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Commission on Ministry

The purpose of the Commission on Ministry is to advise and assist the Bishop in the work of discernment, formation, and support for persons in the Holy Orders and Lay Professionals in the Diocese of Ohio.

Commission on Ministry Members

The Rev. Percy Grant – Staff
The Rev. Kay Ashby – St. Matthew's, Ashland
The Rev. Debra Bennett - Church of Our Saviour, Akron
Ms. Anne Coen – St. Mark's, Canton
The Rev. June Hardy Dorsey - St. Andrew's, Elyria
The Rev. Peter Faass - Christ Church, Shaker Heights
The Rev. Aaron Gerlach – Old Trinity, Tiffin
The Rev. Albert Jennings - St. Timothy's, Macedonia
The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach - St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights
The Rev. Evan Fischer, Chair – St. James', Wooster
The Rev. Barbara Maxwell - St. Luke's, Cleveland
Mr. Dave McCallops - Christ Church, Hudson
Kristen Pungitore - St. Alban's, Cleveland Hts.
Mr. Fred Purdy - St. Peter's, Lakewood
Ms. Cindy Smith – St. Mark's, Wadsworth
Ms. Gail Smith - Trinity Cathedral


Clergy and Lay Professionals

The goal of a Continuing Education Grant is the upgrading or broadening of the knowledge and skills which directly apply to the work of the recipient. Clergy and lay professionals employed within the diocese are eligible to apply for a Continuing Education Grant. Retired clergy and lay professionals who are continuing to serve the Church in retirement are also eligible to apply.

If you have questions, contact the Rev. Percy Grant, the Canon for Ministry.

Download an application here.