Call Process

Click here to access call process forms on the ELCA website--
- for ROSTERED LEADERS interested in mobility
- for CONGREGATIONS, AGENCIES, and INSTITUTIONS

Please note: Call Committee chairpersons will be provided with detailed written instructions regarding the completion of the Ministry Site Profile and accompanying forms. Please read the instructions thoroughly and carefully. If you still have questions or are having difficulties, please contact Sandy DeLorenze at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod office: 412-367-8222, or office@swpasynod.org.

NEW - Updated Installation Guidelines for 2016:

Guidelines for Installations Guidelines for Installations (19 KB)

Call committee chairpersons -

Please download the SAMPLE MSP forms and supporting sample documents below rather than from the ELCA site We have adjusted the Sample forms provided by the ELCA so that the questions are not obscured by the opaque "SAMPLE" watermark.

SAMPLE MSP form SAMPLE MSP form (651 KB)

 

SAMPLE MSP REF REC form SAMPLE MSP REF REC form (386 KB)

 

SAMPLE MSP Seven Reflec form SAMPLE MSP Seven Reflec form (111 KB)


Before receiving names of candidates, Call Committees are expected to attend a Call Committee training session. They are offered quarterly at the synod office from 7-9 p.m.


Also available for everyone to view are the ministry opportunities throughout the ELCA.

Congregations in the Call Process

Last updated on June 27, 2018

Called

  • The Rev. Beth Clementson was called as Pastor of Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh (Carrick), PA, effective July 30, 2018
  • Seminarian Kevin W. O'Bryan was called as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe, PA, effective date TBA.  Kevin will be ordained on July 28, 2018 at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, Ohio.

Calling

  • Greensburg, Harrold Zion
  • Leechburg, Forks Zion

Interviewing

  • Pittsburgh (Avalon), Trinity
  • Sewickley, St. Paul's

Prepared to Interview

  • Harmony, Zion and Zelienople, St. Paul's
  • Mt. Pleasant, Good Shepherd [80% time]
  • Pittsburgh (Millvale), Christ
  • Pittsburgh (Penn Hills), Zion
  • Scenery Hill, Bethlehem

Under Study

  • Ford City, Emmanuel (Heilman) and Manorville, Grace
  • Freeport, Trinity
  • Glenshaw, Bethlehem [Associate]
  • Greensburg, First
  • Irwin, Immanuel and Paintertown
  • Zelienople, Seaman Memorial