The vocational discernment coordinator position was added to the responsibilities of the Board of Ordained Ministry by General Conference in 2012. This role was created to coordinate the candidacy mentoring process and work within the BOM and annual conference to encourage and provide resources for those discerning a call to ordained ministry.
Many annual conferences have one person fulfilling this role. Others have divided the responsibilities among multiple people. Some of those people may be paid staff while others are not. Regardless of how annual conferences decide to live into the work of the VDC, the work rests within the scope of responsibilities of the BOM.