A Commission of Ministry (Commission) is mandated by the Canons of the Episcopal Church (Title III. Canon 2). Consisting of Priests, Deacons, and Lay Persons, the Commission is charged with the implementation of Title III, to assist the Bishop Diocesan in the determination of present and future opportunities and needs for the ministry of all baptized persons, and in the design an…Read More »
If you would like to discern your call with a parish currently accepting names, please send a cover letter, OTM profile, and resumé. In the cover letter, please address why you are seeking a call at this time, your liturgical style, gifts, limitations, and what interests you about that particular parish. All information should be emailed to the Rev. Canon Chad Slater.Read More »
To submit a lay position for posting, please email a copy of the position description to Tracy Hannah in the Diocesan Office. Position descriptions should include, at minimum, a list of duties, the number of hours for which you’re hiring, and how to apply.Positions Available »
Title III, Canon 4 of the Episcopal Church describes the lay ministries which, because of their unique and important role in the life, work, and worship of the Church, should be sanctioned by the Bishop for their worthy purpose. These roles are: Pastoral Leader, Worship Leader, Preacher, Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Evangelist, and Catechist.
These ministries ar…Read More »
Episcopal clergy who are canonically resident outside of the Diocese of West Virginia, as well as clergy in good standing in full communion partnership, may be licensed to officiate in the Diocese of West Virginia. To inquire about becoming licensed to officiate, please contact Tracy Hannah.Read More »
The Episcopal Church is committed to welcoming all of God's people. As part of this commitment, all clergy and lay leaders are required to complete diversity & anti-racism training (also known as anti-racism/dismantling racism training); all others are invited to complete this training as well.
For information about upcoming training sessions, please contact the Rev. Kim Webster…Read More »
Safe Church, Safe Communities (formerly Safeguarding God’s Children) provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal and professional lives. This training comes from an online course and is free.Read More »
The Policies & Procedures manual for the Diocese of West Virginia is currently under review. If you have questions about a particular policy, please contact the Diocesan Office.
The Diocese of West Virginia participates in a Regional Disciplinary Board to handle cases of potential clergy misconduct, pursuant to Title IV of the Episcopal Church's Constitution & Canons. The Regional Disciplinary Board was created in 2020 and consists of 13 members (7 clergy and 6 lay) from the following Dioceses: Northwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Southern Ohio, …Read More »