Candidacy is the process of preparation and formation leading to the ordained ministry of Word and Sacrament, the consecrated ministry of diaconal minister or deaconess, or the commissioned ministry of associate in ministry.If you have any questions about candidacy, please contact Deacon Susan Marone, Associate to the Bishop at 605-274-4022 or Crystal McCormick, Candidacy and Mobility Office Coordinator at 605-274-4024.

For those Interested in Candidacy, we have a number of resources available online to get you started.  If you are a Current Candidate with the South Dakota Synod, we have important dates and information for you to note.   All Candidacy Forms for the Candidacy Process are available online and must be submitted electronically.