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 April 14, 2014. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

 

Atlantic Northeast
Little Swatara, FT, available 1/1/15 (Bethel, Pa.)
Midway, PT Director/Associate Pastor of Education and Visitation (Lebanon, Pa)
Providence, FT (Royersford, 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
Agape, FT (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Blue River, PT Associate Pastor for Youth (Columbia City, Ind.)

e-mail Carol Spicher Waggy: wagfam1@frontier.com

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South/Central Indiana
Anderson, PT (Anderson, Ind.)
Burnettsville, PT, available 6/1/14 (Burnettsville, Ind.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan
Hope, PT, available 7/1/14 (Freeport, Mich.)
Lansing, PT Interim, available 6/15/14 (Lansing, Mich.)
Living Peace, PT (Plymouth, Mich.)

e-mail Nathan Polzin: nathanpolzin@gmail.com

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Mid-Atlantic
Bush Creek, PT (Monrovia, Md.)
Flower Hill, PT (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Hagerstown, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
Manassas, FT, available 7/1/14 (Manassas, 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
First Baptist/Brethren, FT (Cedar Rapids, Ia.)
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)
Zion Hill, FT (Columbiana, Ohio)

e-mail John Ballinger: jballnohcob@frontier.com

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Southern Ohio
Beaver Creek, PT (Beavercreek, Ohio)

e-mail David Shetler: dshetler@brethren.org

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Pacific Northwest (Previously Oregon & Washington)
Covington, FT (Kent, Wash.)
Portland Peace, PT, (Portland, Ore.)

e-mail Colleen Michael: pnwdcob@nwi.net

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Pacific Southwest
Glendora, PT, available 6/1/14 (Glendora, Calif.)
Pomona Fellowship, FT, (Pomona, Calif.)

e-mail Joe Detrick: de@pswdcob.org

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Middle Pennsylvania
Altoona 28th Street, FT (Altoona, Pa.)
Snake Spring Valley, FT (Everett, Pa.)
Spring Mount, PT (Warrior’s Mark, Pa.)
Upper Claar, FT (Claysburg, Pa.)

e-mail David Steele: dsteele@midpacob.org

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

e-mail William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

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Western Pennsylvania
Montgomery, PT (Commodore, Pa.)
Salisbury, PT (Salisbury, Pa.) 

e-mail Ron Beachley: rbeachley@brethren.org

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Shenandoah
Mountain Grove, FT (Fulks Run, Va.)
Mountain Grove, PT Associate (Fulks Run, Va.)
Mt. Pleasant, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Pleasant Hill, PT (Crimora, Va.)
Summit, FT (Bridgewater, Va.)

e-mail John Jantzi: jnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern
No vacancies currently.

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.)
Hopewell, PT, available 8/1/14 (Hopewell, Va.)
Jones Chapel, FT/PT (Martinsville, 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
Garden City, FT (Garden City, Kan.)
Topeka, PT (Topeka, Kan.)
Wichita First, FT (Wichita, Kan.)

e-mail Sonja Griffith: wpdcb@sbcglobal.net

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West Marva
Asher Glade, PT (Friendsville, Md.)
Harpers Chapel, PT (Moorefield, W. Va.)
Pleasant Hill, PT (Fairmont, W. Va.)
Wiley Ford, FT (Wiley Ford, W. Va.)

e-mail Kendal Elmore: kwelmore@brethren.org

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