West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Are you a member of the clergy of the ELCA (or full-communion partner) interested in learning more about WV-WMD? Drop us a line. You can email the +Riegel at Bishop@WV-WMD.org or call the office (304-363-4030). There is plenty to commend service and life in our mountains and in our valleys. Like Nebraska, it's not for everyone, but, for those who aren't afraid of an adventure, we have a great mix of challenge and gift. Get to know us a little better by clicking here. Call opportunities fall into two categories: congregational calls and calls to specialized ministry.
Congregational calls are listed immediately below. Feel
free to contact +Riegel
to ask for information about any of these congregations.
*Until an MSP is completed, site type and call type
reflect the last time a pastor or deacon served under call
or appointment, unless the congregation has consulted with
the bishop and reclassified itself. If the MSP is not
active or in drafting, take the site type and status with
a grain of salt. Feel free to contact the Bishop if
you might be interested in the site were the configuration
different than what is here posted. PT = part-time; FT =
†In some cases, the congregation has no MSP
at this time. Perhaps the congregation is newly vacant and
has not yet begun the MSP drafting process. In rare
cases, the congregation may feel it is not ready to draft
an MSP for a variety of reasons. If you would like to
explore possibilities with these congregations, contact the Bishop.;
there may be room for negotiation and consideration of
Calls to specialized ministry many different things. When
the synod is aware of such an opening on our territory, we
will post it here. N.B., if you are on an ELCA roster of
ministers, you must be rostered in the synod on the
territory of which the specialized ministry served is
geographically situated, the exception being specialized
ministries with multisynodical constituencies. Please contact +Riegel should
you have questions about transfer process.
Maybe you are not ready to jump into a call process but
would be interested in experiencing for a week (or more)
ministry in our mountains. Have we got a deal for you! Check
out our Working Vacation program.
Recommend Someone for a Call
If you know someone that you would recommend for a call in this synod, contact +Riegel.
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, ℅ St. Paul Lutheran Church, 309 Baldwin Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
304-363-4030 + Porter@WV-WMD.org
Last updated: 18 May 2022