The national Episcopal Church asks congregations looking to call new clergy to complete a document called the Ministry Portfolio. The heart of this document is twelve questions designed to capture the identity and spirit of a parish in a thoughtful, succinct, and consistent manner. (Respondents are required to keep their answers to 1,200 characters or fewer – including spaces!)
The Ministry Portfolio questions provide a consistent, standardized framework for telling a parish’s story. These questions complement the Parish Profile, which is a more free-form way for congregations to share who they are with potential candidates.
The Profile Committee is charged with developing responses to the portfolio questions and submitting them to the national church’s database. Please find St. Stephen’s responses here.