2018 Candidacy Summit- January
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
West Ohio Conference

At the Winter Candidacy Summit Retreat, candidates will have an opportunity to: worship, fellowship, meet with their mentoring group, learn in large and small group settings, and reflect with others who are also exploring God's call on their lives.

In order to attend, candidates must be recommended by their district superintendent AND complete the necessary preparatory work.  (Please see the Candidacy Process Step-by-Step Guide found at or talk with your District Leadership for more information.)

Registration Information: Both East and West Ohio candidates will use the online registration link at the bottom of this event page to register. Please read the registration form carefully and note that the two conferences have different pay structures and methods of payment on the online form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress?   Casual

Where will I stay?   LODGING IS AT MTSO OR A NEARBY LOCATION. THE COST IS                                              INCLUDED IN THE SUMMIT RETREAT REGISTRATION.

What should I bring?

  • Please bring your own toiletries. (Towels/sheets are provided.)
  • The Candidacy Guidebook, Bible, completed River of Life and your call story (see Step-by-Step Guide for Retreat preparation)
  • Lap-top with internet access (not an ipad or tablet) 

When does the Retreat conclude?  All participants will take a psychological assessment on the second day. This is nothing to worry about!  It's an invaluable learning tool. There are multiple parts and everyone works at a different pace. Typically, this takes between 3-4 hours. Most people will conclude between 4:00-6:00 p.m. There is, however, no rush.

Questions? Contact:

  • Rev. Ashley Steele, East Ohio Conference
  • Rev. Donnetta Peaks, West Ohio Conference
Location Name: 
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Susan Thomas
Varies by conference