Clergy serving a congregation in the Diocese of Northern California are required to have a completed Letter of Agreement prior to the announcement of their call to a position of ministry. The following templates for a variety of LOAs are provided to begin the process of negotiating an agreement between the clergy person, Vestry/Mission Committee and the Bishop/Ecclesiastical Authority. No letter is final until the signatures of all three parties have been recorded. The original LOA will be on file at the Office of the Bishop and copies will be provided to the clergy person and Senior/Bishop’s Warden.
For assistance in developing the LOA, please contact the Canon to the Ordinary, firstname.lastname@example.org.