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LEMI Program Structure

Two paths that may culminate in Commissioning by the Bishop:

LEMI-Traditional (3-5 years)

  • Application and assessment process
  • Earn a Master’s degree in Theology/related field
  • Diocesan workshops in human, spiritual and pastoral formation

LEMI-Certificate (3-4 years)

  • Application and assessment process
  • Choose from 4 online certificate programs provided by the University of Dayton
  • Earn nationally recognized certificate with CEUs
  • Diocesan workshops in human, spiritual and pastoral formation
  • Upper Room overnight leadership retreat/workshop

LEMI Requirements

You must:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in Full Communion with the Catholic Church
  • Be actively ministering in a leadership position in the Diocese of Richmond for a minimum of one year
  • Be 21+ years old
  • Desire formation for ministry

Application Process