"For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline."
2 Timothy 1:6-7

"My curacy was an opportunity to take the theological concepts of my training and to apply them authentically and practically in real-world situations. I cannot imagine beginning my ordained life without the benefit of that experience."
The Reverend Jon Martin

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Scholarships for:

  • Degree and Certificate Programs
  • Continuing Education

Training for:

  • Evangelism
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leading Change
  • New Church Start-ups

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Educating Leaders



Leadership which is both faithful and innovative is critical during times of rapid social change like the present. Whether lay or ordained, staff or volunteer, we need leaders who are nourished in the faith and equipped with skills to empower our communities and enable us to bequeath our faith to future generations.

Lay Leadership Development

Bishop Curry An intentional approach to lay leadership development is already underway. New money will permit the expansion of regional training events and the provision of scholarships to those wishing to develop the skills required for effective church leadership. As leadership needs in each parish differ, we will work closely with parishes to identify needs and to develop local approaches to local leadership challenges, so our parish communities can fill their toolboxes with the skills they need.

Supporting Curacies

Curacies provide on-the-job training for newly-ordained priests and enable parishes to benefit from their fresh energy and creative ideas. Training in a supportive parish, with a mentoring incumbent, plays a key role in the early education and nurture of our ordained leaders. Financially supporting curacies will allow flexibility in the appointment of the newly ordained, and more parishes will be able to afford an Assistant Curate.

Clergy Formation

Bishop Chapman with ordinands Postulants are candidates for ordained ministry in our diocese. Recognized by the Bishop as a potential new priest, they often assume significant debt due to the costs of education. Financial support will be offered to our postulants through more scholarships and summer internship stipends.

In the years following ordination, clergy need to hone new skills to navigate transitions, resolve conflict, preach, teach, and explore partnerships. New money will complement existing funding for self-directed learning.

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