Candidacy is the name of a process that raises up, prepares and certifies public leaders in and for the ELCA.

In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, rostered ministers include pastors and deacons.

People desiring to be a rostered minister (pastor, deacon) in the ELCA must enroll in the candidacy process. To learn about the candidacy process, explore the ELCA website at

If you are interested in candidacy through the Southeastern Iowa Synod 319-338-1273.