Virginia “Ginger” Lief

2nd Vice President (Information & Communication)

I was baptized at St. John’s Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island, where I was born. When I was four, we moved to California. Our family church was All Saints, Pasadena, where I was confirmed. In the mid-’60s I returned to the east coast after college to work and live in New York City.

I worked at Columbia University as Director of Institutional Research and Budget Planning, resigning to attend graduate school in the1980s. Subsequently I earned a master’s of divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary.

As a member of St. Michael’s Church, I am editor of the annual “Lent at St. Michael’s” booklet, which is comprised of 40 reflections by the people of St. Michael’s. As well I am co-chair the Saturday Kitchen’s Pilgrim Resource Center. I have served as parish ECW president and UTO coordinator, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the vestry and bicentennial planning committee. From 2001 to 2013 I served on the ECW diocesan board as vice president-planning and then as president. On the ECW (2012-2015) national board I was the Province II representative.

I look forward to working with the new ECW board and the communication committee in building upon the enhancements this past triennium to the Communiqué, e-Communiqué and the website. There is much we have to share and learn from each other across all levels — parish, diocesan, provincial and national — as our commitment to God’s mission and purposes continues to deepen and expand.