Congregational vacancies

Recently people received email messages that were supposedly from district executives, using the DEs’ names with Gmail addresses. 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

  • Elizabethtown, FT Executive Pastor (Elizabethtown, Pa.)
  • Green Tree, FT, Available: 6/1/21 (Oaks, Pa.)

email Pete Kontra: pkontra@ane-cob.org

Atlantic Southeast

  • New Covenant Church, PT (Gotha, Fla.)

email Victoria Ehret: atlanticsoutheastcob@gmail.com

Idaho & Western Montana

  • No vacancies currently

email Bruce Holderreed: bholderreed@brethren.org

Illinois & Wisconsin

  • Franklin Grove, PT (Franklin Grove, Ill.)
  • Polo, PT (Polo, Ill.) – In Negotiations

email Connie Burkholder: crburkholder56@gmail.com

Indiana, Northern

  • Beacon Heights, PT Pastor for Education & Congregational Life (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
  • Goshen City, PT/FT, Available: 6/1/21 (Flexible) (Goshen, Ind.)
  • Middlebury, FT Lead Pastor, Available: 8/1/21 (Middlebury, Ind.)
  • North Liberty, FT/PT (North Liberty, Ind.) – In Negotiations
  • Pine Creek, FT (North Liberty, Ind.)
  • Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship, PT (Osceola, Ind.)
  • West Goshen, FT (Goshen, Ind.)
  • Yellow Creek, PT, Available: 7/1/21 (Goshen, Ind.)

email Torin Eikler: torin.nidcob@gmail.com

Indiana, South/Central

  • Living Faith, FT (Flora, Ind.)

email Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

Michigan

  • Beaverton, PT Associate Pastor (Beaverton, Mich.)

email Beth Sollenberger: bsollenberger@brethren.org

Mid-Atlantic

  • Broadfording, FT (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Bush Creek, FT (Monrovia, Md.)
  • Denton, FT/PT (Denton, Md.)
  • Grossnickle, FT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Long Green Valley, FT (Glen Arm, Md.)
  • Myersville, PT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Woodbridge, FT (Woodbridge, Va.)

email Gene Hagenberger: MidAtlantic@brethren.org

Missouri& Arkansas

  • No vacancies currently.

email Cindy Sanders: moark.district23@gmail.com

Ohio, Northern

  • Bristolville, FT (Bristolville, Ohio)

email Kris Hawk: krishawk@nohcob.org

Ohio, Southern & Kentucky

  • Brookville, FT (Brookville, Ohio)
  • Donnels Creek, FT (Springfield, Ohio)
  • New Carlisle, FT (New Carlisle, Ohio)

email David Shetler: dshetler@brethren.org

Pacific Northwest

  • Sunnyslope, PT (Wenatchee, Wash.)

email Carol Mason: misnetco23@gmail.com

Pacific Southwest

  • Papago Buttes, PT, Available: 5/1/21 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) – In Negotiations

email Russ Matteson: de@pswdcob.org

Pennsylvania, Middle

  • Bannerville, PT (McClure, Pa.)
  • New Enterprise, FT (New Enterprise, Pa.)
  • Raven Run, PT (Saxon, Pa.)

email David Banaszak: de@midpacob.org

Pennsylvania, Southern

  • Bermudian, FT Associate Youth Pastor (East Berlin, Pa.)
  • York Second, PT, Available: 5/1/21 (York, Pa.)

email William Waugh: bwaugh@brethren.org

Pennsylvania, Western

  • Greenville, FT (Grampian, Pa.)
  • Locust Grove, FT, Available: 3/1/21 (Johnstown, Pa.)
  • Maple Spring, FT (Hollsopple, Pa.)

email Bill Wenger: bwenger@brethren.org

Plains, Northern

  • No vacancies currently

email Tim Button-Harrison: de@nplains.org

Plains, Southern

  • No vacancies currently

email John Holderread: jbhold@hotmail.com

Plains, Western

  • No vacancies currently

email Leadership Team: office@wpcob.org

Shenandoah

  • Barren Ridge, FT (Staunton, Va.)
  • Friends Run, FT, Yoked with Smith Creek (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Leake’s Chapel, PT (Stanley, Va.)
  • Mountain View Fellowship, FT (McGaheysville, Va.)
  • Pine Grove, PT (Rockingham, Va.)
  • Smith Creek, FT, Yoked with Friends Run (Franklin, W.Va.)
  • Staunton, FT (Staunton, Va.)
  • Sunrise, PT (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  • Waynesboro, FT (Waynesboro, Va.)

email John Jantzi: johnjantzi@shencob.org

Southeastern

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

email Gary Benesh: gbenesh@embarqmail.com or Wallace Cole: wmcole@bellsouth.net

Virlina

  • Bethlehem, FT/PT (Boones Mill, Va.)
  • Fraternity, FT/PT (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
  • Ivy Farms, PT (Newport News, Va.)
  • Jeters Chapel, FT/PT (Vinton, Va.)
  • Moneta, Lake Side, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Trinity, PT (Troutville, Va.)

email David Shumate: virlina@aol.com

West Marva

  • Bear Creek, PT (Accident, Md.)
  • Westernport, PT (Westernport, Md.)

email Brenda Harvey: westmarva@brethren.org

Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Jose Calleja Otero: EjecutivoDistritoPR@mail.com

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