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 processself-awareness, and interview skills.

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scholars and mentors

Alexis Brown

Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Nickie Moreno Howard

Virginia Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Carlos Rodriguez

Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

John Wang

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School
MENTOR

Ama Aidoo

New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Seungli You

Oklahoma Annual Conference
Perkins School of Theology

Lavinia Taukolo

California Pacific Annual Conference
Claremont School of Theology

Soonjong Choi

Northern Illinois Annual Conference
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Seung Jin Hong

New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Saul Gastelum-Flores

North Carolina Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School

Fabian Gomez Gonzalez

Missouri Annual Conference
Saint Paul School of Theology

Rachel Nkonge

Central Conference
Martin Methodist College

Tae Park

South Carolina Annual Conference
Candler School of Theology

schedule

friday, aug 21

4:00pm – MENTOR ONLY gathering
5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Session 1
– Meet and Greet icebreaker
– Check distribution process
– Expense report process
– Covenant
– Annual Conference contact information
– Interview question overview
9:00pm – Evening prayer

Homework:
Myers-Briggs Inventory
Spiritual Gift Inventory

saturday, aug 22

8:30am – Morning prayer
8:45am – Interview round 1
12:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Session 2
– Directory pictures
Interview Do’s and Don’ts
Telling Your Story
– Self-Awareness
– Myers-Briggs Inventory
– Spiritual Gift Inventory
– Interview round 2
4:45pm – Evening prayer
5:00pm – Ice-cream social
6:30pm – Dinner

sunday, aug 23

8:30am – Morning prayer
8:45am – Session 3
– Ordination process overview
– Planning your next steps
11:45am – Mid-day prayer
12:00pm – Lunch and departure

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