April 2016

At the April 2016 meeting, the Candidacy Committee took the following actions:


Approved for ordained ministry: 

Karen Boda, Resurrection, Marietta, GA

Approved for ordained ministry – TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries):

Alberto Sifontes, Iglesia Luterana de Cristo, Oakwood, GA

Endorsed for ordained ministry: 

Carolyn Hayford, Shepherd of the Hills, Birmingham, AL

Endorsed for associate in ministry:

Adrainne Gray, St. John's, Atlanta, GA

Endorsed for diaconal ministry:

Susan Anderson, Holy Trinity, Daphne, AL

Entranced for ordained ministry: 

Cathy Crimi, Holy Trinity, Nashville, GA

Sheila Goins, St. James, Greeneville, TN

Noe Herren, St. John's, Atlanta, GA

Justin Marx, Cross of Life, Roswell, GA

Entranced for associate in ministry

Santha Jetty, Christ the King, Peachtree Corners, GA



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.