If you are a congregational leader looking for information on the process of searching for and/or calling a priest, please click here.
The Canon for Transition Ministry Office assists the Bishop in the pastoral ministry of oversight to serve clergy and congregations in times of transition. The Transition Ministry Office oversees the full scope of the search/discernment process in the diocese. This includes explaining the search process to the vestry of a parish in transition, coaching the vestry and search committee through the process, defining alternatives for the interim priest, publicizing the opening, serving as a liaison to the national church, vetting candidates, and presenting candidates to the Bishop for his approval. Interested candidates may apply directly to parishes listed on the positions open list. Please click on the links below or in the menu to learn more.
- How to Apply
- Positions Open
- Leavetaking Brochure
- Information for clergy outside the United States
- LTO Guidelines
- Letters of Agreement
All letters of agreement, including those of Curates, Assistants, and Associates, must be reviewed by the Canon for Transition Ministry and signed by the Bishop of New York.
For Letter of Agreement templates please email the Office of Transition Ministry directly. You may send your email to Mr. Alito Orsini, [email protected] or Canon Nora Smith [email protected].
- Sample Deacons Covenant and Guidelines
- Requesting a Letter Dimissory
Transition Office Contacts