Clergy Care & Development

Provides opportunities for clergy and CLPs to further their spiritual and professional development and to stimulate theological reflection and dialogue, advocates for and works with members of the Benefits Plan regarding Board of Pensions and benefits issues, and promotes clergy well-being by providing arenas for fellowship, mutual support, and creative interaction. Meets 2nd Wednesday at 12:15pm at the Presbytery Office.

Mission

Membership: 9

The Clergy Care and Development Committee shall:

  • Provide opportunities for clergy and commissioned lay pastors to further their spiritual and professional development.
  • Identify and promote pastoral care opportunities to clergy and lay pastors, their families and survivors.
  • Sponsor events to stimulate theological reflection and dialogue for clergy and lay pastors.
  • Identify opportunities for continuing education and sabbaticals and provide resources to enable pastors to use them effectively.
  • Advocate for and work with members of the Benefits Plan regarding Board of Pensions and benefits issues, salary concerns, and other matters regarding personnel issues.
  • Promote clergy wellbeing by providing arenas for fellowship, mutual support, and creative interaction among clergy and lay pastors.
  • Celebrate and encourage clergy in specialized ministries.
  • Implement a plan for assimilation of new clergy and lay pastors into the life of the Presbytery.
  • Board of Pensions Local contact: Rev. Amy Williams Fowler

Additional Responsibilities

Clergy Care and Development Committee, along with the Commitee on Ministry and Committee on Preparation for Ministry, has additional responsibilities as outlined in the Candidate Indebtedness Policy of our Policies and Procedures Manual.

Members

2017

Rev. Carrie Mitchell – Chair
(Pittsford)

Rev. Ronald Sumption
(Barre Center)

Rev. Tom Taylor
(East Avon)

2018

Rev. Carolyn Grohman
(Honorably Retired)

Rev. Harry Heintz
(Honorably Retired)

Rev. Jack Heister
(Honorably Retired)

2019

Charles Griffith
(Penfield)

Rev. Deborah Swift
(South)

Rev. Jane Watt
(Honorably Retired)

Ex-Officio Members

Presbytery Leader
Rev. Amy Williams Fowler

Email

emailThere are three ways by which clergy and CLPs may communicate with one another through e-mail lists (referred to commonly as listservs):

[email protected]

This is an e-mail list of clergy and CLPs who voluntarily choose to subscribe. The purpose of this list is to foster voluntary discussion of issues of interest to people on the list. Replies to postings will go to the entire group to allow a group discussion. There are currently 21 people on the list.   Contact Program Secretary Cheryl to be added to this group.

Example Uses

  • I’m thinking of trying … for confirmation. Has anyone tried that?
  • I was reading the Bible today and had this tremendous insight that I would like to share with you…
allclergyandclps @pbygenval.org

This is an e-mail list of ALL clergy and CLPs. The primary purpose of the list is to foster communication among clergy and CLPs peers. Replies to postings will go directly to the individual initiating a message and not to the entire list. This list is not intended to be a discussion group, but a means of communicating information of interest to the group.

Example Uses

  • I am planning on going to… event. Would anyone like to car pool?
  • Our church just built an outdoor labyrinth and I wanted to let you all know that any group or individual is welcome to come use it at any time.
pastorsinchurches @pbygenval.org

This is an e-mail list of clergy and CLPs serving congregations as pastors. If you are a minister or a CLP in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley who is serving a church, you are automatically part of the list. Replies to postings will go directly to the individual initiating a message and not to the entire list. This list is not intended to be a discussion group, but a means of communicating information of interest to the group.

Example Uses

  • Two other pastors and I get together every month and bring cases from our ministries for peer review and support. We are looking for a fourth. Anyone game?
  • Our church is looking for another small church which might be interested in forming a combined youth group. Anyone interested?

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to communicate with your peers.


Snoopy ReadingLove to read…?
Check out the Clergy Book Club !

Hello All,

I hope you had a blessed and joyful Easter. The Clergy Book Club has decided on the books we will be reading and discussing through the rest of the year. As it was a challenge for some to read a book every month, we have decided to meet every other month going forward.

Please note the dates and books we will be discussing listed below. I have also included links to the Amazon site for you to learn more about the books. We meet at the Avon Central Church at 1:00. I hope to see you there. 🙂 .

As always, you are welcome to come whenever you have the time, or are interested in a particular book. This group is intended to be fluid so please do not feel you have to commit to coming every time.

July 21st–  Executing God: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about Salvation and the Cross by Sharon L. Baker

 September 22nd–  Grounded: Finding God in the World- A Spiritual Revolution by Diana Butler Bass

November 17thIncarnation: The Surprising Overlap Between Heaven and Earth by William Willimon

Peace to You All,

Brandi

Rev. Brandi Wooten
Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
3600 Chili Ave
Rochester NY. 16424


CRCDS Spring Lecture Series


DOCUMENTS:

Minister Support Groups March 2015

Mental Health Resources -May 2015


EXTRA LINKS:  We encourage colleagues to take advantage of the wonderful continuing education opportunities right here in the Rochester area.

https://www.nes.edu/news/ministry-events-in-new-york.aspx

http://www.crcds.edu/category/events-on-the-hill/