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Welcome

Bishop Doug Scharf 

Avid reader, trained musician, father, and priest of the sea and sand, Bishop Doug Scharf's spiritual formation was baptized by the water and the word of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. One of the youngest bishops in The Episcopal Church, Bishop Scharf embraces the welcoming spirit of the Church. His mission is to share the transformational teachings and love of Jesus Christ through service and outreach with the unique and growing communities of Southwest Florida.

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Water and the Word Conference

February 21 & 22, 2025

DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center

What do we do, with all that we have, after we say, “I believe.” 

Bishop Doug Scharf and many more will lead this two-day conference focused on growing your knowledge, mission, and love of God.  Discover your leadership path.  Re-imagine how your church can serve its community. Magnify your mission where faith and family intersect. 

Overflowing with feedback from the Water and the Word Conference! 

The Word

Reflections on life, mission, grace, and connection. 

Water and the Word