Order of the Community of the Paraclete (OCP)

Introduction to the community

The Community of the Paraclete is an apostolic community offering an authentic Religious life of prayer and service. We were recognized by the Episcopal Church in 1992. The Paracletians are self-supporting women and men, lay and ordained, who have committed themselves to live under the Paracletian Rule and constitution.

Our vision: we are a network of Paracletian communities learning how to grow spiritually and exercising our gifts in ministry. We stand with and serve anyone who is broken in mind, body or spirit. See the website for current ministries.

Members are in the states of Arizona, Florida and Washington, USA.

Motto: “Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives”

Contact details

Address: Community of the Paraclete@St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 722 N. 145th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133, USA

Contact the minister: Brother John Ryan OCP
Email: BrjohnPastoralServices@gmail.com

Community information

Date of foundation:
1971; Reformed at Chapter of Pentecost, 1991

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Nedi Rivera



Friend: any baptized Christian, with the approval of Chapter.

Associate: confirmed Episcopalian, active member of an Episcopal parish, or church in communion with the Episcopal Church or the Episcopal See of Canterbury; six months’ attendance at local chapter, and the approval of Chapter.

Companion: Any person who is a benefactor of the Order.


Minister: Brother Marvin Taylor OCP
Assumed office June 2016
Email: brmarvintaylor@hotmail.com

Vice-Minister: Brother John Ryan OCP
Email: rjhbro@mac.com


Brother Richard Buhrer
Brother Douglas Campbell
Sister Ann Case
Sister Susanne Chambers (Treasurer, mom4435web@gmail.com)
Sister Barrie Gyllenswan
Brother Timothy Nelson
Sister Suzanne Waldron

Associates: 3
Friends: 10
Companions: 23