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 April 18, 2019. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Northeast

  • Hempfield, FT Youth Pastor (Manheim, Pa.)
  • Lancaster, FT/PT Senior & Associate (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Mt. Wilson, FT Senior Pastor (Lebanon, Pa.)

email Pete Kontra:

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Atlantic Southeast

  • No vacancies currently

email Terry Grove:

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Idaho & Western Montana

  • Twin Falls, PT (Twin Falls, ID)

email Bruce Holderreed:

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Illinois & Wisconsin

  • Lanark, FT, Available: 6/1/19 (Lanark, Ill.)
  • Virden, FT (Virden, Ill.)
  • West Branch, PT (Polo, Ill.)

email Kevin Kessler:

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Northern Indiana

  • Beacon Heights, PT (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Bethany, FT, Available: 9/1/19 (New Paris, Ind.)
  • Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, 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:

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South/Central Indiana

  • Peru, FT (Peru, Ind.)
  • Wabash, PT (Wabash, Ind.)

email Beth Sollenberger:

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

email Ike Porter:

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  • Beaver Creek, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Frederick, FT (Frederick, Md.)
  • Midland, FT (Midland, Va.)
  • Myersville, PT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Oakton, FT (Vienna, Va.)
  • Ridgely, PT (Ridgely, Md.)
  • Union Bridge, FT (Union Bridge, Md.)
  • Woodbridge, FT (Woodbridge, Va.)

email Gene Hagenberger:

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Missouri& Arkansas

  • No vacancies currently.

email Cindy Sanders:

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Northern Ohio

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

email Kris Hawk:

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Ohio (Southern) & Kentucky

  • Beech Grove, PT (Hollansburg, Ohio)

email David Shetler:

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Pacific Northwest

  • Living Stream, PT Team Pastor (online congregation)

email Colleen Michael:

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Pacific Southwest

  • Glendale, FT/PT(Glendale, Calif.)

email Russ Matteson:

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Middle Pennsylvania

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

email David Banaszak:

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Southern Pennsylvania

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

email William Waugh:

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Western Pennsylvania

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

email Bill Wenger:

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Plains, Northern

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

email Tim Button-Harrison:

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Plains, Southern

  • Antelope Valley, FT (Billings, Okla.)

email Elsie Koehn:

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Plains, Western

  • Antelope Park, FT/PT (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Koinonia, PT (Grand Junction, Colo.)
  • Osage, FT, Available: 5/3/19 (McCune, Kan.)

email Sonja Griffith:

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  • Barren Ridge, FT (Staunton, Va.)
  • Beaver Creek, FT (Bridgewater, Va.)
  • Cedar Run, PT (Broadway, Va.)
  • Greenmount, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Mill Creek, FT (Port Republic, Va.)
  • Waynesboro, FT or PT (Waynesboro, Va.)
  • White Hill, FT Student Minister (Stuarts Draft, Va.)

email John Jantzi:

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  • No vacancies currently.

email Scott Kinnick:

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  • 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.)
  • Peters Creek, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Trinity, PT (Troutville, Va.)

email David Shumate:

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West Marva

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

email John Ballinger:

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Jose Calleja Otero:

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