Transitions and Deployment

Deployment in the Diocese of Western Louisiana

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana welcomes applications from priests,
transitional deacons and seminarians who believe they have a call to serve in this
part of God’s Kingdom. The ministry of and in this diocese is a sacred missionary
trust given by God to the people, bishop, clergy and congregations of the western
portion of Louisiana. We welcome your interest and pray that you have sought God’s
direction in applying here.

All contact regarding placement in the diocese should be sent to:

The Rev. Canon John Bedingfield
For more information:  (318) 442-1304 

News from the Transition Consultant (click on title)


When Applying for a Search Process in this diocese   here


Seminarians:  In addition to the material above, please answer this form and return it to Dean Clingenpeel


Supply Clergy:

This Office keeps and maintains a list of clergy who are available for Sunday supply,
teaching, pastoral care, etc. Clergy on this list may be contacted directly. The normal
reimbursement for this ministry is as follows:

1 Sunday Service $150
2 Sunday Services $200
Weekdays per service $ 75
Mileage: Current IRS rate is $0.535 per mile but changes yearly.

Guidelines for Sunday Supply Ministry  here

Supply Clergy   here


Openings, Resources and Forms:


   Openings in the Diocese of Western Louisiana

   Transitions/Deployment Resources for Clergy  here

   Definitions in the Calling Process here

   Priests Transitioning Out of a Call -- Resignation/Retirement  here  

   When the Rector Resigns or Retires -- Congregational Guidelines    here

   Interim Clergy in the Diocese of Western Louisiana    here

   Seminarians Interested in W. LA. -- Form   here

   The Search Process -- a graphic view   here

   Narrative Questions for Congregations in the Search Process  here

   Confidentiality Expectations in the Parish Search Process   here

   Compensation Terminology  here

   Rector's Letter of Agreement -- Template  here

   Associate/Curate Letter of Agreement -- Template  here

   Interim Priest Letter of Agreement -- Template     here 

   Letter from a priest-in-charge for the interim   here

   Commissioning of a Search Committee -- Liturgical Resource  here

   Office of Transition Ministry, the Episcopal Church here 





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