As District Candidates’ Secretary my role is to help those who are involved in the process of offering for ministry to be aware of what they need to do and by when it needs to be done.
I facilitate the meeting of the District Candidates’ Committee (DCC) by arranging the programme and working with our Chair of District to ensure all procedures are followed correctly and that our candidates feel appropriately supported.
The most intense point of my year is the week following the DCC meeting when I ensure that all the committee’s reports on their meetings with each candidate are filled in correctly and that what we send to the Connexional Selection Committee for the next step of the process gives an accurate and helpful picture of how the nine selection criteria relate to the candidate.
Before sending those reports to the connexional candidates’ office I have a follow up meeting with each candidate for a pastoral conversation and so that their feedback may be added to the forms.
I am available throughout the year to anyone who wishes to ask about the candidating process. If I do not know the answer to your question, I will do my best to find it out for you by asking those who do.
If you would like to contact me with regards to the process please email: email@example.com