Greg Syler is the rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Valley Lee, Maryland (www.stgeorgesvalleylee.org), the oldest continuous Anglican parish in Maryland and, today, a vibrant, historic congregation in the Diocese of Washington. Greg has served on Diocesan Council, convenes the Region 6 Clericus, is a member of the Southern Maryland Steering Committee, and a leader in collaborative Episcopal ministries in southern Maryland. He also helped envision and create and, together with others, runs Camp EDOW -- the diocese's first ever summer camp for kids and youth.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Greg found the Episcopal Church through the campus ministry at the University of Chicago, which is why he treasures those congregations and core ministries who seem to know what they're about and who God is calling them to be, at least those ministries that are willing to have that conversation and pivot in the direction of whatever God's mission might be. Greg blogs at "From the Rectory Porch," and most of the time he's playing or reading with his daughter, Carter, and their energetic black lab, Phoebe.