Center for Clergy Excellence

Rev. Beth Downs
Director of Clergy Excellence
Phone: (804) 521-1127

Ms. Kristen Hart
Administrative Staff
Phone: (804) 521-1126

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What is the Center for Clergy Excellence?  

For more information about the Virginia Conference Board of
Ordained Ministry, click here

“Is God Calling Me?”
To watch a short video click here.

Virginia Clergy Leadership Program
• Virginia Clergy Leadership Program and Application (Word)
• Virginia Clergy Leadership Program and Application (pdf)

Upcoming Events:
• Large Church Lead Pastor Annual Gathering, Oct. 29, 2013
Midsize Church Leadership Training, Newport News, Oct. 22, 2013
Midsize Church Leadership Training, Woodbridge, Oct. 23, 2013
Midsize Church Leadership Training, Staunton, Oct. 24, 2013
• Clergy Ethics II Brochure (pdf) - Events scheduled around
   the conference, 2012-2016 - PLEASE NOTE: To register online,
   please click on the Conference Calendar link above and go to the
   date of the event you wish to attend.
Candidacy Summit, January and July 2014  

Ministry Areas:
For information on the following topics, click on the link below or on the menu to the left
Calling 21 Intern Program
Candidates & Seminary Students
Clergy Continuing Education
Clergy Information & Resources
Clergy Family Resources
DCOM & Candidacy Mentor Resources
Professional Lay Ministries  
Provisional Members  
SPRC Resources


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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