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Interim Ministry
Information on interim ministry and Transition Pastors and Consultants.


Interim/Transition Clergy are required to have training through the Interim Ministry Network (imnedu.org), Clergy Leadership Institute (clergyleadership.com), or Center for Congregational Health (healthychurch.org).

If you are serving as an interim pastor, priest-in-charge, or rector, time-certain in the Diocese of Southern Virginia you are a part of a network known as the Transition Pastors and Consultants (TPC). This group provides a venue for interim and transition clergy to discuss problems and concerns as well as share joys and progress as a parish engages in a process of redevelopment and search.

A group undergirded by the norm of confidentiality, the Transition Pastors and Consultants provides supervision and counsel to transition clergy facing challenging or problematic transition issues. The TPC enables transition clergy to reflect with colleagues on the often tumultuous dynamics encountered during the interim period. This group also provides a means of keeping in touch with the Bishop and the Office of Transition Ministries both on the progress of the search and how we may further support you.

Meetings are monthly and include continuing education with special speakers and group supervision.

Interim consultants both lay and ordained are trained to guide search committees through the search process, enabling the transition clergy to focus on the care of the congregation.

For more information contact The Rev. Canon Roy Hoffman
(757) 213-3390, rhoffman@diosova.org

Last Published: July 23, 2019 11:24 AM