Bishop Taylor opened his remarks with a message of thanks to Episcopal Communities and Services for their commitment in helping the church develop affordable housing for low-income seniors. He quickly segued into his tenure working for President Richard Nixon, even serving as his Chief of Staff and later as executor of Nixon’s will.
But his main message focused on two lessons learned working in government and the church: the need for loyalty and reconciliation. “We must give ourselves permission to see ourselves as others do. The “otherness” then goes away,” he said.
More than 50 guests and residents attended the event, which was sponsored by the Sophie Miller Foundation, the charitable hand of Episcopal Communities and Services.