Young Clergy Fellowship


 Peed Young Clergy Fellowship


Interested in exploring a call to ordained ministry?

The Young Clergy Fellowship is designed to create experiences that assist college students in discerning their sense of calling to full-time ministry or missions, gaining broad experiences in a local ministry, and experiencing intentional discipleship through one-on-one mentoring.

This 9-month Fellowship – August 1 through April 30 – will allow selected fellows to be immersed in a vocational ministry setting with intentional opportunities to deeply discern their call to clergy as a vocation with their specifically assigned mentor. The Fellowship is designed for each ministry fellow to develop leadership skills for effective ministry as they partner with clergy and laity in a local church or ministry.


The Peed YCF Scholarship includes:

  • 25 hours per week working in a UM-related church or ministry setting.
  • Fellowship orientation retreat. 
  • Mid-Year gathering.
  • Fellowship debriefing retreat.


  • The Fellowship includes a $9,000 scholarship ($4,500 paid directly to the school each semester)


Expectations and Qualifications

In order to provide the most beneficial ministry experience for our interns, it is expected that each intern applicant meet the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university.
  • Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA.
  • Connected to a South Georgia United Methodist Church, Wesley, or Chaplaincy.
  • Two recommendations from a chaplain, District Superintendent, pastor, or Wesley Director.
  • Willing to be challenged in areas of leadership, spiritual disciplines, self-awareness, and understanding of ordained ministry
  • A desire to represent Christ in daily life and experience in Christian leadership

About the Scholarship

The Young Clergy Fellowship is funded by the James Leon and Myrtice Peed Scholarship Fund and administered by the United Methodist Commission on Higher Education and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Sarah Pound

Associate Director – Wesley Foundation of Macon

The Young Clergy Academy gave me a space to explore my call to ministry. Through my placement with the Wesley Foundation of Macon, discipleship with local clergy, and networking, and training, my time in Young Clergy was an invaluable opportunity to grow, learn, and discern who and how God was calling me to be!

The YCA cohort prepared me emotionally and spiritually to faithfully step into a Masters of Divinity program this fall and a full-time Associate Director position within the Wesley Foundation. I am so grateful for the opportunity to grow as a part of the YCA community!

Josh Meeks

Associate Director – University of North Georgia Wesley Foundation

The Young Clergy Academy helped provide a safe space for me to experience the rigor and “day in and day out” work of a full-time ministry setting.

From going through the YCA, I now feel confident yet also humbled to continue to work in fulltime ministry. This internship cracked open the door to continue to learn, grow, and seek out new ministry settings and above all, to continue to grow as a follower of Jesus. I am very thankful for the YCA and the amazing experience of being a part of this internship.

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