Congregational Development

Strengthening our congregations to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the ministry of the baptized.

10264599-10203205698130947-4200565008516041040-nOur diocese has a Congregational Development Commission (CDC) whose goal is to empower the leaders of our churches to guide their congregations to discern God’s call for their unique ministry as a congregation and to develop a clearly defined plan for growth that includes regular evaluations to ascertain progress toward those goals.

The Congregational Development Commission supports and strengthens congregations by:

  • Providing Commission members to meet with church leaders, help identify congregational needs for development, and assist in establishing goals as well as long-term budgeting and financial planning.
  • Making grants to support congregational programs in the areas of stewardship, evangelism and church growth. Learn more about CDC Grants here
  • Sponsoring educational opportunities, such as our Learn and Leads, which have given our congregations the opportunity to learn about stewardship and communications.

Commission on Congregational Development

Ms. Ann Hamm St. Agustine’s Church, Kingston
Mr. Joel Gardner Emmanuel Church, Cumberland
The Rev. Erik Larsen St. Columba’s Chapel, Middletown
The Rev. Timothy Rich St. Luke’s Church, East Greenwich
Mr. James Burgess  All Saints Memorial Church, Providence
Ms. Joanie Collins St. James Church, North Providence
The Rev. Elizabeth Habecker St. Michael’s Church, Bristol
The Rev. Jennifer West Grace Church, Providence
Ms. Susan LaFreniere Emmanuel Church, Cumberland
Ms. Lora MacFall St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, Little Compton
The Rev. Pamela Gregory Trinity Church, North Scituate
The Rev. Robert Marshall St. John’s Church, Barrington
Staff Liaison:
Canon Betsy Fornal
The Rev. Canon Linda Grenz