The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real
154 Central Avenue
Salinas, California
(831) 394-4465
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri

Mailing Address
PO Box 689
Salinas, CA 93902


Finance, Administration and Legal

COVID-19 re-entry plan, PPP/loan documents, employee policies, Constitution & Canons, budget/business documents, and more resources.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program reopened January 11 for new and existing PPP borrowers. Updated PPP guidance outlining program changes was released Jan. 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act.

Please review the following documents and email the Rev. David Starr, interim parish resource, for questions.

Program updates include:

PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between eight and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs; PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures; eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations.

Update: Legislation was signed into law by President Biden on March 30 which extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period to May 31, 2021. More information is available here.

Vestry & Treasurer’s Training Slides

Below are presentation slides from the workshops for vestry members, treasurers, and church leaders across the Diocese of El Camino Real, held during March 2021.

Legal & Governance

Constitution and Canons

The Constitution and Canons are the written rules governing diocesan policy, structure and procedure. They must be in conformance with the Constitution and Canons of the national church.

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Discipline Claims

Title IV of The Episcopal Church canons details the grounds and process for ecclesiastical discipline. It encourages accountability, justice, reconciliation, restoration and pastoral responses. You can read Title IV in the most recent edition of The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church beginning on page 131 and learn more about the disciplinary process on the Understanding Title IV website.

Concerns about inappropriate behavior by a clergy of the Diocese of El Camino Real should be directed to our Clergy Disciplinary Intake Officer, The Rev. Maly Hughes.

Sample Letters of Agreement

Cover Letter from Diocesan Deployment Officer – PDF

Letter of Agreement – Rector

Letter of Agreement – Vicar

Letter of Agreement – Interim Pastor

Letter of Agreement – Deacon

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