Clergy Portal

office of Formation and Transition Ministry

Clergy in the Episcopal Church are called to ordination by God, and the call is confirmed by the church in a discernment process with the prospective candidate for ordination. If you believe you may be called to the priesthood, or if people have suggested that you consider ordination, the Episcopal Church offers a process to help you to explore that call. The entire process of prayer, education and consultation will take several years.



Formation Ministry

Helping people realize their spiritual path. What does it mean to be formed in God? Formation is a lifelong process growing in our relationship with God, ourselves, others and all creation. Our experienced staff can help you solidify the sometimes turbulent waters of spiritual growth.


Transition Ministry

Providing guidance in times of transition is vital to the health and success of every community. We give insight and support to all who find themselves in transition; including individuals, churches and institutions.



Fresh Start

Equipping clergy and lay leadership for critical periods in church life.  Based on three principles: the theory of transition: the importance of relationship building; and the need for self-care.


Clergy Conference

The annual conference for the clergy of the diocese, Clergy Conference features world class speakers, engaging and timely topics and a community of peers. Clergy Conference is held in the spring of each year.  



Clergy Spouses

Recognizing that husbands and wives of clergy hold a special role in our church, the Clergy Spouses group provides a loving network of community and support for those closest to our clergy.


Vocational Discernment

Our jobs are important to us. God is important to us. How do they interact?  We are happy to help you discover your vocational alignment with the divine. 



The Angelus

The Angelus is a monthly newsletter about us—the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles-- featuring a message from the Bishop’s Office, new clergy connections, events, resources and job opportunities. 


The Monastic

Thinking of becoming a Nun or a Monk?  Engage the monastic in the Diocese of Los Angeles.  With multiple monastic communities resident in the diocese, we are happy to help connect you.