Candidates for Ministries (CMC)

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Candidates for Ministries Committee (CMC)

Our Responsibilities:

  • Promotes a sense of call to ministry within the congregations of the Presbytery
  • Supports those who are seeking to discover God’s call through a Period of Discernment
  • Accepts candidates for the ministry of Lay Preacher, appoints a Mentor to assist in their formation for this ministry, and refers them to CEDAL for the development of their competencies.
  • Recommends applicants for one of the ordained ministries to the Synod Selection Panel and, if they are accepted as candidates, provides oversight and pastoral support during their period of formation.
  • Recommends to Presbytery when a person is ready for ordination as a Deacon or Minister of the Word, or commissioning as a Lay Preacher. CMC may also terminate candidature if it believes this is necessary.

To find out more about how to become a minister in the Uniting Church go to the Becoming a Minister page.


CMC meets at least four times a year. Current members include:

  • Chairperson – Rev Bev Fabb
  • Formation and Learning Culture Co-ordinator – Rev Dr Cathie Lambert
  • Members elected by Presbytery – Rev Toby Keva, Rev Anne McAndrew, Bob French, Doug Burtenshaw, Shelby Robinson
  • Two co-opted members – vacant


If you would like to know more about the Candidates for Ministries (CMC) Committee, please email us at:

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