Join the Confluence community

Did you know that the Diocese of Southern Ohio is home to one of the twenty-five Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) programs in the United States?

The mission of Episcopal Service Corps is to develop and support a national network of intentional communities in the Episcopal Church. Our communities are marked by young adults:

•Serving others in solidarity, promoting justice in community
•Deepening spiritual awareness and vocational discernment
•Living simply in intentional Christian community

The Confluence ESC program is excited to announce that applications for the 2015-16 year are now being accepted at Confluence service corps members are hosted by St. John’s Franklinton, living together in intentional community in the Hospitality House. Members are placed with dynamic non-profit worksites across Columbus, including; Community Refugee & Immigration Services, Coalition for Homelessness & Housing in Ohio and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. During the course of the Confluence year, members worship and serve with the St. John’s community, and share their experiences together in community through meals, prayer and ministry to the neighborhood with the Franklinton Gardens, Franklinton Cycleworks and other neighborhood partners. The ’15-’16 program year is open to college graduates ages 21-29. While Confluence is an Episcopal program with a focus on spiritual formation, anyone of any faith is welcome to apply. The deadline is Jan. 2, 2015.

Jed Dearing serves as program director for Confluence. Contact him at or 614.327.4299.