The Candidacy period, which is from six months to two years, is a time of welcoming you into our way of life and continuing discernment by you and the congregation. During this time, you will experience living with a local community.

To learn more about being a candidate, click here.

Here are videos of some candidate’s welcome ceremonies:

Welcome Ceremony for Annie Killian

Welcome Ceremony for Ellen Coates

Welcome Ceremony for Phuong Thuy Vu

Welcome Ceremony for Ana Gonzalez

Welcome Ceremony for Margaret Ogechi Uche


“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask God in my name, God may give you.” (John 15:16)