Spencer Izor

Spencer Izor

Spencer Izor 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention
Spencer Izor

St. Paul’s, Oakwood

Nominee for Diocesan Council (lay)
Please describe your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community

My family and I regularly attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakwood, OH where I am a member of the Vestry, Altar Guild, assist with leading the Youth Mission Project each summer, and serve as a Lay Minister throughout the year. When I am not at work or spending time with my family, I am committed to serving my community. I was elected to the Valley View Local Schools Board of Education in 2019. Other service experiences include: a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused, neglected, and dependent children in Montgomery County, the House of Bread soup kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and my wife, Malinda, and I licensed foster and adoptive parents in Montgomery County. We have adopted six children thus far.

Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?

I was introduced to the Episcopal church during a transition in my life and it has guided me towards the family and life I have now. I am a strong advocate and believe strongly in the service of my community and my church. I feel like God is calling me to know serve in a great capacity at the Diocesan level now advocate for those who parishes and parishioners throughout southern Ohio.