Caroline Black 
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia 


Saturday April 28, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church 
179 East Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23669-2461

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Equipping & Guiding New Vestries 

Healthy, skilled vestries who understand their role in the life of the church and their relationship to the clergy and the congregation are essential in creating and maintaining vital congregations. 

This workshop is designed for new vestry members, and will include:

  • Presentations on the role and duties of the vestry
  • Best practices
  • How to deal with conflict
  • Role-play and discussion of common challenges that vestries face


Caroline Black, Canon for Formation

The Rev. Jeunee Cunningham, Canon for Congregational Development

The Rev. Michael Spear-Jones, Canon for Transition and Clergy Development

Diocesan Event Registration, Payment and Refund Policy

How to Register Online

  1. Select an event from the Diocesan Calendar.
  2. Select the Registration link from the event description.
  3. Complete the form fully as prompted.
  4. Select the appropriate event fee.
  5. Complete the selection of the payment option.
  6. A “Thank you for Registering for an Event” page appears when registration is successfully completed.
  7. An event confirmation will be emailed to you.

 Registrations will not be confirmed without full payment and are processed in the order they are received.

 Alternative Registration Options

For some events, registrations will be accepted as a paper form that may be mailed or faxed.  Please be sure to follow all instructions and deadlines, and complete payment options as listed below. 

Pay by Credit Card

Registering and paying online is the fastest way to complete a registration.  Follow the registration instructions above and submit credit or debit card information.  DioSoVA accepts Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress and Discover and debit cards through the PayPal online secure payment system.  You do not need a PayPal account to send payment through the online registration system.

Pay by Check or Money Order

Follow the registration instructions above and select “I will send payment by check” option.  Complete the online registration form, the mail with full payment (check or money order) to: Diocese of Southern Virginia, 600 Talbot Hall Road, Norfolk, VA 23505-4361.

Grants and Scholarships

Please email or phone the Event Registration Contact regarding grant and scholarships applications and other payment arrangements.

Late Fees

Certain events may assess late fees and the registration materials will so indicate.

Please note that registration is not finalized until payment is received.  Please send payment postmarked no later than the due date requested to avoid any late fees.  


Cancellations prior to the registration deadline will be refunded.  Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be refunded however, non-refundable fees are transferrable to another participant.  Special requests for refunds will be managed on a case-by-case basis. 

No Shows

If you are unable to attend an event and have not cancelled in by the cancellation date, your payment will not be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

DioSoVA reserves the right to cancel any event.  In the event of cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.  We also reserve the right to substitute event presenters and modify dates and programs.

Special Needs

DioSoVA serves the entire community and welcomes people with special needs.  Please contact the Registration Contact at least one week prior to the event with special need requests.