Office of Pastoral Development

The Office of Pastoral Development exists to provide pastoral support to bishops, dioceses, and the wider church. An arm of the presiding bishop’s ministry, the office engages issues of discernment, transitions, and difficulties within diocesan systems—primarily through bishop election consultation, pastoral guidance, and crisis care.

The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley serves as bishop for Pastoral Development. He provides counsel, guidance, direction, and support in complex matters in dioceses and the church, and he oversees consultation for episcopal search processes churchwide. He can be reached by writing him here.

For information on Title IV, The Episcopal Church’s process for clergy discipline, or to report misconduct by a bishop in The Episcopal Church, please visit our Title IV pages and the Title IV website

The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley

Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development
Title IV Intake Officer

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The Rev. Barbara Kempf

Title IV Intake Officer for Bishops

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