New Rector Orientation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Please register below.

First-time Rectors, Vicars and Priests-in-Charge are expected to attend this daylong orientation on parish finances, canonical responsibilities, 'entering the system' and the right use of authority.

No cost to attend, breakfast and lunch provided. Free lodging available Sept. 24 (indicate in form below).

Please note: This is a separate event from New Clergy Orientation, which all clergy new to the diocese (including first-time rectors) are expected to attend. Click here if you're looking for New Clergy Orientation. 

Draft Agenda

  • 8a - Breakfast
  • 9a - Morning Prayer, Intros & Norms
  • 10-11:15a - Parish Finance
  • 11:30a-12:30p - Canons & Entering the System
  • 12:30p - Lunch
  • 1:30p - The Right Use of Authority & Self-Awareness
  • 3p - Holy Eucharist
  • 4p - Depart 

Presenters: Ted Smith, Treasurer; Mary Thorpe, Canon to the Ordinary; Sarah Brockenbrough, Transition Minister; Ed Keithly, Vocational Development Minister; Karen Salter, parish consultant and mediator specializing in conflict transformation.

Email Vicky Bickel with questions (vbickel@thediocese.net).

Roslyn Retreat Center
8727 River Rd, Henrico, VA 23229

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