Vocational Discernment at MTSO

Listen to your life.

Welcome to MTSO's Office of Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement. We are here to walk with you, learn with you and help you to thrive. We encourage you to be open to what your seminary education brings your way.

Kathy Dickson, director of vocational discernment and community engagementVisit the office for:

  • A conversation partner in your discernment process.
  • Resources to help you live into and embrace your vocation.
  • Consultations on tools along the way, such as resume, CV and cover letter building, interview assistance, professional development suggestions, and building an e-portfolio.
  • Connection to a wider network.
  • Self-assessments to help identify and reaffirm your gifts and strengths.

Resources for students

Resources for alumni

Resources for employers

Vocational discernment events 2016-17


Fall Semester

Office of Vocational Discernment Open House
Vocational Discernment Office
Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-noon
Resumes, CVs and other tools of discernment
Dunn Dining Hall
Sept. 27, noon
Strengths-based leadership
Dunn Dining Hall
RSVP here by Oct. 5
Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Mini Discernment Retreat
Off campus
RSVP here by Nov. 2
Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Discernment Panel: Nontraditional Ministry in Community Healthcare
Gault Hall 145
Nov. 9, 1 p.m.
Strengths-based leadership
Dunn Dining Hall
RSVP here by Nov. 10
Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Contact us

Office of Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement

Katherine Dickson, director
Werner Hall Room 122
Office hours vary; please make an appointment