Ordained Ministry

The Candidacy Process is a discernment journey of exploring God’s call on your life.  It is an intensive time of being present to the movement of the Holy Spirit through preparation, participation and prayer.

Exploring your call may seem overwhelming.  To help navigate the journey, we have created a Step-By-Step Road Map. The goal is not finishing.  The goal is faithfulness; one step at a time.

This step-by-step road map to the Candidacy process includes a list of items that should be included as a part of the candidate's inital letter to the District Superintendent requesting addmission into the candidacy process.  To start the process you must meet with Rev. Linda Middelberg.  Contact the capitolareanorth [at] wocumc.org (District Office) to schedule this meeting. 

In reviewing the road-map, you will notice that the candidacy process is divided into three parts: before, at, and after a Candidacy Summit Retreat.   Candidacy Summit Retreats are bi-annual events where candidates: worship, fellowship, meet with their mentoring group, learn, and reflect with others who are also exploring God’s call on their lives.

The Candidacy Summit is held in January and  July or August annually at the Methodist Theological School. Click here to download the required forms and documents.   Paperwork is due in advance of attending the Summit; contact Susan Thomas in the Office of Ministry for that information, sthomas [at] wocumc.org.  If you would like more information about this event, please contact the captiolareanorth [at] wocumc.org (District Office) or the Office of Ministry.

Blessings and encouragement for your journey!

The Office of Ministry

Rev. Donnetta Peaks
Director of the Office of Ministry
Ms. Susan Thomas
Administrative Coordinator