Call Process

Click here to access call process forms on the ELCA website--
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- 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 September 27, 2017

Called

  • Hope, Cranberry Township called Seminarian Amy E. Michelson as their Associate Pastor.  Amy will be ordained on September 30.
  • Good Shepherd, Pittsburgh (Bower Hill) will be entering into part-time contract ministry with the Reverend Alina Kanaski (Presbyterian USA). Reverend Kanaski was ordained on September 24, 2017 by the Pittsburgh Presbytery, and is serving under part-time call at Chartiers Valley Presbyterian Church.
  • First English, Pittsburgh (Downtown), called the Reverend David W. Hanssen as Assistant Pastor, effective October 22, 2017.  Pastor Hanssen is transferring from the Northwestern Minnesota Synod.

Calling

Pittsburgh (Brookline), St. Mark's

Interviewing

Prepared to Interview

Greensburg, Harrold Zion
Irwin, Brush Creek and Jeannette, Holy Trinity
Latrobe, Trinity [Associate]
Leechburg, Hebron and Vandergrift, St. Paul (Highfield)
Mt. Pleasant, Good Shepherd (80% time)
Pittsburgh (Fox Chapel), Good Shepherd
Pittsburgh (Crafton), St. Matthew's (part-time)
Pittsburgh (Carrick), Stewart Avenue
Pittsburgh (Avalon), Trinity
Pittsburgh (Penn Hills), Zion
Sewickley, St. Paul's
Zelienople, Seaman Memorial

Under Study

Carnegie, St. John's
Harmony, Zion
Leechburg, Forks-Zion
Scenery Hill, Bethlehem