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 August 25, 2014. Vacancies are immediate unless otherwise noted.

 

Atlantic Northeast
Midway, FT Director/Associate Pastor of Education and Visitation (Lebanon, Pa)
Myerstown, FT (Myerstown, 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
No vacancies currently.

e-mail Kevin Kessler: kevink.iwdcob@sbcglobal.net

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Northern Indiana
Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
Creekside, ¾ time (Elkhart, Ind.)
Elkhart Valley, PT (Elkhart, Ind.)

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

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South/Central Indiana
Burnettsville, PT (Burnettsville, Ind.)

e-mail Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

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Michigan
Sugar Ridge, PT (Custer, Mich.)

e-mail Nathan Polzin: nathanpolzin@gmail.com

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Mid-Atlantic
Bush Creek, PT (Monrovia, Md.)
Flower Hill, PT (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Nokesville, FT (Nokesville, 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)
West Charleston, FT, available 9/30/14 (Tipp City, 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
Church of the Living Savior, FT (McFarland, Calif.)

e-mail Joe Detrick: de@pswdcob.org

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

e-mail David Steele: dsteele@midpacob.org

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

e-mail William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

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Western Pennsylvania
Brothersvalley, PT, available 10/1/14 (Berlin, Pa.)
Greensburg, FT (Greensburg, Pa.)
Hooversville, PT (Hooversville, Pa)
Montgomery, PT (Commodore, Pa.)
Purchase Line, FT (Clymer, Pa)
Salisbury, PT (Salisbury, Pa.) 

e-mail Ron Beachley: rbeachley@brethren.org

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Shenandoah
Dayton, FT (Dayton, Va.)
Mountain Grove, FT (Fulks Run, Va.)
Mountain Grove, PT Associate (Fulks Run, Va.)
Mt. Pleasant, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Pleasant Valley, FT (Weyers Cave, Va.)
Swatara Hill, PT, available 9/1/14 (Middletown, PA)

e-mail John Jantzi: jnjantzi@shencob.org

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Southeastern
Brummetts Creek, PT (Green Mountain, N. C.)

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.)
Green Hill, FT (Salem, Va.)
Hopewell, PT, (Hopewell, Va.)
Jones Chapel, FT/PT (Martinsville, Va.)
Oak Grove, FT (Roanoke, 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.)
Mont Ida, PT, available 9/1/14 (Welda, Kan.)
Topeka, PT (Topeka, Kan.)

e-mail Sonja Griffith: wpdcb@sbcglobal.net

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West Marva
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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