The WaPac Board of Ministry

Dr. Ben Norris

Rev. Brad Edgbert

Sharon Kester

Rev. Craig Laughlin
North Region Chair

Rev. Sheryl Ice
Central Region Chair

Rev. Brad Edgbert
South Region Chair

Ministerial Preparation

God is still in the process of calling men and women to places of leadership in His Church.

With that in mind, the mission of WaPac Board of Ministerial Development is to train, assess and mentor all who are seeking to make a faithful response to that call.  Our goal is to walk beside ‘Ministers in Training’ (MIT) as they seek to fulfill the general education and service requirements for ordination as outlined by the Church of the Nazarene.  

While we are committed to encouraging men and women through the process, it is vitally important that they demonstrate personal initiative in their preparation and training.  We would strongly encourage all MIT to become familiar with the expectations.


Called to Ministry Checklist (Start Here)    Ministerial Education    Board of Ministry Forms    Board of Ministry Regional Areas    Board of Ministry Resources    COS Ability Statements



Called to Ministry Checklist

Checklist for Ministers in Training (MIT)
Washington Pacific District Church of the Nazarene





Ministerial Education

WaPac Supervised Ministry Experience

The three ways to fulfill the educational requirements for licensing and ordination as a minister on the Washington Pacific District are:

Northwest Nazarene University
    Academic Degree Programs
    Non-Academic Online Course of Study

Nazarene Bible College
    Academic Degree Programs
    Non-Academic Online Course of Study

Nazarene Specialty Theological Education (Spanish Course of Study)
    Director: Roberto Hodgson -
    Registrar: Mario Zani -
    Dean: Leonel DeLeon

Nazarene Theological Seminary
    Graduate and Post-Graduate Education





Board of Ministry Forms

The following forms are for use in the Course of Study Process and Applying & Renewing a District Minister’s License:

Register with the Washington Pacific District: 

Register Your Call to Ministry
Complete and submit this form and send all pertinent documents (i.e., transcripts, etc.) to:

Washington Pacific District Office
2646 RW Johnson Blvd SW, Ste 108
Tumwater, WA 98512

Questions regarding this process can be directed to: Sharon Kester


Local Minister's License Process

Click here to download the application process for local minister's license.


Applying for a New District License

Forms will be sent during the registration period or may be requested by emailing Sharon Kester.


Renewing a District Minister’s License

Forms will be sent during the registration period or may be requested by emailing Sharon Kester.


Local Church Board Recommendation for District License Candidates

Forms (1. Recommendation to the District Assembly AND 2. Proof of Hours Worked Per Week) will be sent during the registration period or may be requested by emailing Sharon Kester.





Board of Ministry Regional Areas

Board Chairman – Dr. Ben Norris
Board Secretary - Rev. Brad Edgbert
Board of Ministry Registrar - Sharon Kester

North Region

North Chairman – Rev. Craig Laughlin
Bellevue New Hope, Bellingham New Beginnings, Big Lake, Everett First, Kirkland Chinese, Kirkland Life Community,  Lynden CrossPoint, Lynnwood Silver Creek, Marysville Generations, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, Redmond Revive, Renton Next Door, Seattle City Church, Seattle Olympic Hills, Sky Valley, Snohomish, Snoqualmie Life Community

Central Region

Central Chairman – Rev. Sheryl Ice
Auburn, Bethel, Bethel Korean, Bonney Lake, Bremerton Lifepoint, Carlsborg Family, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Forks, Gig Harbor, Kent Hillside, Lakewood Korean, Lakewood New Hope, Lakewood Samoan, Maple Valley,  Port Angeles, Poulsbo Connection Point, Puyallup, Seattle Highland Park Hispanic, Sumner The Rescue, Tacoma First, Tacoma First Samoan

South Region

South Chairman – Rev. Brad Edgbert
Amboy, Battle Ground Starting Grounds, Camas, Carson, Castle Rock, Centralia, Footprints, Grays Harbor Alive, Kalama, Kelso Abundant Life, Kelso Vida Abundante, Liberty Bible, Longview, Olympia Mountain View, Olympia Real Life Communities, Peninsula, Randle, Raymond,  Ridgefield, Shelton, South Sound Community, Stevenson The Bridge, Vancouver Fourth Plain, Vancouver Hillcrest, Vancouver Real Life, Vancouver Safe Harbor, White Salmon Pinecrest, Woodland Lewis River Fellowship, Yelm, Yelm Cupbearer Community





Board of Ministry Resources

Below are resources for education/continuing education and a number of other helpful links and connections.