Monday, February 14, 2011

Albert Ogle Steps Off Integrity Board of Directors

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, Integrity USA’s Vice President of National Affairs, announces his resignation from the Integrity organization in order to work full time with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, retired Bishop of West Buganda, Uganda. The Rev. Canon Ogle leaves Integrity USA to serve full time as President of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which will focus on deepening international relationships and support for Bishop Christopher’s ministry of reconciliation to all Ugandans.

“It is with regret that we accept Albert’s resignation from Integrity’s Board of Directors. We owe Albert many thanks, as he has devoted himself faithfully to our mission. However, so that he can focus on this new critically important work, Albert has expressed the desire to turn his full attention to this new direction. We wish him well,” said the Rev. David Norgard, President of the Board of Integrity USA.

Integrity USA has been a prime supporter of Bishop Christopher and his work for the last decade and will continue to do so. We commend both the work of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and that of the Rev. Canon Ogle, as they join together to be a force for inclusion in Uganda, where LGBT persons remain at risk for being open about who they are. Ogle, a skillful organizer around HIV, AIDS and human rights issues in Uganda, coordinated two recently successful tours in the USA raising awareness and funding for the Bishop’s St. Paul’s Center for Reconciliation & Equality in Kampala. The tours deepened international support for inclusion and equality.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve Integrity in my capacity as Vice President for National Affairs and to work with a dedicated Board and staff over the past 16 months”, said Ogle. “Integrity continues to be at the forefront of issues of inclusion in the church at a local and national level. I know Integrity will continue to be a strong and prophetic voice for inclusion in the US and internationally.”

Integrity USA will continue to advocate for full inclusion of all the baptized into the life and ministries of the Church and will continue to keep both The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle and Bishop Christopher Senyonjo in our
thoughts and prayers.

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