Clergy Resources

Clergy Resources

Clergy Resources

Clergy Resources

Change Font Size:   A A A

For Clergy

Full Clergy Manual 

Expectations of All Clergy - Clergy Manual 2.1
Expectations of Vocational Deacons - Clergy Manual 2.9

Who to Contact by Topic or Department 

Visitation

Bishops Visitation report
The Bishop is Coming to Visit
El Obispo Viene
Customary-Bishop's Visit-Confirmation 6.6.16
Safeguarding Certification Annual Status Report

Bishop's Visitation Calendars
Bishop C. Andrew Doyle
Bishop Dena A. Harrison
Bishop Jeff W. Fisher 

Commission on Ministry

Ordination Process / Regional Discernment
Map of Diocese
Discovery Retreat / Regional discernment
The Iona School

Worship Resource 

Cycle of Prayer
Daily Office
Liturgy Lectionary
Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Transition Ministry

Supply Clergy List
Contact Update Form
Clergy Manual
Clergy Transition Guidelines
Churches in Transition 

Clergy Wellness and Care

Wellness and Care page

   

Chaplaincies

Chaplain to Retired Clergy
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.

Austin and Northwest Region: the Rev. Janne Osborne
East Region: the Rev. M L Agnew
Greater Houston Region: the Rev. Gary Jones 

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 a clergy or a licensed lay leader to spend a week at Camp Allen in return for their ministry as the on-site chaplain. 

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  

Continuing Education

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.  

Supply Clergy

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.

Clergy Spouses

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.

Contacts: George Zwicker and Liz Crawford
To join the Clergy Spouse Facebook page, please contact JoAnne Doyle at 713.927.7494.

Communication Resources for Parishes and Ministries

Policies 

Weapons Policy - Clergy Manual 3.6
Alcohol Policy - Clergy Manual 10.1 
Discretionary Funds - Clergy Manual 11.2
Sabbatical Requirements - Clergy Manual 2.3 and 4.3