Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Commission on Ministry

Mr. Gibert Kennedy, chair
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The Commission on Ministry is the group concerned with Vocational and Ministry Discernment Program, training for clergy, ministry to the retired clergy, clergy spouses, as well as applications for lay licensure in consultation with the bishop and the Commission on Christian Formation

The Commission on Ministry (COM) works with the bishop and the Standing Committee under the provisions of Title III of the Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Canons of the Diocese of Upper SC.

The Commission also provides funds for continuing education opportunities for clergy and lay persons. To request funding, please send a letter to The Reverend Canon Jimmy Hartley, COM, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, which includes your name, contact information, a description of how the money will be used, the date funding is needed, the amount of money needed, and how this opportunity will contribute to your ministry.


Commission on Ministry Committees

The Formation Faculty is comprised of qualified persons (lay and ordained) who mentor and provide formation resources for postulants and candidates for Holy Orders on an individual basis. This group provides certification to the COM regarding competency in the prescribed canonical areas of formation.

  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
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