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 June 30, 2020. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Northeast

  • East Fairview, FT Senior Pastor (Manheim, Pa.)
  • Mountville, FT (Mountville, Pa.)
  • Mt. Wilson, FT Senior Pastor (Lebanon, Pa.)
  • Paxton, PT (Harrisburg, 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.)
  • Mount Morris, PT, Available: 9/1/20 (Mt. Morris, Ill.)

email Kevin Kessler: kevink.iwdcob@gmail.com

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Northern Indiana

  • Beacon Heights, PT Pastor for Education & Congregational Life, Available: 7/1/20 (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • 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 (North Liberty, Ind.)
  • Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, FT (Osceola, Ind.)
  • West Goshen, FT (Goshen, Ind.)

email Torin Eikler: torin.nidcob@gmail.com

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South/Central Indiana

  • No vacancies currently

email Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan

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

email Wanda Joseph: michigancobde@gmail.com

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Mid-Atlantic

  • Beaver Creek, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Broadfording, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Frederick, FT Family Ministries Pastor (Frederick, Md.)
  • Long Green Valley, FT (Glen Arm, 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

  • No vacancies currently

email Kris Hawk: krishawk@nohcob.org

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Ohio (Southern) & Kentucky

  • Brookville, FT (Brookville, Ohio)
  • New Carlisle, FT (New Carlisle, 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.)
  • Raven Run, PT (Saxon, Pa.)
  • Yellow Creek, PT (Hopewell, Pa.)

email David Banaszak: de@midpacob.org

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Southern Pennsylvania

  • Bermudian, FT Associate Youth Pastor (East Berlin, Pa.)
  • Carlisle, FT (Carlisle, Pa.)
  • Gettysburg, FT (Gettysburg, Pa.)
  • Greencastle, FT (Greencastle, Pa.)
  • Knobsville, PT (McConnellsburg, Pa.)
  • Shippensburg, FT (Shippensburg, 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.)
  • Greenville, FT (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Maple Spring, FT (Hollsopple, Pa.)

email Bill Wenger: bwenger@brethren.org

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Plains, Northern

  • No vacancies currently

email Tim Button-Harrison: de@nplains.org

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Plains, Southern

  • No vacancies currently

email John Holderread: jbhold@hotmail.com

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Plains, Western

  • 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.)
  • Friends Run, FT, Yoked with Smith Creek (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Leake’s Chapel, PT (Stanley, Va.)
  • Pine Grove, PT (Rockingham, Va.)
  • Smith Creek, FT, Yoked with Friends Run (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Waynesboro, FT (Waynesboro, Va.)

email John Jantzi: johnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern

  • No vacancies currently.

email Scott Kinnick: sedcob@outlook.com

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Virlina

  • Eden, FT (Eden, N.C.)
  • Ivy Farms, PT (Newport News, Va.)
  • Jeters Chapel, FT/PT (Vinton, 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.)
  • Oak Dale, PT (Scherr, W. Va.)
  • Walnut Grove, PT (Moorefield, W. Va.)
  • Westernport, PT (Westernport, Md.)

email Brenda Harvey: westmarva@brethren.org

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Jose Calleja Otero: EjecutivoDistritoPR@mail.com

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