Our ministries engage church members, lay-persons, and communities to nurture spiritual growth, and to ensure betterment of the world.

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Ascension School Camp & Conference Center

AscensionLogoV2-300x121Ascension School’s park-like setting houses an historic chapel and rectory built in the 1870s, as well as more camper dorms, dining halls, and Kimsey Commons Conference Center. Ascension Camp is has sessions for all ages, and facilities are available for private gatherings when summer camp is not in session.

Visit the Ascension website.


The Eastern Oregon Cursillo Community is lay-led, a part of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon that was founded to meet the growing spiritual needs of all people of all Christian denominations in the Diocese. It is part of a world-wide community which began with the Roman Catholic Cursillo movement.

Its purpose is to help those in the church understand their individual callings to be Christian Leaders.

Commission on Environmental Justice

The Commission on Environmental Justice of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon is a group of lay and clergy leaders of the diocese who focus on environmental issues from the perspective of a people of faith.

Care and justice for all creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church. Eco-justice ministries seek to heal, defend, and work toward justice for all God’s creation and to respect the kinship and connection of all that God created through education, advocacy, and action. We believe in Environmental Sustainability – promoting lifestyles that are socially, environmentally, and economically responsible – and making informed choices to improve the quality of our lives and that of the planet for future generations.


  1. Encouraging each congregation to establish a faith and environmental groupthat takes measures to increase energy efficiency and conservation through an energy audit of church buildings
  2. Become role models for environmental stewardship by supporting the implementation of grassroots, community-based solutions to climate change by participating in community initiatives including community gardens, community supported agriculture, alternative transportation sources, and actively supporting local businesses
  3. Advocating for public policies at local, regional, national and international levels that serve to decrease global warming emissions, conserve fossil fuels, and build an economy that is based on clean, safe, renewable energy
  4. Promoting education in our congregations and communities about how sustainable living can reduce negative impacts on our environment.



Kim McClain
Telephone: (541) 568-4514
Email: kmcclain@coveascensionschool.com

Commission on Celebrating Diversity

Details and contact info coming soon.

Commission on Prison Ministry

Details and contact info coming soon.