Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)

Taking opportunity to explore . . .

Inquiry is an opportunity to walk the road together...a partnership between an individual, a congregation, a presbytery . . . to explore a person’s call to ordered ministry. The presbytery leg of that stool is worked through the Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM), and with great joy we have begun walking alongside our newest Inquirers, William Rayment and Kim Strunz. Our work together is to help discern God’s gracious call in their lives and so we need to hear how they have been experiencing God’s work in their lives that has led them down this leg of the road. Their faith journey statements we encourage you to read through as well. Please read and pray that together we might discern the Spirit’s lead and follow faithfully.

Kim Strunz

William Rayment

Ted Webb


Links to pages on the PC(USA) website for CPM


Committee on the Preparation for Ministry home page with links to many resources

Forms required to be used by CPM for the entire Inquirer to Candidate to Ordination process

Committee on Preparation trainers network

Nurturing the seminarian’s spiritual growth — ideas for the presbytery’s Committee on Preparation for Ministry

MGB Connect - Middle Governing Body resources and assistance

Sample forms for customization by CPMs




Expense Form for travel and other committee related expenses

CPM Handbook for Lake Huron Presbytery 2014-15

CPM Manual from PC(USA)