Candidates & Seminary Students

Exploring Candidates
Wondering if you are being called? Watch this short video on “Is God Calling Me?” click here.  
Exploring Ministry Events   
Calling 21 Intern Program
Candidacy Summits
United Methodist Glossary of Terms (pdf)

Becoming a Certfied Candidate
Candidate Information & Forms   
Candidacy Summits   
Seminary Student Information 
Contact the Rev. Joanna Dietz, Associate Director for Call and Candidacy at or (804) 521-1127 if you have questions around mentoring or would like to schedule "one-on-one" training by phone or video conference. 

Seeking Provisional Membership 
Certified Candidates and Local Pastors Seeking Provisional Membership  
Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word)
Educational Requirements for Provisional Membership (Word)
A number of applicants in the past have asked about informal advisors who would be willing to be contacted about reading papers, participating in mock interviews and generally being helpful about sharing their experiences in applying for Provisional Membership. This list of ordained clergy have volunteered to serve in this capacity and would be glad to be contacted for informal advice. Please address specific questions about your application to the Rev. Lindsey Baynham, the Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, who serves as the BOM Registrar at






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