The Rev. Robert M. Powell, rector of St. Philips Church in Annapolis, recently received the Bishop's Award for Distinguished Service in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
Powell has served county and state on the Human Relations Commissions, chairing the county body for 12 years. He has worked on behalf of the disabled, racial justice and educational standards. He also has served on numerous diocesan committees, including three four-year terms on the Standing Committee.