Thursday, February 22, 2024


Spiritual Growth

Clergy Wellness in God’s Diverse Creation

The Rev. Dr. Mario Conliffe
Feb. 22, 2024
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine’s Clergy Formation Committee invites priests and deacons to join together for a Lenten quiet day on Zoom led by the Rev. Dr. Mario Conliffe.

Mario is an Episcopal priest (22 years) and a licensed professional clinical mental health therapist and supervisor (10 years). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Sacred Theology from Nashotah House Seminary, and a Master of Science in Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland. Mario currently serves as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maryland, is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and Claremont School of Theology, and he owns a small psychotherapeutic practice. Mario also serves as a CREDO leader and psychological/health faculty for Church Pension Group (CPG).

Over the years, Mario has served as a parish priest, teacher, and school principal. He has made numerous presentations on mental health and have conducted several research studies on fatherlessness and its impact on the well-being of young men. In his clinical practice, he predominantly focuses on issues and mental health challenges that trouble the day-to-day lives of emerging adult males, including attachment issues, depression, anxiety, and addiction. He also has a keen interest in resilience processes, experiential and psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, addictive behaviors, and the integration of spirituality and psychology in psychotherapy.

Mario enjoys motivational speaking, sports, and family. He is wedded to the lovely Melissa Conliffe (née Richards), and they have three children. Mario is an avid Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Bruins fan. Strangely, however, he lives in Pennsylvania, works in Maryland, and originally hails from the Bahamas. The perspective of some of his close friends is that he is a bit confused in thought, but as a therapist, Mario often reframes their thoughts and helps them to understand his ability to embrace diversity.


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Clergy Formation Committee