Supply clergy

Several clergy throughout the Diocese of Southern Ohio have indicated their willingness to fill in for worship services on an occasional basis. This gift of their time should be compensated accordingly. Please give as much notice as possible.

Schedule of minimum fees (updated 5/03/17)

Effective immediately according to the diocesan Advisory Committee on Compensation & Resources (ACCR)

Weekday: $75
One (1) Service: $125
Two (2) Services Same Day: $175
Three (3) Services Same Day: $225

Plus round-trip mileage at the current IRS rate ($0.535/mile for 2017) and overnight lodging and meals when required.

  • Pastoral care: $35/hour plus mileage and agreed-upon reimbursable expenses
  • Pension payment of 18% is due for all interim or supply clergy (not already retired) that are paid $200 or more a month, exclusive of travel, for three or more consecutive months by the same employer
  • Anyone employed by the church for greater than 1500 hours annually must be provided health benefits
  • Health benefits in congregations must reflect equanimity for all employees. The options for coverage are employee only, employee + 1 or full family. Insurance plans can be found here

It is recommended that a check be prepared for the supply priest to be presented on the day that the service is rendered. If this is not possible, a check should be sent within one week from that day. In cases of extended supply or special circumstances, please confer with the supply priest regarding other arrangements for compensation. If you have questions, please call the Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands at 800.582.1712 or 513.421.0311.