The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Region Based Discernment Groups

In January 2017, ECCT began offering Region based discernment groups and an ECCT wide group En Español that are open to anyone who is asking what God might be calling them to next or who wish to connect more deeply with God in the present moment. If you are wondering about making a life change or a career change or just feeling called deeper into relationship with God, this is a process for you!  The groups will focus on discernment in the broadest sense drawing on resources from around The Episcopal Church, and those who might be discerning a call to Holy Orders are welcome to participate.* Groups in the SC and NC regions began again in the fall of 2018. Groups will be beginning in February 2019 in the SW and NW regions. 

A partir de enero de 2017, La Iglesia Episcopal en Connecticut ofrecerá grupos de discernimiento basados ​​en la región y un amplio grupo de La Iglesia Episcopal en Connecticut En Español que están abiertos a cualquier persona que se está preguntando cómo Dios los está llamándolos o que desean conectarse más profundamente con Dios en el momento presente. Si usted se está preguntando acerca de hacer un cambio de vida o un cambio de carrera o simplemente se siente llamado a crecer en una relación con Dios, este es el proceso para usted! Los grupos se centrarán en el discernimiento en el sentido más amplio, aprovechando los recursos de alrededor de la Iglesia Episcopal, y aquellos que podrían estar discerniendo un llamado a las Ordenes Sagradas son bienvenidos a participar.

Region Discernment Leaders

Please click on a name to contact the group leader. 

Northwest: Rev. Nik Combs, Bob Osborne

Southwest: Rev. Kevin Olds, Lilian Revel

North Central: Rev. Charlotte LaForest, Roy McAlpine

South Central: Rev. Harlon Dalton, Nancy Horn

Northeast:Rev. John Burton

Southeast: Please contact Molly James, Dean of Formation

ECCT wide Discernment Group En Español: Michael Carroll, and Armando Gonzalez

A Discernment Resource Sheet to enrich your personal discernment and journey is here.

*All those interested in discernment for holy orders should first be in conversation with their local clergy person. Anyone interested in exploring ordination must have been a member of a worshiping community in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut for at least a year. Following conversations with the local clergy person, if there is a desire for additional discernment, please contact the Region Discernment Leader near you or the Dean of Formation.