Office of the Bishop

The Office of Bishop oversees the pastoral, administrative, and programmatic oversight for the diocese. This office coordinates all schedules for the Bishop including Sunday and weekly visitations. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.

Diocesan Staff Personnel Manual

2016 SDG grant application form and information.

Application form for the 2017 SDG grants. Download the form and open with Adobe Acrobat, which is a free download. After completing the form, save it an attach to an email to Deadline is October 15, 2017.

2017 Parochial Clergy compensation based on congregational grade.

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

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.”

Please submit this form no later than March 1, 2018

Authorization for background checks for Safe Church

Bishop's January 18, 2013 pastoral letter on same sex blessings

The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.

A checklist of items necessary for a successful Visitation by the Bishop.

Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.

A newsletter for border and immigration resources.

In addition, the following two Facebook groups offer other ways to connect:

"Cruzando Fronteras, AZ"
"Migration Spirituality"

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

Checklist for clergy with regards to appropriate use of church property

Policy on clergy discretionary accounts

Clergy Handbook for the Diocese