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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Transition Ministry

 
The Office for Transition Ministry provides resources to congregations and clergy who are in search or in the early years of new ministry. We can also assist you with the following resources:

Fall Clergy Conference and Spring Clergy Day

Clergy Compensation Guidelines

Clergy letters of agreement

Clergy continuing education guidelines and grants. Click here for grant evaluation form.

Sabbatical planning

Employee background checks

Resources for vestries and search/discernment committees of parishes in transition

Diocesan Guidelines for Parish & Clergy Transitions

Congregations in search
 

To contact the Office for Transition Ministries, please call or email:

The Rev. Canon Charles Robinson, Canon for Transition Ministries
(757) 213-3390, crobinson@diosova.org

Fresh Start is a two-year program designed for clergy who are new to the diocese, a parish or a position to help them make this transition.
Mutual Ministry Review is an opportunity for discussion and mutual review of the total ministry of the parish.
Information on interim ministry and Transition Pastors and Consultants.
The Ordination Exploration process assists you and the church in providing opportunities for assessment, exploration, and discernment of a call to ordination.