Earnest Watkins, PMLS Co-Director
Gwen Wolford, PMLS Co-Director
Bonnie MacDonald, Director of Leadership Formation and Ministry Support
304-344-8331, ext. 27
Pastoral Ministry Licensing School (PMLS) is designed to help prepare those who want to serve as licensed pastors. It is the first step in the United Methodist Course of Study. Those who successfully complete PMLS and are recommended by their District Committee on Ministry (DCOM) are eligible to receive a License for Pastoral Ministry when the Bishop appoints them.
To register for PMLS:
After your registration has been processed, you will receive an email containing additional information for the week, including:
West Virginia Conference candidates pay the $75 registration fee and the cost of books and travel. The remainder of the PMLS expense is borne by the Board of Ordained Ministry. Any student for which expenses are prohibitive should contact his or her district superintendent.
Students from other annual conferences are welcome to attend PMLS. The cost for non-West Virginia Conference students is $800. (Half is due at the time of application, with remainder due by April 1, 2017.)
Location & Schedule: