The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Who to contact by department

Archivist
  • diocesan archives
  • guidelines for parish archives
  • previous bishops of Connecticut
  • history of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Dean of Formation
  • clergy formation (before ordination)
  • transitional deacons
  • lay formation
  • ordination process for priests and deacons
  • sabbatical / paid development leave grants (for laity and clergy)
  • continuing education grants (laity and clergy)
Bishops Fund for Children (Bart Geissinger at Camp Washington)
  • Bishops' Fund for Children (BFC)
  • Bishops' 5K for Kids
Office of Mission Collaboration & Congregational Life
  • community meetings
  • congregational financial coaching
  • congregational strategic planning
  • evangelism training
  • missional experiments
  • MRI (2011 resolution on Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence)
  • TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship)
  • collaboration
  • Transition Team (to implement reorganization & restructure 2016)
Office of Mission Communication & Media
  • branding - ECCT identity branding images / logo
  • communication strategy
  • General Convention (The Episcopal Church)
  • CRUX magazine
  • diocesan cycle of prayer
  • eNewsletters
  • social media guidelines (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • media relations
  • photo/image policies
  • ECCT social media
  • ECCT website
  • parish website
Office of Mission Finance & Operations
  • parish administration
  • audits
  • bequests
  • budget of convention
  • clergy pension
  • clergy salaries
  • clergy tax
  • parish finances
  • parochial reports
Office of Mission Integrity & Training
  • clergy family assistance program (CFAP)
  • speakers' bureau
  • interpersonal boundary violations
  • safe church training
  • safe church trainers
  • spring training
  • Title IV clergy misconduct
  • parish leadership training
  • VISIONS training
Office of Mission Leadership
  • clergy formation (after ordination)
  • letters of agreement (clergy)
  • missional priest-in-charge overview
  • new call program
  • priest-in-charge overview
  • recently ordained clergy (ROC) gatherings
  • search process (transition process)
  • supply clergy
  • transition consultants
  • transition process
Office of the Episcopate
  • bishops & laity dinners
  • bishops & wardens dinners
  • canonical residency (and letters dimissory)
  • clericus meetings
  • confirmations
  • death notices
  • eucharistic ministry licensing
  • marriage judgments
  • reaffirmation (of vows made at confirmation)
  • reception into The Episcopal Church
  • scholarships for children of clergy
  • visitations (bishop visitations to parishes)
Office of the Episcopate - Bishop Ian T. Douglas
  • social concerns & witness committee (ECCT)
  • companions in Mission (conference, committee)
  • grants, church missions publishing company
  • grants, millennium fund
  • liturgy & music commission (ECCT)
Office of the Episcopate - Bishop Laura J. Ahrens
  • chaplaincies, campus
  • chaplaincies, military
  • chaplaincies, secondary school
  • clergy assistants/associates
  • deacons, vocational
  • environmental stewardship
  • grants, Jack Spaeth Care for Creation
  • grants, mission development fund
  • grants, United Thank Offering (UTO)
  • Holy Land ministries
  • jubilee ministries
  • ordination process, diaconal
  • prison ministry - Faith Behind Bars and Beyond (FBBB)
  • retired clergy
  • women clergy
  • women's global mission network
  • young adult formation/ministry
  • youth formation/ministry
Operations Manager
  • address changes (including email address)
  • bylaws, model parish
  • cellphone towers, recommendations
  • database, ECCT
  • games of chance, diocesan policy
  • insurance - alcohol liability rider
  • insurance, dental
  • insurance, medical
  • insurance, property
  • lay pension
  • memorial garden guidelines
  • personnel policies
  • taxes, property
Property Manager
  • diocesan properties
  • property damage report
  • property matters
Secretary of Convention
  • annual convention, ECCT
  • nominations for an elected office in ECCT
  • resolutions for annual convention
Secretary of Donations & Bequests
  • donations & bequests
Secretary of the Diocese
  • 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt status
  • canons of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut
  • canons of The Episcopal Church
  • executive council
  • joint leadership gathering
  • missionary society
  • tax-exempt certificate for parishes