Strengthening our congregations to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the ministry of the baptized.
Our 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|
|Canon Betsy Fornal|
|The Rev. Canon Linda Grenz|