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LEMI Application Process

All Applicants Submit:

  • A written application with Spiritual biography
  • Reference forms from Pastor and others
  • Transcript(s) if applicable

Those applicants recommended by the LEMI Advisory Panel:

  • Have an in-person interview
  • Have an individual, confidential psychological evaluation by licensed professionals
  • Attend a LEMI Orientation session


Hear from actual LEMI candidates about their formation experience. LEMI is changing lives!

For more information
If you are a leader serving in the Diocese of Richmond and are interested in how the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute can enhance your ministerial skills while you earn an academic degree or certificate of study, please contact:

Bernadette Harris
Director, Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI)
Associate Director of Christian Formation

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