clergy support

the clergy support section of our web site has sub menus

This main page has information on clergy retreats, pastoral care, cluster meetings and continuing education.

Commission and Standing
has information on becoming commissioned, maintaining your standing, and renewal requirements, as well as information about continuing education through Mission West School for Ministry.

In search and call
lists the congregations that are currently looking for ministers

you can also find these sub menus to the left below the main menu.

clergy spiritual retreat

 Darkness as a Path to



Facilitator: Chuck Fisher, leader at Chalice Abby,

    Amarillo and former Hi-Plains Area Minister


Host: Kim Fields-Haley, Regional Connection Minister

       ( if questions )


11/12    5:30 pm Welcome and Silent Evening and

                  Morning (Optional)

11/13   Lunch out (Cost on your own)

11/13   4:00 pm Led retreat through

11/15   Communion and Closing at 10



Full Event: $220

Led Retreat only: $165

(Checks need to be made out to Tres Rios Area and sent to 2717 Stanley St., Suite A, Amarillo, TX 79109)

Scholarships available through Austin Park Foundation


Register here by Nov. 5th or contact Kim (please indicate your attendance preference and any dietary restrictions.)


Pastoral care for clergy

If you are in need of Pastoral Care, please call 806-358-9590

clergy cluster meetings

Cluster meetings happen all over Mission West monthly.  The purpose of clergy clusters are to have a place where clergy can share what is happening in their lives and ministry, brainstorm, and pray for one another. Below is a list of the regularly scheduled meeting times.  Please be sure to contact the facilitators to confirm the location and time.

  • Hi Plains Area South Cluster - 2nd Thursday of Each Month - Noon to 1:30m - Jim Evans
  • Tres Rios Area Border Cluster - 3rd Monday of Each Month - 10 am to 1 pm - Deborah Clugy-Soto
  • Hi Plains Area North Cluster - 3rd Thursday of Each Month - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm - Jeff Knighton
  • Central Area Big Country Clergy Cluster - 4th Thursday of Each Month - Noon to 2 pm - Penny Biddy
  • Tres Rios Area Mountain Cluster - Monthly during the school year, days vary-Monte Vista CC sends reminders
  • Midland/Odessa Clergy Cluster - Various Times - 
  • Hi Plains Central Cluster - Various Times -
  • Central Area Plateau Cluster - Various Times-
  • Central Area Whirlwind Cluster - Various Times-
  • Central Area Concho - Various Times -
  • Tres Rios Derrick Cluster - Various Times -
  • Tres Rios Pecos Cluster - Quarterly, next meeting is Jan. 15, 2019 10-3, FCC, Ruidoso