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Clergy Formation Committee 

About the Clergy Formation Committee 

The newly created Clergy Formation Committee (formerly Clergy Day Committee) is a group of presbyters and deacons working to offer opportunities to enrich the ongoing formation, education, collegiality, and spirituality of the Diocese of Maine’s clergy community.
 
All members serve for three (3) years. The committee meets on the second Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm for 1 hour (currently via Zoom), with subcommittees meeting at other times when needed. 
 
The committee plans and executes four annual events:
  • A clergy retreat of 1-2 days, often in Lent, to sustain and enrich our prayer life and spirituality.
  • Two (2) clergy days, one in the autumn and one in late spring, to worship, learn, and nourish our collegiality.
  • A third clergy day, often led by the bishop, designed to integrate continuing education and spiritual formation with the ministry and strategic mission of the Diocese of Maine and the Episcopal Church. 
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Rev. Claudia Smith and/or Suzannah Rohman  the co-chairs of the committee. 

Upcoming Events

Please hold the dates below on your calendar. More information will be forthcoming!
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021: "Clergy Day with the Bishop." We are planning for this to be an in-person event. Location and timing TBD.
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021: the Clergy Formation Committee will be hosting a program that will be a late afternoon offering held online.

Members 

Term ending December 2021

The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace

The Rev. Gail Chandler

The Rev. Peggy Day

The Rev. John Balicki

Term ending December 2022

The Rev. Claudia Smith, Co-Chair

The Rev. Suzannah Rohman, Co-Chair

The Ven. Aaron Perkins

The Rev. Rita Steadman

143 State Street (mail to PO Box 4036) | Portland, ME 04101-4036 | Phone: (207) 772-1953 |