Clergy Affiliate Information & Resource Network (CAIRN)

CAIRN is a network of Alliance-affiliated clergy who believe that together, 

in a Spirit-led community, we have everything we need 

to become and remain healthy, resilient, and prophetic leaders.

Clergy are by nature uniquely gifted people who are in the midst of an extraordinary calling full of unique challenges largely unknown to those we serve. Individually, clergy may not have the resources or gifts to sustain themselves in ministerial isolation; however, when brought together, in the words of Wendell Berry, “What we need is here.” All that is needed is a robust and flexible, Spirit-led network capable of bringing clergy together around common needs. CAIRN is that network.


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How do I find out about CAIRN event and programs? 

Questions/Contact Information 

If you have questions, or would like more information about CAIRN, please contact Eric Cain at

The CAIRN Leadership Group includes Eric Cain (Chair), Beth Jackson-Jordan, Jon Singletary, Mimi Walker and Paula Clayton Dempsey (staff liaison).

Save the Date: CAIRN Retreat 2019, September 8-11, 2019 (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning) at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, Virginia 

Look for details and registration at CAIRN Retreat 2019.

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