One ministry among many in The Episcopal Church is priesthood. The discernment process presented here recognizes that the ministry of priests has changed
Interested in Becoming a Priest?
In this video, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde explains the discernment process for ordained ministry in the diocese.
MANUAL AND FORMS
The following documents are available for download. Begin with the Discernment Manual which lays out both what the diocese looks for in candidates for the priesthood and how the process unfolds. Form 2 explains the role of congregation-based discernment groups in the diocesan process.
The deadline for the next cycle of priesthood applications is Monday, August 7, 2023.
- EDOW Discernment Manual
- Form 1: Application to the Discernment Process
- Form 2: Local Discernment Committee Assessment
- Form 3: Personal Statements
Members of the Commission on Ministry are available to work with congregations as they seek to become communities of discernment as part of their mission and ministry. Contact the Rev. Dr. Robert Phillips, Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care, to initiate the process.