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Candidate Forum - coming soon - Feb. 14, 2023 at 2pm CDT

Rev.  Sara McManus, the registrar for the Dakotas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, is hosting a forum for candidates for ministry on Tuesday,  February 14, 2023, at 2 p.m. CDT/ 1p.m. MDT.

Are you unsure of all the steps and what is next on your journey as a candidate for ministry?  Do you know someone who might be a great candidate for ministry but you are not quite sure of all of the information they may need?

Here is your chance to ask questions and get answers! Join a Zoom call to visit with other candidates and a member of the Dakotas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.  Current candidates can get all of the details for everything that needs to be submitted by September 1. 

We look forward to seeing you online. You can join anytime: Zoom Link


Registration: Open now - please click HERE

Location: Abbey of the Hills in Marvin, SD
Deans: Rev. Eric Van Meter ( and Pastor Annie Carlson (
Study Material: syllabi, texts, and assignments to be published soon

Tuition for those serving in the Dakotas Conference: $400
---> $150 of your own participation 
--->  $250  through the scholarship application 
Tuition for those serving in  another Conference: $850

For any questions, please contact Rev. Eric Van Meter or Bea Stucke at the Conference Office.

Board of Ordained Ministry Information and Guidelines

The Board of Ordained Ministry is responsible for supporting persons who respond to God's call to professional ministry as an elder, deacon, licensed local pastor, or other certified and licensed ministry options.

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