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National ECW


The Episcopal Church Women as an organization functions at four levels: National, Province, Diocese and Parish.

At the national level, the board meets three times per year. It is comprised of the President, Vice-President of Program, Vice-President for Information & Communication, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large for Social Justice, Member-at-Large for Multi-Media, and one representative from each of the nine provinces.

The National Board does not exercise authority or control over provincial, diocesan, or parish ECW groups, but acts as the organizational entity which binds together the women of the church and offers ideas for best practices.

Communication between the board members and women at all levels throughout the church helps the National Board to fulfill their stated mission - to support all women in their ministry. Specifically, the board plans the Triennial Meeting, and oversees programs such as Women of Vision and Women to Women. 

The National ECW president is Marcia Himes of Wyoming. Take this link to the National Board’s website.

The national Triennial Meeting of the ECW takes place in parallel to the Episcopal Church’s national General Convention. That is, they occur at the same time and in the same place. Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina are always represented at Triennial by a group comprised of Diocesan Board members and an at-large delegate elected at the Diocesan ECW Annual Meeting immediately prior to a Triennial year.

The next Triennial/General Convention will happen in July of 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the 47th Triennial Meeting of Episcopal Church Women is Many Paths, One Journey.

Happenings at Triennial will be shared in real time via Twitter (@DioECWNC), Facebook ( and this website. And as is our custom, once the delegation returns to North Carolina presentations about Triennial will take place within convocations and parishes.