Congregational vacancies

Non-pastoral job openings

Recently people received email messages that were supposedly from district executives. If you receive an unusual request, a message with awkward language, or something else suspicious saying it’s from a Church of the Brethren staff member or District Executive, please check the email address. Staff members mostly use email addresses that end with brethren.org. District Executive email addresses vary, but the correct ones are listed on this page. Please do not reply to suspicious messages or click on the links. You can mark them as spam or junk, which will affect senders’ ability to get through. You can also fill out this form: https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse.

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.

Atlantic Northeast

  • Pottstown, PT (Pottstown, Pa.)
  • Wilmington, PT (Wilmington, Del.)

email Pete Kontra: pkontra@ane-cob.org

Atlantic Southeast

  • North Fort Myers, PT (North Fort Myers, Fla.)

email Victoria Ehret: atlanticsoutheastcob@gmail.com

Idaho & Western Montana

  • No vacancies currently

email Irene Shaver: bushmurphy@hotmail.com 

Illinois & Wisconsin

  • No vacancies currently

email Walt Wiltschek: iwdde@outlook.com

Indiana, Northern

  • Crest Manor (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Goshen City, PT/FT (Goshen, Ind.)
  • Middlebury, PT (Middlebury, Ind.)
  • Pine Creek, FT (North Liberty, Ind.)
  • Plymouth, Lead Pastor (Plymouth, Ind.)

email Torin Eikler: torin.nidcob@gmail.com

Indiana, South/Central

  • Eel River Community, PT (Silver Lake, Ind.)
  • Guernsey, PT (Monticello, Ind.)

email Laura Stone: scindlaura@gmail.com

Michigan

  • No vacancies currently

email Byrl Shaver: michigancobde@gmail.com

Mid-Atlantic

  • Bethany, PT/FT (Farmington, Del.)
  • Grossnickle, FT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Manor, PT (Boonsboro, Md.)
  • Welty, PT/FT (Smithsburg, Md.)

email Kim McDowell: mcdowell.interimdemad@gmail.com
email Joe Detrick: detrick.interimdemad@gmail.com
email Eddie Edmonds: edmonds.interimdemad@gmail.com

Missouri& Arkansas

  • No vacancies currently.

email Cindy Sanders: moark.district23@gmail.com

Ohio, Northern

  • Ashland Dickey, PT/FT Senior Pastor (Ashland, Ohio)
  • Bristolville, FT (Bristolville, Ohio)

email Kris Hawk: krishawk@nohcob.org

Ohio, Southern & Kentucky

  • Eversole, PT (New Lebanon, Ohio)
  • New Carlisle, FT (New Carlisle, Ohio)
  • Oakland, FT Senior Pastor (Bradford, Ohio)
  • Pleasant Hill, PT/FT (Pleasant Hill, Ohio)

email Nick Beam: nbeam@brethren.org

Pacific Northwest

  • Wenatchee, PT (Wenatchee, Wash.)

email Lee-Lani Wright: wright.lani80@gmail.com

Pacific Southwest

  • Glendora (Glendora, Calif.)
  • La Verne, FT Co-Pastor (La Verne, Calif.)

email Russ Matteson: de@pswdcob.org

Pennsylvania, Middle

  • Dunnings Creek, PT/FT (New Paris, Pa.)
  • Memorial, FT Lead Pastor (Martinsburg, Pa.)
  • Pine Glen, FT (Lewistown, Pa.)
  • Spring Mount, PT (Warriors Mark, Pa.)
  • Sugar Run, FT (Shirleysburg, Pa.)
  • University Baptist & Brethren Church (UBBC), FT, Available: 7/1/24 (State College, Pa.)
  • Upper Claar, FT (Claysburg, Pa.)

email David Banaszak: de@midpacob.org

Pennsylvania, Southern

  • Chambersburg, FT Senior Pastor (Chambersburg, Pa.)
  • Gettysburg, FT (Gettysburg, Pa.)
  • Mechanicsburg, FT (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
  • West York, FT (York, Pa.)
  • York Second, PT (York, Pa.)

email Georgia Markey: gmarkey@brethren.org

Pennsylvania, Western

  • Greenville, FT (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Hostetler, PT (Meyersdale, Pa.)
  • Plumcreek, PT (Shelocta, Pa.)

email Pete Kaltenbaugh, Jr: mdalepastorpete@comcast.net

Plains, Northern

  • No vacancies currently

email Tim Button-Harrison: de@nplains.org

Plains, Southern

  • No vacancies currently

email Matthew Prejean: thevillagevicar@yahoo.com

Plains, Western

  • Monitor, PT, Available: 4/5/24 (McPherson, Kan.)

email Lowell Flory: office@wpcob.org 

Shenandoah

  • Harrisonburg First, FT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Luray, PT (Luray, Va.)
  • Pleasant Valley, PT/FT (Weyers Cave, Va.)
  • Staunton, FT Associate Pastor (Staunton, Va.)
  • Timberville, FT (Timberville, Va.)
  • Wakeman’s Grove, FT (Edinburg, Va.)

email John Jantzi: johnjantzi@shencob.org

Southeastern

  • Cedar Creek, FT/PT (Citronelle, Ala.)

email Andy Hamilton: ahamilton@brethren.org

Virlina

  • Bassett, PT/FT (Bassett, Va.)
  • Cedar Bluff, PT (Boones Mill, Va.)
  • Ivy Farms, PT (Newport News, Va.)
  • Jones Chapel, PT (Martinsville, Va.)
  • Moneta, Lake Side, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Mount Bethel, PT (Eagle Rock, Va.)
  • Nineveh, PT (Hardy, Va.)
  • Peters Creek, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Poages Mill, PT/FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Roanoke – Ninth Street, PT/FT (Roanoke, Va.)

email Dan Rudy: virlina.dem@gmail.com

West Marva

  • No vacancies currently

email Brenda Harvey: westmarva@brethren.org

Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Office of Ministry: officeofministry@brethren.org

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