Support for Congregations

st-martins-gi-confirmandsThe Diocese provides support for congregations in many ways.

The Congregational Development Team will provide help with visioning, connecting with your community, mutual ministry reviews, strategic planning and other topics.

The Congregational Support Team can provide consultation on capital campaigns, stewardship, bookkeeping & other financial administration.

The Episcopal Partnership for Mission and Outreach provides grants for ministry beyond your walls.
Partnership Grant Application

There are also resources available for Christian Formation, Sunday School, youth groups, worship and many other areas.

Contact Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims ( to get connected with the resources your congregation needs.

Annual Parish Info Form
This form must be completed using MS Word and may be saved from year to year and easily updated as needed. Please update it each year after your congregation’s Annual Meeting, and email to


Collaborative Ministry Project Applications

The Diocesan Council is now soliciting applications for Collaborative Ministry Projects throughout the diocese.  Once downloaded, the form should be filled out in Word or a similar program, and both the completed form and a proposed project budget should be emailed to Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims (, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016.

If you have any questions about whether your proposed project qualifies for this new initiative, please direct them to Canon Dempesy-Sims.

Collaborative Ministry Project Application