Southeastern Synod ELCA

Candidates for Ordination - November 2019 Updates

December 2, 2019

Candidacy Highlights, updated November 2019
 
Glossary:
Entranced – candidate’s potential for ministry identified, beginning of candidacy process
Endorsed – affirmation of specific ministry track (happens about ½-way through the process)
Approved -  confirmation of readiness for rostered ministry (next step: assignment, acceptance of a call)
 
At our November 7-9 meeting we:

  • Entranced Isaac Taylor,  Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. John’s, Knoxville, TN  
  • Entranced Adam Waddell, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – Epiphany, Collierville, TN  
  • Endorsed Judy Bullock, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – Cross of Life, Roswell, GA
  • Endorsed Taylor Burton-Edwards, Word and Sacrament (Ordained in Another Christian Tradition)
    • Home congregation – St. Matthew, Columbus, GA
  • Endorsed Anna Hurley, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. Paul, Vonore, TN
  • Approved Emilie Casey, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. John’s, Knoxville, TN
  • Approved Katie Christie, Word and Sacrament (Ordained in Another Christian Tradition)
    • Home congregation – Trinity, Lilburn, GA
  • Approved Nyahaley Labor, Word and Sacrament through TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries)
    • Home congregation – St. Stephen, Decatur, GA
Next candidacy meetings:
  • April 23-25 , 2020 (deadline for materials is February 15)
  • August 20-22, 2020 (deadline for materials is July 1)
  • November 12-14, 2020 (deadline for materials is September 15) 
 
Steps (in order) to enter candidacy:
Contact Synod Office for information & checklist/contact ELCA seminary of choice
Schedule & complete Initial Discernment interview through the Candidacy Committee (some paperwork required)
Schedule & complete Entrance interview through the Candidacy Committee (paperwork, background check, & psychological testing required)
Enter ELCA seminary

 
To begin the candidacy process, speak with Deacon Jeanette Burgess in the Synod Office, 404-589-1977, ext. 232

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