Ministerial Excellence Fund
“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another fulfilled the law.” — Romans 13:
The mission of the Ministerial Excellence Fund (MEF) of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis is to provide financial relief and financial literacy education to clergy and their families who are experiencing extraordinary financial distress.
Recognizing the unique relationship between clergy and their congregations, the grant-making process is intentionally designed to be a catalyst for authentic and informed conversations among them regarding the unspoken financial challenges and sacrifices of ministry.
The application process for a Ministerial Excellence Fund grant is designed to be a learning experience. To this end, applicants may be asked to meet with the certified financial advisor who is assisting the diocese.
Step #1 – Complete the Ministerial Excellence Fund Application
Step #2 – Complete the Budget Worksheet
Step #3 – Submit these forms to Melissa Hickman, Pathways to Vitality Program Director
Step #4 – If required to do so, meet with the diocesan financial advisor
Upon receipt of your Application and Budget Worksheet, the Pathways Program Director will contact you and help you connect with the diocesan financial advisor.