The Palmer Institute prepares, trains, and credentials pastors for effective ministry in the Metro New York District.

Operated by the Metro New York District Church of the Nazarene, the Palmer Institute provides resources for the selection, training, and development of candidates for ministry, career ministers and lay church leaders compatible with the needs of multicultural adult learners.

Our Vision

To prepare, train, and credential holy and health pastors for effective ministry on the Metro New York District.

There are several areas to explore:

  • Clergy licensure
  • Clergy preparation
  • Clergy assessment and accountability
  • Lay development and training


Learn More About Clergy Licensure

Questions? Please contact:

Rev. Christine Paolino

Assistant Director of Clergy and Congregational Life
(516) 561-8614 EXT: 7668