Support & Soul Care

We support spouses of Episcopal clergy through community building, education, resources, and soul care, so that you might flourish in your community and in the world.

What You'll Find

Blog & Resources right here!

Find articles by and for clergy partners. And explore our resource library!

Join the Facebook Conversation!

Find connection and support with others walking similar paths. 

Follow us on Twitter!

If Twitter is your favorite hangout spot follow us there for conversation & announcements.

Get in Touch

Don't find what you need here? Have questions we haven't answered? We'd love to hear from you.

Thank you...

To all of you whose life partners are ordained in our Church, thank you. Thank you for who you are, for being you. If you are active in the church, thank you. Thank you for coming even though it means being present at your spouse’s place of employment and carrying that awareness every time you come to worship and in every interaction with members of the church community. If you choose not to be a part of the church, for whatever reason, thank you for that too. Thank you for being willing to go against the grain a little (or a lot) to make your own life choices and to be as fully you as you can be.

Thank you for figuring out who your pastor will be, or how to do without one. To those of you who are home alone or home parenting by yourself for much of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Easter, thank you. Thank you for enduring the loneliness and for shouldering much of the work of holidays for your family, maybe in the midst of deep exhaustion. Thank you for all the times you don’t take those frustrations out on church members.

Thank you for following your call. You make a difference in The Episcopal Church and in the world. Your path is sacred. The partner’s path. Your path.

Upcoming Events for Clergy Spouses

Small Group – So You Married a Priest!

Start date: September 5, 2023
End date: November 21, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
ring ceremony

Small Group – Not Coffee Hour

Start date: September 10, 2023
End date: December 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Small Group – Co-Creating Clergy Spouse Space

Start date: September 14, 2023
End date: November 30, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
coffee talk - image by Priscilla Du Preez

Conversations on The Partner’s Path

Date: October 2, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Dr Roslyn Nichols

Stepping back from ceaseless activity is daunting, but Roz Nichols says it saved her life. Join us as Roz helps us reclaim sacred rest.

Dr. Nichols, a native of Memphis, TN, is the organizing pastor of Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church (DOC). Following the death of a childhood friend, Dr. Nichols created A More Excellent Way, Inc., an organization to help individuals from all walks of life to enter into, engage in, and maintain spiritually healthy relationships while eliminating relationship violence. She is a founding member of MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) and serves as Interfaith Officer at MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-faith Association). She has been a visiting professor in Gweru, Zimbabwe, a church planter throughout China, and a Holy Land pilgrim. Dr. Nichols’ deepest passions are justice, love, and mercy.

Conversations on the Partner’s Path

Date: November 6, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Aram Mitchell

Do you ever go out among the trees to find your own soul? Join Aram for a playful exploration and practical conversation about how (and why!) to deepen your relationship with wild nature, for the sake of your well-being and the world’s. Aram Mitchell (he/him) is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. He has served as a Congregational Minister, as the Director of Formation at the BTS Center, an organization focused on spiritual leadership for a climate-changed world, and as the Executive Director for Renewal in the Wilderness. Aram spends his days wandering the woods and waterways of New England, and guiding folks to the confluence of wildness and spirituality through retreats, workshops, courses, and conversations.

Conversations on the Partner’s Path

Date: December 4, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Rabbi Dayna Ruttenberg

“What if ‘repentance’ wasn’t about feeling guilty or terrible or sorry but about coming back to who you were supposed to be all along – and doing the repair work needed to get there?” -DR
We hope you’ll join this meaningful conversation with Rabbi Ruttenberg and maybe even
consider reading her latest book, On Repentance and Repair, in advance. The paperback version comes out in September!

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author who serves as Scholar in Residence at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She was named by Newsweek as a “rabbi to watch,” as a “faith leader to watch” by the Center for American Progress, received the Lives of Commitment Award from Auburn Seminary, has been a Washington Post Sunday crossword clue (83 Down) and called (in her younger days) a ‘wunderkund of Jewish feminism’ by Publishers Weekly. Her newest book, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World is a National Jewish Book Award Winner, and an American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Honor Book.


Interested? Intrigued? Join our mailing list to stay connected with us.