Education for Ministry in the Diocese of Long Island

What is Education for Ministry (EfM)?

Study and Spiritual Development for Lay People 

Work together in a small group 

Study the bible, church history and theology 

Engage in reflection

Learn about yourself and others

Deepen your faith

Discover your call to ministry for a world in need

EfM is a four-year program of study and reflection in a small group setting. Participation helps us to respond to the question all of us face: How do I respond to God's call to ministry in the world? Participants commit yearly to meet once a week in seminars led by trained mentors.

EfM groups have been established in a number of churches in the diocese. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of participating in an EfM group, or forming a new group at your church, please contact John Musco, Coordinator of EfM for the Diocese of Long Island: or (917) 519-0422.

EfM is a distance learning program offered by the Beechen Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee


Long Island EfM Mentor Training--June 14 - 16, 2018

Register Here

Training will qualify you to lead an EfM group--no previous EfM experience is required

Overnight accommodations at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, LI, New York

Contact: John Musco, Coordinator of EfM for the Diocese of Long Island: or (917) 519-0422.

EfM Groups & Mentors in the Diocese of Long Island


• Grace Church/Brooklyn Hts

Meets Wednesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentors: John Musco & Kathy Page

Church of the Nativity/Ditmas Park

Meets Wednesday at 7:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Hyacinth Jeffers


• St. Thomas'/Farmingdale

Meets Thursday at 6:00pm | Sept to June

Mentors: Daniel Petersen-Snyder & Kaitlyn Pawlukojc

First Presbyterian Church/Oyster Bay

Meets Jan to Dec (summer break)

Mentor: Patricia Whitaker


• St. John's/Huntington

Meets Monday at 7:00pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Leslie Valentine

St. Ann's/Sayville

Meets Monday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor:  Daniel Petersen-Snyder

• St. Cuthbert's/Selden 

Meets Tuesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Jean Sidebottom