May 1 - 3, 2022


Spiritual Growth

Clergy Conference: The Heart of the Leader

Sunday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 3

Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor

Brought to you by the Clergy Formation Committee

Join your clergy peers and the Rev. Jay Sidebotham at the beautiful Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor for our 2022 Clergy Conference focused on the heart of the leader. In our time together, we will focus on the heart of the leader, using the Letter to the Ephesians — along with learnings from RenewalWorks — to explore the role of spiritual leaders in our congregations, to consider ways that those leaders can be sustained (especially in the wake of Covid), for the sake of the vitality of our parishes.

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Act now! The deadline for registration is Sunday, April 17. Your registration is not considered final until you have completed both parts.

1. Click here to register for the event

2. Click here to book your event lodging


About our retreat leader

This clergy conference will be led by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham

Rev. Sidebotham divides his time between New York City and Wilmington, North Carolina. In New York, he serves as Associate for Formation at St. James’ Church on the Upper East Side. In North Carolina, he continues work with RenewalWorks, a ministry of Forward Movement. Ordained to the priesthood in 1991, he has served parishes in Rhode Island, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, New York City, and Lake Forest, Illinois. He attended Union Seminary in New York, and prior to that he worked in illustration, graphic design and advertising in Manhattan. He also worked as an animator for Schoolhouse Rock! He is married to Frances Murchison, who grew up in Wilmington. They have two adult children, each married, and two quite splendid grandchildren.



Schoodic Institute
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States


Clergy Formation Committee