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SCSW-ELCA Candidacy“We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us.
Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.”

Candidacy is the name of the process of ELCA that raises up, prepares, certifies and places public leaders. Public ministers include commissioned Associates in Ministry, consecrated Diaconal Ministers and Deaconesses, and ordained Pastors.

Candidates for public ministry make themselves available to discernment that considers both the call that wells up within them, as well as the call that is affirmed by others in the church.

Candidates, their family and friends; congregations, along with campus and outdoor ministries that nurture and develop faith; synods and their candidacy committees; seminaries and their faculties and staff; and staff from the churchwide organization, all play important roles in the candidacy process.

To begin, please explore the ELCA Candidacy information AND contact our South-Central Synod of WI Candidacy secretary to take the first steps toward seeking your call.

Our South-Central Synod of WI
Candidacy Committee Members:

Janet Lord, Chairperson
Peter Antonie
Rev. Ramie Bakken
Rev. Kirsten Curtis
Rev. Mary Froiland
Rev. Jennifer JelinekSCSW-ELCA Candidacy
Rev. Gwen Sayler
Donna Ulteig
Rev. Nicholas Utphal
Rev. Jack Way
Deacon Bonnie Vize

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