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GHBEM E-Resources for COVID response

GBHEM launched a page on their website that has a number of resources in response to the COVID pandemic. It's a helpful place for candidates, clergy, and local pastors who are seeking additional information:


Registration is now closed. Please contact the dean Eric Van Meter if you still would like to participate.

Location: Abbey of the Hills in Marvin, SD
Deans: Rev. Eric Van Meter (, Pastor Annie Carlson (
Study Material: syllabi, texts, and assignments to be published soon

Tuition for those serving in the Dakotas Conference: $400
---> $150 of your own participation 
--->  $250  through the scholarship application 
Tuition for those serving in  another Conference: $850

For any questions, please contact Rev. Eric Van Meter or Bea Stucke at the Conference Office.

Candidate Forums 

Rev.  Sara McManus, the registrar for the Dakotas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, is the host of a forum for candidates for ministry. The last ones were February 14 and March 28, 2023.  A new date has not been set yet.

If you are unsure of all the steps and what is next on your journey as a candidate for ministry or you know someone who might be a great candidate for ministry but you are not quite sure of all of the information they may need, please let the BOM registrar know:  Rev.  Sara McManus.

Current candidates can get all of the details for everything that needs to be submitted by September 1 by reading through the information below . Any questions, please use the link above to contact the BOM registrar.

Board of Ordained Ministry Information and Guidelines

The Board of Ordained Ministry is responsible for supporting persons who respond to God's call to professional ministry as an elder, deacon, licensed local pastor, or other certified and licensed ministry options.

Board of Ordained Ministry Leadership


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