Commission on Ministry

Every baptized Christian is called to ministry. Through its Commission on Ministry, the diocese helps members determine the nature of their calling, and whether it is best pursued as a layperson or through ordination to the diaconate or priesthood.  If you are exploring a call to ministry, whether lay or ordained, the Commission on Ministry is eager to work with you.

Are you interested in the Discernment Process? Here are a couple of helpful resources to get you started.

The Holy Order Process

There are 4 Major Steps in the Process of Discernment. To view each step, click the buttons below. To download the full Discernment Process Chart, click HERE

Application Forms

Additional Forms and Resources

Those exploring a call to ordination, or working with a person in discernment, will find the most recent editions of the Guidebooks by the Commission on Ministry (COM) and all related forms posted below. To get in touch with the commission, please contact Janet Beason, COM Secretary.


The Rt. Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall
Dr. Janet Beason, COM Secretary
The Rev. Canon Anita Braden
The Rev. Gerardo Brambilo
Dr. Nadine Cole
The Rev. John Caleb Collins
The Venerable Amy Bryan
The Rev. Peter Helman
The Rev. Canon Holly Herring
The Rev. Hunter Ruffin, COM co-chair
The Rev. Canon Chuck Milhoan
The Very Rev. Chad Sundin, COM co-chair
The Rev. Erika von Haaren

Forms updated February 9th, 2022