Considering Ordination? Already on the road and finding it bumpy?

The United Methodist ordination process is long and riddled with stumbling blocks. Your calling may be questioned, your vision for ministry may not fit the narrow box of your DCOM or BOM, you may be changing career paths and are struggling with how to use the new language of ministry and connect your past experience with your desired future. Are you being told you are too much of an introvert to be a good leader, or too much of an extrovert to be a team player?  Is a mistake in your past holding you back? Are you struggling to complete your paperwork for commissioning or ordination? All of these and many more are reasons candidates for ordination are seeking support through Whole Soul Consulting. 


At Whole Soul, Rev. Jessica Boyce will conduct Skype sessions to meet your individual needs:

  • Conversations to help resolve concerns and help clarify your calling and theology 
  • Help to ensure your theology and personality come through in the short time you have with your Committee/Board 
  • Mock interviews 
  • Paperwork discussions prior to submission to the BOM 
  • Guidance on building relationships while in process to help you get the best start in your conference 
  • Support for transitioning into your pastoral position upon Commissioning or Ordination 
  • A safe, caring space to express your concerns, frustrations, fears and joys about entering ministry 


Ministry is connectional, and we are divinely created to be a relational people, so why should the process to enter ordained ministry feel so lonely? You deserve a confidential, trustworthy partner along this journey. 


What Clients Are Saying: 


Rev. Jessica saw something in me that I'd lost track of.  Epiphany is not too strong a word for my experience with her counseling.  She took the time to get to know me, then helped me find a direction.  The direction was always there, I just needed someone to clear away the cobwebs. I needed someone who could help me see the whole forest even from amidst the trees.  That's what Jessica does. She is empowering and she is  an architect and builder of self-esteem for her clients.  I thank God for her every day. 

~John M. 

Jessica has been an amazing support while working through difficult life situations.  She is calm, caring and non-judgmental —which makes me feel empowered to manage and handle my challenges.  Jessie has proven to be trustworthy with personal situations.  While I have found my situations to be embarrassing or too much, Jessie is supportive, understanding and encouraging in working through them with me so that I can move forward.  

~Jessica B. 


Rev. Jessica Boyce has been my mentor in ministry since 2012 through my journey toward ordained ministry as I graduated with my M.Div and moved on to an internship and eventually my first pastoral appointment. I have received so much support from Rev. Jessica. She is truly a pastor through and through. She cares for both your professional and personal journey through life, and helps you to integrate one with the other as you navigate the local church and the United Methodist Church and its requirements. While under her direct supervision, she was willing to meet with me as needed, provided me with examples from her own experience and asked questions to guide me toward finding my own unique answers and ideas for how to handle something in ministry and how to go about preparing for candidacy paperwork and interviews. I cannot say enough about the impact Rev. Jessica has had in my professional and personal life and give her my full recommendation to help others in this way as she goes forward!
~Rev. Melissa 


Rev. Jessica is extremely passionate about helping people to discern their call to ministry. The first time I met Jessica I told her about my passions for the church and how I felt like I did not know where to turn next in continuing the candidacy process. She took an immediate interest in me and we scheduled a time to meet that week. Since then she has stood by my side every step of the way offering honest and caring feedback that has been invaluable. She is an amazing, justice filled pastor, individual, and mentor who I am fortunate to have in my life and path towards ordained ministry in the UMC.

-Kaitlin, Chaplain 


Fee Structure: 

Because each situation is unique, we offer a package program and sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Skype sessions are preferred, however phone sessions are available also. Please contact us to see what package would work best for your situation.