaching excellence among priests, deacons, and lay preachers through national, regional, and diocesan conferences, as well as small facilitated groups online; and be it further
Resolved, That Dr. Shilling is appreciated as a lay benefactor to the seminaries of The Episcopal Church, serving as trustee and treasurer of The General Theological Seminary and receiving [at least] numerous honorary doctorate degrees from seminaries and divinity schools; and be it further
Resolved, That in its 35th anniversary year, we celebrate The Episcopal Preaching Foundation as a vigorous proponent and facilitator of preaching excellence in The Episcopal Church.