Chaplains for Retired Clergy

The Chaplains to the Retired Program provides local support to retired clergy, their spouses, and surviving spouses. Each diocesan bishop is encouraged to appoint Chaplains to the Retired. To support the Chaplains to the Retired, CPG holds annual meetings to keep them up-to-date on the benefits provided by CPG and other information important to retirees.

The work of the chaplains is an expression of the pastoral ministry of the bishop to the retired. Their work is also an extension of the care of the Church Pension Fund for their beneficiaries.

Chaplains Can Assist with the Following:

    • Providing local pastoral care and support partners & beneficiaries
    • Hosting gatherings for retired clergy and partners
    • Regular communication to keep you informed

The Chaplains for Retired Clergy in the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon consists of a team of chaplains (clergy and partners) who serve in five different geographical areas: Portland area, Central Valley, Central and North Coast, Southern Oregon, and South Coast. 

To get connected with the team of chaplains,

please contact the Lead Chaplain, the Rev. John Scannell by email.