The Diocesan Consultant Network

The Diocesan Consultant Network

What is the Diocesan Consultant Network?

An association of lay and clergy who serve the Diocese of Oregon as skilled consultants.

They bring a wide variety of skills and competencies to congregations, diocesan program groups, and specific diocesan wide initiatives.

What they provide

  • Mutual Ministry Reviews
  • Vestry retreat facilitation
  • Program and leadership development consultation
  • Strategic planning or any other area in which the skills of an outside consultant would be beneficial
  • Assistance to congregations in transition
  • Parish-wide congregational development sessions
  • Mutual discernment: anything requiring parish-wide listening and decision making processes
  • Conflict consultations
  • Stewardship consultations

Fee schedule for consultants

The following are the standard fees for diocesan consultants:

  • Meeting (per hour): $ 50.00 + expenses
  • One Day Vestry Retreat (6 hours): $300.00 + expenses
  • Two Day Vestry Retreat (8+ hours): $400.00 + expenses
  • Note: Some funding may be available from the Bishop’s office to offset these costs in case of financial needs.

To find a consultant, contact:

The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley
Canon to the Ordinary