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Office of Pastoral Development

The Rt Rev’d F. Clayton Matthews    
Bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development

Lindy Emory
Office Manager & Assistant to the Bishop

2857 Trent Road
New Bern, NC  28562

800-334-7626 Ext. 6163
252-635-5006 (fax)

Pastoral Care and Development: A Community of Collegiality
Nathan Network: For A Safer Church [A023]
  • Support, education, and training for diocesan leaders in misconduct prevention and response

  • Consultants for child abuse training and policy models

  • Annual conference

  • Membership: diocesan and individual

Bishops Working Group on Child Abuse Prevention [B008]

  • Bishops’ Pastoral Letter – August 2003

  • Resolution B008 – Child Abuse Prevention

  • Model policies and protection

Institutional Wellness and Misconduct Prevention Task Force [A022]

  • Coordinate work of church related organizations

  • Determine future needs of this Church

Title IV Revisions Task Force [A028]

  • Theology for disciplinary canons

  • Canonical changes for Title IV

Standing Commission on Religious Communities

  • Guidelines for Episcopal Visitors

  • Three year formal visitation, program, orders/communities

  • Recognition of Orders/Communities

Council of Advice to the Presiding Bishop

  • Process of Accountability

  • Supplemental Episcopal Pastoral Care

  • Collegiality

  • Covenants

House of Bishops’ Planning Committee

  • Design and Content

  • Implementation

The Circle

  • Quarterly publication

  • Timely news items

Chaplains: House of Bishops and Spouses

  • Support

  • Selection