The Southeast Conference Commission on Ministry held an Ecclesiastical Council on August 27, 2016 at Virginia Highland Church for Heather Bardole, Josh Kuipers, and Jodi Yarini.
Heather is a member at Kirkwood UCC and was presented by Kathy Carter. Josh is also a member at Kirkwood UCC and was presented by Jess Chancey. Jodi is a member of Decatur UCC where she is serving as licensed pastor and was presented by Ruth Gabriel.
Each candidate gave a brief statement and then answered questions from those gathered. When all had addressed the group, those assembled affirmed by consensus to approve each of them for ordination pending call.