DDG Activities in the Dominican Republic November 1-6, 2017
A Message to the Members of the DDG Board of Directors
From Executive Director Bill Kunkle
October 6, 2017

DDG Board Members and Guests,

Good Afternoon! We are less than a month away from the official retirement and celebration of ministry for Bishop Julio Holguín as Diocesan Bishop. The Celebration and Seating of Bishop Moisés Quesada as the new Diocesan Bishop and the 2017 Mid-Year meeting of the Dominican Development Group. Below you will find the latest schedule for these events.

For those who can come to celebrate the celebration of Bishop Holguin’s amazing episcopate you will need to arrive on or before 1pm on Wednesday November 1st to insure you can make it from the airport to the cathedral in time for the service and dinner. I recommend coming in on Tuesday if possible in case the flight is delayed.

For those arriving on Friday please make sure your flight arrives by 4pm to insure we can get you to the reception and dinner.

For those Arriving on Sunday please make sure you flight arrives by 4pm to insure we can get you to the DDG reception and Dinner.

Once you have booked your flights please email me so we can make the transportation and lodging arrangements.

If you have any questions please contact me at the numbers listed below.


Bill Kunkle
Executive Director
Dominican Development Group
13312 Cain Road
Tampa, Florida 33625
813-400-2722 office
813-310-0267 cell United States
829-278-0270 cell Dominican Republic

Schedule of Events- November 1-6, 2017
Celebration of Ministry for the Rt. Rev. Julio César Holguín Khoury
Seating of the Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota
2017 Mid-Year Meeting of the Board of Directors

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Arrivals into Santo Domingo, DR
Lodging arrangements are being made for the Hostel San Francisco

Wednesday November 1, 2017
Arrivals into Santo Domingo, DR
Lodging arrangements are being made for the Hostel San Francisco

3:00pm Service honoring Bishop Holguin – Epiphany Cathedral
6:30pm Depart Hotel for Scherezade Restaurant
7:00pm Dinner – Visitors and invited guests at Scherezade restaurant.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Breakfast on own in hotel dining area

Optional Mission Site Visits-
9:00am Depart from Hotel
9:30am Arrive Mendoza to visit the Santa Ana Church.
10:00am Depart to Andrés, Boca Chica
10:30am Andrés to visit the site of Iglesia Episcopal Monte de Sión.
11:30am Visit the San Jose Church and School, Hogar Obispo Isaac
12:00n Noon day prayer at San José Church
12:30pm Lunch at Bishop Skilton Center
1:30pm Depart for San Isidro
2:00pm Visit San Pablo and San Lucas
2:30pm Return to Hotel

6:45pm Depart for Dinner
7:00pm Dinner at Villar Brothers

Friday, November 3, 2017
Breakfast on own in hotel dining area

Optional Mission Site Visits-
9:00am Depart from Hotel
9:40am Arrive at Doña Ana, Iglesia San Miguel
10:15am Depart to Baní
10:45am Visit Iglesia La Transfiguración church and school
11:15am Depart to Iglesia El Santo Nombre, Catalina
11:30am Depart to Santana Baní
12:00n Visit Iglesia San Matias/school and Morrow Center
12:30pm Lunch at the Paul and Luke Morrow Center
1:30pm Visit Iglesia San Timoteo/Nizao
2:00pm Return to Hotel
6:30pm Depart Hotel for Reception
7:00pm Reception for Visitors and Invited Guests

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Breakfast on own in hotel dining area

9:15am Depart Hotel for Epiphany Cathedral
10:00am Seating of Bishop Moisés Quesada Mota- Epiphany Cathedral
12:30pm Public reception followed by lunch for visitors and Invited guests.
3:00pm Return to Hotel

7:00pm Dinner at TBD

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Breakfast on own in hotel dining area

Various Times-Depart for local churches

Santo Domingo Iglesia San Pedro & San Pablo (7:30am) – Depart hotel at 7:00am
Santo Domingo Epiphany Cathedral Service (8:30 English 10:30am Spanish)
Santo Domingo Iglesia San Andrés Service (10:00am)- Depart hotel at 9:00am
Boca Chica Iglesia San José (10:00) – Depart hotel at 8:45am
La Romana Iglesia Todos los Santos- Pastoral Visit for Bishop Moisés Quezada Mota (Times TBD)

6:00pm DDG Reconnecting Dinner – FOCA committee report (location TBD)

Monday, November 6, 2017
Draft DDG Meeting Schedule

Breakfast on own in hotel dining area

8:30am Travel from hotel to Diocesan Office
9:00am Morning-Opening Prayer
9:15am Business Meeting I

Call to Order
Confirmation of Quorum
Introduction & presentation of guests
Minutes from February 2017 Annual meeting
Confirmation of officers
President’s Report- Beth Drew
Open Discussion
Bishop’s Report- The Rt. Rev Julio Holguín
Open Discussion
Dialog and Vision – The Rt. Rev Moisés Quesada Mota
Open discussion
10:30am Break
10:50am Business Meeting II
Mission Team Office Report- Karen Carroll
Open Discussion
DDG Communications Report- Julius Ariail
Open Discussion
Executive Director’s Report- Bill Kunkle
Open Discussion
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Business Meeting III
1:40pm Formal Committee Meetings (45 Minutes)

Committee reports:
Membership- Discussion, election of new members
Budget Committee- David Morrow
Presentation of 2017 YTD budget and Proposed 2018 budget
Open Discussion
Endowment- Rev. Ed Miller
Open discussion
3:10pm Break
3:30pm Business Meeting IV
Presentation of proposed community housing program
Open discussion
Setting of date & place for Annual Meeting and proposals for 2018 Mid-year meeting location
Activities of member and non-member dioceses
Motions and resolutions from the board
4:30pm Closing prayer
7:00pm Dinner at area Restaurant TBD

Tuesday, November 7, 2017