Questions for congregational leaders to ask during their long-range planning meetings.
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.
Document that may be used after the election of the new members of the Vestry or Bishop's Committee
Letter from Bishop Rickel concerning Episcopal school standards for the diocese
Manual for responding to school standards
Discussing clergy compensation with the vestry or bishop's committee
History and curriculum of Total Common Ministry
This is a resource document for the clergy transition process.
To better support congregations in transition, the Office of the Bishop is pleased to offer both a written Transition Clergy Resource guide and Video Resources:
Monthly schedule sample for Vestries and Bishop's Committees
A checklist for duties of the vestry or Bishop's Committee person of the month
Sample of a Vestry/Bishop's Committee Covenant
These are a series of four videos created by Canticle Communications for the Diocese of Washington.
The speaker is Laura Stump Kennedy, a member of that diocese who used to be a paralegal with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services.
One pair of videos (English and Spanish) discusses how to support those in danger of deportation.
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.
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.
The following plan outlines needs that community members may have during and following a large-scale immigration raid (such as a workplace raid by immigration agents) and identifies people or entities in the region who have volunteered to serve as primary leads in coordinating responses to those needs.
Application for Worship Leader