NYAC Clergy Mentoring

Mentoring is part of our rich biblical and theological tradition and has great potential for helping clergy meet the challenges they face and develop the skills necessary to be excellent in ministry. Mentoring in the NYAC draws on the knowledge and experience of the mentor to guide Residents in Ministry. While mentors play an important role in supporting candidates through the ordination process, the primary focus of mentoring is on the practice of ministry.

Effective mentoring relationships are covenantal, rooted in prayer and spiritual disciples, and marked by good communication, clarity of roles, frequent (monthly) meetings, and a focus on ministry topics and spiritual formation.

When assigning mentors to Residents in MInistry, we strive to have a good match. In the event a mentoring relationship is not effective, the mentee may request a change of mentor at any time in the process by contacting the Mentor Coordinators.

All clergy (Elders, Deacons, and Licensed Local Pastors) in good standing are eligible to serve as mentors in the NYAC. Mentors must attend mentor training, boundaries and sexual ethics training, and anti-racism training. Interested clergy may contact the Mentor Coordinators for more information.

Mentor Coordinators

Jessica Anschutz
E-mail Jessica at: jessica.anschutz@nyac-umc.com

Roy Grubbs
E-mail Roy at: pastorroy67@gmail.com