The Rev. Phillip DeVaul

The Rev. Phillip DeVaul

The Rev. Phillip DeVaul 300 300 145th Convention

Rector, Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati

Please reflect on your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community:

For the last two years I have served as rector at the Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati. For the last year I have served on the Cathedral Chapter as well. These are the two commitments I currently have in this diocese. Before coming to Southern Ohio, I was canonically resident in Los Angeles where I served as rector of a church, on the Commission on Ministry, and on the Board of Advisors for the diocesan camp and conference center. In the larger church, I currently serve as secretary on the board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society.

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

I am passionate about the ministry of the diocese, not simply as a loose conglomeration of congregations and institutional ministries, but as a unified body of believers who are stronger together in our proclamation of Jesus Christ, and our following Him as Lord. I have served on a diocesan level in various capacities throughout my eight years of ordained ministry, and believe I am at a place where I can grasp some of the breadth of the overall mission of our diocese. I believe God is calling me to support our bishop and diocese on the Standing Committee at this time, and I pray that my voice can be useful in the guidance of larger issues in our shared ministry.