Persons interested in any form of ministerial standing or to be a Member in Discernment in the Metropolitan Association, New York Conference, United Church of Christ, should contact Registrar Rev. Elissa D. Leone by e-mail at email@example.com, by phone at 718-440-4292 (cell) or 718-898-0001, ext 202. Cell phone 203-449-3335 may be used if there is an urgent need for communication. Please do NOT fax material to the Registrar. PDF and MS WORD attachments to e-mail are acceptable.
All ordained clergy authorized within the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference, must attend Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) every five years to maintain their standing. This requirement also applies to Ordained Ministerial Partners (OMP), Dual Standing (DS) and Privilege of Call (POC) pastors. If unable to attend BAT sessions offered by this Association, other Associations or across Conference lines are also accepted. A copy of the training certificate from other associations should be mailed or sent on email as an attachment to the Registrar, Rev. Elissa D. Leone.
To contact the Registrar or Chair of the Ordination and Standing Committee:
Call Call 718-440-4292
Call Office at 718-898-0001, ext 202
Cell 203-449-3335 may be used for urgent communication
US mail to:
The New York Metropolitan Association
of the United Church of Christ
Rev. Elissa D. Leone
102-19 34th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Corona, NY 11368
The Ordination and Ministerial Standing Committee of the Metropolitan Association provides this policy paper and these guidelines for persons considering ordination in "non-traditional settings".
Marks of an Ordainable Call As Word Document As a PDF Document
Guidelines for Four-Way Covenants As Word Document As a PDF Document
Other contacts you may need regarding ministerial standing are shown below.
To contact the New York Conference:
To contact the national Parish Life and Leadership Office regarding Profiles, call:
To contact the Pension Boards, call
To contact the Kenwood Psychological Services:
Call 212-744-2121 or
Write The Kenwood Psychological Services
124 East 84th Street, Suite 1D
New York, NY 10028
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