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Living God’s Mission is the blog of Partners for Baptismal Living (PBL), formerly known as Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission (EBM).  Several members of the PBL Steering Committee (“steers”) are authors for the blog posts you find on this site. 

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Brandon Beck, Ph.D., is a trans Episcopalian living in San Marcos, TX. He practices his call to baptismal living at the intersection of recovery, mental health, and trans experiences. He is an educational consultant, writer, lay chaplain, end-of-life doula, and public speaker.


LeeEdw-croppedThe Right Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr. is the former Bishop of Western Michigan (1989-2002) and in retirement served for a time as an Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, his diocese of baptismal and ordination origin. His ordained ministries include campus ministry, peace movement and social justice endeavors, and parishes abroad (Italy) and domestic (Philadelphia and Washington, DC).


2022-Demi Headshot-croppedDemi Prentiss (she/her) is an ICF credentialed coach who loves to partner with congregations and their leaders. She is currently working as Program Director for Research and Development for Episcopal Church Foundation. She has served on Church Center staff and in the Dioceses of Fort Worth, Dallas, San Joaquin, Nebraska, West Texas, Rio Grande, Northern California, and Texas. Her books include Radical Sending (Morehouse, 2015), The Finance Resource Guide (developmental editor) (Forward Movement, 2019), and Making Money Holy (Church Publishing, 2020).

The Rev. Pam Tinsley has been a member of Partners for Baptismal Living since 2015. A priest in the Diocese of Olympia, WA, she has a passion for equipping and empowering others to live out their baptismal promises in daily life. Pam sought – with God’s help – to embrace her baptismal vows in her former career as a professional liability insurance executive and then as a lay church leader. In her writing and preaching, Pam shares examples of how ordinary activities and occupations become vocational when we place Christ at the center of our lives.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jennifer-woodruff-tait-in-collar-cropped.jpgThe Rev. Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait is priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corbin, KY, the editor of Christian History magazine, and a web editor for the Theology of Work Project. Her books include Christian History in Seven Sentences (2021).


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The Rev. Fletcher Lowe, Jr. (1932-2021) is fondly remembered as Rector Emeritus, Church of the Holy Comforter, Richmond, VA; Convener, Partners for Baptismal Living; Co-editor, National Church’s Ministry in Daily Life (1996); Author: Baptism the Event and the Adventure (LeaderResources 2005) and Radical Sending (Morehouse, 2015).

The Rev. Peyton Craighill (1929-2019) was a priest, a missionary, a teacher, a China scholar, and in his later professional years a relentless advocate for the recognition and affirmation of the daily ministries of every baptized person in the church. He was a founding member of Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission, now known as Partners for Baptismal Living, as well as the editor for the Baptismal Mission Forum (BMF), linked on this site.