Board of Ministry to Conduct Ordination Interviews

Allegheny West Board of Ministry Chair, Dan Gildner, announced this week that the Board of Ministry will conduct in person ordination interviews this winter. If you are seeking ordination as either a Deacon or Elder in May, please email Kory at to confirm your request. Important dates to note are:

  • Dec. 17 – Deadline to request an ordination interview
  • Jan. 15 – Deadline to submit ordination paperwork and sermons
  • Feb. 2nd/3rd and 16th/17th – Interviews

As a reminder, you are eligible for ordination as a deacon if you have completed or will have completed the first 5-6 educational requirements by our May 22nd Annual Conference or have completed ⅓ of your Masters of Divinity degree at an approved school. You are eligible for ordination as an elder if you have completed the first 16 educational requirements by May 22nd. Please check Paragraph 407 at for more information.

In addition, the Board of Ministry will have in person conversations with every Transitional Licensed Pastor (TLP) in February. These conversations are designed to be helpful in clarifying important next steps, to encourage each pastor’s unique gift set, to provide encouragement and prayer, and to seek ways to grow toward our Allegheny West clergy distinctives.

Online sign ups for both the TLP conversations and ordination interviews will be emailed on or around Dec 20.