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 email the Office of Ministry.

Updated October 11, 2019. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Northeast

  • Lampeter, FT Senior Pastor (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Lancaster, FT/PT Senior & Associate (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Mt. Wilson, FT Senior Pastor (Lebanon, Pa.)
  • Richland, FT/PT (Richland, Pa.)

email Pete Kontra: pkontra@ane-cob.org

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Atlantic Southeast

  • No vacancies currently

email Terry Grove: asede@brethren.org

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Idaho & Western Montana

  • Twin Falls, PT (Twin Falls, ID)

email Bruce Holderreed: bholderreed@brethren.org

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Illinois & Wisconsin

  • Franklin Grove, PT (Franklin Grove, Ill.)
  • Lanark, FT (Lanark, Ill.)
  • Springfield, FT (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Virden, FT (Virden, Ill.)

email 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.)
  • Crest Manor, FT (South Bend, Ind.)
  • North Liberty, FT/PT (North Liberty, Ind.)
  • Pine Creek, FT, Available: 1/1/20 (North Liberty, Ind.)
  • Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, FT (Osceola, Ind.)
  • Walnut, FT (Argos, Ind.)

email Torin Eikler: torin.nidcob@gmail.com

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South/Central Indiana

  • Manchester, FT Assoc. Pastor for Pastoral Care & Christian Education (North Manchester, Ind.)

email Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan

  • Beaverton, PT Associate Pastor (Beaverton, Mich.)
  • Living Peace, PT (Plymouth, Mich.)

email Ike Porter: michigancobde@gmail.com

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Mid-Atlantic

  • Beaver Creek, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Fellowship, PT Lead Pastor (Martinsburg, W. Va.)
  • Frederick, FT Associate Pastor for Discipleship & Evangelism (Frederick, Md.)
  • Frederick, FT Family Ministries Pastor (Frederick, Md.)
  • Myersville, PT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Woodbridge, FT (Woodbridge, Va.)

email Gene Hagenberger: demad@brethren.org

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Missouri& Arkansas

  • No vacancies currently.

email Cindy Sanders: moark.district23@gmail.com

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Northern Ohio

  • Akron Springfield, FT (Akron, Ohio)
  • Brook Park Community, PT (Brook Park, Ohio)

email Kris Hawk: krishawk@nohcob.org

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Ohio (Southern) & Kentucky

  • Beech Grove, PT (Hollansburg, Ohio)

email David Shetler: dshetler@brethren.org

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Pacific Northwest

  • Sunnyslope, PT (Wenatchee, Wash.)

email Carol Mason: misnetco23@gmail.com

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Pacific Southwest

  • No vacancies currently

email Russ Matteson: de@pswdcob.org

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Middle Pennsylvania

  • Bannerville, PT (McClure, Pa.)
  • Hollidaysburg, FT (Hollidaysburg, Pa.)
  • Parkview, PT (Lewistown, Pa.)
  • Raven Run, PT (Saxon, Pa.)
  • Yellow Creek, PT (Hopewell, Pa.)

email David Banaszak: de@midpacob.org

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Southern Pennsylvania

  • Carlisle, FT (Carlisle, Pa.)
  • Greencastle, FT (Greencastle, Pa.)
  • Three Springs, FT (Blain, Pa.)
  • West York, FT (York, Pa.)

email William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

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Western Pennsylvania

  • Bethel, FT (DuBois, Pa.)
  • Greensburg, FT (Greensburg, Pa.)
  • Greenville, FT (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Ligonier First, FT (Ligonier, Pa.)
  • Maple Spring, FT (Hollsopple, Pa.)

email Bill Wenger: bwenger@brethren.org

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Plains, Northern

  • Dallas Center, FT (Dallas Center, Iowa)
  • Panther Creek, FT (Adel, Iowa)

email Tim Button-Harrison: de@nplains.org

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Plains, Southern

  • No vacancies currently

email Elsie Koehn: elsiekoehn@gmail.com

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Plains, Western

  • Antelope Park, FT/PT (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Koinonia, PT (Grand Junction, Colo.)
  • Osage, FT (McCune, Kan.)

email Sonja Griffith: office@wpcob.org

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Shenandoah

  • Barren Ridge, FT (Staunton, Va.)
  • Beaver Creek, FT (Bridgewater, Va.)
  • Cedar Run, PT (Broadway, Va.)
  • Friends Run, FT, Yoked with Smith Creek (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Greenmount, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Mill Creek, FT (Port Republic, Va.)
  • Pine Grove, PT (Rockingham, Va.)
  • Smith Creek, FT, Yoked with Friends Run (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Waynesboro, FT (Waynesboro, Va.)
  • White Hill, FT Student Minister (Stuarts Draft, Va.)

email John Jantzi: jnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern

  • No vacancies currently.

email Scott Kinnick: sedcob@outlook.com

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Virlina

  • Boones Mill, PT (Boones Mill, Va.)
  • Eden, FT (Eden, N.C.)
  • Ivy Farms, PT (Newport News, Va.)
  • Jeters Chapel, FT/PT (Vinton, Va.)
  • Jones Chapel, FT or PT (Martinsville, Va.)
  • Lynchburg, PT (Lynchburg, Va.)
  • Moneta, Lake Side, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Trinity, PT (Troutville, Va.)

email David Shumate: virlina@aol.com

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West Marva

  • Beaver Run, PT (Burlington, W. Va.)
  • Elkins, FT (Elkins, W. Va.)
  • Maple Spring, PT (Eglon, W. Va.)
  • Sandy Creek, FT (Bruceton Mills, W. Va.)
  • Walnut Grove, PT (Moorefield, W. Va.)

email John Ballinger: johnb1417@yahoo.com

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Jose Calleja Otero: EjecutivoDistritoPR@mail.com

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