How do I become an Ordained minister?
We require a written request to be an ordained minister.
You can mail you request to:
Universal Life Church, Headquarters
601 Third St. Modesto, CA 95351
Email you request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I be ordained over
No, our policy has always required a written request
do you need to ordain me?
We require your FULL LEGAL NAME, current mailing address
and a little note somewhere on the letter/fax/email
stating " I would like to be an ordained minister".
*Note: If someone has a questionable name, we do require
proof of that name. A photocopy of their driver's license
is enough proof. If someone is changing their last name
because they are getting married, we do not require
proof of this. If they are legally changing their name
or going through a divorce and reverting back to their
maiden name, we do need to see some type of documentation
I get with my ordainment?
All new ministers, NOT IN PRISON, get
a ministers handbook and a certificate with their name
and date of ordainment typed on it.
in the minister's package?
The minister's package comes with a minister's
certificate specially printed with their choice of one
of our pre-approved fonts and a gold foil seal at the
bottom, a ministers handbook and a wallet ID typed with
their name and address.
I do as an ordained minister?
As an ordained minister of the ULC, you
are able to perform any duties and ceremonies that any
other ordained minister of any other church/faith/religion
can perform. Some states do have specific instructions
for ministers; please refer to the State
Laws section of our website.
be ordained online?
At this time you are only able to submit your request
to be ordained online. ALL ordainment is done at Headquarters
in Modesto, CA One of our approved websites, run out
of Arizona, gives a printed "certificate";
this is not proof of ordainment. It is ONLY a receipt
of your request to be ordained.
does it cost to be ordained?
We do not charge for ordaining ministers; however we
do accept any and all donations.