Fresh Start

Fresh Start is a two-year program for clergy which seeks to strengthen the relationships among clergy, congregations and the Diocese during times of transition.

The curriculum covers essential topics such as church and clergy finance, conflict transformation, change management, time management, and self-care. In addition to the topical presentations by knowledgeable speakers, Fresh Start seeks to draw on the “wisdom in the room” by creating space for clergy to share resources, stories, and to seek advice.

2018-2019 Program Year

  • October 14-15, 2018 @ Shrine Mont, opening retreat
  • November 15, 2018 (9:45a-2p) @ Trinity, Fredericksburg
  • January 10, 2019 (9:45a-2p) @ Trinity, Fredericksburg
  • February 14, 2019 (9:45a-2p) @ Trinity, Fredericksburg
  • March 14, 2019 @ Trinity, Fredericksburg
  • May 6, 2019 (12p-4p) @ Shrine Mont (prior to spring clergy retreat, May 6-8)
  • May 21, 2019 (10a-3p) New Clergy Orientation @ Mayo House, Richmond (register)
    • For clergy who haven't previously attended a New Clergy Orientation

2019-2020 Program Year

  • October 13-14, 2019 @ Shrine Mont, opening retreat
  • November to April schedule TBD, but similar to above. Fresh Start doesn't meet during Advent, and generally arranges the Feb.-Apr. schedule so we don't meet too close to Ash Wednesday or Holy Week. 
  • May 4, 2020 (12p-4p) @ Shrine Mont

Fresh Start's Facilitators