UMC Ministry Candidacy Process

Welcome! Here you will find everything you need to know about the UMC Ministry Candidacy Process in the South East District. If you have further questions, please contact the dCOM Registrar: Elizabeth Flynn
863-688-5563, Ext. 328
Inquiring Candidates

You are an "inquiring candidate" if you are asking questions about candidacy or are in the very beginning steps (for example, you have not yet asked the District Superintendent for his/her approval to become a candidate.


Please visit the Inquiring About Candidacy page, or the Candidate FAQs page to find helpful information. 


You are conisdered a candidate after you have been given premission by the District Superintendent to begin candidacy (and/or you have been certiefied). If you fall into this category, please click here. 



Please refer to the Inquiring About Candidacy page or the Candidate FAQs page for help guiding candidates who come to you with questions about ordained ministry.


Full Time Local Pastors who do not have a Master of Divinity but wish to apply for Associate or Provisional Membership click here.

Upcoming District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM) Meetings & Application Deadlines:

Meeting Date

Application Deadline

February 13, 2018

January 16, 2018

April 24, 2018

March 27, 2018

August 21, 2018

July 24, 2018

October 16, 2018

September 18 -LP renewals only

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District Office 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Tel: 305-445-9136 Fax: 305-442-0216

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