The Galilee Board is a volunteer body of people from across the Diocese of Nevada who are committed to helping Galilee thrive. Bringing together varied perspectives and talents, they offer guidance and support to the unfolding of Galilee’s mission in service of the Church and the world. Our Board members love Galilee – ask them why! Friends of Galilee can also help shape the Board by running or voting at the Diocesan Convention. See below for Board member bios and photos.
|The Rt. Rev. Dan Edwards, Bishop of Nevada||Chair|
|Jim Koehn, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Henderson||President|
|Dennis Cocking, St. John’s, Glenbrook||Vice President|
|Beth Osborne, St. Catherine of Siena, Reno||Secretary|
|Agatha Ramirez, Todos Santos, All Saints, Las Vegas||Treasurer|
|Patricia Holbrook-Seay, Grace in the Desert, Las Vegas||Trustee|
|Paul Taggart, St. Peter’s, Carson City||Trustee|
|Colin Dawson, St. Patrick’s, Incline Village||Trustee|
|Rose Mary Joe-Kinale, St. Paul’s, Virginia City||Trustee|
|The Rev. Rick O’Brien, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Henderson||Trustee|
|The Rev. Sarah Syer, St. Patrick’s, Incline Village||Trustee|
Patricia A Holbrook-Seay is the official hugger for newcomers at Grace in the Desert, Las Vegas. She is a transplant from Chicago 21 years ago and is still warming up! She is a retired banker and childcare giver. She is presently serving her first term on the Galilee Board as the Treasurer.
Beth Osborne has volunteered in her children’s schools and led children’s and youth programs in Episcopal churches across the country. Her family joined St. Catherine’s parish shortly after moving to Reno in 2007, and Beth was recruited to the Galilee Program Committee. She is finishing up a three-year term on Galilee’s board, while serving as Program Director for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. With their children now on their own, Beth and her husband Chris reside in South Reno.
Jim Koehn has been a member of the Galilee Board of Trustees for eight years and currently serves as the Board President. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Navy for six years as a pilot, followed by employment with five different companies in executive positions within the technology sector. He is an original founder of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany where he was the parish Treasurer, volunteered as the Diocesan Treasurer, and is currently the Interim Director of Epicenter on the Parkway, an emergency food bank affiliated with Christ Church Episcopal.
Dennis Cocking represents St. John’s in the Wilderness on the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Kathy, have been members of the parish since 1985. Their three grown children attended camp and Kathy served as camp nurse. Dennis is semi-retired and lives in Gardnerville, NV after a career as the Manager of Public and Legislative Affairs for the South Tahoe Public Utility District. Dennis is currently Board Vice-President and serves on the Facilities and Personnel committees.
Colin Dawson is a lifelong Episcopalian, and is a member of St. Patrick’s in Incline Village. He is starting his second term on the Galilee Board of Trustees, and serves on the Facilities Committee. He is a retired government contracting officer.
Agatha Ramirez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to Las Vegas in 2001. She is a parishioner at All Saints, Las Vegas and has served on the vestry, altar guild, the Latino Council, LEM, lector, choir member, and office volunteer.
She fell in love with Galilee during her first family camp session in 2014, and that is why she takes such pleasure in serving on the board.
Other bios and photos coming soon!