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Board of Ordained Ministry

The Board of Ordained Ministry is in charge of enlisting and recruiting ordained clergy into the process of education, training and ordination. They assess, assist and  evaluate candidates for the process. The Board also serves as a conference resource for moving and changes in clergy status. Click here to view a full list of board members.

Candidacy Process Hub

  • View our road map to candidacy
  • View and download the necessary materials for full connection, provisional membership and associate membership interviews
  • Learn what the Book of Discipline requires for provisional member education

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dCOM Handbook

The dCOM handbook attempts to address everything district committees will need to do their work as a committee. This handbook offers a common set of questions and interview processes for all candidates, local pastors, provisional elders and provisional deacons.

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Financial Assistance

Learn more about financial assistance including: scholarship eligibility, the application process and awards summary information.

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Retirement Information

If you are planning to seek retirement request or voluntary leave of absence at the next Annual Conference session, the Board of Ordained Ministry reminds you to be mindful of the deadlines stated in the 2016 Book of Discipline. This page lists those deadlines and the appropriate contacts.

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BOM Forms

Below are BOM forms available from the Conference.

BOM Background Application

Find all the information you need to complete the paperwork for background, credit and motor vehicle checks and also the online screening questionnaire. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Screening Processor at If you are already Safe Sanctuaries certified, you still must complete this process.