Congregations in Transition
Congregations of the Southern Ohio Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, go through a discernment process, in addition to an interviewing process when looking to call a rostered leader to serve their congregation. The three phases below (In Study, Interviewing, Ready to Call) are the steps each congregation goes through before a call is offered.
If your congregation would like to add a rostered leader to its staff or if you are a Southern Ohio Synod rostered leader looking to serve in one of our congregations, please contact the Assistant to the Bishop assigned to your area or call the synod office (614.464.3532) to begin the call process. If you are not currently rostered in our synod, please complete the online forms on the ELCA website for rostered leaders looking to transfer from one synod to another.
This list is updated, as needed, on Wednesday of each week.
Christ the King, West Chester
Zion, Tipp City
Good Shepherd, Cincinnati
Grace, Westerville (Associate Pastor)
Lord of Life, West Chester
St. John, Franklin Furnace
St. Paul, Westerville
The following Rostered Leaders have received calls within the Southern Ohio Synod. The congregations they will be serving are listed after their names.
Pr. Scott Anderson--Messiah, Urbana
Pr. David Ritchie--Reformation and Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches, Columbus
Pr. Robin Wargowsky--Fellowship, Columbus
Pr. Orinda Hawkins-Brinkley--St. John, London
Beth Clothier--Lord of Life, Worthington (Assoc Pastor)