Diocesan Transition Ministries assist parishes during a period of congregational change, such as the time following the departure of the Rector, Priest-in-Charge, or Assistant as well as clergy as they are seeking a new call
Transition Stages include:
- Separation & Planning – Clergy in process of leave-taking; congregation developing interim ministry plan.
- Self Study – Congregation preparing to call Interim or Priest-in-Charge; Search Committee formation; Parish profile and ministry portfolio being developed.
- Receiving Names & Discernment – Diocese receiving applicants materials; Search Committee discerning best candidates for congregation’s ministry.
- Discernment & Call to New Ministry – Final Interviews, Discernment, & Call.
The Rev. Canon Debra J. Kissinger
Canon for Transition Ministries