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 retreats

Mission West is committed to providing support for pastors' spiritual lives in collegial, nurturing clergy groups.  


Twice annual retreats are offered around the geography.  The next scheduled clergy retreat is

October 2-5, 2017 at the Norbertine Retreat Center in Albuquerque, NM.


Optional Day of silence starting Oct. 2nd  at 6 pm.

Program starts Oct. 3rd at 4 pm

Fee for Oct. 2-5:  $200

Fee for Oct. 3-5:  $150


For more information, contact

Kim Fields-Haley. (505) 270-5825


 Register online or email dgifford@suddenlink.net

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 - Linda Mervine
  • 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 - Quarterly on the 1st Monday of the Month
  • 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 - Various Times -