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 July 12, 2018. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Northeast

  • Akron, FT, Available: 8/1/18 (Akron, Pa.)
  • Hempfield, FT Youth Pastor (Manheim, Pa.)
  • Wyomissing, FT, Available: 9/1/18 (Wyomissing, Pa.)

e-mail Pete Kontra: pkontra@ane-cob.org

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Atlantic Southeast

  • New Covenant, PT, Available: 8/1/18 (Gotha, Fla.)

e-mail Terry Grove: asede@brethren.org

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Idaho

  • Twin Falls, PT (Twin Falls, ID)

e-mail Bruce Holderreed: bholderreed@brethren.org

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Illinois & Wisconsin

  • Virden, FT (Virden, Ill.)
  • West Branch, PT (Polo, Ill.)

e-mail Kevin Kessler: kevink.iwdcob@gmail.com

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Northern Indiana

  • Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
  • Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, FT (Osceola, Ind.)
  • Wawaka, PT (Wawaka, Ind.)

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

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South/Central Indiana

  • Guernsey, PT (Monticello, Ind.)
  • Manchester, FT (North Manchester, Ind.)
  • Wabash, PT (Wabash, Ind.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan

  • Beaverton, PT Associate Pastor (Beaverton, Mich.)
  • Living Peace, FT (Plymouth, Mich.)
  • Shalom Community, FT (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Mid-Atlantic

  • Arlington, FT, Available: Fall 2018 ( Arlington, Va.)
  • Myersville, PT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Ridgely, PT (Ridgely, Md.)
  • Thurmont, PT (Thurmont, Md.)
  • Union Bridge, FT (Union Bridge, Md.)

e-mail Gene Hagenberger: demad@brethren.org

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Missouri& Arkansas

  • No vacancies currently.

e-mail Cindy Sanders: moark.district23@gmail.com

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Northern Ohio

  • Ashland Dickey, FT, Available: 8/27/18 (Ashland, Ohio)
  • Brook Park Community, PT (Brook Park, Ohio)
  • Pleasant View, PT (Elida, Ohio)

e-mail Kris Hawk: krishawk@nohcob.org

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Ohio (Southern) & Kentucky

  • No vacancies currently

e-mail David Shetler: dshetler@brethren.org

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Pacific Northwest

  • Living Stream, PT Team Pastor (online congregation)
  • Whitestone, PT (Tonasket, Wash.)

e-mail Colleen Michael: cmichael1244@gmail.com

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Pacific Southwest

e-mail Russ Matteson: de@pswdcob.org

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Middle Pennsylvania

  • Bannerville, PT (McClure, Pa.)
  • Clover Creek, FT (Martinsburg, Pa.)
  • Fairview, FT (Williamsburg, Pa.)
  • Memorial, FT Lead Pastor (Martinsburg, Pa.)
  • Parkview, PT (Lewistown, Pa.)
  • Raven Run, FT (Saxon, Pa.)
  • Rockhill, FT (Rockhill Furnace, Pa.)
  • Williamsburg, PT (Williamsburg, Pa.)

e-mail David Banaszak: de@midpacob.org

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Southern Pennsylvania

  • Codorus, FT (Dallastown, Pa.)
  • Hanover, PT (Hanover, Pa.)
  • Three Springs, FT (Blain, Pa.)

e-mail William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

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Western Pennsylvania

  • Bethel, FT, Yoked with Greenville (DuBois, Pa.)
  • Greenville, FT, Yoked with Bethel (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Ligonier First, FT (Ligonier, Pa.)
  • Plumcreek, FT (Shelocta, Pa.)

e-mail Bill Wenger: bwenger@brethren.org

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Plains, Northern

  • Dallas Center, FT (Dallas Center, Iowa)

e-mail Tim Button-Harrison: de@nplains.org

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Plains, Southern

  • Antelope Valley, FT (Billings, Okla.)

e-mail Elsie Koehn: elsiekoehn@gmail.com

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Plains, Western

  • Garden City, FT (Garden City, Kan.)
  • Koinonia, PT (Grand Junction, Colo.)

e-mail Sonja Griffith: wpdcb@sbcglobal.net

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Shenandoah

  • Beaver Creek, FT (Bridgewater, Va.)
  • Buena Vista Stone, FT (Buena Vista, Va.)
  • Cedar Run, PT (Broadway, Va.)
  • Greenmount, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Mill Creek, FT (Port Republic, Va.)
  • White Hill, FT Student Minister (Stuarts Draft, Va.)

e-mail John Jantzi: jnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern

  • No vacancies currently.

e-mail Scott Kinnick: sedcob@outlook.com

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Virlina

  • Christiansburg, FT (Christiansburg, Va.)
  • Coulson, FT (Hillsville, Va.)
  • Germantown Brick, FT (Rocky Mount, Va.)
  • Jones Chapel, FT or PT (Martinsville, Va.)
  • Moneta, Lake Side, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Peters Creek, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Pleasant View, PT (Fayetteville, W. Va.)
  • Poages Mill, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Saunders Grove, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Smith Mountain Lake, FT (Wirtz, Va.)
  • Trinity, PT (Troutville, Va.)

e-mail David Shumate: virlina@aol.com

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West Marva

  • Beaver Run, PT (Burlington, W. Va.)
  • Elkins, FT (Elkins, W. Va.)
  • Walnut Grove, PT (Moorefield, W. Va.)

e-mail Kendal Elmore: kwelmore@brethren.org

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

e-mail Jose Calleja Otero: EjecutivoDistritoPR@mail.com

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