July 2016

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


Approved for ordained ministry:

Sandra Braasch, Trinity, Tullahoma, TN

Carolyn Hayford, Shepherd of the Hills, Birmingham, AL

Eun Young Kim, Christ the King, Peachtree Corners, GA

Jin Ko, Christ the King, Peachtree Corners, GA

Karen Slappey, Redeemer, Atlanta, GA

Chris Smith, Celebration, Mount Juliet, TN

Jeniffer Tillman, Christ the Lord, Lawrenceville, GA

Endorsed for ordained ministry:

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

Entranced for ordained ministry:

Nyahaley Labor, St. Stephen, Decatur, GA

Ashton Roberts, St. John's, Knoxville, TN

Jennifer Roberts, St. John's, Knoxville, 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.