"Then God answered me and said: 
Write the vision; 
make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it. 
For there is still a vision for the appointed time; 
it speaks of the end, and does not lie. 
If it seems to tarry, wait for it; 
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud! 
Their spirit is not right in them, 
but the righteous live by their faith". 

Habakkuk 2:2-4

The Metropolitan New York Synod 2025 VISION is the extension of the strategic plan passed by the Synod Assembly in 2012. Although the mission and governance of the strategic plan will remain the same, the new priority areas of this 2025 VISION will help us to advance the kin-dom of God in Metro NY, and beyond! 
Bishop Paul Egensteiner, chair 
The Rev. William Baum, implementor
The Rev. Christopher Mietlowski, "For the Sake of the Church" working group
The Rev. Kevin Vandiver, "For the Sake of the World" working group
The Rev. Mark Herbst, "For the Sake of the Church" working group
The Rev. Brenda Irving, "For the Sake of the World" working group
The Rev. Paul Milholland, chair of the Evangelism Taskforce
S. Dcn. Ingrid Compton, chair of the Leadership Taskforce
The Rev. Sonja Maclary, chair of the Congregations Taskforce
Christopher Vergara, chair of the Advocacy Taskforce
S. Dcn. Gayle Ruege, support
MNYS Vice-president Renée Wicklund, ex officio
Tom Massey, consultant 
The Rev. Paul B. Milholland, chair
The Rev. Kevin Vandiver
The Rev. Brenda Irving
Blessing Tawengwa
Mazie Kienemund
The Rev. Rich Hill
Jay O'Hanlon
Zach Dean
The Rev. Justin Johnson
The Rev. David Anglada
The Rev. Rebecca Sheridan
The Rev. Elsa Marty
S. Dcn. Ingrid Compton, chair
The Rev. Christopher Mietlowski 
The Rev. Marc Herbst
David Leaver
Joann Heaney-Hunter
Masayo Kagita
Dcn. Dorothy Scholz-Beyer
John Dux
The Rev. Roz Brathwaith
George Guinan
The Rev. Sonja Maclary, chair
The Rev. Christopher Mietlowski 
The Rev. Mark Herbst 
Cheryl Atsch 
Cynthia Corley 
John Dux 
Anthony Jordan 
The Rev. John Jurik  
The Rev. Rebecca Pollicino 
Tom Sargent 
The Rev. Tom Taylor 
Peter Teichmann 
Christopher Vergara, Chair
Gerard Falco, Environmental Stewardship Committee Representative
The Rev. Eduardo F. Arias, AMMPARO/Sanctuary Ministry Coordinator
The Rev. Kelsey Brown, MNYS LGBTQIA+ Cohort Representative
Dr. Robert Brent & S. Dcn. Karen Nurmi, MNYS Hunger Committee Representative
The Rev. Marcia Parkinson & The Rev. Becca Seely, MNYS Anti-Racism Committee Representative

The new priority areas of the MNYS 2025 VISION are:

If you may be interested in being a member of one of these Task Forces, please click HERE to respond to four questions. 

Your information will be reviewed by the MNYS 2025 VISION Leadership Team and you will receive an email response.  Even if there is not an opening on a Task Force at this time, your information will be kept and reviewed for future opportunities.  
NOTE: There will be additional opportunities in the future around specific issues, projects, and events.  These will be announced in our MNYS Weekly Newsletter program. (Subscribe at mnys.org/email)