Last updated in May 1999
by Christopher Haahs
Going On at SHES?
There are normally seven members on the board of directors.
The current members of the board are Ed Campbell, Robyn H. Freebyrd, Joy
Moulton, Joe Kalama, Kathleen Brineman, and Ak Woode, with John Allen and
Lou Jay Free as alternates. Six of the members are elected by the congregations
for staggered three year terms or until their replacements are elected
and qualify, while the remaining founder, Ed Campbell has permanent membership
on the board until death or retirement unless the congregational membership
decides to remove him through amendments to the Articles of Incorporation.
This year the majority of the board will be selected again. As the Assembly
membership grows, change and enlargement of the board is envisioned and
suggestions are always welcome.
The first ordination of ministers occurred on May 31,
1988, and ordinations are now conducted by any two ministers when ever
there is a need. Diplomats of Earth Stewardship and Certified Spiritual
Healers will be appointed on the nomination of any member congregation
and do not need to be ordained. Contact us for specific details.
The SHES Assembly plans future communications through
the net and may publish periodical newsletters or information pamphlets
devoted not only to the activities of its membership and trusted servants
but also to question of religious liberty, scientific inquiry, deep ecology,
and curriculums for children to promote and preserve their inherent psychic
powers and appreciation and communication with all of the living earth.
The assembly also publishes a loose-leaf Minister's Handbook
with suggestions for ceremonies where the practitioner might seek help.
It also lists resources for various ceremonies and includes articles on
the ministry from different perspectives and includes some legal and practical
information on various requirements and rights of the ministry. The publication
is designed to be updated from time to time by the assembly as well as
by the owners of the books and all SHES are invited to participate in its
growth. It contains instructions on Ministry ordination.
The assembly is supported by the donations of members, trusted
servants and friends and a considerable amount of just hard - and/or -
time consuming labors of love.