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 27, 2017. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Northeast

  • East Cocalico, FT (Reamstown, Pa.)
  • Florin (Mount Joy, Pa.)
  • Green Tree, FT (Oaks, Pa.)
  • Hershey Spring Creek, FT, available 1/1/18 (Hershey, Pa.)
  • Lititz, FT (Lititz, Pa.)
  • Mechanic Grove, FT, available 5/1/17 (Quarryville, Pa.)
  • Parker Ford, FT (Pottstown, Pa.)
  • Quakertown, PT (Quakertown, Pa.)

e-mail Randy Yoder:

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Atlantic Southeast

  • Miami First, FT (Miami, Fla.)
  • Osceola, PT – New church project (Gotha, Fla.)

e-mail Terry Grove:

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  • Fruitland, PT (Fruitland, Idaho)
  • Mountain View, PT (Boise, Idaho)
  • Twin Falls, PT (Twin Falls, Idaho)

e-mail Bruce Holderreed:

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

e-mail Kevin Kessler:

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Northern Indiana

  • Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
  • Lincolnshire, FT (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Union, PT (Plymouth, Ind.)
  • Wawaka, PT, available 11/30/16 (Wawaka, Ind.)

e-mail Torin Eikler:

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South/Central Indiana

  • Union Grove, PT (Muncie, Ind.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger:

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  • Lakeview, PT (Brethren, Mich.)
  • Skyridge, PT (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

e-mail Nathan Polzin:

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  • Broadfording, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Columbia UCC, FT/PT (Columbia, Md.)
  • Easton, FT (Easton, Md.)
  • Flower Hill, PT (Gaithersburg, Md.)
  • Frederick, FT Lead Pastor (Frederick, Md.)
  • Friendship, PT (Linthicum Heights)

e-mail Gene Hagenberger:

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  • No vacancies currently.

e-mail Cindy Sanders:

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Northern Plains

  • Ottumwa, PT (Ottumwa, Iowa)
  • Panora, PT, (Panora, Iowa)

e-mail Tim Button-Harrison:

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Northern Ohio

  • Bethel, PT (New Middletown, Ohio)
  • Pleasant View, PT (Elida, Ohio)

e-mail Kris Hawk:

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Southern Ohio

  • Prince of Peace, FT, available 6/30/17 (Kettering, Ohio)
  • Trinity, PT (Sidney, Ohio)

e-mail David Shetler:

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Pacific Northwest

  • Living Stream, PT Team Pastor (online congregation)
  • Olympic View Community, FT (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Sunnyslope, PT (Wenatchee, Wash.)
  • Whitestone, PT

e-mail Colleen Michael:

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Pacific Southwest

  • Bakersfield, FT (Bakersfield, Calif.)
  • La Verne, FT Pastor of Spiritual Formation (La Verne, Calif.)
  • Modesto, FT, available 10/1/17 (Modesto, Calif.)
  • Glendale, FT (Glendale, Calif.)
  • Pomona Fellowship, FT, available 1/2017 at the earliest (Pomona, Calif.)

e-mail Russ Matteson:

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Middle Pennsylvania

  • Altoona 28th Street, FT (Altoona, Pa.)
  • Beech Run, PT (Mapleton Depot, Pa.)
  • Dunnings Creek, FT (New Paris, Pa.)
  • Memorial, FT Lead Pastor (Martinsburg, Pa.)
  • Raven Run, FT (Saxon, Pa.)
  • Roaring Spring, FT (Roaring Spring, Pa.)
  • Rockhill, FT (Rockhill Furnace, Pa.)
  • Williamsburg, PT (Williamsburg, Pa.)

e-mail Mark Liller:

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Southern Pennsylvania

  • Huntsdale, FT (Carlisle, Pa.)
  • York First, FT (York, Pa.)

e-mail William Waugh:

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Western Pennsylvania

  • Beachdale (Berlin, Pa.)
  • Bethel, FT, Yoked with Greenville (DuBois, Pa.)
  • Greenville, FT, Yoked with Bethel (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Hostetler, PT (Meyersdale, Pa.)
  • Ligonier First, FT (Ligonier, Pa.)
  • Somerset, FT (Somerset, Pa.)
  • Uniontown, FT, (Uniontown, Pa.)

e-mail Bill Wenger:

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  • Blue Ridge Chapel, FT (Waynesboro, Va.)
  • Cedar Run, PT (Broadway, Va.)
  • Elk Run, PT (Churchville, Va.)
  • Greenmount, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Luray, FT (Luray, Va.)
  • Mill Creek, FT (Port Republic, Va.)
  • Mount Vernon, PT (Waynesboro, Va.)

e-mail John Jantzi:

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  • Trinity, PT (Blountville, Tenn.)

e-mail Scott Kinnick:

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Southern Plains

  • Antelope Valley, FT (Billings, Okla.)

e-mail Elsie Koehn:

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  • Christiansburg, FT (Christiansburg, Va.)
  • Red Oak Grove, PT (Floyd, Va.)
  • Roanoke, Hollins Road, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Saunders Grove, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Smith Mountain Lake, FT (Wirtz, Va.)
  • Trinity, PT (Trinity, Va.)
  • West Richmond, FT (Henrico, Va.)

e-mail David Shumate:

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Western Plains

  • Koinonia, PT (Grand Junction, Colo.)
  • Osage, FT (McCune, Kan.)
  • Topeka, PT (Topeka, Kan.)

e-mail Sonja Griffith:

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West Marva

  • Gortner Union, PT (Oakland, Md.)
  • Keyser, PT (Keyser, W. Va.)
  • Petersburg Memorial, FT (Petersburg, W. Va.)
  • Wiley Ford, FT (Wiley Ford, W. Va.)

e-mail Kendal Elmore:

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

e-mail Jose Calleja Otero:

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