August 2018

At the August 2018 meeting, the Candidacy Committee took the following actions:
Approved for Word and Sacrament ministry (TEEM - Theological Education for Emerging Ministries):
Paula Smith, St. James, Greenville, TN
Endorsed for Word and Sacrament ministry:
Dawn Bennett, Christ, Nashville, TN
Entranced for Word and Sacrament ministry:
Clairessa Dais, Martin Luther, Mobile, AL
Entranced for Word and Sacrament ministry (Ordained in Another Christian Tradition:
Stacey Parvin, Beth Eden, Louisville, MS
Jaime Witt, Community of Grace, Grayson, 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.