The Center for Pastoral Excellence is responsible for enhancing pastoral effectiveness through continuing education events, peer learning, coaching, and training. Our goal is to support transformative leadership processes for clergy. The Center provides options designed to equip and develop pastors to lead congregational growth.
The Director for Pastoral Excellence along with the appointive Cabinet and the Board of Ordained Ministry, work to develop the processes of entering ministry, licensing and ordination, and equipping laity as pastoral leaders. In addition, the Center emphasizes the development and recruitment of younger and more diverse pastoral leadership.
For more information about the Center for Pastoral Excellence, feel free to contact:
Director of Pastoral Excellence
Email: Karen Hayden
Executive Assistant for Pastoral Excellence
Email: Jenny Gragg
“Call experiences” differ from person to person. One common ingredient in many call stories is how God uses other people to help prepare the way for the call or help in discernment after the call. Who in your church might better notice, name and nurture those God is calling to ministry as a vocation?
July 22-25, 2013. Refresh. Restore, Renew.
August 1, 2013. Candidacy Summit event is for persons who are in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process.
more information to come
November 15-17, 2013. Denver, Colorado.
Exploration is a three-day event for young adults age 18-26 to hear, discern, and respond to God's call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church. If you have sensed God might be calling you to ordained ministry, wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation, or want to learn more about The United Methodist seminaries and theological schools, this gathering is for you.
For more information about the Board of ordained ministry, please visit our Board of ordained ministry section.