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.
Deaconess Cheryl Erdmann
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