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Winston-Salem Convocation Contacts

Elnora Gore and Gertrude Murchison are co-chairs of the ECW of the Winston-Salem convocation. They can be reached via email or at (336) 766-2344 (Elnora) or (336) 767-4635 (Gertrude).


Convocation Co-Chairs Elnora Gore and Gertrude Murchison: In Their Own Words

Elnora Gore

I have attended and been active in the life of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem since 1968. My service to the Church includes being Senior Warden and Clerk of the Vestry. I serve as chairperson of the Worship Committee and as president of the Adult Choir. I serve on the Education Committee and on the Altar Guild, having served as chairperson. My ECW commitments include a term as president of the parish’s ECW. I’m now a member of the Amenities Committee of our ECW branch. On the diocesan level, I was chairperson of the Lex Mathews Scholarship Committee.

I am a retired educator. During my years as a teacher I was president and treasurer of the local unit of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). In addition, I served as vice-president and then president of the Davie County chapter of NC Retired School Personnel, a division of the NCAE. I dearly love birding and traveling around God’s vast creation. My husband and I have two sons and four wonderful grandchildren.

Gertrude Murchison

I am a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, where I’ve served as Senior Warden and Clerk of the Vestry. My place of birth was Galveston, Texas, though I’ve lived in the Diocese of North Carolina for 35 years. My immediate family includes my husband and an adult son.

I appreciate the organization we call Episcopal Church Women because it does work. There are many opportunities to get involved. I’ve served in numerous positions on both the branch/chapter and diocesan levels:

Branch - president, secretary, assistant treasurer, delegate to Annual Meeting since 1981, and United Thank Offering secretary

Diocesan - Winston-Salem Convocation ECW Chairwoman, United Thank Offering Coordinator, delegate to the 1997 national ECW Triennial Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, named “Honored Woman” of the Diocese of NC ECW at the 2006 national ECW Triennial Meeting in Columbus, OH

Within the Diocese of North Carolina I have served the Church as a delegate and alternate delegate to several conventions of the diocese. In addition, I: chaired the 1996 diocesan convention; was a Registration Committee chairperson for the 2006 diocesan convention; served as a member of the Board of the Summit Camp & Conference Center; served as a member of the Visioning Committee; served as past director of the NC Episcopal Church Foundation; was a member of the Bishop Search Committee (2000); chaired the Absalom Jones Celebration (2005); was elected an alternate delegate to the 2003 General Convention in Minneapolis, MN.