Local Church Search and Call
Immediately after learning that your pastor is leaving, contact the Associate Conference Minister (ACM) in your area who will help support you. Conference staff helps your church leadership find interim pastors and determine its longer-term goals and leadership needs. Then they will train and coach your search committee to complete a local church profile. Finally, your search committee will evaluate candidates’ ministerial profiles, do interviews, and eventually call a new pastor.
For Pastors in Search
If you are an authorized minister seeking a call in the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences, we welcome you! You should indicate on your pastoral profile that you’d like to circulate your materials in one of our conferences. Then, check for openings in which you might be interested on the national Ministry Opportunities page under the Iowa Conference, Nebraska Conference, or South Dakota Conference. You may also be interested to review our conferences’ salary guidelines in the “Pastor Compensation” section. Read more in the Guide to Pastoral Search and Call for Ministers/Candidates in Search. If you have questions, contact the ACM assigned to the area in which you want to search.
Search and Call Resources
Discernment and Search Committee
Creating Your Church Profile
Calling a New Pastor
Salary and benefit guidelines for clergy in the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the UCC are reviewed and approved annually. These are guidelines approved by the 2019 annual meetings for the year 2020.
- Iowa salary and benefit guidelines
- Nebraska salary and benefit guidelines
- South Dakota salary and benefit guidelines
ACM Rev. Samantha Houser
Rev. Houser is the contact for all South Dakota associations and the following Iowa associations: Northwestern, Northeast, and Eastern Iowa.