Archdeacon Lee Bezanson has been a ready, steady source of “encouragement” for new clergy since 2015. He provides opportunities for conversation and care to all new clergy in the diocese. Drawing on 36 years of experience as an ordained minister, he helps address any concerns and questions they might have about their ministry.
“Hopefully, I will be able to shed some light on any potentially troubling pastoral or ecclesiastical issue,” Lee says.
As diocesan clergy preceptor, Lee is a champion for ongoing and regular communication. He ensures each new clergy person knows they are part of a “diocesan family;” that they need never feel alone or isolated in their respective pastoral assignments.
“It’s a rather nebulous portfolio,” he adds, “But I have found it to be most rewarding, especially when something I have said or suggested turns out to be helpful. Help is always just a phone (my phone) call away.”