Consider Rostered Leadership within the Church

If you have considered a vocation within the church, there is no better time to explore the possibilities than right now. Whether you are preparing for college, graduating, or considering a career change, information, resources, and people are available to help you with this important decision. For more information, call 773-248-0021 and ask for Erma Álvarez, or e-mail

Click here for information about the ELCA 's candidacy process.


Candidacy Schedule and Deadlines
Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA

Spring 2017 Endorsement

Candidacy paperwork for Endorsement must have been received and in good order by February 1, 2017, for consideration for Spring 2017 Endorsement.

Endorsement Interview dates will be set by the seminaries.

LSTC Endorsement Interviews – TBA
Other Seminaries – TBA

Spring 2017 Entrance and Approval

Candidacy Interviews and Meeting – May 19-20, 2017 (Synod Office)
Candidacy paperwork must have been received and in good order by March 1, 2017, for consideration for the May 19-20, 2017, interviews and meeting.

*For Entrance candidates, the psychological evaluation must be completed by January 3, 2017, for reports to be reviewed and submitted by the deadline.


Clearance to schedule psychological evaluation requires completion of application, essay, background report and other materials. Please note it may take several weeks to obtain an appointment for the evaluation; please plan accordingly.

If you have questions about the calendar and deadlines for submission of materials – or you wish to schedule psychological and background checks – please contact Erma Álvarez at  773-248-0021 - Extension #221 or

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