IONA School of Formation

IONA School of Formation

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma‚Äôs IONA School of Formation is a part of the larger IONA Initiative. The IONA Initiative includes 18 dioceses that have joined to share resources and develop programs for the education and formation of deacons and priests in The Episcopal Church. The IONA Initiative is modeled after the IONA School for Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, a three-year education and formation program that includes academic work, dedicated fieldwork and a final paper. The Seminary of the Southwest serves as the institutional home of the IONA Initiative and, in conjunction with each diocesan Bishop, is responsible for certifying that each student has satisfactorily completed the academic requirements.

These education and formation programs are designed to be of the utmost quality and to remain standardized in crucial elements. However, they are also designed to allow each school the flexibility to adapt their program to best meet their local needs. The core values of the IONA Initiative are central to the mission of each school: missional leadership, collaborative development, commitment to excellence, community building, professional network, and integrated learning.

In 2015, we graduated our first class to complete all three years of their education and formation program in our IONA School of Formation. Click here to read more!

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our IONA School of Formation, please contact Canon for Clergy Transitions and Congregational Life, the Rev. Canon Michael Durning, via email at

924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm CST


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