Diocesan Council welcomed two new members and said farewell to another before getting down to business at its May 2nd meeting.

Joining Council are Jerry Stephenson, who is filling a vacancy in District 1, and Betty Duckstein, the newly-elected ECW president. Jerry is a member of Christ Church, North Hills. Betty, a parishioner at St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon, succeeds Linda Getts, who introduced her to Council.

District 3 rep Carl Kylander, also of St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon, announced that he was stepping down due to a professional relocation. The diocesan Standing Committee will fill the vacancy.

The meeting marked the return of the Rev. Chuck Weiss as Council Secretary. Members approved assessment reductions for St. Thomas, Oakmont, and Trinity Cathedral, and awarded St. Peter's, Brentwood, a grant of $7,800 for youth ministry.

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