Our Clericus is composed of Clergy from The Mission Diocese and our Ecumenical Affiliates ...
Registered Clergy with the Mission Diocese
Biographical Information will be posted as each member approves what information they want published ...
The Reverend David Dismas, MDiv, STM
The Reverend David Dismas is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. A graduate of the Boston University School of Theology (MDiv, STM) he was ordained in May 1990 and was consecrated as bishop for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh in 2000. Now a semi-retired worker-priest, David provides bookkeeping services for a local funeral home as his “day job.” He is available for weekday funerals, end-of-life pastoral care, and bereavement follow-up care to the cities just north of Boston. In ministry just under 30 years, he also offers supervision to newer clergy by appointment. +David was recently invited into membership with the Association of Independent Catholic Bishops.
The Reverend Carol Bolstad, MA, LACDI
The Reverend Carol Bolstad is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. Carol has earned Master degrees from Slippery Rock University (Counseling), the Episcopal Divinity School (Theological Studies) and Lesley University (Counseling Psychology). She was ordained in June 2009 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. A worker-priest, Carol is a licensed addictions counselor and is available for pastoral care via her private practice serving Cape Cod.
The Reverend Rebecca Sommer-Petersen, MDiv, STM, CDP
The Reverend Rebecca Sommer-Petersen is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. A graduate of the Boston University School of Theology (MDiv, STM) she was ordained in May 2015 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. A worker-priest, Rebecca coordinates elder care full time as her “day job.” Rebecca is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and offers support to Family Caregivers as well as other forms of pastoral care in Boston’s Metro West.
The Reverend John F. Sugden, Jr.
The Reverend John F. Sugden, Jr. is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. He was ordained in September 2017 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. Having completed multiple units of CPE as well as Critical Incident Stress training, John works full time as a Hospice Chaplain in mid-Massachusetts and serves as Chaplain to his local Fire Department in Boston’s Metro West. He also serves a per diem weekend chaplain at the Boston area hospital where he completed his Clinical Pastoral Education.
A collage of pictures from the ordinations of some of our clericus members ...