Candidacy Subcommittee

Do you feel a call to rostered ministry?

Your candidacy journey begins when you contact your synod office. Deaconess Cheryl Erdmann, Assistant to the Bishop, can talk to you about your discernment journey and the candidacy process, what forms are necessary and how to complete them.

Find resources, FAQs, and more at the ELCA Candidacy page.

ELCA Candidacy Resources

Deaconess Cheryl Erdmann
office: 815-964-9934
cell: 815-236-6657

Current List of Candidates

Nelson, Catherine  - First, Geneseo

Potaczek, Phil - Emmanuel Rockford

Bonine, Maria - St John’s, Mendota

Engel, Stephanie - Plattville, Minooka

Knight, Michelle - St. Mark, Polo

Stark, Bob - Shepherd of the Hills, Scales Mound

Redig, Tom - Shepherd of the Hill, Lockport

Markwell, Michael - St. John, Joliet

Steingraeber, Katrina - Zion, Rockford

Rode, Denise - First, DeKalb

Nelson, Anders - First, Galesburg

Kelly, Debra - Grace, Richmond

Salser, Christine - Zion, Rockford

Candidacy News & Upcoming Events