Bishop Steve is a master at blocking out the buzz of an airport and using the time he waits for flights to blog about his visits around the Diocese and across the Church. Yesterday he was on his way to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend the Executive Council meeting. He’s there in his newly appointed role as Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance.
PB&F, as it’s known, is a core body in the Episcopal Church. It is the group that develops the three-year or triennial budget that is presented for approval at each General Convention. Each of the nine provinces in the Episcopal Church is represented by a bishop (appointed by the Presiding Bishop), and two lay or clergy deputies to General Convention (appointed by the President of the House of Deputies). So that Bishop Steve is the new vice-chair is a big deal, but he wouldn’t ever say that.
Take a look.