All baptized members, be they
Clergy in the Diocese of Milwaukee
Maintaining close connections with a clergy community numbering nearly 200 and spread across southern Wisconsin is a primary concern for the bishop. Personal interaction is achieved through frequent clergy days and congregational visits. Communication tools such as the weekly E-News email newsletter, a monthly news bulletin for the clergy, the clergy Facebook group and the bishop’s blog further enhance this sense of shared purpose and identity.
Developing and advancing gifted pastoral leaders is another key priority for the bishop. Among the resources available to clergy are the Church Development Institute, Fresh Start for clergy entering new calls and ministry, and continuing education opportunities.
Clergy in the diocese should also be familiar with and adhere to the Policies and Procedures that protect them and their congregations.
~Bishop Steven Miller, 2010 Convention Address
Important Calendar Dates for Clergy
Clergy Retreat for 2019 will be January 21-23, held at the DeKoven Center (600 21st St, Racine, WI). The theme for this year's retreat is Stories of Boldness and Courage — courageous conversations in humility, strength, meekness, and vulnerability.
The retreat begins January 21 with registration from 4-5:30 pm and Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm. The retreat will end with lunch on January 23. Single and Double occupancy rooms are available.
Registration for the clergy retreat is now closed.
We've also got a couple clergy continuing education events coming up this spring, Sermon Preparation for Lent and The New Media Landscape: A New Context for Preaching. Learn more information about these offerings and register for them here.
Bishop's Visitation Guidelines & Forms
Clergy Minimum Compensation for 2019
Clergy Report Form: Non-Parochial
Clergy Report Form: Licensed
Clergy Rest & Refreshment Fund Information
Marriage Judgment Application
Marriage Judgment Guidelines
Same-Sex Marriage Guidelines and Bishop's letter (July 2015)