Expectations of All Clergy - see Clergy Manual 2.1
Expectations of Vocational Deacons - see Clergy Manual 2.9
Clergy Wellness and Care
Chaplain to Retired Clergy (see list here)
To address the unique needs of retired clergy, the diocese is pleased to provide chaplains who are available by region. Feel free to contact them as needs arise. Additionally, retired clergy and their spouses have an annual retreat at Camp Allen.
Camp Allen Chaplain: Awaken your Spirit in the Piney Woods
The Chaplain-in-Residence Program at Camp Allen serves thousands of people who come to a conference or retreat, offering Morning and Evening Prayer in All Saints’ Chapel, as well as personal pastoral care. The program, begun in the late 1990s by Bishop Claude E. Payne, has continued to be part of the continual life of prayer at Camp Allen. Weeklong residencies allow
Several chaplains choose the week that a certain group holds its conference. Some work and pray with special needs children, some like to attend programs with older adults and others are at Camp Allen for events like the C. S. Lewis Conference. Chaplains may bring their families with them during their week in residence.
If you are a clergyperson or a licensed worship leader and would like to learn more about the Chaplain-in-Residence Program at Camp Allen, contact the Rev. Lacy Largent, Camp Allen’s spiritual director
Canonically, all clergy must meet an annual continuing education requirement. See Continuing Education for detailed requirements and to submit completed hours. For questions, contact Nina Gaspar, Technology Manager, Houston Diocesan Center.
The EDOT Supply Clergy List includes non-parochial and retired clergy who are licensed in the Diocese of Texas and have indicated willingness to serve as supply clergy. Please read the comments regarding their availability, travel limitations, and preferred methods of contact before contacting them.
This list is updated regularly, please consult this list via the web each time to ensure you are accessing up-to-date information. Please visit the Office of Transition Ministry page for details regarding supply clergy compensation and to see the list of supply clergy in a PDF format or as an interactive list via Google Maps.
JoAnne Pearson Doyle oversees a private Facebook page for clergy spouses where prayers and information may be shared in confidence. Additionally, the group has an annual retreat at Camp Allen and gathers at diocesan-wide events.