District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM)

If you are a member of a district committee on ordained ministry, thank you for the careful work you are doing with candidates for ministry.  You know that this is an important process of hearing candidate express their understanding of their call to ministry.  For the dCOM Handbook click here.

DCOM Responsibilities

Listed here is the contact information for each district committee on ordained ministry in the Florida Conference. 

Atlantic Central District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Dr. Gary Spencer (772) 299-0255  ds-ac@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Jeremy Rebman  jrebman@verobeachfumc.org

dCOM Vice Chair:  Rev. Corky Calhoun Corky@georgianna.org

dCOM Registrar:  Elizabeth Flynn  eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: First UMC, Vero Beach

  • Mon, Oct 15, 2018 (materials due Sept 17, 2018) Local Pastor Renewal
  • Mon, Feb 4 (materials due Jan 7) LPRs
  • Mon, May 6 (materials due Apr 8) 1st Provisional attempt
  • Mon, Aug 19 (materials due July 22) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Mon, Nov 4 (materials due Oct 7)

East Central District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Dr. Bob Bushong  (407) 636-9240  DS-EC@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Chris Jones cjones@communityoffaith.org

dCOM Vice Chair: Rev. Jennifer Stiles Williams  jstileswilliams@st.lukes.org

dCOM Registrar:  Elizabeth Flynn eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: Asbury UMC, Maitland

  • Thurs, Dec 20, 2018 (materials due Nov 22, 2018)
  • Thurs, April 11 (materials due Mar 14)
  • Fri, May 3 (materials due Apr 5) 1st Provisional attempt PLEASE NOTE this meeting is on Friday and not on Thursday, as is usual
  • Thurs, Aug 29 (materials due Aug 1) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Thurs, Oct 17 (materials due Sept 19) Local Pastor Renewals

This date will be held at First UMC, Oviedo:

  • Thurs, Dec 19 (materials due Nov 21)

Gulf Central District

District Superintendent: Rev. Candace Lewis (727) 585-1207  ds-gc@flumc.org

dCOM Chair: Rev. Emily Hotho  emily@skycrest.net

dCOM Vice Chair: Rev. Tim Machtel  tim.machtel@saumc.net

dCOM Registrar: Elizabeth Flynn  eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: St Paul UMC, Largo

  • Thurs, Nov 15, 2018 (materials due Oct 15, 2018)
  • Thurs, Dec 13, 2018 (materials Nov 13, 2018)
  • Thurs, Jan 24 (materials due Dec 27) Local Pastor Renewals
  • Thurs, May 2 (materials due April 4) Provisional 1st attempt
  • Thurs, Aug 8  (materials due July 11) Provisional 2nd attempt
  • Thurs, Nov 14 (materials due Oct 17)
  • Thurs, Dec 5 (materials due Nov 7)

North Central District

District Superintendent:  Rev. June Edwards (352) 789-6981  ds-nc@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Beth Farabee  beth@fumcgnv.org

dCOM Registrar:  Elizabeth Flynn eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: NC District Office, First UMC, Ocala

  • Mon, Dec 10, 2018 (materials due Nov 12, 2018)
  • Thurs, Feb 28 (materials due Jan 31) Local Pastor Renewals
  • Thurs, May 9 (materials due Apr 11) 1st Provisional attempt
  • Thurs, Aug 22 (materials due July 25) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Thurs, Dec 12 (materials due Nov 14)

North East District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Jay Therrell   (904) 396-3026    ds-ne@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Greg Doss  grdoss@gmail.com

dCOM Registrar: Elizabeth Flynn eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: Mandarin UMC, Jacksonville

  • Wed, Dec 12, 2018 (materials due Nov 14, 2018)
  • Wed, Feb 20 (materials due Jan 23) Local Pastor Renewals
  • Wed, May 15 (materials due Apr 17) 1st Provisional attempt
  • Wed, Aug 14 (materials due July 17) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Wed, Dec 11 (materials due Nov 13)

North West District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Durwood Foshee   (850) 386-2154   ds-nw@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Dr. Kandace Brooks  kandace@saintpaulsumc.org

dCOM Registrar:  Elizabeth Flynn  eflynn@flumc.org​

DCOM Meeting Location: See below.

  • Tues, Dec 11, 2018 (materials due Nov 13, 2018)

This date will be held at Wesley Memorial, Lake City

  • Mon, Mar 18 (materials due Feb 18) Local Pastor Renewals - Day 1

These dates will be held at St. Paul's UMC, Tallahassee

  • Tues, Mar 19 (materials due Feb 19) Local Pastor Renewals - Day 2
  • Tues, May 14 (materials due Apr 16) 1st Provisional attempt
  • Tues, Aug 13 (materials due Jul 16) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Tues, Dec 10 (materials due Nov 12)

South East District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Cynthia Weems  (305) 445-9136  DS-SE@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. David Range miramarpastor@gmail.com 

dCOM Registrar: Elizabeth Flynn eflynn@flumc.org

 DCOM Meeting Location: Plantation UMC

  • Tues, Feb 5  (materials due Jan 8)
  • Mon, Apr 8 (materials due Mar 11) 1st Provisional attempt PLEASE NOTE this meeting is on Monday meeting and not on Tuesday as is usual
  • Tues, Aug 20 (materials due July 23) 2nd Provisional attempt
  • Tues, Oct 15 (materials due Sept 17) Local Pastor Renewals

South West District

District Superintendent:  Rev. Dr. Rinaldo "Rini" Hernandez (941) 371-6511  ds-sw@flumc.org

dCOM Chair:  Rev. Vic Willis  vbradyw@gmail.com

dCOM Registrar: Elizabeth Flynn  eflynn@flumc.org

DCOM Meeting Location: See below.

These dates the SW DCOM will meet at Englewood UMC:

  • Thurs, Jan 10 (materials due Dec 13) for Recertification/Certification
  • Thurs, Mar 28 (materials due Feb 28) Local Pastor Renewals

These dates the SW DCOM will meet at First UMC, Punta Gorda:

  • Tues, Apr 30 (materials due Apr 2) 1st Provisional attempt
  • Thurs, Sept 5 (materials due Aug 8) 2nd Provisional attempt

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