Board of Ordained Ministry


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.

Together with the appropriate District Committee on Ordained Ministry (DCOM), the Board reviews the educational and personal qualifications of candidates, including personal interviews, through each step of the candidacy process, from certified candidacy to ordination or licensing.  The Board then makes a recommendation to the Clergy Session at Annual Conference. It also reviews and makes recommendations on all changes in Conference Relationship, whether voluntary or involuntary.
This web page is designed to give candidates and those exploring ministry options a place for information and resources about the process of ordination and licensing.

Board of Ordained Ministry Handbook  - from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

New England Board of Ordained Ministry Contacts
Co-Chairs:       Rev. Peter A. Hey
                         79 Clinton Street
                         Concord, NH  03301
                         (603) 224-7413
                         Rev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang
                         56 Payson Terrace
                         Belmont, MA  02478
                         (603) 491-9403
Registrar:         Deborah Venator
                         PO Box 4171
                         Concord, NH 03302-4171
                         (603) 892-0359
Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting Schedule 2014 - 2016
2014 Feb 6-8 May 1-2 Oct 15-17
2015 Feb 4-6 April 15-16 Oct 21-23
2016 Feb 3-5 April 6-7 Oct 19-21


More Information
Click the main headings below to view these sections:
includes information/links for:
-Conference Relations (including deadlines for requesting retirement, leaves, etc.)
-Local Pastors  (Course of Study and Licensing School)
-Deacons/Diaconal Ministry/Professional Certification 
-Continuing Formation and Spiritual Growth (scholarships and MEF grants)
-Pastoral Nurture (maternity/paternity leave, release time)
includes information/links for:
-Explore Your Call
-Professional Certification  
-Local Pastors
-Ordained Ministry (Deacons and Elders)
includes information/links for:
-Steps to Ordained Ministry
-Navigating the Online Candidacy Process
-Candidacy Mentoring Manual
-Training Resources for DCOMs
-Related forms and guidelines
-Application packets
includes information/links for:
-Education Options: Provisional/Full Membership
-Board policies
-Residency in Ministry Program Guide
-Conference Relations Forms
-Continuing Formation and Spiritual Growth