Congregational Support & Development

In the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana we believe that emphasizing and empowering the ministries of all baptized people is essential to the renewal and revitalization of our congregations. As a facilitator of resources and relationships, the diocesan office is committed to working with each of our congregations to build skills that will help them proclaim the Good News in their communities. Contact Canon John Kellogg ( or 504-895-6634) for more information about diocesan resources and services that may be helpful to your congregation

Congregational Consultants

Our Congregational Consultant teams are comprised of knowledgeable lay and ordained individuals from throughout the diocese. These teams have experience and training in areas that are critical to congregational vitality and they are available to serve our congregations in a variety of ways. Examples of consulting services include:

  •             Assistance with assessment payments and parochial reports
  •             Conflict mediation
  •             Consultation on best business practices
  •             Consultation on property management, deferred maintenance, capital, etc…
  •             Establishing annual and capital stewardship programs
  •             Facilitating vestry retreats
  •             Long-range financial planning
  •             Preparation of annual budgets and financial statements
  •             Safeguarding God’s Children training
  •             Strategic planning and visioning


Requests For Service

Requests for consulting services should be referred to the Rev’d Canon John Kellogg (, who will work with you to identify a consultant who is available and has the particular skills that will serve your congregation’s needs.

Contribution for Services

Congregations are encouraged to use the services of diocesan consultants, which are available at no cost. However, congregations, particularly those with the financial ability, are encouraged to consider the value of the services they receive and make an appropriate contribution that will support the costs of the program. Vestries and clergy willing to support the services of consultants are encouraged to request assistance with developing a fair compensation plan. Questions and payments should be addressed to the Rev. Canon John Kellogg (

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