What is Candidacy?
Candidacy is the thorough and thoughtful process of discernment and preparation that leads individuals to approval for the public ministries of this church and participation as called ministries of word and sacrament ministers (pastors) and ministers of word and service ministers (deacons).
- Read about / download the NWWA Synod Candidacy Process: English | Spanish | Mandarin
- Watch the Candidacy Committee Video from the 2022 Assembly
- View the Candidacy Committee Brochure
- Go to the ELCA Candidacy Page
Learn about our ELCA Seminaries
- Check out Journi: Reveal Your Path to Leadership - an ELCA resource to learn more about your spiritual gifts, access events all over the ELCA, and more!
Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Andy Yee or
Candidacy Committee Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Jana Schofield