Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry (COM) of the Diocese of California is established in accordance with the canons of the Episcopal Church in the United States, "In each Diocese there shall be a Commission on Ministry consisting of Clergy and Lay Persons" (Title III, canon 2) and Canons of the Diocese of California (canon XIV). The work of the Commission on Ministry is concerned with the discernment of and call to ministry for all baptized persons. A primary focus is guiding and examining aspirants, postulants, and candidates in their discernment process for Holy Orders as well as making its recommendations to the bishop and Standing Committee.

For more information about the COM, discernment in daily life, discernment of a call to Holy Orders and the process for Holy Orders please contact:

Melissa Ridlon
Vocations Officer
415.869.7814
melissar@diocal.org