God calls all Christians into ministries of all kinds.  After working in a variety of church ministries, a few baptized Christians feel the desire to discern whether or not God may be calling them to serve as a deacon or a priest.  Discernment for ordained ministry begins at the congregational level.  At that point the person should schedule a time to meet and share with a priest in their home congregation.  There they will decide whether the current time is right to pursue this desire further with a congregation discernment group.  All the steps in the process towards ordination are laid out in the Ordination Manual.

If you have questions about the process please contact Marie Bagwell, Vocations Coordinator at marieb@diocese-oregon.org or call (971) 204-4116.

Upcoming Dates

Postulancy application and materials due: June 30, 2013
Vocations Conference: October 10 to 11, 2013

Commission on Ministry for the Ordained

The members of the Commission on Ministry for the Ordained are appointed for five-year terms by the bishop with terms beginning after diocesan convention.  The Vocations Coordinator works with the bishop and supports the Commission, and is the resource for discerners, clergy, and those in the process towards ordination.

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The Rev. Dn. Peg Bernhard, Good Samaritan, Corvallis

The Rev. Dennis j. Parker, St.Stephen, Portland

Jan Sedlacek

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The Rev. Chris Craun, St. Michael & All Angels, Portland

Barbara Brecht

Lee Garrett

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The Rev. JoAnn Leach, Christ Church, Lake Oswego

The Rev. Anne Moore, St. Hilda, Monmouth

Frank Lang

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The Rev. Betsy Tesi, St. Mary’s, Eugene

Pamela Filbert

Anita Beck

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The Rev. Whitney Edwards, St. John the Baptist, Portland

The Rev. Canon Nathan LeRud, Trinity Cathedral, Portland

Lynn Hingson

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The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop

The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren, Canon

Marie Bagwell, Vocations Coordinator

Bob Macer, Liaison to COM-O