Information for Candidates in the District Committee

DISTRICT COMMITTEES ON ORDAINED MINISTRIES
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
Bridges, Co-Chairs: 
Allen Yan-Chamberlin, pastorallenyc@sbcglobal.net
 
Central Valley:
David Bennett, (209) 466-5046; dbennett@cumcstockton.org
 
El Camino Real:
Rev. Michael Love, michael@hopemeetsmercy.org
Rev. Hyesung Lee, hslee3@gmail.com
 
Great Northern - East, Co-Chairs:
Alison Berry, (408) 804-0401; alisonberry99@gmail.com
Kristen Marshall, (775) 322-4564; umckris@gmail.com
 
Great Northern - West, Co-Chairs:
Pauline Bowen, (530) 365-7286; pjbowen7@juno.com
Toni Hartman, (530) 842-4291; tonihartman@sbcglobal.net
 

REQUIREMENTS OF ALL CANDIDATES IN DISTRICT COMMITTEES
BEFORE COMMISSIONING DECISIONS
 
All candidates who are in care with a District Committee must have completed the following items before the Committee can recommend them for commissioning. Documentation must be complete and in the District Committee file/binder before the April meeting of the Board of Ordained Ministry.
·         Background Check Verification (form on this site)
·         Biographical Statement
·         Disciplinary Questions responses
·         District Superintendent Appraisal
·         Equipping for Ministry completion confirmation*
·         Medical Report Form (form on this site)
·         Psychological Evaluation (information on this site)
·         Seminary Transcript (original)
·         Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Statement (notarized; form on this site)
·         Application for Student Scholarship
 
To register for this event, call Carol Hand at 209-245-5723 or email her at caroljhand@sbcglobal.net.

FORMS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE:
·         Medical Report

COURSE OF STUDY FOR LOCAL PASTORS
(alternative to enrolling in a Master of Divinity program at a seminary)
 
The Book of Discipline indicates that Full Time Local Pastors are expected to complete four courses per year in a Course of Study school or GBHEM approved correspondence school. Part Time Local Pastors are expected to complete two courses per year.
 
There are several approved Course of Study schools across the country. Most convenient for California/Nevada local pastors is Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. They offer classes in both English and Spanish. Claremont’s Course of Study classes typically are presented in June and July each summer. Licensing School for newly appointed local pastors is held in late July.
 
Application for Course of Study must be approved by both the District Superintendent and the Candidacy Registrar. First notice of the Course of Study schedule is usually available in February and application should be made as early as possible, especially if on-campus housing is desired.
 
The Board of Ordained Ministry makes financial aid grants available to local pastors attending Course of Study. The grants will cover a portion of the total cost. To be eligible for financial aid the local pastor must be currently under appointment or anticipated to be under appointment on the first of July. The application forms for financial aid typically will be mailed out the first of March and be due back to the BOOM registrar on the first of May. Late application should be avoided. It complicates the grant process considerably and can result in embarrassing situations at the Course of Study school.
 
The Board of Ordained Ministry contact person for Course of Study and Licensing School is:
 
Elizabeth Brick revelizabethb@gmail.com or Dorothy Straks dstraks@comcast.net
Co-Candidacy Registrars 
 

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