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journey toward ordained ministry


The Journey Toward Ordained Ministry is a scholarship and mentor experience for college and seminary students pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church. The $5,000/year scholarship and mentor support also includes an annual weekend retreat at GBHEM to learn more about the ordination process, self-awareness, and interview skills.

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scholars and mentors

Carlos “the man” Rodriguez

Carlos “the man” Rodriguez


A Lucky Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Nickie Moreno Howard

Nickie Moreno Howard


Virginia Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Ama Aidoo

Ama Aidoo


New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Seungli You

Seungli You


Oklahoma Annual Conference
Perkins School of Theology

John Wang

John Wang


Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School
MENTOR

Lavinia Taukolo

Lavinia Taukolo


California Pacific Annual Conference
Claremont School of Theology

Soonjong Choi

Soonjong Choi


Northern Illinois Annual Conference
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Seung Jin Hong

Seung Jin Hong


New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Saul Gastelum-Flores

Saul Gastelum-Flores


North Carolina Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School

Fabian Gomez Gonzalez

Fabian Gomez Gonzalez


Missouri Annual Conference
Saint Paul School of Theology

Rachel Nkonge

Rachel Nkonge


Central Conference
Martin Methodist College

Alexis Brown

Alexis Brown


Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Tae Park

Tae Park


South Carolina Annual Conference
Candler School of Theology

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schedule


friday

2:00pm – Mentor gathering (MENTORS ONLY)
5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Meet and Greet icebreaker (SCHOLARS AND MENTORS)
– Check distribution process
– Expense report process
– Covenant
Annual Conference contact information
– Interview question overview
9:00pm – Evening prayer
saturday

8:30am – Morning prayer
8:45am – Interview session 1
– Interview debrief
12:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Directory pictures
– Interview Do’s and Don’ts
– Telling Your Story
– Self-Awareness/Spiritual Gift Inventory
– Interview session 2
5:15pm – Evening prayer
5:30pm – Ice-cream social
6:30pm – Dinner
sunday

8:30am – Morning prayer
8:45am – Ordination process overview
– Planning your next steps
11:45am – Mid-day prayer
12:00pm – Lunch

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jtom contact