Welcome! You are about to become an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, Modesto, California. Please be sure to find out about the legal doctrines governing your country, state or province.

After you fill out the following form, your request will be promptly reviewed by pastoral staff. You will receive notification of your ordination status by email.

Ordinations are conducted several times each week, so normally you will hear from us within a day or two.

We do not furnish this information to any outside organization for any purpose. Your privacy is carefully guarded. There is no charge or obligation associated with your ordination. Ordination is for life, without cost, and without question of faith.

Read carefully before applying for ordination

Please do NOT use this form to report address or name changes - to report record changes, click here

Please avoid using the same email address for more than one person if at all possible. The email address is used as a record identifier and must be unique for each person. Do not submit someone for ordination without their permission and approval.

Each request is reviewed for completeness. You must include a complete, legal name. Spiritual names and initials only are unacceptable for ordination records. If your legal name is initials only, or your legal name is one word only, include this information in your application, or it will be rejected. Do not include a title or any postnominals on your application. Frivolous names will be rejected whenever we notice them. If your parents had a sense of humor when naming you, we may reject your application initially, but upon explanation, we will reconsider. No one is rejected because of their name, but we must protect the integrity of the records against those who fraudulently submit requests for pets, obscene names, etc. Applying for ordination in the name of a fictitious person or animal, or the submission of a person's name without his or her permission is fraud.

Please understand that there is no such thing as "instant online ordination." A computer cannot ordain you. Your request must be reviewed before your ordination can be done legally. You cannot be issued a credential automatically by a computer!

If you do not have an email account, you may obtain one for free, which you can access via any computer on the Internet. We recommend Gmail because the other free services do not filter spam as effectively and often block legitimate mail. Without a valid email address, you will not receive confirmation of your ordination.

If you are using a free email service, such as AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail/Outlook, be sure to whitelist newsletter@ulc.net so that you will receive our confirmation email.

By submitting your application you are agreeing to receive email from us, including our free monthly newsletter. You may opt-out at any time, and every newsletter will include an instant unsubscribe link. Your ordination information will be stored offline in the church files, which are not available for public review. You may request to rescind your ordination at any time, however since the ordination itself can have legal implications (such as a future need for documentation by a couple that you had the lawful authority to officiate their marriage), the record itself cannot be deleted. For additional information, refer to our privacy policy.

First and middle name (middle name optional) *
Last name (include Jr., Sr., etc., if applicable) *
Address *
City *
State/Province *
ZIP/Postal Code *
Country *
E-mail *
Repeat E-mail *
Double-check spelling of your email.
Any error will prevent you from receiving confirmation of your ordination.
You're almost done! Be sure to continue on to the next page to review the information you have submitted and click to confirm. Your application will not be sent until you have completed the next step!

Don't worry -- your information will never be rented, traded or sold -- period.

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Modesto, California



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