About Pre-Ministry

Georgetown College continues its historic commitment to the preparation of vocational ministers. A vibrant network of faculty and staff across campus work together to help men and women discern their calling to service.

"Each of my professors cultivated opportunities for me to share and reflect on my calling into ministry, which was an encouraging resource for me during a time when I needed it the most."

 - Adam Standiford, Chaplain Resident, Class of 2010

"At Georgetown, I met mentors in ministry LONG before I applied to seminary. They remain trusted guides in my faith and ministry leadership today."

– Jonathan Balmer, Minister of Youth, Class of 2014

"When considering where my vocation intersected with the world, Georgetown was a great place to have an open conversations about God's work in the world today."

- Jonathan Balmer, Minister of Youth, Class of 2014

“I give thanks to God for my time of formation at Georgetown. I engaged with campus ministry, served as a youth pastor in a local church, and experienced authentic Christian community with my peers. This holistic and transformational program enabled me to listen to and follow God's calling, and equipped me to pursue full-time ministry."

- Rev Shea James, Director of Youth and Outdoor Ministries for the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Class of 2007

"Georgetown College's pre-ministry program worked with me to create a custom independent study course based on my church internship. This made my experience personal and more focused."

– Chris Cherry, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, Class of 2009

Program Requirements

Most pre-ministry students choose to major in Religion, though that is not required.  All pre-ministry students will work close with the pre-min director as they begin applying to Seminaries or other graduate programs.

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Pre-Ministry Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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