The Committee on Preparation for Ministry helps Inquirers and Candidates to discern their call, and evaluates and guides them throughout the inquiry and candidacy process. The committee gives guidance as to what courses to take, where and when to take CPE, and how to acquire financial support. Through annual consultations, the committee continues to be informed about the spiritual growth and development of those under its care and monitors their progress. In addition the committee keeps the sponsoring sessions informed about goals that are set each year and sends updated lists of inquirers and candidates to both the Presbytery of Boston as well as the national office.
Each inquirer/candidate is assigned a member of the committee as liaison.
Sessions, (future) inquirers, and candidates might find helpful information in the following document, developed by the Committee on Preparation for Ministry of the Presbytery of Boston:
There are new CPM forms available in PDF format from the National Office. These forms can be downloaded and filled in on-line, so they can easily be emailed as well as printed.
Resource from the national office:
Background Check Policy Document:
CPM Background Check Policy
CPM meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
Current members of CPM:
Kristin Rinehimer Chair (2021) 2nd term, Risa Barrett (2021) 1st term, Kate Carlisle (2019) 1st term, Drew Hanson (2021) 1st term, Anastasia Mbagara (2021) 1st term, Jean Olson (2020) 1st term
Betty Rots, Administrative Clerk
||Certified Ready to Receive Call:
Steven Bingaman (Sudbury)
Kayla McKinsey (Good Shepherd)
Tom Reid (Church of the Covenant)
Young Ra Rhee (Fourth)
Cavan Concannon (Fourth)
Chase Grogan (Roxbury)
Paul (Dong Kwang) Kim (Korean Church)
Yan Wang (Cambridge)
Michael Motia (Fourth)