Congregational vacancies

If you are the church board/leadership team chair of a Church of the Brethren congregation that is entering a time of pastoral transition, please contact your district executive/minister, who will assist you in the process of seeking and calling a new pastor. This process includes the selection of a search committee, filling out a congregational profile, entering it into the placement system, making contact with pastoral candidates, interviewing, and calling your new pastor.

If you are a Church of the Brethren pastor with an interest in serving a congregation on this list, please be in touch with your own district executive/minister, who will assist you in the process of pastoral placement in the Church of the Brethren. This process includes filling out a profile, entering it into the placement system, and making contact with another district office.

If you are not a ministerial leader in the Church of the Brethren and have an interest in serving the denomination, please e-mail the Office of Ministry.

Updated October 20, 2014. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

 

Atlantic Northeast
Midway, FT Director/Associate Pastor of Education and Visitation (Lebanon, Pa)
Myerstown, FT (Myerstown, Pa.)
Swatara Hill, PT (Middletown, Pa.)

e-mail Craig Smith: csmith@ane-cob.org

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Atlantic Southeast
Venice, PT (Venice, Fla.)

e-mail John Mueller: asede@brethren.org

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Idaho
Fruitland, PT (Fruitland, Idaho)

e-mail Bruce Holderreed: brucehol@yahoo.com

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Illinois/Wisconsin
Allison Prairie, PT (Lawrenceville, Ill.)

e-mail Kevin Kessler: kevink.iwdcob@sbcglobal.net

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Northern Indiana
Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
Creekside, ¾ time (Elkhart, Ind.)
Elkhart Valley, PT (Elkhart, Ind.)

e-mail Torin Eikler: torin.nidcob@gmail.com

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South/Central Indiana
Burnettsville, PT (Burnettsville, Ind.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan
Sugar Ridge, PT (Custer, Mich.)

e-mail Nathan Polzin: nathanpolzin@gmail.com

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Mid-Atlantic
Bush Creek, PT (Monrovia, Md.)
Flower Hill, PT (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Nokesville, FT (Nokesville, Va.)
Thurmont, PT, (Thurmont, Md.)

e-mail Gene Hagenberger: demad@brethren.org

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Missouri/Arkansas
No vacancies currently.

e-mail Carolyn Schrock: moark@centurytel.net

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Northern Plains
Worthington, PT (Reading, Minn.)

e-mail Tim Button-Harrison: nplainscob@gmail.com

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Northern Ohio
Ashland First, PT (Ashland, Ohio)
Lakewood, PT (Millbury, Ohio)
Mansfield, PT (Mansfield, Ohio)
Painesville, PT (Painesville, Ohio)
Pleasant View, PT (Elida, Ohio)

e-mail John Ballinger: jballnohcob@frontier.com

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Southern Ohio
Bear Creek, PT (Dayton, Ohio)
Beaver Creek, PT (Beavercreek, Ohio)
West Charleston, FT (Tipp City, Ohio)

e-mail David Shetler: dshetler@brethren.org

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Pacific Northwest (Previously Oregon & Washington)
No vacancies currently.

e-mail Colleen Michael: pnwdcob@nwi.net

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Pacific Southwest
Church of the Living Savior, FT (McFarland, Calif.)

e-mail Joe Detrick: de@pswdcob.org

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Middle Pennsylvania
Altoona 28th Street, FT (Altoona, Pa.)
Beech Run, PT (Mapleton Depot, Pa.)
Everett, FT (Everett, Pa.)
Rockhill, FT (Rockhill Furnace, Pa.)
Snake Spring Valley, FT (Everett, Pa.)
Spring Mount, PT (Warrior’s Mark, Pa.)
Williamsburg, PT (Williamsburg, Pa.)
Woodbury, FT (Woodbury, Pa)

e-mail David Steele: dsteele@midpacob.org

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Southern Pennsylvania
Bunkertown, FT (McAlisterville, Pa.)
Waynesboro, FT (Waynesboro, Pa.)
West Shore, PT, (Enola, Pa.)

e-mail William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

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Western Pennsylvania
Brothersvalley, PT (Berlin, Pa.)
Greensburg, FT (Greensburg, Pa.)
Hooversville, PT (Hooversville, Pa)
Montgomery, PT (Commodore, Pa.)
Purchase Line, FT (Clymer, Pa)
Salisbury, PT (Salisbury, Pa.) 

e-mail Ron Beachley: rbeachley@brethren.org

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Shenandoah
Dayton, FT (Dayton, Va.)
Mountain Grove, PT Associate (Fulks Run, Va.)
Pleasant Valley, FT (Weyers Cave, Va.)
Swatara Hill, PT, available 9/1/14 (Middletown, PA)

e-mail John Jantzi: jnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern
Brummetts Creek, PT (Green Mountain, N. C.)

e-mail Deborah and Russell Payne: sedcob@centurylink.net

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Southern Plains
No vacancies currently.

e-mail Elsie Koehn: ekoehn9112@att.net

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Virlina
Bassett, FT (Bassett, Va.)
Blue Ridge, PT (Blue Ridge, Va.)
Coulson, FT (Hillsville, Va.)
Fraternity, FT (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Green Hill, FT (Salem, Va.)
Hopewell, PT, (Hopewell, Va.)
Jones Chapel, FT/PT (Martinsville, Va.)
Oak Grove, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
Roanoke, Oak Grove, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
Peace Covenant, PT (Durham, N.C.)
Virginia Beach, Christian Church Uniting, PT (Virginia Beach, Va.)

e-mail David Shumate: virlina@aol.com

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Western Plains
Mont Ida, PT (Welda, Kan.)
Topeka, PT (Topeka, Kan.)

e-mail Sonja Griffith: wpdcb@sbcglobal.net

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West Marva
Oak Grove, FT/PT (Oak Grove, Md.)
Wiley Ford, FT (Wiley Ford, W. Va.)

e-mail Kendal Elmore: kwelmore@brethren.org

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