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Supply Clergy

For more information about available Supply Clergy, please contact Randy Johnson at

You may, of course, contact clergy you that you know, or that have an existing relationship with your parish. However, remember that any supply clergy absolutely must be Episcopal clergy (or clergy from a Christian tradition in full Communion with the Episcopal church); canonically resident in good standing; and currently licensed in the Diocese of Newark (licenses expire annually).

In these changing times the Bishop’s office is aware that the process of locating supply clergy can be frustrating and cumbersome, we are endeavoring to streamline and support that process. While it often may not be possible to fulfill every request, we are here to support you.

Supply clergy compensation, effective January 2024:
  • Sundays - $300 for one service, plus $100 for each additional service
  • Weekdays - $150 per service
  • IRS-approved mileage to/from the worship site (New IRS Mileage Rates: Effective 01/01/2024 the new rate is 67 cents per mile)
  • Remuneration can be eligible for the clergy housing allowance exclusion if the vestry or executive committee so authorizes prior to the performance of services