Acknowledging the often unique demands borne by clergy and their families, the OCA’s Department of Pastoral Life strives to offer support, serving their needs that they, in turn, may serve others.
Continual inspiration and prevention of mental stagnation is difficult to maintain without assistance.
Though not completed yet, this area will be dedicated to approved resources for continual education of diocesan clergy.
Personal Assistance Program
The Personal Assistance Program is a special program developed with the blessing of the Holy Synod to assist clergy, church workers and their families with issues in need of counseling. All of the dioceses contribute to the program and the referrals are at no cost and strictly confidential with the company. The program is provided through an agreement with Magellan Health Services.