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New Board Members

Nov. 2, 2009

Contact: Bishop Philip Poole
(416) 503-9903


TORONTO, November 2, 2009 -- The Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion, which provides annual financial support to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council, today announced that the Society elected the following members to its board of directors at its annual meeting:

The Reverend Canon John Peterson, Hendersonville, NC; The Very Reverend Dr. Michael Battle, San Gabriel, CA, and Beverly Patterson Wood, Aurora, Ontario.

The Society's president, The Right Reverend Philip Poole, Bishop of York-Credit Valley, Ontario, Canada said, "I thank our retiring board members for their service and welcome those who have agreed to work with us going forward as we strive to support the work of the Anglican Communion and expand our membership throughout the Anglican world."

The new directors join these board members currently serving:

The Most Reverend Terence Finlay, Toronto; The Right Reverend Victoria Matthews, Christchurch, New Zealand; The Right Reverend Phillip Poole, Aurora, Ontario, Canada; The Right Reverend George Councell, Pennington, N.J.,The Reverend Canon Kenneth Kearon, London; The Very Reverend Sam Candler, Atlanta; The Reverend Jan Naylor Cope, Washington, D.C.; The Reverend Rick Lord, Vienna ,Va.; The Reverend Sarah Buxton-Smith, Buffalo, B. Norris Battin, Newport Beach, Calif., Robert Biehl, Houston; Joey Fan, Hong Kong, Robert Foltz, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Constance Fraser Gray, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Marshall McReal, Seattle and Janie Stevens, Houston.; N.Y.; and Antonia Wong Tuen-yee, Hong Kong.