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Diocese of Alabama
I am Maggie Noland from Livingston, Alabama. I have been an active Episcopalian all my life and am excited to have been appointed to the United Thank Offering Board to represent Province IV. Through the years, I have attended Sunday School, was a member of EYC, have been a long-standing member of ECW, and am a Daughter of the King. I have participated in Kairos weekends at the Aliceville Federal Prison for Women and now serve on that Kairos Advisory Board. In addition, I have attended Cursillo and Triennial. In other words, I am all into sharing love through the Episcopal Church. My tenure with UTO began with regular participation in Ingathering Sundays and moved on to being on the Diocese of Alabama's UTO committee. Eventually, I became the UTO Coordinator for the Diocese of Alabama. From there, I was appointed to the National UTO Board for Province VII and made many new friends and learned a lot about a province with which I was not familiar. It is exciting for me to now be working with the dioceses in the province of which I am a member! I have one daughter, two granddaughters, and two great-grandsons who are the joys of my life. I am filled with gratitude for this opportunity to serve God and the Episcopal Church.
Diocese of Maine
Sherri Dietrich lives gratefully in Maine with her wife, cats, chickens, and gardens. Her "day job” is indexing and editing books, so she basically gets paid to read books every day. She is excited to be President of the UTO Board for the next three years and to spread the ministry of gratitude throughout the church.
Vice President & Grants Convener
Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
Joyce lives in Troy, Alabama with her husband, Stephen, of 34 years. She has two boys ages 26 and 23. She is a Medical Technologist and works in a non-profit pediatric office. Her husband, Stephen, is a Professor of Marine Biology and Environmental Science at Troy University. Joyce has served in many roles at her home parish of St. Marks’ in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast including the vestry, licensed lay reader, Lay Eucharistic Visitor and the choir. She has served on the Diocesan Cursillo Commission and is currently serving on the Diocesan ECW Commission. Joyce has been serving as the Diocesan UTO coordinator since 2012 and joined the UTO Board in 2015 and served as the Province IV UTO Representative. She was elected Vice-President and will begin her 3 term in July of 2018.
Diocese of Southern Ohio
Kathy believes wholeheartedly that the implementation and adherence to internal controls will keep you out of trouble and preserve the assets that you manage. Collecting and counting is more than just math. Kathy holds a CPA, a MBA, a real estate sales license and is an Ohio notary. She loves The Episcopal Church and has served at all levels in women’s ministries (including ECW and UTO).
Diocese of Massachusetts
Rowan Larson (they/them) is the Minister for Christian Formation for Children and Youth and Parish Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts. They are a candidate for ordination to the priesthood in the Episocpal Diocese of Massachusetts. Rowan graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City with their M.Div. in May 2018 and soon after moved to the Boston area with their wife, Kelsey, who is a PhD candidate in the Economics department at MIT. Rowan has a particular interest in formation of children, youth, and young adults (though they firmly maintain that formation doesn’t end after graduating from high school!) and theology of and for LGBTQ+ people of all ages. When not at Grace, Rowan can be found riding horses, volunteering at a therapeutic riding barn for children with disabilities, knitting, quilting, or otherwise crafting, or playing Dungeons and Dragons with some of their colleagues in ministry
Diocese of New Jersey
Caroline is honored to be the Province II Representative to the UTO Board. She is the rector of Holy Innocents' Episcopal in Beach Haven, NJ in the Diocese of New Jersey where she is active in several committees. She previously hails from New Orleans. She is a professional conductor and a former university professor in music. Caroline is passionate about photography and cooking and is grateful for the opportunities that both nature and deliciousness afford for meditative time with the Holy Spirit. She loves coffee, travel, space, and puns. Caroline lives with her mischievous, but sweet cat Bluebell.
Diocese of Washington
My name is Rosamond Daniels, and I am the Province III representative to the UTO Board. I was born in Guyana, South America, but have lived in the USA since 1972. I have been the UTO Coordinator for the Diocese of Washington from 2012 to 2018. I attend Transfiguration Church in Silver Spring Maryland and have held many leadership positions in my church including president of the ECW, UTO representative, and fundraising chair for the ECW. I am married and a proud mother of 2 adult children and their spouses, and extremely proud grandmother of 3 little ones. I also have 9 siblings. I am retired and have worn many hats in my professional life including teaching, Director of Head Start, Accounting, Real Estate Sales, and Adult Trainer. I continue to be active in my church, civic and political organizations. My passion is reading and gardening.
Diocese of Lexington
Diane Gabbard lives in Park Hills, Kentucky, and attends Trinity Episcopal Church in nearby Covington. She has played many roles at Trinity, including three separate terms as president of the ECW. She is an EfM graduate, a co-editor of the parish newsletter, and a member of a Benedictine Spirituality group. She has also served as president of the ECW at the diocesan level and is currently in her ninth year as UTO coordinator for the diocese. At present she is a communications specialist and technical writer at UMR, Inc. She has also worked in marketing communications, corporate communications, and public relations; and taught English at Northern Kentucky University. Diane is married to her best friend and college sweetheart, Gary, and has two amazing sons, two lovely daughters-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter. She represents Province IV on the UTO board.
Diocese of Western Michigan
Gail is a retired State of Michigan bank examiner. She enjoys spending"Monday's with Edie and Josie", her grandchildren. Her daughter & son-in-law too. Other favorite pastimes are taking road trips - especially to National Parks and any coastline with a beach to walk or lighthouse to climb. Gail got started with UTO when she was about 7 helping her Mom count the coins from their Blue Box. Her Mom always had high expectations about the amount of money that should be in it and her Dad liked that some of his coins helped buy "The Blue Box" for the Bishop of Alaska. Gail is currently the UTO rep for St. David's, Lansing, coordinator for the Diocese of Western Michigan, and is honored to have been elected to serve as the Province V representative.
Diocese of Spokane
As a life-long Episcopalian I have always been active in my church: Eucharistic minister, EfM graduate, lay reader, adult Sunday school teacher, Children’s Sunday school teacher, usher, greeter, acolyte mentor, altar guild, Diocesan Coordinator for UTO, contemplative prayer, Family Promise worker, and weekly Bible study. In my free time, I enjoy learning to cook a plant-based diet, cultivating a shade garden in my backyard, quilting, keeping in contact with my friends and family throughout the states, and learning about and implementing ways to reduce my footprint in life. I have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Denver, Colorado.
Diocese of Puerto Rico
Lorraine Candelario (Diocese of Puerto Rico) is the appointed member of the UTO Board. She is a Eucharistic Minister and Sunday school teacher since 2003. Wanting to expand her service to the community, she obtained a Chaplain’s license in 2012. As an active member of the Episcopal Church, she continues to help support the outreach of UTO into Spanish speaking and bilingual communities while furthering her theological education in Puerto Rico. She has served in many capacities in the church both at the parish and diocesan levels including, presently, member of the PR Diocesan Standing Committee, Board of Directors, and Companion Committee. She is also the United Thanks Offering coordinator and has served at all levels in ECW and UTO. She’s married to the Rev. Deacon Luis Reyes and has two beautiful girls. While at home, Lorraine enjoys gardening, recycling, arts & crafts, playing with her Labrador (Bella), and spending time with her two grandsons. She is committed to her family, her church, and spreading gratitude in the church and the world.
Young Adult Appointed Member
Diocese of North Carolina
Caitlyn is a recent graduate of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is ministering at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in Columbia, SC. She faithfully serves as the first Young Adult Appointed member and oversees the Young Adult and Seminarian grant process. Caitlyn developed a bad thank-you-card-buying habit after joining the Board, from which she hopes never to recover. As a Millennial, she doesn't understand "coins" and "paper money," but is excited about the UTO virtual Blue Box app!
Young Adult Appointed Member
Episcopal Church of Navajoland
My name is Sedona Jacobson, I am one of the newest young adult UTO board members. I live in Fort Defiance, Arizona but am originally from College Station, Texas. I am a 2018 high school graduate from Window Rock High School and will be continuing my education at the University of New Mexico. I’m involved with The Episcopal Church of Navajoland and work with Shimà soap. Also, I take an interest in photography, hiking, and gardening.