Congregations in Transition

Updated November 2021

The following congregations in our synod are experiencing a pastoral transition. If you are interested in being considered for any of these parishes, please notify our office. In our call procedure, multiple names may be given to a Call Committee, and candidates are free to explore multiple Ministry Site Profiles. You may be sure that careful consideration will be given to your interest.

Key:  0= Not calling at this time  | 1 = In study | 2 = Ready for or Interviewing | 3 = Voting (See explanations below)

KeyCongregation/ChargeConferencePosition
1Memorial, ShippensburgChambersburgPastor
1Mercersburg, St. JohnChambersburgPastor
2Bendersville, Bendersville ParishGettysburgPastor
1York Springs, Chestnut GroveGettysburgPastor
2York Springs, Holy TrinityGettysburgPastor
1Littlestown, St. JohnHanoverPastor
1New Oxford, FirstHanoverPastor
2Sand Hill, St. PaulHarrisburgPastor
2Columbia, St. JohnLancasterPastor
1Lancaster, Christ and Lancaster, EmmanuelLancasterPastor
2Lancaster, Holy SpiritLancasterPastor
2Landisville, ZionLancasterPastor
1Lititz, Brickerville UnitedNorth LancasterPastor
2Lebanon, St. MatthewLebanonPart-time Pastor
2Lebanon, ZionLebanonPart-time Pastor
2York, Luther MemorialYorkPastor

Key Explanations:

0 = Not calling at this time: These congregations are stable, generally served by a part-time interim minister, and are engaging in longer-term self study to determine their future.

1 = In study: These congregations are expecting to call a pastor and are preparing their Mission Site Profile in anticipation of receiving names. This often takes many months.

2 = Ready for or Interviewing: These congregations have completed their Mission Site Profiles and are either ready to receive candidates or in the middle of interviews.

3 = Voting: These congregations have narrowed their search to a final candidate and are planning to conduct a vote.