Candidate Assessments

Saint Luke Consultation Center provides comprehensive assessments for applicants to the priesthood or religious life. Candidate assessments are an important part of the discernment process for candidates for the priesthood, religious life and the permanent diaconate.

Previously the St. Louis Consultation Center, we have been providing quality candidate assessments for over 20 years. We have a deep understanding of the Church’s expectations for the assessments, and you may choose from a one, two or three person assessment team. Candidate assessments are available at three convenient locations: suburban St. Louis, MO;  Washington, DC (through Saint Luke Institute); and Louisville, KY (through Saint Luke Center).

Components of a Candidate Assessment

  • Pre-assessment personal and spirituality profiles
  • Clinical and spiritual assessment
  • Intellectual and psychological testing
  • Detailed oral and written feedback and recommendations to the candidate and formation/vocation director

Oral feedback is arranged with the client and the referral source on an individual basis; written feedback is sent within 10-business days.

Pre-assessment Form for Candidates

Please complete this Candidate Questionnaire prior to your assessment.

CONTACT: Rob Furey, Ph.D., Director, 314-909-4620 or