The Commission on Ministry (COM) assists the Bishop and the Standing Committee under the provisions of Title III of the Canons of the General Convention and the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota in the following ways:
- to determine the present and future needs for ministry;
- to solicit nominations of persons who demonstrate qualities of Christian commitment, leadership, vision, and responsiveness to the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world which mark them as desirable candidates for positions of leadership in the Church;
- to invite nominees to engage in a discernment process appropriate to their cultural background;
- to recruit and select persons for Holy Orders and guide and examine postulants, candidates for the diaconate and priesthood, in their journey to ordination;
- to provide continuing education of clergy and lay professionals employed in the church;
- to promote continuing education of clergy and lay professionals employed in the church;
- to support the development of the ministry of the laity.
After extensive prayer, conversation, listening and more prayer, the COM has approved the ECMN Discernment & Formation FINAL, July 2013.
If you have any questions about the process for discernment and formation for individuals who are wondering about a call to leadership, please read and/or contact Karen Olson, Missioner for Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Eva Cavaleri, email@example.com
Elected by Convention:
Terms expire 2016 Helen Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Barbara Fairbanks, email@example.com Terms expire 2015: Mayata White firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Colin Maltbie email@example.com Term expires 2014: Bao Moua firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Eva Cavaleri email@example.com
Appointed by Bishop:
Term expires 2016: The Rev. Theo Park firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Sirany email@example.com Term expires 2015: Bill Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Kate Stebinger email@example.com Term expires 2014: Jane Quesenberry Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev. Mary Ramos Marysramos@aol.com
The Rev. Jim Young, chair, Examining Chaplains email@example.com The Rev. Canon Sandi Holmberg, Missioner for Total/Shared Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org The Rev., Marilyn Salmon, Missioner for the School for Formation, email@example.com, The Rev. Janet MacNally, Commission for the Diaconate, firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Olson, Missioner for Ministry email@example.com