The Christian Church in the Upper Midwest
(Disciples of Christ)
Our Search and Call Process
“Bathe the Process in Prayer”
In the Search and Call Process, pastors, congregations, and Regional Ministers, share the same goal: to help congregations and pastors find each other so that God’s ministry through the church of Jesus Christ may be healthy, creative, faith-full and hope-filled.
Throughout the search you are encouraged to:
· Bathe the process in prayer.
· Trust that God is in the process and is at work, both in pastoral ministry and in the ministries of the congregations who will review the clergy profiles.
· Seek God’s guidance,
· Rely on Christ’s strength and
· Trust the Spirit’s leading.
God has a mission in need of a church, and God’s church has a ministry in need of pastoral leadership. Know also that others will be praying with you as even these words are bathed in prayer, may they be helpful to God’s chosen servants and communities.
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Churches in Transition
Centerville, Drake Avenue CC & Chariton CC(Alice Bolen, interim)
Humeston Christian/United Methodist (pastor retiring)
Mount Ayr FCC (receiving candidates)
Oskaloosa FCC (pastor is retiring)
Plymouth Creek CC, MN (in discernment stage)
Prairie City CC, pastor retiring, seeking bi-vocational pastor
Runnells CC, (Tim Diebel, interim)
Winner, SD, FCC/Presbyterian Yoke
Churches with Newly Called Pastors in the Last Year
Adel FCC, Heather Wachendorf, Youth and Family Minister
Altoona, McKinna Daugherty
Burlington FCC, Will Ryan, Associate Pastor
Center Point CC, Ken Kline
Clarinda FCC, Mike Harvey
Coggon United Parish, Steve Bush
Council Bluffs, Broadway CC, Katie Russell
Coralville FCC, Brad Thornton
Creston FCC, Tony Thurston
Des Moines Glen Echo CC, Dawn Ingram
Fairfield FCC, Dianne Brokken
Garden City CC, MN, Kathy Einan
Hedrick FCC, John Lewis
Jefferson Central CC, Sheldon Henderson
Kalona United Christian, Dennis Arnold/Tammy Buseman-ongoing pulpit supply
Lake City Woodlawn CC, Roy Karlen
Oakland CC, Mark Mac Whorter
Red Oak CC, Will Brown
Sioux City Chuuk Island Fellowship, Nerleb Likisap
Spencer FCC, Mike Moschenrose
Urbana CC, Ken Kline
Vinton FCC, Dave Neas
West Des Moines CC, Robyn Bles, Associate Pastor
Woodward CC, Pat Stalter