Upper Midwest Search for Regional Minister and President

Position Announcement:

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest is seeking to call an ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to the position of Regional Minister and President.  A Regional Profile and Position Description are posted here.

All applicants are required to provide updated search and call paper work in order to be considered. Furthermore, all applicants are required to submit a Letter of lnterest to the Upper Midwest Regional Office by March 1, 2020, addressed to:

Search Committee Chairperson, Rev. Suzie Moore

Christian Church in the Upper Midwest

5064 Lincoln St.

Newton, Iowa, 50208

Applicants are reviewed by Independent Screener

Regional Minister Search Committee

The Regional Minister Search Committee is composed of clergy and lay leaders from across the region.  This committee was approved by the Regional Operations Council and first met in June of 2019.  

Committee members include:

  • Rev. Suzie Moore (Stanhope Parish), Chair

  • Justin Carlson (First Christian Church, Minneapolis)

  • Mariah Himes (Downtown Disciples, Des Moines)

  • Rev. Peter Mitchell (Marion Christian Church)

  • Michael Msuya (Lacona Christian Church)

  • Rev. Katie Russell-Hainline (Runnells Christian Church)

  • Pastor Larry Sotam (First Pacific Islanders Christian Church of North Dakota, Bismarck)

Search Process

Celebrate Installation!

Interim Regional Minister is called

Operations Council considers final applicant.

Search Committee conducts interviews

Candidates submit applications to Regional Search Partner

Position is posted and Letters of Interest are submitted

Search Committee creates Regional Profile and Job Description

Search Committee hosts Listening Sessions and Survey

Search Committee receives Orientation and begins work

Search Committee Members are Named


5064 Lincoln Street

Newton, IA 50208


T: 515-255-3168



Lori Krase-Cayton


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