Board of Ordained Ministry

The Peninsula-Delaware Conference Board of Ordained Ministry exists to recruit, develop and credential healthy ministry leaders to be deployed by the Bishop and Cabinet to lead innovative and vibrant ministries.

Individuals desiring to be commissioned or ordained at the 2019 Annual Conference must submit the Application for Commissioning/Ordination/Associate Membership  by July 15, 2018

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs - Rev. Lester Justice & Rev. Megan Shitama Weston

Vice-Chairs – Rev. Peggy Briggs & Rev. Mark Farnell

SecretaryRev. Dr. Laura A. Martin

TreasurerRev. Christina M. Blake

RegistrarRev. Karen Dize

Candidacy Registrar/SupervisoryRev. Mark Farnell

Local Pastor’s RegistrarRev. Karen Dize

Conference RelationsRev. Earle Baker


Enlistment/RecruitmentRev. Lindsay Wessell

Provisional Care/Residency in MinistryRev. Megan Shitama Weston

Conference Membership/InterviewsRev. Tina Whaley

Continuing EducationFannie Wright​

           Continuing Education Unit Request Form

Local Pastors/Associate MembersRev. John Hornberger

Order of DeaconsRev. Kymm Hockman​

Order of EldersRev. Dr. Bernadette Beckett

Director of Connectional MinistriesRev. Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith

Cabinet RepresentativesRev. Dr. Shirlyn Henry BrownRev. Dr. Rob Townsend


Contact Information                                                                                                                          

Pen-Del Licensing SchoolRev. Dr. Shirlyn Brown, Director

Scholarship ChairLori Brown                              

Application for Scholarship/Grant Assistance – Seminary & College Students

Application for Scholarship/Grants for Course of Study


Additional Forms:

Application for Commissioning/Ordination/Associate MembershipDeadline: July 15, 2018


Requirements for: 

Provisional Membership & Commissioning – Elder Track, 2018Due, January 3, 2019

Full Membership & Ordination – Elder Track, 2018Due, January 3, 2019

Provisional Membership & Commissioning – Deacon Track, 2018Due, January 3, 2019

Full Membership & Ordination – Deacon Track, 2018Due, January 3, 2019

Associate Membership – 2018Due, January 3, 2019

Annual Report of Progress Licensed & Certified Candidates & Provisional Members - Deadline: July 15, 2018


Seminary Recommendation for:

Associate Membership

Full Membership

Provisional Membership


Statement from: 

Senior Pastor for Associate Membership

SPRC for Associate Membership

Senior Pastor for Provisional Elder & Deacon

SPRC for Provisional Membership and Commissioning

Senior Pastor for Full Membership Elder & Deacon

SPRC for Full Membership and Ordination Elder & Deacon                   

Bible Study Evaluation for all candidates

Cover Page –

Associate Member

Full Membership Deacon

Full Membership Elder

Provisional Membership and Commissioning – Order of Elder

Provisional Membership and Commissioning – Order of Deacon


Fruitfulness in Ministry Project – to be completed in Residency in Ministry Program

Ordination Project Proposal

Project Documentation Requirements and Example Titles

Ordination Project Guidelines for BOOM

Leading Ministry Projects – PM Basics