d'Rue Hazel

IV Upper South Carolina

As a Deacon, diocesan staff member and Title IV Officer, I have fully engaged the work of reconciliation which lies at the heart of restoring all people in unity of God and each other in Christ. It is the focus of our Disciplinary Canons. The act of, or the willingness to be restored, is therefore central to this difficult and sensitive work. Having served as a Diocesan Title IV Officer and Reference Panel member for the last eight years, I have constantly pursued personal growth and development for competently participating in this restorative work of the Church. This has included disciplined work toward practiced proficiency in and knowledge of the Title IV Canons, Bowen Family Systems, Mediation Skills, Conflict Resolution, and Facilitator Training, bringing them effectively and compassionately to bear when receiving complaints. I have made it a particular priority to give proactive attention to my own emotional, spiritual, and physical health, enabling me to take part in this ministry as a healthy self-differentiated leader.