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Demographics of a Changing Church - General Convention Luncheon

The Demographics of a Changing Church

General Convention Luncheon
Thursday, July 5, 1:00-2:00PM

CPG hosted lunch and a panel discussion featuring Dr. Jerry Park, Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Fellow at Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, and Dr. Matthew Price, Senior Vice President for Research and Data at the Church Pension Group, examining demographics, deployment, and compensation trends impacting the Episcopal Church of today and tomorrow.

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Master of Ceremonies

The Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee
Chief Ecclesiastical Officer
Church Pension Group

The Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee is the Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer for the Church Pension Group (CPG). She is a key advisor to CPG on developments around the Church and how they might impact CPG’s work. She joined CPG in September 2014.

Prior to joining CPG, she served as Vicar and a member of the senior leadership team at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Before that she spent several years as Interim Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, and served for six years at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, the last two as Acting Dean. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, where she was ordained.

She received her MDiv from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and a BA from the University of Kansas.

Opening Prayer

Barbara B. Creed, Esq.
Chair, Board of Trustees
The Church Pension Fund

Barbara B. Creed, Esq., serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Church Pension Fund, and is a member of the Executive Committee, the Compensation, Diversity and Workplace Values Committee, and the Benefits Policy Committee. She also served as Chair of the CEO Selection Committee that in 2011 recommended to the Board of Trustees the election of Mary Kate Wold as CEO.

She serves as Of Counsel to Trucker Huss, APC, in San Francisco, CA, the largest employee benefits boutique firm outside the Washington beltway. She is past Co-Chair of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council and President of the Wellesley Class of 1966.

She is past Co-Chair of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council and President of the Wellesley Class of 1966.

In the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real, she serves as chair of the Personnel Committee.

She is a member of the International Women’s Forum—Northern California, where she serves as a resource to the board of directors on governance and legal matters.

Welcoming Remarks and Moderator

Mary Kate Wold
CEO and President
Church Pension Group

As Chief Executive Officer and President of the Church Pension Group (CPG), Mary Kate Wold leads a $13 billion financial services enterprise that provides retirement, health, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and other products and services to the Episcopal Church. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Church Pension Fund, CPG’s governing body.

Mary Kate has served in a variety of leadership positions in the corporate, legal, and government sectors. Prior to joining CPG, she was a senior finance executive and principal corporate officer of Wyeth, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Before embarking on her corporate career, she was a partner and chaired the tax practice group of Shearman & Sterling, a leading global law firm. Earlier in her career, she served in the Office of Tax Policy of the United States Department of the Treasury.

She chairs the board of the Church Benefits Association, a national association of faith-based benefits organizations, and she serves on the vestry of Trinity Church Wall Street and on its investment committee, which oversees the institution’s $5 billion real estate and securities portfolio. She is a former director and chair of a publicly traded medical device company. Mary Kate’s professional affiliations include membership in the Women’s Forum of New York and Women Corporate Directors.

Mary Kate spent her childhood in Bottineau, North Dakota, a small rural community on the Canadian border. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, summa cum laude with a BA in English and Theater, and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Thought Leaders

Dr. Jerry Park
Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Fellow
Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Dr. Jerry Park is an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a psychology degree and earned his master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include the sociological study of religion, race, identity, culture and civic participation. Recent publications have covered topics such as religion and workplace attitudes, religious attitudes of academic scientists, Asian-American religiosity, and religious media consumption. Currently his research focuses on attitudes toward racial and religious minorities. His undergraduate teaching is in the sociology of racial and ethnic inequalities, and at the graduate level, he teaches seminars on the sociology of culture and religion, and the sociology of race, gender, and religion. He serves as associate editor for the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and is an editorial board member for Social Psychology Quarterly.

Dr. Matthew Price
Senior Vice President for Research & Data
Church Pension Group

Dr. Matthew Price serves as Senior Vice President for Research & Data at CPG. In addition to leading the team responsible for our role as the Recorder of Ordinations, he is responsible for collecting insights that help inform CPG’s decisions around major policy initiatives in the area of retirement and health benefits and is also involved in technical system launches and integrations. He joined CPG in June 2001 as its Director of Analytical Research.

Prior to joining CPG, he was Associate Director, Duke Pastoral Leadership Project, at the J. Ormond Center of the Duke University Divinity School. Previously, he was a Research Associate with the Religion in Urban America Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His background also includes teaching positions at Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He received a BA in sociology from the London School of Economics, an MA in history from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in sociology from Princeton.