Take a step in exploring how God may be calling you

Have you ever felt a nagging deep inside, wondering about whether you may be called to ordained ministry?

Have you been fighting that feeling?

Have others in your life told you you should consider becoming a deacon or priest?

Are you interested in exploring a call to ordained ministry?

This is the weekend for you.

The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, in collaboration with the Academy for Vocational Leadership and the Iona Collaborative from the Seminary of the Southwest, is extending an invitation to come together for a weekend of discernment. This event is a first step into considering formal discernment and is open to all.

Our retreat, which will include both time in plenary and discussion, gathers at 5:30pm on Friday, June 24th and concludes following lunch on Sunday, June 26th.

With questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Tracie Little (tlittle@eastmich.org).


Courtyard by Marriot
2400 E. Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

All meetings will take place at this location.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at this hotel for $189/night. Click here to book with the hotel block. The last day to book this rate is June 3rd.

Participants are welcome to take advantage of this hotel block or to find other accommodations nearby, arriving for the meeting sessions at the Marriott.


The cost of the weekend is being shared between the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan. There is no cost to participants beyond any necessary accommodations.

Please register for the Discernment Weekend by June 20th.