Board of Ordained Ministry
Ministries of Faith in Action
Boards of Ordained Ministry (BOMs) are in charge of selecting and vetting clergy and candidates, as well as recommending them for ordination and license. They also set requirements for ongoing education and routine evaluation. For Boards of Ordained Ministry and district Committees on Ordained Ministry, GBHEM keeps up-to-date resources in the BOM Library.
News & Events
By Jan Love, Professor of Christianity and World Politics at Candler School of Theology As Candler’s admissions team recruits our Fall 2022 entering class, I want to update you on some of the newest opportunities available to United Methodist students at Candler....
THE GATHERING2/22/2022 – 2/24/2022At The Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ 85743, www.desertrenewal.org The Gathering is the yearly meeting of the retired and active clergy and appointed pastors of the Desert Southwest Conference....
Registration opens on April 28, 2021. Orientation to Ministry will be held on Friday, June 11th at 6 p.m. Orientation to Ministry, a requirement for certified candidacy as set forth in ¶ 312 of the Book of Discipline, will be offered virtually again this year. It...
Join Rev. Melissa Rynders, Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry, and Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath, BOOM Registrar and Conference Candidacy Coordinator, for an informal Q & A about all things candidacy and ordination related on Tuesday, November 10 from 12:00-1:00...
A request for spiritual directors and renewal retreats was raised recently. If you are one of the clergy looking for an option such as this, you may want to look into two events happening in Arizona this summer. I have personally participated in a six-week...
Rev. Melissa Rynders
East District Superintendent
Director of Justice & Outreach
Deanna Dee Azhikakath
Sandy Lynn Johnson