This documents contains information and useful links for clergy and congregations, as well as 2021 updates to the Personnel Handbook Template for Congregations. Links are also included to the clergy salary scale, and the Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave information.
Best practices for conducting a Virtual Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions
The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.
Bishop Rickel's 10 Rules for Respect.
Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling
Requirements for parishes and missions in transactions with the Board of Directors
Diocesan policy regarding email, internet and social media use by church employees.
Guidelines for Conducting a Virtual Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions
In February 2020 the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) adopted a Model DFMS (Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society) Vaccination Policy for Youth Events, and encouraged dioceses and Episcopal Institutions to adapt it locally. Our Diocesan Council established a task group to adapt this into a diocesan policy, which was approved at the July council meeting.
This document describes the lobbying rules for churches.
Donation Processing Policy through our online giving portal.
Covers the basics and best practices of the Washington State Paid Sick Leave law and the City of Seattle Paid Sick Leave & Safe Time ordinance. Includes example policies.
Guidelines used by the requesting mission and the reviewing committee appointed by the Office of the Bishop
The following job description is for Parishes only, not for Missions. If you are part of a Parish or Mission and would like to be connected with the Diocesan Chancellor, please contact the Bishop and/or the Canon to the Ordinary.
Template created by the diocesan Personnel Commission for use by congregations in creating or updating the Congregation Personnel Handbook. A Word version is available by request.
Diocesan policy on unpaid assessments
Guidelines for counseling centers connected to congregations.
Requirements for Acceptable Use by Users/Renters of Church Property.
Roster of Supply Clergy
The visitation customary is designed to help plan for the visit of the Bishops.
The following documents are available for preparation of a Bishop's Visitation in the Diocese of Olympia. Please note that the Planning Form, Readings, and Letters should be sent to the Office of the Bishop 30 days prior to your Visitation.
Contact the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Bishop with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-325-4200 x. 2010.