The Rev Debra Kissinger, missioner to children and child advocate for the Diocese of Bethlehem since May 2001, has accepted a position with the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as canon for education and formation on the staff of Bishop Catherine M. Waynick, effective April 1.
On Bishop Paul's staff, Debra has had a ministry of oversight and development of diocesan children’s ministries, birth through grade 6. She consulted with parishes regarding child-friendly worship, Christian education and formation development with an eye to congregational development. She represented the Diocese of Bethlehem in local, state and national advocacy work with various child advocacy organizations. Her ministry also included oversight and development of diocesan-wide children’s event and various teacher training events and oversight of child abuse prevention training. She served also as staff liaison to diocesan evangelism and stewardship Committees.