Mentor & Host Churches

Apply to be a Clergy Mentor & Host Church for Summer Interns!

It is expected that each mentor and host location meet the following qualifications:

For the Mentor:

  • West Ohio Ordained Clergy Experience developing and supporting young adult leaders
  • Ability to create a safe space for discernment within ministry context
  • Available for weekly meetings with intern
  • Desire and intent to create an experience that will expose the intern to a broad understanding of ordained ministry in the local church setting
  • Available to attend an orientation in late spring and debrief in early fall
  • Willingness to seek opportunities for the intern to explore his/her specific ministry interests

For the Host Church:

  • Actively and effectively demonstrating all Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
  • 100% of conference and district apportionments paid in 2021
  • Ability to provide a flexible ministry experience reflecting the ministry interests of the intern
  • All church staff and lay leadership should understand the intent of the program and required investment of a supportive congregation
  • If a mentor church does not meet all qualifications listed on the the application but has a plan in motion to be able to do so, please contact  Rev. Donnetta Peaks  (dpeaks [at] You may still be eligible to apply.

Applications: See Link Below

Recommended for: Clergy and churches


Donnetta Peaks, West Ohio Conference, Director,  Office of Ministry 

614-844-6200, 314 

dpeaks [at]