Michael Barlowe

VIII California

It has been a pleasure to serve as Secretary since 2013. Working with hundreds of amazing volunteers from around the church, other officers, and the extraordinary staff of the General Convention Office, we have transformed the work, administration, and technologies of church governance. The Episcopal Church places high value on involving members in participatory decision-making, and my goal has been to serve by helping the church organize toward such engagement, discernment, and mission. I came to the Episcopal Church as a young adult, and discovered a faith community transforming the world while leading people toward God. Ever since, I have been passionate about our church, working to strengthen its life and ministry in the world. I believe our Church has a mission that deserves our highest aspirations, greatest creativity, and boldest proclamation of the Good News. Now, as I move toward "passing the torch" to new generations, serving in this office would be a great honor.