The Saint Nicholas Clericus
The Clergy affiliated with The Mission Diocese of Saint Nicholas work with people who find themselves with pastoral care needs that cannot be adequately met in their local congregations, as well as people who are not attached to a local church and are not sure where to turn.
Our Clericus is composed of Clergy from The Mission Diocese and certain Ecumenical Friends who offer Counsel and Advice.
Registered Clergy with the Mission Diocese
Biographical Information will be posted as each member approves what information they want published ...
The Reverend David Dismas, MDiv, STM
The Reverend David Dismas is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. A graduate of the Boston University School of Theology (MDiv, STM) he was ordained in May 1990 and was consecrated as bishop for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh in 2000 and led that diocese until its dissolution in 2017. For more information about David, please view the Our Bishop page.
The Reverend Carol Bolstad, MA, LACDI
The Reverend Carol Bolstad is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. Carol has earned Master degrees from Slippery Rock University (Counseling), the Episcopal Divinity School (Theological Studies) and Lesley University (Counseling Psychology). She was ordained in June 2009 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. A worker-priest, Carol is a licensed addictions counselor and is available for pastoral care via her private practice serving Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Reverend Rebecca Sommer-Petersen, MDiv, STM, CDP
The Reverend Rebecca Sommer-Petersen is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. A graduate of the Boston University School of Theology (MDiv, STM) she was ordained in May 2015 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. A worker-priest, Rebecca coordinates elder care full time as her “day job.” Rebecca is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and offers support to Family Caregivers as well as other forms of pastoral care in Chatham County, NC.
The Reverend John F. Sugden, Jr.
The Reverend John F. Sugden, Jr. is a founding member of The Mission Diocese. He was ordained in September 2017 for the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh. Having completed multiple units of CPE as well as Critical Incident Stress training, John works full time as a Hospice Chaplain in mid-Massachusetts and serves as Chaplain to his local Fire Department in Boston’s Metro West. He also serves a per diem weekend chaplain at the Boston area hospital where he completed his Clinical Pastoral Education.
Reverend Mother Jennifer Jones-Sales
Reverend Mother Jennifer Jones-Sale is an incardinated member of our Mission Diocese. A graduate of Waynesburg University, (Criminal Justice) she also attended Bethany Theological Seminary (Theology) and was originally ordained for congregational ministry by the Church of the Brethren. Jennifer also served as both a prison and a hospital chaplain, and was incardinated into the Anthem Network (later known as the Convergent Christian Communion) before joyfully joining the Mission Diocese in 2020. Currently, Jennifer serves as a Board Member and Pride Ambassador for Ohio Valley Pride, and is a dedicated LGBTQ+ community activist, in addition to her inclusive outreach ministry as Chaplain for Anthem Ministries of Northern West Virginia.
The Reverend Michael Glenn
The Reverend Michael Glenn is an incardinated member of The Mission Diocese. Having been formed for ministry as a Specialty Tech on the Burn and Wound Care Team of the University of New Mexico Hospital, he was ordained in Albuquerque on May 27, 2000 for the Catholic Charismatic Church of Canada/USA. He later incardinated into the former Diocese of Rumney Marsh, finally joining the rest of us in The Mission Diocese. Former administrator of the Bread of Life Mission in Tijeras, he is currently enjoying retirement in Yrisarri, New Mexico.
A collage of pictures from the ordinations of some of our clericus members ... our membership is open to High Church, Low Church, Broad Church and Free Church expressions of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith.