Sponsored by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation at The Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD

The PEP II conference is designed to reach clergy approximately three to five years after ordination. Candidates are recommended by their bishops and graduates of PEP 2009-2015 are welcome to register. This program is being held beginning Tuesday, June 5 to Friday, June 8. The theme for 2018 PEP II is "Preaching Across the Divide: Race, Gender and Politics." 

Please provide a sermon for review and critiquing. It is suggested that the sermon topic focus on race, gender and/or politics. The sermon should be provided after your registration is submitted to The deadline for registration, fee payment and sermon submission is March 15, 2017.  At the close of the conference we encourage you to submit a sermon for publication in the annual EPF sermon book. The sermon book is distributed to bishops of The Episcopal Church, seminary deans/presidents, seminary libraries, cathedral deans, PEP participants, faculty and guests and to our donors. Please note submitting a sermon does not guarantee publication. 

Participants are required to pay $300 and contact the Episcopal Preaching Foundation to review and process travel arrangements. Guidelines for travel are listed below.  

 For more information about the 2018 program contact EPF by Email: or calling: +1 973-376-6014.

Guidelines for PEP II Travel 

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation will be responsible for your travel arrangements. Please review the travel options listed here.

Contact EPF for advance booking to complete your travel arrangements eight-weeks prior to the start of PEP II (deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018).  

EPF is not responsible for meals or snacks during travel time, nor transport to/from your home to the airport or airport parking.

Air or Train Travel

Whenever possible, the least expensive flight or train ticket will be booked. EPF will book your airfare or train fare from your home, returning to same place. If you request an alternate pick up or drop off point, EPF will only be responsible for the airfare or train fare amount that it would have cost had you traveled to and from your home. Travel from anywhere other than the lower forty-eight states will be booked for a value of up to $600. The cost of checked luggage is your responsibility.


If you chose to drive your own vehicle the cost should be lower than travel by train/plane, mileage will be reimbursed according to the IRS guidelines for business travel. The expense of gas is included in the IRS mileage reimbursement. Your calculated mileage should be emailed to EPF for approval (by April 6, 2018).

Ground Transportation

Arrival at Airport.

All transfers from an airport to the conference center will be arranged by EPF, and you will be advised about the details. If your flight is significantly delayed, please contact EPF as-soon-as-possible to arrange for late arrival accommodations. Car rentals will not be reimbursed.

 Departure to Airport.

Arrangements to transport you from the conference center to the airport on Friday, June 8th will be posted. 

 Arrival and Departure at the Train Station.

Transportation to and from the train is can be arranged for you. The information with the confirmation will be sent to you. 

Expense Reimbursements

Please remember that the EPF is a non-profit organization and needs to be fiscally responsible at all times.  We need your help to achieve this goal. Expense reimbursements are made after the successful completion of the program.

Reimbursement will be made for such items as approved emergency transportation and mileage as described above.

Check with EPF to avoid any confusion regarding expense coverage. Please send in your original receipts and keep a copy postmarked no later than Friday, June 15th, 2018.  No reimbursements will be made if received after that date.

Thank you.