About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee
Our Diocese is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. We are nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covering approximately 14,350 square miles in 33 counties in East Tennessee and one in North Georgia. Within this area are 50 diverse congregations which range in attendance from nine to more than 450 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 150, which includes 73 priests, 22 vocational deacons and more than 60 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons, all serving under a common call to Reconcile All Things in Christ. In addition to efforts to keep our annual diocesan convention relevant and informative, recent diocesan-wide collaborations include a Christian Formation Task Force, an Evangelism Task Force and a Becoming Beloved Community Task Force. The Diocese of East Tennessee is committed to being a community of prayer and action, caring for the people of our beautiful East Tennessee region. Our forward looking vision is that creativity and innovation are theological tasks, guided by the Holy Spirit. We are rooted in Christ and we are open to the world.
“Feeding Our Souls” 2021 Clergy Conference
November 8 @ 12:00 pm
Join clergy from across East Tennessee at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center from Monday, November 8, through Wednesday, November 10. The registration fee includes...
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