From Central New York-
“I have a real love and passion for small-church ministry,” says the Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe, the incoming bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.
Duncan-Probe’s most recent parish was just that — about 60 parishioners when she got there, and 500 when she left.
“We have a tendency in the church to want people to come in. Instead of focusing on people coming in, we focused on going out in service," she said. "And of course, as we engaged more with the world around us, we began to grow."
The 14-county diocese includes many small towns as well as cities, like Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira, Watertown and Syracuse. The new bishop has visited all four regions in advance of her consecration on Dec. 3.
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