April 2015

At the April 2015 meeting, the Candidacy Committee took the following actions:


Endorsed for ordained ministry:

Sandra Braasch, Trinity, Tullahoma, TN

Rich Hogg, Atonement, Atlanta, GA

Paula Smith, St. James, Greeneville, TN

Endorsed for ordained ministry - another tradition: 

Uijin Hwang, Advent, LaGrange, GA

David Trott, St. Stephen, Decatur, GA

Endorsed for ordained ministry - TEEM: 

Alberto Sifontes, Igelsia Luterana de Christo, Oakwood, GA

Endorsed for diaconal ministry:

David Holland, Our Saviour, Johnson City, TN

Entranced for ordained ministry:

Keith James, Christ the Lord, Lawrenceville, GA

Eddie Jones, St. Paul, Vonore, TN

Adam Schultz, St. John's, Knoxville

Entranced for ordained ministry - another tradition: 

Evangeline Anderson Rajkumar, St. John's, Atlanta, GA

Entranced for associate in ministry:

Lori Ward, Faith, Lebanon, TN



An Entrance decision means the Candidacy Committee has affirmed the candidate’s potential for ministry and initiates the candidate’s candidacy process in the ELCA. 

An Endorsement decision affirms a candidate’s specific ministry track (happens about half-way through the process) and his/her continued progression through the candidacy process. 

An Approval decision affirms the candidate’s readiness for rostered ministry in the ELCA and initiates his/her assignment to a synod and eligibility for a call.