Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Guided by Bishop Lucinda Ashby, these funds will establish a Leadership Education, Formation, and Training program, envisioned to begin late 2021. This endeavor will establish multiple bilingual programs to educate, form, and train a new generation of faithful lay and ordained leaders to serve in our diocese and the larger world.
Emerging Communities Fund
(formerly the Leadership Innovation Fund)
This fund provides long-term support to the work of our multi-generational Emerging Communities Team, and a staff position, so that we can continue to help churches develop new ways to engage spiritually and to connect meaningfully with people in our larger communities and in places we have yet to go.
Bishop’s Discretionary Fund
This allows our diocese to meet needs local and afar, either to support a new ministry that otherwise has no financial resources or in times of emergency.
Bishop’s COVID-19 and Disaster Relief Fund
Proceeds support people in the diocese whose livelihoods have been impacted by shelter-at-home requirements due to COVID-19, and those affected by wildfires in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties.