***New for 2022: Active retired clergy not regularly serving in a parish as a Priest in Charge, while invited to participate in the full day, are required to attend only the first two hours of MCPD from 9–11 a.m.
All clergy canonically resident or licensed to serve in Connecticut are required to attend MCPD for one day every three years and are due for this training in 2022. The training also serves as Safe Church recertification and will include an updated public records background check as required by the Model Policies of The Episcopal Church.
The day will include an overview of mandated reporting requirements for clergy, Title IV, and Boundaries for Ordained Ministry by Robin Hammeal-Urban, ECCT’s Pastoral Response & Discipline Resource Officer. Followed by a special presentation, “Recognizing and Addressing Bullying in Faith Communities.”
Clergy who are inactive, meaning they perform no liturgical actions for family or anyone else, may indicate such inactivity to the diocesan bishop’s office and can be excused from this training requirement.