The Diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains is a committee appointed by the bishop to work with postulants to the priesthood to develop formation plans. These plans are individualized to the academic and spiritual needs of the postulant, so they can vary widely. DBEC is tasked with advising the Bishop, the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee that the postulant has made sufficient progress in his or her training to proceed on to candidacy and finally to ordination.
For 2017, membership includes:
- The Rev. Kelly Carlson
- The Rev. Dr. Warren Crews (chair)
- The Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy (ex-officio)
- Dr. Donna Hawk-Reinhardt
- Ms. Ann Hogan
- The Rev. Susan Naylor
- The Ven. Mark Sluss
- an ex-officio representative of the Commission on Ministry.