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.

Atlantic Northeast

  • Akron, FT (Akron, Pa.)
  • Hanoverdale, FT (Hummelstown, Pa.)
  • Hempfield, FT Youth Pastor (Manheim, Pa.)
  • Mt. Wilson, FT Senior Pastor, Available: 1/1/19 (Lebanon, Pa.)
  • Wyomissing, FT (Wyomissing, Pa.)

email Pete Kontra:

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Atlantic Southeast

  • New Covenant, PT (Gotha, Fla.)

email Terry Grove:

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  • Twin Falls, PT (Twin Falls, ID)

email Bruce Holderreed:

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Illinois & Wisconsin

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

email Kevin Kessler:

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Northern Indiana

  • Blue River, FT Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults (Columbia City, Ind.)
  • Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship, FT (Osceola, Ind.)
  • Walnut, FT, Available: 1/1/19 (Argos, Ind.)

email Torin Eikler:

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South/Central Indiana

  • Guernsey, PT (Monticello, Ind.)
  • Manchester, FT (North Manchester, Ind.)
  • Wabash, PT (Wabash, Ind.)

email Carol Spicher Waggy:

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

email Beth Sollenberger:

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  • Arlington, FT, Available: Fall 2018 ( Arlington, Va.)
  • Myersville, PT (Myersville, Md.)
  • Oakton, FT (Vienna, Va.)
  • Ridgely, PT (Ridgely, Md.)
  • Thurmont, PT (Thurmont, 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

  • Brook Park Community, PT (Brook Park, Ohio)
  • Maple Grove, FT, Available: 2/19 or Negotiable (Ashland, Ohio)
  • Pleasant View, PT (Elida, Ohio)

email Kris Hawk:

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Ohio (Southern) & Kentucky

  • No vacancies currently

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

email Russ Matteson:

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Middle Pennsylvania

  • Bannerville, PT (McClure, Pa.)
  • Clover Creek, FT (Martinsburg, Pa.)
  • Parkview, PT (Lewistown, Pa.)
  • Raven Run, FT (Saxon, Pa.)
  • Rockhill, FT (Rockhill Furnace, Pa.)

email David Banaszak:

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Southern Pennsylvania

  • 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.)
  • 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

  • Garden City, FT (Garden City, Kan.)
  • Koinonia, PT (Grand Junction, Colo.)

email Sonja Griffith:

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  • 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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  • Christiansburg, FT (Christiansburg, Va.)
  • Jones Chapel, FT or PT (Martinsville, Va.)
  • Moneta, Lake Side, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Peters Creek, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Pleasant View, PT (Fayetteville, W. Va.)
  • Poages Mill, FT (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Saunders Grove, PT (Moneta, Va.)
  • Smith Mountain Lake, FT (Wirtz, 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.)
  • Walnut Grove, PT, Available: 1/1/19 (Moorefield, W. Va.)

email Kendal Elmore:

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Puerto Rico

  • No vacancies currently.

email Jose Calleja Otero:

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