Pastoral Placement

Northern Ohio District Church of the Brethren

Pastoral Placement






Congregations actively in the search process:

Bristolville – Profile completed.  Church leadership arranging pulpit supply.

Painesville – Search Committee initial meeting 4/28.  John Ballinger serving as transitional pastor. 


Congregations that have completed the search process:

Ashland First – Brian Layman installed as Pastor April 18th. 

Jonah’s People – Bob Simonsick installed as Pastor March 31st.  

             Lakewood – Gene Wyse installed as Pastor May 16th.

New Philadelphia – David Hobbs installed as Pastor April 25th.    


Congregations that have not yet begun the Search Process or have chosen not to seek at this time:

Akron Eastwood – Cindy Peel serving as interim

Mansfield First – Tom Michaels serving as transitional pastor. 

Updated 05/18/2021