From Episcopal News Service:
December 01, 2008
The Ven. Richard Cluett named to new post
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named the Venerable Richard I. Cluett as Pastoral Assistant to Reorganizing Dioceses. In this capacity, Cluett is a member of the staff of Bishop Clay Matthews in the Office of Pastoral Development.
In this new position, Cluett, who hails from the Diocese of Bethlehem, will provide pastoral guidance and assistance to dioceses of the Episcopal Church who are in the process of reorganizing and reconstituting.
“I am honored to be named by the Presiding Bishop to this new ministry,” Cluett said on his December 1 announcement. “I look forward to working with the clergy and laity of our dioceses through their transitions.”
Prior to retirement in June 2004, Cluett was responsible for the coordination and oversight of ministry and administration for the Diocese of Bethlehem, which is comprised of 14 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. For 20 years he worked with parishes in planning, problem solving, and ministry development; with clergy in vocational and professional development; with persons in the ordination process; and with the diocesan staff, committees and boards that have responsibility for diocesan life and ministry.
He also served as Interim Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, PA, diocesan chaplain to Retired Clergy and Families, Bishop’s Representative for World Mission, and is currently a Conference Leader and Consultant for The CREDO Institute, Memphis, TN.
He is a graduate of the Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA, Hobart College, Geneva, NY, and Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA. Ordained a priest in 1971, he served churches in the Dioceses of Bethlehem, Rochester and Washington D.C. Among his many activities, he was a deputy to six General Conventions and was a member of the Benefits Review Advisory Committee of the Church Pension Fund and the churchwide Standing Commission on Ministry Development
He and his wife Patricia are the parents of three adult children.
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