Clergy Spouse and Partner Group

The Clergy Spouse and Partner Group is a forum for people from this peer group to discuss issues in their relationships, both inside and outside the church. The group meets monthly at the Bethany House of Prayer/Bethany Convent of the Order of St. Anne in Arlington. Meetings are in the library of the convent, with tea, coffee and cookies provided by the sisters.

Members in the group span a wide range of ages and a wide variety of life experiences, but all are united in a common wish to support their spouses or partners in their chosen lives, and find understanding.

For questions and more information, contact Phil Whitbeck ( or Sherry Downes (