Serve the World

We provide meaningful outreach opportunities and respond to needs

We strive to create sustainable change, equity and dignity for the most vulnerable by seeing and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, and advocating for justice and peace.

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Our Five Pillars

These represent a vision to guide our path forward towards the Beloved Community.
  • Children, Youth, and Educational Equity
  • Housing Stability and Solutions to Homelessness
  • Economic Opportunities and Stabilization
  • Reconciliation and Restorative Justice
  • Care and Sustainment of God’s Creation

Learn

Before we can act, we need to understand

Here are some upcoming opportunities to explore questions, discuss relevant topics, welcome guest speakers, get to know one another, and gain a broader perspective of the needs and resources in our community and the wider world.

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Act

There are a lot of ways to make the world a little more like the Kingdom of God

Opportunities to Serve

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Resources

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Episcopal Relief & Development works with local churches and dioceses to provide relief during and after unforeseen disasters and development in impoverished countries. Learn more about this important organization at...

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Alternative Giving

Alternative Giving

Looking for gifts that aren’t “things” to honor and celebrate special people in your life? Give a gift that serves the world.

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Our Outreach Partners

Our Outreach Partners

Working together for good. We work in partnership with dozens of organizations who provide services to those in need. Follow the links below to learn more about these agencies and discover ways to be involved in this important work. In January we gathered at the...

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Advocate

We are partners in Christ’s ministry of reconciliation. To that end, we work on behalf of ‘the least of these’ to make sustainable, systemic changes that secure justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. Here are some resources to explore:

Charlotte Affordable Housing Article
From Axios by Danielle Chemtob

Equity in Juvenile Justice: Next Steps
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost 2020 Sermon
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Outreach Staff

Joan Kilian

Joan Kilian

Associate Rector for Outreach and Mission kilianj@christchurchcharlotte.org

Joan Kilian

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Joan Kilian

Joan Kilian

Associate Rector for Outreach and Mission

Joan received her Masters of Divinity degree from the University of the South School of Theology at Sewanee. She has extensive experience in parish ministry, previously serving as the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro, Georgia. Prior to becoming a priest, Joan served in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve. She retired at the rank of Commander after 20 years of service.

In addition to her strong passion for outreach, Joan likes being outdoors while hiking, gardening, and participating in community service. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her two cats.

Laura Konitzer

Laura Konitzer

Director of Outreach and Mission konitzerl@christchurchcharlotte.org

Laura Konitzer

Director of Outreach and Mission Read More
Laura Konitzer

Laura Konitzer

Director of Outreach and Mission
Lesley Peace

Lesley Peace

Administrative Assistant for Outreach and Mission peacel@christchurchcharlotte.org

Lesley Peace

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Lesley Peace

Lesley Peace

Administrative Assistant for Outreach and Mission