St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Institutional Address

65 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492

Site Location

Wallingford, CT

Name of Supervisor

The Rev. Dee Anne Dodd

Supervisor Position

Rector

Supervisor Email Address

rector@stpaulswallingford.org

Supervisor Phone

203-269-5050

Supervisor Address


Site Description


Site Type

Episcopal

Site Mission Statement:

"In this church there will be no outcasts."

Site Description

We are a parish that is both stable yet in transition.  We may be reorganizing our entire Sunday morning schedule this year.

Site Outreach Programs

We are a traditional parish that is learning to capitalize on our prime location on an active Main Street in a busy small town.

Site Weekly Schedule

Two Sunday services with church school, adult forum and choir practice.

Midweek service on Wednesdays at 12:10.

Regular rotation of services at local nursing homes and senior center

"Lunch Bunch" every third Thursday (primarily older, daytime group)

Monthly community potlucks

Lent --Weekday Morning Prayer;

Weekly Wednesday evening soup suppers with study and worship

Site Program Size

Medium

Site Program Size Comment

Classic program-sized church.

Site Access Means

Our seminarians have mostly had cars but our Music Director (also from Yale) often takes the train and walks 5-10 minutes.

Site Assist Transportation Cost

We reimburse for documented travel expenses.

Site Handicap Accessible

We have an elevator between floors, and an acccessible bathroom.  However there are challenging stairs in the chancel.


Intership Details


Are there other interns at this site?

Site requirements for interns

Per Episcopal Church guidelines must have certification for "safe church" training.

Internship description

We are open to helping you explore areas indicated below, with a focus on preaching and liturgical planning/leadership.

Aspects of internship

Administrative Oversight

Community Organizing

Education - Adult

Education - Children

Education - Youth

Meeting Leadership

Mission Trip

Music Leadership

Outreach Ministry

Pastoral Care – Visitation

Preaching

Program Design and/or Planning

Shadowing Professionals

Social Justice Advocacy

Weddings or Funerals

Worship Planning


Supervisor Information


Years in Current Supervisor Position

4

Supervisor Years in this type of work

23

Supervisor previous positions

Associate Rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Manchester CT 1989-1994

Vicar, Zion Episcopal Church, North Branford CT  1994-2009

Rector, St. Paul's, Wallingford CT  2009-present

Previous Supervisor Experience

I have served as a supervisor for Yale Div interns in my previous position and reintroduced interns to this parish. I have been a "mentor" to several postulants for Holy Orders in the Diocese of CT

I am a former member of Committee II (regarding ordination to the priesthood) for the Committee on Ministry. In my previous profession with Bread for the World and the Amercian Friends Service Committee, I supervised interns.

Previous training in supervision

I participated in the several weeks' long supervisory training run by the former OSM Director. I draw on my own experience (both good and ill) of having interned for three years in two different parishes while getting my M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees, as well as "secular" interns before that for social justice organizations.

Why mentor a student?

I consider this one of my most important ministries to the larger church, and I believe our parish tends to agree.  I appreciate sharing theological reflection and practical ideas with seminarians, and learning from one another.  I also enjoy being held accountable for explaining the reasons for certain practices, whether my own or those of the parish.  I love watching seminarians try new things(often), succeed (usually), fail (sometimes), discern (constantly) and grow (always)

Are you ordained?

Yes

What tradition were you ordained in?

Episcopal

Supervisor's theological education

M.Div. Union Theological Seminary, NYC

S.T.M. The General Theological Seminary, NYC

D. Min. Hartford Seminary, Hartford CT (In Process)

Supervisor Resume


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Alternative Supervisor Information


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