Welcome to The Corporation for Relief of the Widows and Children of the Clergy for the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maryland

Our members receive a broad range of benefits all designed to benefit spouses, partners and dependent children.


To join The Corporation, please download the application, print your responses and mail it to our mailing address:

The Corporation
4 E. University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218

Vested membership is granted after five years of continued canonical residence in any of the three dioceses, and may be continued if one moves to another diocese. Members who establish canonical residence in another diocese before five years are ineligible to remain members.

If your beneficiary is not a spouse, you will need to obtain approval from the Board of Managers. The Corporation is governed by a nine-member Board of Managers who are elected at the annual spring meeting.

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The Corporation has been serving clergy and survivors since 1784. Our assets currently total over $21 million to benefit clergy and their spouses and children. Our investments and your membership go towards the benefits below:

  • Need-based gratuities granted twice annually for emergency expenses and living expenses
  • Annuity to beneficiaries (spouses, partners, dependent children) of $1,500 annually
  • A $10,000 death benefit to assist with covering final expenses
  • Complimentary dinner for the named member at the annual spring meeting and discounted tickets for dinner guests

Board & Staff

The Diocese of Easton

The Rev. Kevin Cross
The Rev. Mary Garner
The Rev. Charles Osberger

The Diocese of Maryland

The Rev. Jason Poling
The Rev. John Smith
The Rev. Dion Thompson

The Diocese of Washington

The Rev. Canon Michelle Hagans
The Rev. Sheila N. McJilton
The Rev. David Wacaster


The Rev. M. Joanna White, Executive Secretary
The Rev. Jan Hamill, Interim Chaplain
Nancy Smith, Financial Secretary
Rachel Erdman, Administrative Assistant


The Rev. Sheila McJilton, President
The Rev. Mary Garner, Vice President
The Rev. Dion Thompson, Treasurer

Pay Online

To pay your annual dues, back dues or other fees, please use the payment portal linked below
to pay conveniently and securely with your credit card or checking account.


Access Our Bylaws

To access our bylaws, please click here

Access Our Charter

To access our charter, please click here

Contact us

To contact us, you can use any of the information below. We ask that all members email or call us if their contact information changes, or if they are in need of pastoral counsel or financial assistance. Please notify us immediately upon the death of a member or beneficiary and include information about the date, next of kin and any service details. Thank you for your membership with The Corporation for the Relief of the Widows and Children of the Clergy for the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maryland.

Mailing Address

4 E. University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218

Get in Touch

(410) 467-1399, Ext. 1362

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2020 Annual Meeting Postponed

The Corporation is following emergency mandates to cancel gatherings in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Read a message from our Executive Secretary, the Rev. Joanna White.