Ministerial Student Candidates
  1. LBA Application for Recommendation (Give to your pastor)
  2. Local Board Initial Recommendation (Pastor sends to District)
First Year Students

Students who have been approved by their Local Church Board and have been recommended to the DBMD, but have not had the first DBMD interview.

  1. DBMD #1 (Personal Data Inventory – Online form)
  2. Initial Reference Form  (DBMD #2) –  Submit 3*
  3. Enroll with the Division of Education and Clergy Development (Wesleyan Headquarters)

*Be sure to sign the first page, provide your references with a self-addressed envelope to the District Office, 4669 Pinecrest Terrace, Eden, NY 14057 or they can scan and email the completed form to:

Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church
4669 Pinecrest Terrace
Eden, NY 14057

New students are highly encouraged to bring their pastor with them to their first interview.

Subsequent Year Students
[Students who have previously met with the DBMD]

  1. DBMD #3 (Online only) (Do not submit old copies of this form as the questions have been updated)
  2. Local Board of Administration Recommendation (Ask your pastor or LBA representative to submit this annually.)


Ordination Forms
[Candidates for Ordination – Educationally certified and invited for ordination interview]

Ordination Application

Ordination Reference Form