Diocese of Southern Virginia 
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia 


Saturday June 8, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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St. Martin's, Williamsburg 
1333 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185-3335

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2nd Annual Diocesan Stewardship Conference

In the changing economic climate in which we find ourselves, attending to the way we listen to our people, engaging them in financial support of our congregations, thanking them for their gifts, and reporting on how their financial support transforms lives, is more important than ever.

 This year we are happy to host two keynote speakers for our conference, with additional opportunities for small group, interactive sessions with the speakers.  Parishes are invited to send up to three (3) participants. Everyone will attend the morning keynote addresses and then participants will choose one of the two afternoon sessions. 

The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombeck, Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona will speak on Stewardship in Smaller Parishes. Timothy serves as an officer of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship and has created an online Stewardship University called “Stew U.”

Mr. James Murphy is the Managing Program Director for the Episcopal Church Foundation and frequently works with dioceses or individual parishes on all aspects of planned giving, including endowments, wills, life income and other planned gifts and how these can enhance your congregation’s ministry and mission.

 Conference Schedule

 8:30 to 8:45       Registration/refreshments

8:45 to 9:00        Opening worship/Welcome and Introductions

9:00 to 10:30       The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombeck

10:30 to 10:45      Break

10:45 to 12:00       Mr. James Murphy

12:00 to 12:45       Lunch

12:45 to 2:30        *Concurrent interactive sessions with speakers

2:30 to 2:45            Concluding Remarks

 *Participants will pre-select their afternoon group on either small church stewardship with Timothy Dombeck or Planned Giving with Jim Murphy.  Parish teams are encouraged to split up so both sessions are covered

Cost for the event is $25.00 per person.  Deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 28.

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 be 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.