About Clergy Spouse

Seeing the need for better communication and support among the spouse of the ordained clergy, a small band of spouses led by Cathy McGinnis and Susan Joy Smellie, began meeting as a planning committee group in May, 1981 at the Naples Beach Club, during the Annual Clergy and Spouse Retreat.  The first CSA President assigned by Bishop Paul Haynes was Marion Fleming.

Thereafter spouses of those ordained began gathering twice a year to build connections for support and communications. The Clergy Spouse Luncheon is held offsite at the Annual Convention in the fall and a Clergy Spouse Weekend Retreat is held annually at DaySpring Conference Center in the spring.

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