This is a collection of documents and resources for clergy from the Office of the Bishop. The Clergy Transitions site has information on clergy deployment and vacancies within the diocese.

A short summary of the duties and responsibilities for a senior and junior warden of a chuch. The information is from the Vestry Resource Guide, revised by Nancy Davidge, editor, and Susan Elliott, writer —A Project of The Episcopal Church Foundation (

Diocesan policy regarding email, internet and social media use by church employees.

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

I Will Bless You, formerly known as A049 as passed at General Convention 2012

A sample letter of agreement between a deacon, the bishop and the assigned church.

Sample Marriage Celebration Agreement

Guidelines used by the requesting mission and the reviewing committee appointed by the Office of the Bishop

This is the 2020 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade.

Guidelines for counseling centers connected to congregations.

A Rite for the Celebration and Blessing of a Holy Union (Option 1)

To: The Right Reverend Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia
In accordance with the national canons: Canon III, 7b states: “Deacons shall report annually to the Bishop or the Bishop’s designee on their life and work.”

This annual report is for year ending 2018. Please download this form, complete it and submit it no later than March 1, 2019.

The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship (Option 2)

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

This is a resource document for the clergy transition process. Areas that are covered include:

  • transitions
  • clergy
  • Letter of Agreement
  • Letter of Separation
  • Interim
  • Profile Committee
  • Search Committee


Dear Clergy Colleagues and Lay Leaders in the Diocese of Olympia,

The visitation customary is designed to help plan for the visit of the Bishops.