“But how can you leave us?” — Diocesan Staff, upon Cheryl Daves Wilburn and the Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin informing us of their plans for retirement.
“Hooray!” — Diocesan staff, upon the news that Mildred Briones Reyes will serve as the new Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives for the diocese.
Cheryl Daves Wilburn
Cheryl will retire February 1, 2021, after just shy of 50 years of devoted service to the Diocese of Washington. An anchor of calm and care in a too often turbulent world, we give thanks for her pastoral presence among us and her ministry of love. Watch Cheryl’s “exit” interview with Keely Thrall.
For over 16 years, both in her parish ministry work and as the diocesan Missioner for Latino Ministries, Sarabeth has placed a love of God and an understanding of community and the common good of the people she serves at the center of her grace-filled ministry. In advance of her retirement on February 1, 2021, she reflects on her time among us in a video conversation with Mildred Briones Reyes. (En Español)
Mildred Briones Reyes
Bishop Mariann is pleased to announce that Mildred Briones Reyes will serve as the Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry and Diocesan Initiatives for the Diocese of Washington beginning on February 1, 2021 in addition to continuing to offer her organizational skills to manage and support key diocesan programs and initiatives to advance the diocesan strategic plan. Read the full announcement | Leer en español