Office of Pastoral Development

Pastoral care means making residential care facility referrals for bishops and priests, planned interventions, and mediation within Diocesan systems.

The Office of Pastoral Development of the House of Bishops provides direct support to the Presiding Bishop and the House of Bishops in the areas of Episcopal Formation and Development, Pastoral Care of Bishops, their families and diocesan systems, and mediation in Title IV (disciplinary) matters. Episcopal Formation and Development involves providing direct support for all Episcopal elections, training and mentoring for all bishops, vocational assessment, retirement transitions, and deployment of bishops.

Mediation within the Title IV disciplinary canons means providing a response from the Presiding Bishop’s Office to complaints and formal charges against or concerning bishops. The intent of the response is to satisfactorily address the cause(s) of the complaint or charge in such away that proceedings for a possible Presentment and Ecclesiastical Trial do not have to occur.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has named Bishop Todd Ousley of Eastern Michigan as Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.

Meet Bishop Ousley
Ousley has been Bishop of Eastern Michigan since 2007, having been elected Bishop Coadjutor in 2006.  He was Canon to the Ordinary for five years prior. More >>

The College for Bishops

The mission of the College for Bishops is to provide opportunities for education and formation that will strengthen bishops in their personal lives, as diocesan leaders in God’s mission and in their vocation to God as a community of bishops in service to The Episcopal Church.

The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley

Bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development
Title IV Intake Officer

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