This completed form for candidacy for the diaconate is submitted with a letter from the applicant addressing issues for discernment raised at the time of postulancy
Discernment and Vocations
This completed form for candidacy for the priesthood is submitted with a letter from the applicant addressing issues for discernment raised at the time of postulancy
Deadline for Submission of Completed Candidacy Application: Ascension Day, May 18, 2023
Candidacy Days: Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23 (in person at the Office of the Bishop in Seattle)
Candidacy is the final canonical phase of formation before ordination. The time frame from nomination to postulancy to ordination must be at least 18 months.
This application is based on The Episcopal Church canons and material developed by the Diocese of Olympia.
Deadline for Submission of Completed Postulancy Application: Holy Cross Day, September 14
Commission on Ministry (COM) Retreat: This retreat is typically held on or near Veteran’s Day. November 8-Nov 10, 2023, Huston Camp & Conference Center, Gold Bar, WA.
Medical exam form for postulancy applicants from Church Pension Fund
Statement of financial support for a postulant from the congregation
Behavior Screening Questionaire from the Church Pension Fund
Life history questionnaire from Church Pension Fund for applicants for postulancy.
This guide is intended to assist congregations, clergy, and individuals in the discernment process for both lay and ordained ministries.
The content and process of a postulant's discernment for holy orders
Quarterly letters written to the bishop which provide an opportunity for reflection about academic, personal, and spiritual experiences. They are required for all postulants and candidates.
WHO writes Ember Day Letters?
Postulants, candidates, transitional deacons and curates (Ember Day Letters are required for a year after ordination).
A list of frequently asked questions concerning the process of discernment for vocation.
Financial assessment form used for postulancy work.
A checklist for financial assessment
Financial information and worksheet for postulancy work.
Postulant financial worksheet
Congregational financial support of candidates
A collection of terms that are used to describe various parts of the discernment process for Holy Orders.
A sample Vestry/Bishop’s Committee Letter of Support for Candidacy
A sample of the vestry letter of support for the nomination of a candidate for postulancy