About Donald

Donald & Sarah Fishburne

Donald is a consultant to parishes, foundations and endowment boards. He is a mentor to clergy and lay leaders in leading Episcopal congregations and has served as Rector of St. Paul’s Chattanooga, Saint Michael and All Angels Sanibel Island, and St. Paul’s downtown Augusta, GA. He helped manage an $11 million endowment in Chattanooga and launched endowment trusts in Sanibel and Augusta. He is trained in Gallup Consulting Faith Practice methodologies, and in the Clergy Leadership Institute’s Appreciative Way; as well as Living Compass ministries.

He is skilled in helping congregational leadership move through change and stress into new and more healthy and powerful ministries. He has served on the Board of Regents of The University of the South where he chaired the College Committee, and he has preached on www.Day1.org  Donald holds a D.Min. in Congregational Development from Sewanee and is a mentor in Virginia Theological Seminary’s Second Three Years Program. He meets frequently with networks of consultants as well as rectors and deans of leading parishes, cathedrals and seminary deans in the Southeast and beyond.

Donald serves as past president on the Board of Directors of the national Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, a resource network of best practices in endowment-building and management, Christian Education, leadership and administration, outreach and social justice ministries, and much more.  

He and his wife Sarah lead groups on faith pilgrimages, and for their own refreshment they also enjoy time on the coast of Maine.