Candidacy Resource Page

In the ELCA, rostered leadership includes pastors, associates in ministry, diaconal ministers, and deaconesses.

The attached brochure is a brief overview of the candidacy process for church leaders, about which you may already know a great deal. But please pass along this brochure—along with your prayers, encouragement, and guidance—to those persons who may want to know more.

You may also visit the ElCA website at

Blessings upon your leadership, and upon the church leaders of tomorrow.

In Christ,

Barry R. Ostebur

Director of Candidacy
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