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Ministerial Standing in the Metropolitan Association

Persons interested in any form of ministerial standing or to be a Member in Discernment in the Metropolitan Association, New York Conference, United Church of Christ, should contact Registrar Rev. Elissa D. Leone by e-mail at registrarmetrony@gmail.com, by phone at 718-440-4292 (cell) or 718-898-0001, ext 202.  Cell phone 203-449-3335 may be used if there is an urgent need for communication.  Please do NOT fax material to the Registrar.  PDF and MS WORD attachments to e-mail are acceptable.

All ordained clergy authorized within the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference, must attend Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) every five years to maintain their standing. This requirement also applies to Ordained Ministerial Partners (OMP), Dual Standing (DS) and Privilege of Call (POC) pastors. If unable to attend BAT sessions offered by this Association, other Associations or across Conference lines are also accepted. A copy of the training certificate from other associations should be mailed or sent on email as an attachment to the Registrar, Rev. Elissa D. Leone.

To contact the Registrar or Chair of the Ordination and Standing Committee: 
E-mail registrarmetrony@gmail.com

Call Call 718-440-4292
Call Office at 718-898-0001, ext 202
Cell 203-449-3335 may be used for urgent communication

US mail to:

The New York Metropolitan Association 
of the United Church of Christ
Rev. Elissa D. Leone
102-19 34th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Corona, NY 11368

The Ordination and Ministerial Standing Committee of the Metropolitan Association provides this policy paper and these guidelines for persons considering ordination in "non-traditional settings".

Marks of an Ordainable Call                     As Word Document         As a PDF Document
Guidelines for Four-Way Covenants         As Word Document        As a PDF Document

Other contacts you may need regarding ministerial standing are shown below.

To contact the New York Conference:

Call 315-446-3073
Fax 315-446-3076
E-mail office@uccny.org

To contact the national Parish Life and Leadership Office regarding Profiles, call:
216-736-3845 or
216-736-3846 or

To contact the Pension Boards, call

To contact the Kenwood Psychological Services:
Call       212-744-2121 or
Write    The Kenwood Psychological Services
             124 East 84th Street, Suite 1D
             New York, NY 10028

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