The new board of the new Pittsburgh Episcopal Clergy Association, elected at the general meeting on February 3rd, held its first meeting on February 26th, and elected Association Officers for 2009:

President: The Rev. Cynthia Bronson Sweigert
Secretary/Membership: The Rev. Dr. Bruce Robison
Treasurer: The Rev. Sandra Ritchie
Board Members: The Rev. Dr. Jay Geisler, The Rev. Kris Opat, The Rev. Scott Quinn

With this leadership in place the association is attending to administrative details and will be sending out dues notices in the near future.

The Clergy Association will be sponsoring or co-sponsoring four clergy gatherings in coming months.  Please mark your calendars now and look for more details as they are announced by e-mail and here on the diocesan website.

Thursday, March 26 (updated 3/7/09): A Mid-Lent Clergy Retreat (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.), St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, Franklin Park.  Featuring the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bailey.  Theme: Jesus and the Reprocessing of Anger into Grace
Click here for more information (PDF)

Monday, April 6: Holy Week Reaffirmation of Vows, Trinity Cathedral.
The Rt. Rev. Robert H. Johnson will conduct the Renewal of Ordination of Vows at Trinity Cathedral, on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch. To register for lunch, please call Alice Ramser, 724-316-5487 or email:  aramser@episcopalpgh.org by March 24.

Friday, May 8: Pittsburgh Pastoral Care Conference (registration & info. at www.pghpc.org)

Thursday, May 14: A Spring Clergy Day with Bishop Johnson "Looking to the Future" (Time & Location TBA)

Association President Cynthia Bronson Sweigert also warmly invites us all, with our parishes, to join with the folks of Redeemer Church on Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., for "To Bless as we are Blessed: Living our Baptismal Vocation," a Lenten Workshop with the Rev. Dr. Patrick Malloy, Rector, Grace Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Call Redeemer at 412 422-7100 for more information.