Board of Ordained Ministry Report: Work of Board of Ordained Ministry – 03/29/2019

Board of Ordained Ministry
Chairperson: Rev. Gary Knerr & Rev. Johnson Dodla

Report submitted by: Barbara E. Drake, Secretary
Email: bedrake15@aol.com
Phone: (610) 446-1394
Date submitted: 03/29/2019


Recent Events & Activities
  1. Prepared for and participated in interviews of candidates for ministry and voted on approval.
  2. Sent thank you messages to clergy in extension ministries.
  3. Voted on approval of clergy requests for retirement.
  4. Received dates and topics for sexual ethics training.
  5. Received information about anti-racism training for young clergy.
  6. Discussed details of pilot project on 8 year assessment of clergy.
  7. Received names of persons certified as candidates by the District Committees on Ministry.
  8. Received updates from the committees working on Residency in Ministry Program, Vocational Intern Program, Transfers and On-Loan Requests, Seminary Visitation, Conference Relations, Pastoral Care, and Exploration Events.
  9. Received reports on the activities of the Order of Elders, Order of Deacons, Local Pastors Licensing School, Certified Lay Minister Training, Board of Laity, Cabinet, and Director of Connectional Ministries.
  10. Reviewed updated guidelines and checklists for the Candidates’ Handbook.
Upcoming Events & Activities

April 9 – Will attend part of the preaching event at West Lawn UMC.

Will be preparing for Ordination Service.