August 2017

At the August 2017 meeting, the Candidacy Committee took the following actions:


Approved for Word and Sacrament ministry:

Nancy Christman, Maple Grove, Maple Grove, MN

Jonathan Trapp, Redeemer, Atlanta, GA

Sue Lynn White, Christ Our Shepherd, Peachtree City, GA

Will Wing, St. John's, Knoxville, TN

Approved for Word and Sacrament ministry (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries):

Michael Sauls, Sinking Springs, Midway, TN 

Endorsed for Word and Sacrament ministry:

Cathy Crimi, Holy Trinity, Nashville, TN

Entranced for Word and Sacrament ministry:

Linda Barnes, Epiphany, Collierville, TN

Anna Hurley, St. Paul, Vonore, TN

Mary Monroe, Lord of Life, St. Simons Island, GA

Entranced for Word and Service ministry:

Sara Galyon, Messiah, Madison, AL



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.