Evaluation and Discernment

Dig in deep through the LeaderWise vocational discernment process. 

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Clergy Vocational Discernment

Wondering about next steps in your ministry? Our highly skilled staff has more than fifty years' experience guiding clergy through the process of vocational discernment. In fact, it’s the  primary reason our center was founded in 1969. Over the years, we’ve perfected a two-day program that will assist you in weighing the advantages and disadvantages of staying in your current ministry setting, looking or moving to a new one, or, if it’s in the back of your mind, possibly leaving ministry altogether. Your visit is held in strict confidence. Unless you request otherwise, a written report is not prepared.


We take seriously God’s call in your life. We also know that your call can shift and change across your lifetime. LeaderWise employs sophisticated psychological inventories — which look at personality, career interests and leadership competencies — along with in-depth conversation to help you identify next steps.


In your two-day program, you’ll meet with two counselors for a total of nine hours to review your career trajectory, look over inventory results and consider their meaning for your current ministry and possible future work, identify the implications of current and past relationships in decision-making, and develop an action plan to keep you motivated and moving forward in your career development. If you choose, you may include your spouse in this process of consultation, assessment and discernment.


Clergy Fitness Evaluation

Denominational or seminary leaders are often are faced with difficult personnel decisions. When it’s a question of fitness for ministry, our team of psychologists can provide an in-depth psychological and leadership assessment.  We use highly regarded assessment tools — including scientifically validated inventories and behaviorally based interview questions — to determine an individual’s psychological state, interpersonal skills, and leadership capacity. You will receive a carefully written report that details our findings about fitness for ministry as well as clear recommendations about next steps. To assist you, we are also available for ongoing conversation and consultation. For a conversation about the appropriateness of a referral, please contact 

Dr. Mark Sundby (651-636-5120). 

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516 Mission House Lane New Brighton, MN 55112 US

(651) 636-5120

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