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Committee on Preparation for Ministry

The Committee on Preparation for Ministry is responsible for the enlistment and care of inquirers and candidates for ministry as Ministers of Word and Sacrament. In concert with church sessions and theological institutions, the committee guides inquirers and candidates in seminary selection, ministry discernment, internship, and professional ministry opportunities.

Our 2019 Committee Members

Denise Bennett, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas

Chip Black, Grace Presbyterian Church, Arlington

Rev. Dr. Clay Brantley, Member-at-Large, Grace Presbytery

Rev. Judith Crilley, Chaplain, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas

Rev. Ellen Dittman, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson

Marisu Fenton, Northridge Presbyterian Church, Dallas

Rev. Craig Hunter, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton

Rev. Kendal Land, First Presbyterian Church, Longview

Rev. Angie Mabry, Member-at-Large, Grace Presbytery

Rev. Kate McGee (Moderator), Westminster Presbyterian Church, Arlington

Rev. Lisa Patterson, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Denton

David Williams, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Southlake

Betsy Winters, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas

Staff Resources:

Rev. Elizabeth Callender, Director of Ministry Development, Grace Presbytery

Tammy Stepka, Executive Assistant, Grace Presbytery



PC(USA) CPM Forms (external website)

 Internship Guidelines

Policy on Theological Education

 CPM Process Flowchart
 Candidacy Reflection Questions
2019 Scholarship Letter
 2019 Scholarship Application
Form 1A –  Application to be Enrolled by Presbytery as an Inquirer
Form 1B – Questions for Reflection
Form 1C – Financial Planning for Theological Education
Form 1D – Session Evaluation/Recommendation for Enrollment (Inquirer)
Form 2A – Report of Consultation: Application to become an Inquirer
Form 2B – Covenant Agreement and Inquirer Release
Form 3 – Pre-consultation Report on Development Areas
Form 4 – Report on Consultation
Form 5A – Application to be Enrolled by Presbytery as a Candidate
Form 5B – Session Evaluation/Recommendation for Enrollment (Candidate)
Form 5C – Report of Consultation: Application to become a Candidate
Form 5D – Covenant Agreement and Candidate Release
Form 6 – Final Assessment of Candidate’s Readiness to be Examined

Handbook on Standard Ordination Exams

Advisory Handbook on Preparation for Ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA)