Froehlich named acting missioner for transition ministry

Posted Dec 18, 2014

The Rev. Canon Meghan Froehlich

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, chief operating officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced that the Rev. Canon Meghan Froehlich has been named acting missioner for transition ministry following a churchwide search.

“Meghan was selected for this important position because she brings the strong technical and interpersonal skills essential to this work as well as an innovative mind and creative spirit,” Sauls stated.  “All of us who met her during this process believe she will serve the needs of the church well in this crucial ministry.”

Sauls also expressed his appreciation to the members of the interview committee, which included members of the Board of Transition Ministry, Executive Council, the community of transition ministers and the Missionary Society.

As acting missioner for transition ministry, her duties include overseeing the programmatic, managerial and budgetary responsibilities for The Episcopal Church Office of Transition Ministry, working with clergy, dioceses, transition ministers throughout the Church, and laity.  She will also analyze the employment needs and trends in The Episcopal Church in order to plan strategically and offer recommendations for transition ministry programs to enhance the ministry of transition with an emphasis on spiritual health and wellness.

The acting missioner position is slated through October 2015, after which the program and budget vision set at General Convention 2015 will be implemented.

Froehlich’s position with the Missionary Society is within the Mission Department.  She is based in Akron, Ohio.

Most recently she was the interim canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and has served as the rector or assistant rector of churches in the dioceses of Ohio, Dallas and Western North Carolina. She has also been a chaplain, a faculty member of Fresh Start, a consultant and executive leadership coach.

She holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Divinity School of Duke University and a bachelors degree in political science from Old Dominion University in Virginia.  She was ordained a priest in June 2000 in the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Froehlich begins her new position in Jan. 5.  She can be reached at effective December 22.