The Commission on Ministry, which includes members from both the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, exists to serve the bishop’s ministry and, among other duties, to help the bishop raise up those with a Godly call to ordained and licensed lay ministry, so that the Church, full of the Holy Spirit, can “empower the saints for the work of ministry.” (Ephesians 4:12)
Commission on Ministry Members
|The Ven. Gail Winslow|
|The Rev. Karen Gough|
|The Rev. Deacon Cathy Smith|
|The Rev. Larry Scofield|
|The Rev. Richard Rowe|
Broadly speaking, formation is that which shapes who we are and how we view the world. When we consider formation for ordained ministry, we are speaking more about an intentional process whereby we are shaped academically, spiritually, and personally in order to live more fully into the demands of ministry. In our dioceses, this process occurs in community and involves a great number of individuals, all of whom share the privilege of forming effective, transformational leaders for mission.
For more information on the ordination process, please contact Canon Vanessa Butler at 814.456.4203.
Learn more about our new joint deacon formation program that will begin in the fall of 2020.