Candidacy Summit Retreat - July 2020

East Ohio Conference and West Ohio Conference Candidacy Summit Retreat

What is the Summit Retreat? 

The Candidacy Summit process is a discernment journey of exploring God’s call on your life.  It is an intensive time of being present to the movement of the Holy Spirit through preparation, participation and prayer. 

Exploring your call may seem overwhelming.  To help navigate the journey, each Conference has created a Step-by-Step Guide. In reviewing the Guide relative to your Conference, you will notice that the candidacy summit process is framed around a Candidacy Summit Retreat. The East and West Ohio annual conferences offer the Candidacy Summit Retreat as a collaborative ministry.  No matter where you are in Ohio, the Summit Retreat is a first step on your discernment journey. The goal is not finishing. The goal is faithfulness; one step at a time.   

Who can attend? 

In order to attend, candidates must be recommended by their District Superintendent AND complete the necessary preparatory work.  

West Ohio  - Please see the Candidacy Process Step-by-Step Guide found at or talk with your District Leadership for more information.

East Ohio - Please see the link for the Candidacy Process Step-by-Step Guide on this web page. Please note that the contact persons and where to send documents is different from the West Ohio participants.

Candidacy Summit Retreats are bi-annual events where East and West Ohio candidates worship, fellowship, meet with their mentoring group, learn, and reflect with others who are also exploring God’s call on their lives.

When is the next Summit Retreat? 

The next Candidacy Summit Retreat is July 24-25, 2020.

Where is the Summit Retreat held? 

The Summit will take place at West Ohio Conference Center, 32 Wesley Blvd., Worthington, Ohio. 

How does one register? 

Click here to download the required forms and documents. If you would like more information about this event, please contact your District leadership or the Office of Ministry.

The final deadline to receive all registration materials is June 20, 2020.   


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Blessings and encouragement for your journey!         

Rev. Donnetta Peaks

West Ohio Director of Clergy Recruitment, Candidacy, and Licensing

Rev. Denise Marikis

East Ohio Board of Ordained Ministry, Registrar for Candidacy Summit