The Office for Transition Ministry guides individuals (lay and ordained), congregations, and institutions through their times of discernment and calling. Bishops and transition ministers can list their open positions, search the database, receive training, and download helpful forms and publications. Clergy, seminarians, and lay leaders are matched by their skills with ministry opportunities in parishes, diocesan offices, and church-related organizations. Congregations are supported throughout the entire search process, from the listing of the position to creating the parish portfolio while providing interim and search process resources.


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December 6, 2010
The Episcopal Church's Office for Transition Ministry, formally known as the Church Deployment Office, has developed a new tool for engaging its system. The OTM Portfolio is meant for clergy who are seeking new ministry opportunities, lay persons pursuing a position in the church, and congregations and institutions looking for new leaders, according to a press release from the church's...
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May 29, 2009
The Rev. Victoria Duncan has been named program officer for CDO (Church Deployment Office): Office for Transition Ministry in the Mission Leadership Center of The Episcopal Church. The announcement was made by the Board for Church Deployment in partnership with the Rev. Margaret Rose, director of the Mission Leadership Center. In her new role, Duncan will assist clergy, laity and congregations...
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July 12, 2007
Rebecca McClain, executive director of national Church Deployment Office (CDO) will resign her position effective July 31 to become executive director of Godly Play and the Center for the Theology of Childhood.   As executive director of the Center for the Theology of Childhood, McClain will oversee the development of the Godly Play Foundation. In her letter of resignation, McClain said,...
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January 30, 2007
After working for about 20 years in ministry, I decided to take some time off and smell the roses. It was fun for about three months; then I began seriously defining myself as unemployed. I did not like not living into my ordination vows, did not like getting up later and later every morning and began to question my validity as a priest if I did not have a cure. My job search began in earnest....
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January 30, 2006
At the Church Deployment Office, the Rev. Rebecca McClain, along with deployment officers across the Episcopal Church, is writing - not the next chapter - but a whole new volume in the history of deployment in the Episcopal Church. The CDO is charged with helping communities of faith, clergy and lay professionals discern their next call in ministry. Among the plotlines of this next part of the...