Is God Calling You?

If you feel called into Ministry, The Board of Ordained Ministry will help you work through your call.


2022-23 Officers

Chair Rev. Chris Dowd
Chair of Preparation and Qualifications Rev. Ann Willet
Vice-Chair Rev. Kay Eck
Vocational Discernment Chair Kelly Carpenter
Conference Candidacy Registrar Mariel Vela

BOM mailing address:  PO Box 866128, Plano, TX 75086


2023-24 Schedule

Aug. 5 Candidacy Summit
Sept. 18-20 Residency Orientation and Retreat
Sept. 21 BOM Fall Meeting (10 a.m. to noon at Christ UMC Plano)
Oct. 2 Deadline for Districts to submit candidates for commissioning
Oct. 2 Deadline for provisional Deacons and Elders to apply for 2024 ordination
Oct. 12 Residency Covenant Group Meeting
Oct. 26 BOM Meeting with Comm. and Ord. Candidates (9 a.m. to noon at Ministry Center)
Nov. 9 Residency Covenant Group Meeting
Dec. 1 Commissioning paperwork deadline, 5 p.m.
Dec. 14  Residency Covenant Group Meeting
Dec. 15  Ordination paperwork deadline, 5 p.m.
Jan. 6 Candidacy Summit
Jan. 11 Residency Covenant Group Meeting
Jan. 21-24 Commissioning Interviews at Prothro Center
Feb. 8 Residency Covenant Group Meeting
Feb. 25-28 Ordination Interviews at Prothro Center
March 14

Residency Covenant Group Meeting

April 4 BOM Continuation Interviews (9 a.m. to noon at Christ UMC Plano)
April 11

Dismantling Racism Seminar

May 1 Deadline for districts to submit Licensing School attendees

Licensing School, sessions TBA