Ordination Process

Broadly speaking, formation is that which shapes who we are and how we view the world.  When we consider formation for ordained ministry, we are speaking more about an intentional process whereby we are shaped academically, spiritually, and personally in order to live more fully into the demands of ministry.  In the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, this process occurs in community and involves a great number of individuals, all of whom share the privilege of forming effective, transformational leaders for mission.  For more information on the ordination process in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, please contact Canon Vanessa Butler at 814.456.4203 or at vbutler@dionwpa.org.

UPcoming Events

Institute for Ministry Courses

For upcoming Institute Courses, please visit our Formation Opportunities page.


Aspirants' Retreats


Fall 2017 (with Spouses)

October 20-21

Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie