Transition ministry is the task of assisting congregations and clergy in the work of discernment and the preparation for a search process for new clergy, or for new positions.

Each diocese in the Episcopal Church has a Diocesan Transition Ministry Officer charged with this responsibility. The Diocesan Transition Ministry Officer for the Diocese of Tennessee is Canon Jody Howard.

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Churches in Transition

We hold up in prayer all congregations and clergy within our diocese who are experiencing this season of transition.

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please contact Canon Jody Howard, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Tennessee, with any questions regarding open clergy positions. Reach him via email or call him at Diocesan House at 615-251-3322.

St. Bede’s
Manchester, Tennessee
Seeking Long-term Supply

St. Ann’s
Nashville, Tennessee
Interim in place, preparing to interview candidates.

Christ Church Cathedral
Nashville, Tennessee
Interim in place. Receiving names for Dean & Rector

St. Mary Magdalene
Fayetteville, Tennessee
Seeking long term supply or 1/4 time Priest-in-Charge

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OTM Portfolio

The Office of Transition Ministry Portfolio (OTM Portfolio) is a database of and for clergy, lay people, and faith communities of the Episcopal Church.

By registering and completing an Individual Ministry Portfolio, clergy and lay persons offer their gifts, skills, and experience for service in the church. Faith communities in search of new leadership are able to offer a profile of themselves, and the gifts, skills and experience they are looking for in a new leader.

Individuals can register to create their portfolios. Congregations, please contact Canon Jody Howard who can assist you in creating your Community Ministry Portfolio.

OTM Portfolio Login

Interview Resources

A revised edition of the Interviewing Guide is coming soon.

It’s a helpful tool for ministries to use, with sections on preparing for the interview, setting the stage, the structure, and following the interview.

Minimum Compensation

The 2022 Clergy Minimum Compensation Sheet may be downloaded for viewing. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Canon Jody Howard.

Download Minimum Compensation 2022


Supply Clergy are canonically resident or licensed to officiate clergy in the Diocese of Tennessee. They may be called upon to serve in the absence of a rector, vicar, or priest-in-charge.

If you’d like to be included on the current EDTN Supply Clergy List, please fill out our form.

The Supply Compensation Guidelines detail the recommended minimum rates for supply services.

Supply Clergy List