The Commission on Ministry (CoM) will hold its annual Explorers’ Retreat the weekend of Feb 1-2, 2019, at the Procter Center. The Explorers’ Retreat is a required first step in the diocesan process for those discerning a call to ordained ministry.

The retreat will begin with dinner at Procter on Friday and end Saturday mid-afternoon. To attend, an Explorer must have been in discussions for a year with his/her priest about discernment and the priest must notify the CoM that he/she supports the Explorer entering this process. In addition, the Explorer must have been a member of the Episcopal Church for the past two years.

Prior to the retreat, each Explorer will complete a questionnaire about his/her spiritual journey. Visit for more information and a link to the registration form. If you need further assistance, please contact Sherri Martin, Assistant Transitions Officer & Executive Assistant to the Canons, at or 513.421.0311 ext. 105.