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
1. The Chrismal Mass will be on Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m, at All Saints' Cathedral.
2. We've set the two Clergy Days for 2019: Thursday, May 9, and Thursday, September 12. Location and topic information will be announced later. Please mark them on your calendar.
We've also got a clergy continuing education event coming up this spring, The New Media Landscape: A New Context for Preaching. Learn more information about this offering and register for it here.
Lent Worship Ideas
Compiled by the Rev. Miranda Hassett, St. Dunstan’s, Madison, in consultation with Bishop Steven Miller and the Rev. Brad Toebben
At the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the summer of 2018, the Church adopted Resolution A068, “A Plan for the Revision of the Book of Common Prayer,” which among other things asks the Bishops of our church to encourage liturgical exploration among worshiping communities, and to convene a liturgical commission in each diocese to “collect, reflect, teach [about], and share” liturgical resources and options within and beyond the diocese.
Our Liturgical Commission is still taking shape, but as a first step, we are encouraging worshiping communities within the Diocese of Milwaukee to familiarize yourselves with the breadth of liturgical and musical resources already available to you, and think about how you might use them to give the upcoming season of Lent a distinctive character and tone. If you already have ways you set Lent apart in your parish that aren’t listed here, like special decorations, music, or other local customs, we’d love to hear about them! (Likewise any ideas for Easter Season that you’d like to share!)
We will be inviting reflections on what you used in your Lenten liturgy, and how it served the worship of your community. Look for a simple email survey after Easter!
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)