About the Board of Ordained Ministry
Rev. Bryan Brooks, Chair
TNUMC Board of Ordained Ministry
Rev.’d Dr. Jonathan L. Jeffords, Chair Memphis Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry supports those who respond to God’s call to specialized ministry as an elder in full connection, deacon in full connection, licensed local pastor, diaconal minister or certified professional in Christian education, music, youth, evangelism, camping/retreat ministries, spiritual formation, older adult ministry and other areas established by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
The board, working with district Committees on Ordained Ministry, reviews the educational and personal qualifications of candidates through each step of the candidacy process, from certified candidacy to ordination or licensing. The board then makes a recommendation to the executive clergy session at annual conference. The board also reviews and makes recommendations on all changes in conference relationship.
Learn more: About the Board of Ordained Ministry