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.

2017 Parochial 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, 2016

Authorization for background checks for Safe Church

The planning form for an upcoming bishop's visitation.

Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.

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

Suggestions for topics in a letter to the bishop from confirmands prior to the bishop's visitation

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