North Georgia Local Pastors Complete Course of Study


Photo: Summer 2020 Candler Course of Study Graduates

Since the spring, five North Georgia local pastors have completed the United Methodist Couse of Study at Candler School of Theology. 

Course of Study school educates and trains local pastors in The United Methodist Church. To be admitted, students must be certified candidates for ordained ministry, have completed the requirements for license as a local pastor, have been tested in language skills proficiency, and received endorsement of the annual conference Board of Ordained Ministry.

The Course of Study at Emory is sponsored by The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council, and Candler School of Theology.

Byron Ahrens and Blane Spence completed all requirements and graduated from the program in May. Brenda Presha, Rick Gillian, Darrell McGinnis completed all requirements and graduated from the program in July.