Clergy Reviews

It is Bishop Patrick’s practice to meet with clergy for a review every year.  These reviews generally happen in the summer and can take a variety of formats.  Clergy may be asked to participate in one of the following types of review each year:

12-18 month review:

This review is for new Incumbents or Priests-in-Charge with at least a 2 year contract and the possibility of staying longer.  When they reach the 12 – 18 month time period a meeting is set up with the Parish Selection Committee (PSC), Churchwardens & Incumbent/PIC. This is usually about an hour to an hour and a half time frame, held at the church and in the evening to accommodate those who work outside of the home.  This is basically a touch base meeting making sure that all is going well and that the “fit” is good.

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Annual Review:

This is the traditional review that Bishop Patrick set-up and is still used between the other reviews.  This is used for Incumbents, Priests-in-Charge and Associate Priests.  An hour-long meeting is set-up with the Bishop and Cleric to discuss how things are going with the ministry.

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270 review:

In 2011 Bishop Patrick initiated a 270 Review.  This type of review opens the process up to include parishioners and gives a broader view.  It also allows for both the parish and the cleric to join in conversation as to how things are going and in what direction they should be going in.  Bishop Patrick would ideally like to see this review done every three or four years with the individual review done in between.

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360 review:

This is similar to the 270 review but is broadened to include peer review as well, providing a complete picture.  Not currently in practice.