the

vocational discernment coordinator

The VDC coordinates the candidacy mentoring process in their annual conference. They coordinateimplement, and strengthen the candidacy process through recruitingtraining, and assigning mentors to new candidates…

by

  • Coordinating candidacy mentoring across the annual conference.
  • Being that one person who’s a consistent contact concerning the candidacy process.
  • Connecting dCOMs, BOMs, and district superintendents to make sure correct information is shared.
  • Ensuring the process remains a vocational discernment process and NOT “hoops to jump through”.
Download a VDC Description

Exploration creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to be in MEANINGFUL FELLOWSHIPPASSIONATE WORSHIPTHEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, and PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS as they discern whether God’s call on their life is to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church and what faithful steps they can take in response.

On Saturday of Exploration, we’ll spend all 3 workshop sessions talking about the work you’re doing, what trends you’ve noticed, what needs you discovered, and developing strategies for engaging young adults around call in meaningful ways. This conversation is for you (VDCs) and any leader working in a vocational discernment context (e.i., youth pastors, collegiate ministers, BOM reps, camp and retreat settings.)

Exploration Info

the coordinators

…because it’s not getting done by robots.

Dan Baughman

Alabama-West Florida
baughman.danATgmail.com

Michelle Moore

Vida Williams

John Wunderlich

Baltimore-Wasington
pastorjohnATfirstsaints.org

Jeffrey Hall

California-Nevada
jeffrey.hallATcnumc.org

Darin Arntson

California-Pacific
darntsonATcalpacumc.org

Cathy Wilson

California-Pacific
adminATbom.calpacumc.org

Chris Hayes

Christie Robbins

Deb Kjerstad

Dee Dee Azhikakath

Desert Southwest
boomATdscumc.org

Cindy Patterson

Jeffrey Raffuaf

Eastern Pennsylvania
jeffATwestlawnumc.org

Ashlee Alley Crawford

Larry Potts

Greater New Jersey
revlarrypottsATgmail.com

Brad Hyde

Katherine Crozier

Illinois-Great Rivers
kathycrozierAToutlook.com

Aleze Fulbright

Emily Krach

Matthew Leffler

Shannon Stringer

Lanette Plambeck

Lisa Steel

Katie McKay Simpson

Heidi Geib

Tommy Ward

Karen Hayden

Brian Clark

Tammy Jackson

Amie Stewart

North Carolina
amieATnccumc.org

Karen Kaglyama

North Georgia
uwgwesleyATgmail.com

Tonya Lawrence

Jill Jackson-Sears

North Texas
lhumcATlhumc.com

Caleb Hong

Northern Illinois
pastorcalebhongATgmail.com

Richard Enns

Courtney McHill

Brian Shimer

Oregon-Idaho
shimer7ATgmail.com

Jan Bolerjack

Pacific Northwest
janbolATaol.com

Joseph Cate

South Carolina
jdcateATumcsc.org

Megan Gray

South Carolina
mlgrayATumcsc.org

Brad Fiscus

Deborah Proctor

Leland Carlson

Crystal Martin

Lindsey Baynham

Joanna Dietz

Suzanne Ellis

West Virginia
sedollyATaol.com

Bonnie MacDonald

West Virginia
bmacdonaldATwvumc.org

Annalee Allen

Western North Carolina
aallenATwnccumc.org

Janet Lord

Western Pennsylvania
jflrd425ATaol.com

more vocational discernment resources

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