Canon to the Ordinary

The Canon to the Ordinary works with clergy in transition and oversees the transition processes with congregations. The Canon manages the Commission and Committees related to congregation grant processes, development and strategy. The Canon coordinates the Training and Consulting Services team who provide leadership development and facilitation as well as coordinating the Leadership Skills Institute.  This department also provides resources for Letters of Mutual Ministry and ministry review and manages the background checks for clergy and diocesan lay professional employees and works with diocesan case manager with issues of misconduct and its prevention.

This is the 2018 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade.

Policy for alcohol and alcoholic beverages at church functions

Background checks are required for paid employees and those who work regularly with youth or children at congregations.

Please use THIS FORM to request to have an Intellicorp background check performed by the Office of the Bishop for your congregation. Please note that only the Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge, Adminstrator, or Sr. Warden may initiate the request. Each background check typically costs between $17-$21.

Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling

Policy on clergy discretionary accounts

Clergy Handbook for the Diocese

Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.

Expectations for clergy who serve or wish to serve in the Diocese of Olympia

The process and procedures put into place on a complaint of sexual misconduct

Guidelines for counseling centers connected to congregations.

Document that may be used after the election of the new members of the Vestry or Bishop's Committee

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