Dear Father and Presvytera,
Thank you for your interest in the Clergy Initiative – Ministerial Excellence Fund.

The goal of the MEF is to have all of our clergy participate in financial literacy training and to provide grants for those having need to reduce or alleviate their financial challenges. By reducing these burdens, these grants will help enhance the effectiveness of you, our clergy and clergy families. Funds up to $10,000 will be provided to grant recipients who fulfill the required activities taking place over the one-year grant period. Grant funds may

be allocated for, but not limited to: paying down/off any non-mortgage debt (educational, healthcare, etc.), alleviating healthcare expenses and providing matching or seed funding for retirement.

All clergy are encouraged to participate in the financial education program regardless of financial need. Grant activities will be covered by the Clergy Initiative.

Attached you will find a worksheet for you to use to record your current financial situation. Please print it out and complete it prior to your phone consultation with a member of the Clergy Initiative team. You may also fill it out online at

The last page gives specific details of the one-year grant period including the required grant activities. Please contact us if you have any questions.

May God grant strength to you and your family as you embark on this journey towards financial wellness.

Me agape,

Fr. Constantine L. Sitaras, Director

Director, Clergy Initiative